CFW is a community of tough minded, kind hearted, Oly lifting, rope climbing athletes that I am proud to be a part of. It is for these reasons I would like to share my story to help spread the word about The American Cancer Association’s Relay For Life 2011 on April 15 and 16th, and why we all need to sign up for Team CrossFit Wilmington!
In 1988 I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, and as a result, Hypothyroidism. Other than being monitored by a general practitioner and taking my daily synthroid, I paid very little attention to this “issue” and did not take any actions after the initial diagnosis.
Starting in the summer of 2010, after numerous conversations with CFW coaches about nutrition and a very informative (and detailed…and let’s face it, LONG) nutrition class with Tony, I decided to finally get serious about my total health and thyroid issues and make an appointment with an endocrinologist. I expected to have a thorough checkup with a full blood work panel and receive answers to my extensive nutrition questions.
Much to my surprise, and relatively quickly, I had a biopsy of the thyroid, had a thyroidectomy, was diagnosed with cancer, and underwent a radiation treatment with a follow up total body scan. Doctors say that this is one of the most treatable cancers and I now have a clean bill of health. This entire cancer situation transpired over only four months. While I was nervous and at times very scared, I never thought of myself as “having cancer” because my loved ones and I did not need to endure chemotherapy and all the physical and emotional tolls this relentless disease takes. However, after speaking with Scott (of CFW), he helped me realize that this is an example of early detection and that is one reason why it was relatively easy to overcome. I now consider myself an advocate for early detection.
The American Cancer Society Relay For Life represents the hope that those lost to cancer will never be forgotten, that those who face cancer will be supported, and that one day cancer will be eliminated.”
Today is the kick -off for Relay for Life . Survivor’s Walk start’s at 6:30pm and goes throughout the night. Come out and show your support and walk a mile or 10. if you haven’t registered yet, there is still time. Go to www.newhanoverrelay.org to get started. See you tonight!
Mobility work with Foam Rollers and Myofacial Balls
* Today’s WOD will be conducted during class times and is open to all gym members.
** Class times: 6am, 9am, 11am, 4pm, 5:45pm and 7pm