We lose eight children and teenagers to gun violence every day. If a mysterious virus suddenly started killing eight of our children every day, America would mobilize teams of doctors and public health officials. We would move heaven and earth until we found a way to protect our children. But not with gun violence.
Looking at a time I found fitness to be a lifestyle and enjoyed it tremendously. Ill be honest I dont really know much, never trained so I do what I know and it has worked for me.
I got an opportunity to compete twice with the INBA along side with my teammates, the Smoothies! I was finally loving myself and getting past alot of personal things, feeling so in control and good about myself, my body and mind.
Obviously, fitness had come to an end. I was just getting to weak, too many infections, losing weight and came to a point where I was at what's known as "end stage". What's that mean? Well, it means i was beyond sick, meds doctors gave me were no longer helping me recover ,my body just shutting down, my Co2 elevating and I couldn't walk far not even with oxygen. It just wiped me out.
As those who follow me consistently know, June 22, 2018, I got my second call for a new chance at life. My first call on May 18th I was too sick with an infection they didn't want to risk the chances of me not getting thru or the infection in my body attacking the new lungs. They needed my cultures to show I was clear to go. I was so fortunate for this call. I couldn't had recieved any more beautiful, pretty much flawless lungs that were so close they could say identical match. They were meant to be. My donor, my angel, my new life.
I have had some hic ups following recovery, depression and heavy suicide thoughts brought on by stress and events after transplant that came unexpectedly. Had to do some therapy with drs and talk out my issues and I refused more anxiety drugs and such, it just masks the issues. So, my new way of life is to no longer allow others to define my character and I need to allow myself to heal mentally and physically. This has not by far been an easy journey. The only good part of this is I'm alive and breathing for my son.
Im grateful to start back at fitness. I've been slacking, depressed, lack of being motivated to not being motivated, lol. High potassium and high creatinine levels messing with me, my heart and having to watch exercising. To say nonetheless, I am here, I haven't given up! I'm back and fitness is my outlet. ❤
Tune in and hear how Derek Fitzgerald built a “life worth fighting for” and he provides a template for you to do the same. Podcast is linked in bio and on all major podcasting apps.
In this episode we talk with cancer survivor and heart transplant thriver Derek Fitzgerald, of the Recycled Man Foundation and the Tin Men Endurance Racing. Fitzgerald was first diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2003. The chemotherapy he received saved his life, but severely damaged his heart and ultimately led to a heart transplant that he received on January 3, 2011. Along the way, Derek overcame severe weight gain and loss, a gall bladder removal, heart failure, diabetes, and twice cheated death.
The episode opens up with Derek Fitzgerald telling his story and then moves towards questions about how Derek Fitzgerald thrived despite the dire situation. We talk about the methods Fitzgerald incorporated into his life while adapting to life with a cancer diagnosis, then heart failure with an eventual heart transplant, and now, currently, thriving as a high performing Ironman athlete running a successful non-profit organization. Fitzgerald talks about building a life worth living and he teaches you how to build that life. He also talks about developing a healthy life. Derek also discusses how philosophies and approaches towards life change once you go through a life challenge. Fitzgerald also managed to make his interests his career and he tells us how he made it happen.
All smiles after I totally crushed a shoulders and arms circuit workout, even after doing shoulders, chest and back yesterday. I’m seeing progress in my strength, and I’ve added muscle mass and lost body fat since my last check in at @nutrishopknoxville. The grind is paying off!
So i have been off IG for a while now. This is the reason. I got diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Luekemia back in mid January. Came on really aggressive but i am a fighter and this isnt bringing me down. #ALL#FUCKCANCER#healing#behomesoon#cancersurvivor
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This cold, rainy day is perfect for some #hottea, but that's totally off-topic.
Today makes 23 years...most days it's a blur, but sometimes things will trigger those memories like it was yesterday. I went in on Valentine's Day, not realizing I wouldn't leave that hospital for over a week. I thought I was going in simply to be scheduled to remove the "growth" that was in my chest. I'm sure it was in the back of my mind somewhere, but no one ever thinks that #cancer will actually happen to them. I can remember the doctors explaining the treatment process with my mom and her question, "is there any other alternative?". The doctor said something to the extent of "she won't be here long enough to see her 16th birthday in May"...so yeah, we had "options". You can call me blessed, lucky or whatever you want...they all translate to me being a #survivor. I asked #WhyMe so many times as I was going through treatment, but I asked again when I beat it, but so many others that I met did not. Aside from the patients, I also think about the moms. Now that I have my own kids I can't imagine being on my mom's side of that diagnosis, and then it leads me to think of people like Jasmine, Rebecca, Katie and Summer. I don't ever want to go through cancer again myself, but even more so I pray every day that I never have to witness my own children go through what I did.
