Over the past few months, I have been inexplicably absent from my beloved blog Colour Me Glam. This past couple of years, my bog has been my great escape. As I always say, nothing gets me more excited that a new shade of lipstick, eyeshadow palette or a new pair of shoes! Life came to somewhat of a halt earlier this year. In the summer I purchased a new home yay!!! But I was also diagnosed with a carcinoid tumor; not so great. In its simplest definition, a carcinoid tumor is a gastrointestinal cancer that forms in the lining of the gastrointestinal tract.
Needless to say, after my diagnosis, I was pulled in many different directions, seeing one specialist after another (I really did start feeling like a science project). Eventually, my doctors decided the best course of treatment was an endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR). The procedure was fairly routine and would require practically zero recovery time. With EMR, doctors would be able to remove the tumor with very little discomfort to me.
Well, as they say, we make plans and God smiles. Due to a series of complications, I spent 5 days in the hospital and 3 weeks out of work recuperating.
My family has always been in corner and it sometimes takes moments like this to remind me of just how awesome they truly are. I really have to pinch myself because I can’t believe how lucky I am. The day of the accident, my sister hopped on a plane from Houston to be by side and spent every night by my bedside in the hospital. My parents and aunts came to DC and took amazing care of me.
I would be remiss if I didn’t mention my amazing, thoughtful and beautiful friends who dropped what they where doing to be by my side. I cannot even begin to thank them for everything they have done for me. We may not be related by blood, but they are my family and I thank God for them everyday.
My colleagues and long distance friends were equally amazing, sending cards, flowers and best wishes. All of which made all the difference in my recovery. I thank you all for everything and I look forward to getting back to life. This incident was a reminder of just how short life really is and I plan on making the most of everyday!
I am back to blogging and I couldn’t be happier!