The Struggles of a Cancer Survivor

Finding a normal after beating cancer, wasn’t as easy as most think…

Many survivors say that cancer changes them… After treatment, I felt different, even though I looked the same… With time, I found a new way of living.

Many call this a “new normal”… It may take months or years to find a “new normal”…

I know in my case it took many more then several years…

It’s common for people to feel both excited and anxious when treatment ends… Some say they need time to stop and reflect… What can happen before they can think about the future…? This process changes their values, goals, priorities and outlook on life…

I’ll tell you this much, I couldn’t of done it without the loved ones surrounding my life… Knowing my only child at the time, needed her dad… I found positive ways at looking at the fact that I was diagnosed… I look back at it now and realize I needed a life changing experience…

Several years past after my second daughter was born… I said to myself, this year I’m going to get to the gym and I’m going to make a habit of it. The problem is that most of us don’t follow through. I even read plenty of fitness articles, piece together a diet and workout plan, and even went to the gym a handful of times. But then, the wheels came off. I stopped going. My goals were left, abandoned… Now this happened a dozen or so times, and I’m sure most can relate…

But then, I decided that change doesn’t just happen, I’ve always worked hard for what I have and giving up wasn’t a good show for my kids…

Not only that, but my health began to have an affect on me… Trouble putting on my socks, tying my shoes, keeping up with the little one, or even just walking up and down the stairs… Severe sleep apnea, aches and pains from the weight… It sure doesn’t help that I’m a smoker… Doctors said that I could easily fix the problems by losing weight…

So thats when and how it all started…

From 245 lbs to 180 lbs in thirteen months and still going strong… Many ask how I did it and well you can read just that in blogs “Stay Positive” & “Consistency is key”

With help of friends, old and some new… Motivating me to become a better me…

This blog goes out to you…

Thank you for your time, words of wisdom, knowledge, push & drive to make my “new normal”

Much Love

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  1. I am Lee, i’m 42 years old, in 2016 I was diagnosed with testicular cancer in the same month my mother was diagnosed with terminal stage 4 lung cancer my family was beaten to our knees. In 2017 a doctor told me the best way to fight cancer was to be strong and in good health, I decided that I wasn’t going sit back anymore I was gonna fight. I joined the gym where I met fady who was also a cancer survivor, I lost 100 pds in the first year now I train 6 days a week fitness is not only my lifestyle it’s also my therapy. Fuck cancer!!!

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