I could have done without cancer, but then I wouldn't have some of my amazing friends in my life that I met through all of it.
So this was long, but hopefully it means something to someone being affected by this terrible disease. Maybe it will give someone hope that they, too can beat it just like I did and make their own post in 23 years about surviving. 💜💜💜 Oh, and this #peachgreentea is soooooo good!
!Hola! El es mi tío 🤗 y necesita del apoyo de todos🙏 esta es su historia:
Mi nombre es Milagros Morales de Blanco esposa de Raul Blanco un grandioso hombre padre de nuestra hermosa hija Karina, admirable persona, siempre con una sonrisa y una palabra de aliento para seguir adelante, presente para ayudarnos siempre, pero en este momento él necesita de nosotros, vivimos en San Cristóbal estado Táchira, Venezuela y para nadie es un secreto por la situación en la que estamos atravesando en el país
Aproximadamente hace 4 meses le fue detectado un cáncer gástrico estado IIB, del cual extrajeron 20 ganglios linfáticos de los cuales 4 presentaron adenocarcinoma metastasico, en su momento nosotros costeamos el gasto total de la operacion quirúrgica, pero seguido a esto amerita 6 sesiones de quimioterapias y 7 sesiones de radioterapia las cuales los medicos estiman que tiene un costo de 3500$ con los siguientes medicamentos:
-OXALIPLATINO AMP. 100 MG 200 MG
- ONDASETRON AMP. 8 MG 16 MG
-CAPECITABINA TAB. 500MG 1500MG
-ONDASETRON TAN. 8 MG-NEUPOGEN (FILGRASTIN) 300 MEG
Por la situación que atravesamos en nuestro país #venezuela se nos hace difícil poder costear el tratamiento completo
Estamos convencidos que con cada aporte con el que nos puedas colaborar tu, tu familia, tus amigos, el podrá realizar su tratamiento y sanar del todo
Gracias de ante mano por apoyarnos y por compartir esta campaña ¡CON TU APOYO SE QUE LOGRAREMOS SALIR Y VENCER ESTA BATALLA!
En nombre de Dios 🙏 y de mi familia les doy la bendición a todas aquellas personas o instituciones que con su ayuda podemos salvar la vida de mi esposo
DIOS LOS BENDIGA
We get so many questions about what shading is versus Microblading. Here is a great picture showing you the difference of Microblading only (left side) vs Microblading plus shading (right side). You can see that the combination of Microblading and shading gives you the ultimate look of natural hairstrokes as well as a perfectly defined shape with density. Which look do you prefer???
With all the hate and injustice and abuse and neglect that I see every day so evident in this world, I honestly sometimes get a feeling of hopelessness. Like we are a society doomed because of our own decisions. And then I remember who my King is, and He is ALL powerful. I’m so grateful that this isn’t my home and I’m just walking through.
I pray for a heart and faith like David.♥️
Hárið á mèr hefur alltaf verið mjög stór partur af minni sjálfsmynd. Ég hef verið þekkt fyrir sítt og þykkt hár og nánast er það undantekning ef eitthvað var í því eða það sett upp. Hárið á mèr fèkk alltaf að njóta sín. Sítt, þykkt & fallegt ✨
Eftir rúmlega 4-6 vikur mun èg missa hárið. Já, það er næstum því vitað upp á dag hversu mörgum dögum eftir fyrstu lyfjameðferð hárið fer. Þá verð èg sköllótt. Það er búið að vera gríðarlega erfitt fyrir mig að samþykkja það og spurði ég til dæmis skurðlækninn minn (sem ætlaði að skera æxlið mitt úr líkamanum mínum og bjarga lífinu mínu) ítrekað að þessu á fyrsta fundinum okkar, hágrenjandi, hvort að hann væri alveg 100% viss um að ég myndi missa hárið. Ekki hvort èg yrði ok. Bara hvort hann væri viss. Hann var viss. Líka um augnhár og augabrúnir. 😬
Það er bara svo gildishlaðið að vera sköllóttur. Því að þá er ég orðin “sjáanlegur” krabbameinssjúklingur. En bara því að ég missi hárið og er/var með krabbamein - ekki ef èg myndi bara raka það sjálf að því að mig langar það. ✨
Èg pældi mikið í því hvernig èg gæti gert þessa staðreynd bærilegri fyrir mèr. Hvernig èg gæti nýtt það besta úr þessu og hvernig èg gæti tekið stjórnina á þessum aðstæðum.
