Archive for November, 2013

MP_learn to fly

Today marks 6 months since my craniotomy. My head and incision finally feels like it is healed. I am not getting and stabbing and jolting pain like I use to get when I landed from jumping or running. I had a few severe headaches in the past few weeks but none this past week not even mild. Work around the home that I left to the side is finally getting done. I took the Passion Test last weekend and found out my passions in life. The results have given new meaning to my life.  Last week I began my applications to PhD school for Nursing.  My Med-city Marathon prep plan is written but I have been lacking consistency in my training. I must get better at this.

My mouth is healing well from my oral surgery and back to normal with eating. Life is getting better but I am still feeling lonely, scared, and a little worthless. The Holiday season is coming and so is my next MRI.  All I want for Christmas is to be healthy and have a friend. Thanksgiving is upon us. I am thankful for everyone’s support in getting me to this point.

PS. Been too busy with life to make more posts to this blog so this is what you get

~dmj

 

MP_challengeWLC Challenge results:
I am finally done with the Whole Life Challenge. Although, I would of placed higher if I would have logged my daily score more often and did not give up for two days. Also there were for days where I recorded my score and it did not register I probably should have had 40 more points. It was a good experience but I do not think I will do it again or do it but ignore the food. I can eat healthy but not clean. I workout, take fish oil, and stretch every day. The final workout might have been better if I did not have an infection. I felt like I was going to vomit at the end. Well the inches around my waist are the lowest since 2009 so I am doing something right. Lost over 7 inches total. I cannot contribute it all to It Works body wraps.

20 (65) Dawn Johnson   
CrossFit Progression 150 174 24 16% (1)            7.25 8% (4) 395 (30)

Led the gym in workout improvement. I was going to not do the workout because I thought I would score less than the pre challenge workout but I ended up scoring 24 reps more and probably could of had more without technical difficulties in my rowing machine.

New workout schedule:
I am working on a new 14 day workout schedule to accommodate my work hours and spring athletic goals.

Chemo on hold:
My chemo is on hold for a few weeks so I can have surgery to remove an infection in my jaw next to a tooth. I do not know how I got it nor does the Dr. because my tooth is completely intact and cavity free. The infection may have been introduced with flossing then combined with steroids and low normal blood counts increased where the bacteria is eating away my jaw. This came as a shocker because I went to the dentist for tooth pain that started to radiate to my ear three days prior.

Bumps in the road and life could be better; however, I have to remember to be thankful for what I have. The challenges in life make us stronger.

~dmj