This isn’t the Kentucky Derby and no one had better place any bets on the spunky mare, Long Distance Hero, but I have it on good authority that she will work her tail off to win this race!!!
Had it not been for my half marathon training with the most amazing team ever (Omega Nation) I would never have known something was wrong. Everyone tells you that running is good for you, but this takes it to a whole new level. Thank you coaches and training buddies for getting me to where I am physically…I know it will serve me well. All this great physical shape did not prevent my cancer from coming back. It has a mind of it’s own and this time it decided to move uptown into my lungs. Super crappy…trust me I know and I’m being kind with my words.
I head to Presbyterian Hospital Charlotte for surgery tomorrow. Since I don’t do many things slowly it’s only fitting that this treatment is starting quickly. I’ll be staying at the Ritz (oops sorry) Presbyterian for a few days and then I’ll be home recovering. They will remove what they can in my lower right lobe and then test the cancer to confirm that it is in fact my colorectal cancer and not lung cancer. Yes…who knew you could get rear cancer in your lungs. So much to learn.
While I’m enjoying my morphine and epidural cocktail do not hesitate to stop by for a visit. I would love the company even if I don’t remember you were there…that’s what the iphone camera is for.
I plan to blog about this journey in the only way I know…silly, fun, humorous and light hearted, but filled with answers to your questions. Please raise your Mint Juleps high this will be a derby like no other.
Love you all – Sue