Tuesday, January 24, 2012


My first post of 2012 and January is already drawing to a close.  I am back in class, my 8 month old "puppy" now weighs 71 lbs., and every day that passes is another closer to the proposed merger/acquisition of my employer of 12 years by one of our competitors.  Add on the fact that my mother-in-law retired and Greg and I have the responsibility of overseeing her affairs and just for kicks, I just started my annual round of stress-inducing physician visits starting with labwork... and people wonder why I run?

Got my lab results back and while I admit I am not a doctor and I know you cannot believe everything you read on the internet, I think it best I leave interpretations of results up to my docs.  Let's see, over the course of the next three weeks I will be seeing my oncologist, radiologist, cardiologist, surgeon, ob/gyn, primary care doc, having a mammogram and an EKG as well as being wired up with a Holter monitor for 24 hours.  I am optimistic that I will then proceed through 2012 without a health related issue.  I am counting down until 2013 for it is during that year I will reach my five year "clean" anniversary and hopefully it will allow me to breathe a little bit easier every day as the fear of recurrence should not be so persuasive in my crazy but normal life.

Much to look forward to this year aside from my medical visits: Superbowl XLVI bringing a Giants vs. Patriots rematch, a visit to see dear friends, birthdays, the debut of my Dad's new shop, Coachella, graduation (HOORAY!), my brother's wedding this summer, a bunch of races, a few "milestone birthdays" within my immediate circle of "BFFs", and a new Batman movie... yes, 2012 is shaping up to be a very good year!!!