Sunday, April 3, 2011

Still Here!

I just wanted to let everyone know that I am still here and fighting!  In late July I sustained a back injury that would prove to be a thorn in my side.  It progressively got worse and was re-injured again and again.  I was dealing with pain, but it began to slow me down and eventually it put me on the sidelines.  I continued to workout weekly, but I could do very little activity outside of that 1-hour a week session.  I was having difficulty walking, standing, and sleeping.  This led to me getting treatment that did not work and I pressed for an MRI.  The MRI revealed that and I have a herniated (extruded) disk in my back.  This means that I will have surgery this month and hopefully get back to almost normal by the end of May or June.  Ironically, it was a back injury that provided the conditions where my weight shot through the roof during my first year of marriage.  Now it has proven to be a blessing,  as I have been tested regarding my devotion to making this change in my life and I have not lost my focus (although it has been very difficult).

I ask for your prayers for a successful surgery and a very speedy recovery, so I can continue to increase my activity and resume my quest for health and fitness.  Until then I am holding fast to the words of Jim Valvano, "don't give up.  Don't ever give up."


  1. Keeping good thoughts for a successful surgery, and a speedy recovery. Hugs

  2. Been there. Had my back surgery in Nov. '09. Make sure you take it easy and concentrate on trying to strengthen your back as much as possible before the surgery. It will help with recovery. God bless and hope everything goes well.
    Coach KK