Èg ákvað því að ÈG myndi stjórna því að mín sídd og mitt hár myndi breytast. ÈG tæki líka stjórnina á því hversu hratt það myndi gerast og hvenær það myndi gerast. Með þessu móti er það ÈG sem er við stjórnina og èg ræð hversu stutt það verður og hvenær það fer síðan allt!
Í dag tók èg fyrsta skrefið í þessu. Með hjálp dásamlegrar @hekla2 á @harbankinn , sem hughreysti mig mjög mikið og talaði mikið við mig á meðan á þessu stóð, prófaði èg sídd sem mig hefur alltaf fundist mjög flott. Sídd sem èg hefði aldrei klippt á mig því að ég er alltaf með sítt hár. Ég meina, hárið fer í þessa sídd þegar það kemur aftur. Gott að vita út í hvað èg er að fara þegar hárið kemur aftur ❤️✨❤️ #breastcancer#fightingbreastcancer#cancer#cancersurvivor#cancerfighter#fightingcancer#fuckcancer
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Do you think cancer fighters are discriminated against?
Hahah Definitely! Without a doubt! The number of times I’ve heard someone say “well I didn’t ask you because you were going through treatments” or “I didn’t want to bother you.”
When diagnosed with cancer you already have so many opportunities taken away from you. You should, at the very least, be able to keep your ability to choose. Choose what you want to dedicate your finite energy too. Choose what you will say ‘no’ to, what events you will attend, who you want to see.
You deserve all the opportunities you had before cancer.
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A look back to 2 years ago even at my worse I smiled #cancer could never take that away from me..the fact that I am still here fighting is nothing but a miracle, I thank God everyday for all of the doctors nurses hospital staff I’ve come in contact with..for all of the friends family and followers who continue to encourage me to fight/..giving up is not an option, please understand that I have tried anything and everything to keep this at bay, if their was a magic pill to cure me you know sure as hell I would have taken it by now, I pray that in my lifetime they do find a cure but until then I will trust in God and my doctors to keep me going... #fuckcancer#leiomyosarcoma#whenfightingisallyougot#cancersurvivor
One year ago today (02/15/2018) I was on an operating table receiving a radical orchiectomy as a result of a testicular cancer diagnosis. It’s amazing how much has changed in a year. For all of the pieces I’ve lost whether it be physically, mentally or emotionally I’ve gained tenfold. The outreach I have received from family, friends, caregivers and complete strangers is both unbelievable and overwhelming. Every single person has been an integral piece of the puzzle of my recovery. I do not have enough words in my vocabulary to properly thank you but know this without a shadow of doubt, I love you more than you will ever know. What I can say is this, don’t let fear prevent you from getting regular checkups with your doctor and don’t ignore something for fear of what may come. Be vigilant with your health, your loved ones want you around.
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On Valentine’s Day and every day, a huge thank you to my number 1, my sun and my stars, my best friend, @rmadelmayer. .
It’s not fair this disease interrupted our marriage only 2 months after saying ‘I do’, but it’s forced us to find a love I didn’t even know was possible. You’ve been in this fight with me every step of the way - watched me lose my hair, remained patient during my hormonal mood swings, held my hand going into surgery, and even played doctor giving me countless shots 💉 You’ve shown me unwavering support and positivity through the hardest battle I’ve ever had to face ❤️ILU
42 5892 days ago
Today marks 1 year exactly to the day you had your surgery to remove your tumor. Ever since this day we’ve been blessed to see gods wonder work through you and cure this cancer. Valentines Day will always be special to all of us. God is good!! We love you mom! #Fcancer#CancerSurvivor#CancerFree#GIG ✊🏽💯💯🙏🏽🙏🏽