Thursday, March 3, 2011

Wind Knocked Out

Survived the 5 days alone with the kids, with no bloodshed or significant drama to mention.  Mrs. Evolving returned last night, and sanity has been restored.  The highlight of the weekend was my son, who is more inclined to play video games than do anything outdoors, asking if he could come along with me on my Sunday run.  I needed to do 4 miles, so he ran the first approximately 1.2 miles, and I dropped him at a friend's house and knocked out the rest of the run.  I think it's the first time anyone from my family has ever joined me on a run, so it was a pretty big deal.  Hopefully it will become a habit, but I know not to push it.  We'll see if he invites himself this weekend.

As for the blog title, a mild sore throat about 3 weeks ago has evolved into an ultrasound revealing a tumor on my thyroid, with a biopsy this morning and most likely results from pathology on Monday.  I'm a bit numb right now thinking of the possibilities.  2011 has not gotten off to a very good start.  Should be an anxiety-filled weekend.  Whatever happens, we'll deal with it head-on.  Running, and blogging, will be a big part of coping, so I figured I'd lay it out here from the start.  I have no intention of missing the Marine Corps Marathon, so I'm taking a cue from the marines ..... Improvise, Adapt, Overcome.

30 comments:

  1. I am wishing you the best of luck with your results!

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  2. I wish you the very best of luck with your upcoming results. We're here to support you!

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  3. Wow, that's a shock. I hope everything goes well.
    That's cool your son wanted to run with you. You may have a future running partner on your hands!

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  4. Wishing you uneventful results on Monday. The anxiety of waiting really sucks. On a lighter note, maybe your son will ask to run with you again this weekend.

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  5. Ok, gotta think nothing is bad unless you hear otherwise! Fingers crossed. That's so cool about your son! Mine one sometimes bikes with me and the other suddenly can outrun me after he started XC this year - which I'm glad, but geeze, I miss running with him ... :)

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  6. Sending positive vibes your way for the results.

    That's great that you avoided bloodshed *and* your son went running with you!

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  7. Cool that your son just up and surprised you like that...fun when that happens 8)

    How enervating that you have a surprise health issue to deal with. And the waiting around for doctors, results..I know how that isn't much fun either. 8/

    I think you have a great attitude about it, keep us posted!

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  8. very sorry to read the news on the thyroid. praying for the best outcome for ya!

    love it when my kiddos WANT to run with me without me herding them into it.

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  9. Sending thoughts, prayers, warm fuzzy thoughts from AZ.

    Please keep us informed as you can/desire to.

    We are all here for you.

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  10. Well, what can I say except that sucks! I am praying for you.

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  11. Oh great good luck. You are in my prayers. Keep us updated. Keep running. Keep blogging. X

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  12. I'm crossing my fingers that it's a benign tumor. Oh man.

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  13. So cool that you got to share running with your son.

    Sending you positive thoughts and prayers.

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  14. Good luck and praying for you........

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  15. Monday will bring good news!

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  16. Just said a special little prayer for you and your thyroid. I know it's next to impossible, but try not to stress over it too much this weekend.

    Keep us posted.

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  17. Best wishes!!! That sucks, but you'll get through it!

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  18. Sounds like you were great at taking care of your children while your wife was away.
    I will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. You have such a great attitude and you are such an inspiration!

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  19. Running mini me? Rad!
    500% well wishes and positive thoughts to you and your body!

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  20. What??!?! hope the weekend passes quickly, sending you good thoughts and prayers : )

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  21. Oh My Goodness.. Sending prayers your way! Run this weekend it will help take the edge off.

    How fun that your son wanted to run with you.

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  22. HUGE thanks to all for the well wishes. Just what I needed today. I try to keep a positive attitude, but a little reinforcement mojo goes a long way.

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  23. wow you have taken a wonderful attitude right off the bat and I know that will help with healing quick!

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  24. I'm interested to see how my ultra turns out, too. I have no idea what to expect.

    What's the saying, even a broken clock is right twice a day? I think that's what's happening with Charlie Sheen. For every "can't is the cancer of happen" there's a dozen "I shoot rainbows out of my finger tips F-18 bro"s.

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  25. Wow. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers this weekend. However, since there is tiger blood coursing through your veins, I have very few worries and/or concerns..... :)

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  26. Yeah, that knocked the wind out of me too. I don't pray much, but I certainly will for you.

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  27. Oh, and running with your son must have been a joyous experience. I can't imagine. My kid would rather go to the Dentist than run with me.

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  28. I'm glad it went well with your kids.

    Like Chris K, I don't pray (at all) but I am sending you lots and lots of positive energy.

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  29. No news is good news! I tried to run MCM twice, got injured both times. I don't think I'll ever sign up again.. HAHA!

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  30. I hope the news on Monday is all good, I'll be thinking about you!!

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