Now that the voting is over, I feel I can more freely express my opinion about being on the list of nominees for “Philanthopist” in the Hendricks County Flyer’s “Best of Hendricks County” annual survey. No matter who the winner was, I must admit that being listed with the likes of Dennis Dawes, Bob Sexton and Deedee Daniel came as a complete surprise to me. Certainly an honor, but also a big surprise.
Thyroid disorders are among the most commonly searched medical conditions. In fact, if you Google the phrase “symptoms of a thyroid problem,” the search engine will give you literally millions of results. That’s a lot of information to sort through – much of which could be inaccurate.
Part of the challenge of my goal to complete a half ironman race was fitting in 10-15 hours a week of training/exercising. More importantly, I made a promise to my family and myself that training would interfere with our lives as little as possible. This event was my thing to do, not my family’s for which to make big sacrifices.
Last month the American Medical Association made a recommendation that obesity be classified as a disease. This announcement was met by applause and frustration by the dietitians at Hendricks Regional Health. Obesity is a complex and multi-factorial condition (now perhaps a disease). One pill, one prescription, one set of advice does not work for each person and effective solutions have continued to elude millions of Americans.
After my cancer treatment was complete, I felt like I had aged ten years in only one. I was gaining weight and feeling tired all the time. Something had to change. While I feel like my cancer treatment went fairly well and without incident, the most difficult thing after it was all over was becoming active again ...