I visited with my family doctor again this morning. She went into detail about basal cell carcinoma and reassured me all will be well. I have to wait until the wound I have from last week’s excision heals, before the remainder of tissue will be removed, but it should only be a couple more weeks. After looking at a few other spots, my doctor determined two more locations needed to be frozen. If, like the current spot, it grows back, those two spots will also be removed and sent for biopsy. She seemed a bit more concerned over one spot, than another, but time will tell if either prove to be anything to be concerned about. I will definitely be making an appointment with a dermatologist for a full body scan, just to reassure myself no other areas are being overlooked.
I think I have gotten out of my slump. The weekend was pretty tiring and I just had no motivation to do anything, including working out. Plus, the sugar I consumed in the form of chocolate covered pretzels and cranberries, wreaked havoc on my system. I quickly broke out and my digestive system was a mess. Soooooo...lesson learned. Do not go on a chocolaty sugar binge when unexpected challenges arise, it is not worth it. Second lesson learned, KEEP EXERCISING. Even if it is just a thirty minute walk on the treadmill, keep moving. The body needs the circulation and oxygen in the blood. Plus the endorphins can help to keep the negative vibes at bay.
I’m always learning and growing. Sometimes defaulting to old habits – just happens. Being aware of this helps to pinpoint what is going on, when things seem “off”. I realized I went into a bit of a panic mode when I received the information about my skin. I also reacted by going to food for comfort. As a result, I ended up making my body feel physically worse, which had a negative impact on my mind. The loop was disrupted when I took a moment to think about what I was doing, and question if it really made sense or aligned with my overall goals or my body's needs. No it didn’t, but it sure tasted good at the time! Now, I can get out of the funk, and get back to eating well and exercising. I am so grateful for the routine that has been established in my life the past couple months. I believe I could have been knocked down a lot longer, had it not already been in place. What only lasted three days, could have easily been three weeks or months even. Time to get back up and continue to press on...
Bonus: An article on the importance of SLEEP.
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