Monday, December 28, 2009

Week of ups and downs!!!

First of all I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas. I am trying to catch up on everyones blogs as I had a crazy week down in Florida and didn't get a chance to do much reading.
So last Saturday went down to Florida for Christmas. My mum and dad 2 sisters and 1 brother all live down in Florida. I am the oldest. My parents have been together since they were 15 so I am 34 and my parents are still young ( dad 56 and mum 52 ) . Anyway so we have been through so much. my mum has been through cancer twice at such a young age. My dad has been having some problems with his vision and his dr sent him for a Cat scan of the brain. Well they discovered a mass/ lesion on the right side of his brain. If you can imagine the shock that we were in as my dad has always been healthy and the strong one. They discovered this on a Friday and was referred to a neurosurgeon for the diagnosis on the Tuesday so we had to go through 4 days of wondering what was going to happen and if my dad was going to die. Basically the surgeon said that there is part of it that looks suspicious but he could have had it there for a long time and maybe something that he has had for a while. They have decided to wait on a biopsy as anytime you go near the brain it is not a good thing. So they said they will watch him and have anther scan in 3 months to see if it changes...WTF I am not sure what to think about this. Yes I am glad that they do not think it is life threatening right now but wait for 3 months to see if it changes? Anyway so as you can imagine it was very stressful for a few days down there but Christmas day was great. Dad is feeling better after seeing the surgeon so we were able to have fun. Probably ate too much and drank too much but I did make my Christmas goal, actually surpassed it. I am not at 189 lbs woo hoo!!!! That is 45 down!!!
Well just a quick note as I am trying to get caught up at work so hope everyone is doing well
Take Care


  1. Carla, I'm sorry to hear about your dad, and I hope it's all going to be OK during the waiting period and beyond.

    On a brighter note, 179 is awesome!!! Congratulations! 45 is major. :)


  2. Shoot Carla,

    I really hate it when life is sailing along then something as awful as this rears up and bites you (or your dad) on the ass. My thoughts are with you all and I'm praying for a great outcome. Be strong hon.. get through the waiting period and just deal the best you can on the other side.

    Losing 45 pounds is just awesome of you. Really well done and look forward to hearing about more losses.. xxxx

  3. YAY! That is so cool, I can't wait to hit 179 and 45 down!

    So sorry about the health problems with your dad. That is so hard. I am praying for your family.