Friday, August 28, 2009


Hello "Big Fat Lie" Participants,

As many of you know, I am currently dealing with a medical issue. I am in the process of having lab and blood work done to ascertain the problem. I continue to struggle to get my energy back and for the time being, have been metaphorically benched by my doctor. I hope to be feeling well enough to get the September focus posted next week, as planned. However, I wanted to share that it is possible that I may be delayed a week as I get things medically dialed-in. So far, I have not experienced any improvement in my condition and until we can get a set diagnoses, treatment is being withheld. In a sense, I'm up in the air right now as my doctor figures out the source of my physical ailment. I really don't imagine that I could be delayed more than a week at most. My doctor is very adamant about getting my condition treated as soon as we have some test results. However, I just wanted to share that this month's focus may be posted a bit late. I appreciate your understanding. It's funny how life throws you these curve balls just as you are getting into the swing of things. I'm eager to get back in the game and move forward in this important work we are doing together.


  1. Shannon, I just hope you get well soon! Don't push yourself if you need to rest, we'll be fine waiting until you feel better. Major hugs and good wishes heading your way............


  2. Shannon this is all part of the process. We are all in this for our best health, and you have said we will take whatever time we need to find the way towards it. I see it as you being right on target for seeking yours, curve balls and all !

    Know that we are holding you in healing thoughts and that you easily regain your energy.

  3. Thank you so much ladies. I really appreciate your caring and thoughts. Now that all the labs are in, at least we know what is not going on. However, in the process, I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism. I'm relieved that at least that is something easily treated and once a treatment plan is in place, I should feel loads better energy-wise.

    However, in terms of my recent illness, we are still searching. I agree that this is an exercise in me practicing what I preach and I have been all too aware of the parallels. I am definitely going to continue to respect my body and my doctor's guidance to continue to lie low and recover. I hope to be back in full swing by the tail-end of this next week, but I won't rush ahead. I'll take it easy and make sure I am fully recovered first before diving back in.

    Thank you for all the support. It means so much to me. I'm grateful to have such compassionate people in my life to help me get over the bumps in the road. Love you ladies!

  4. Shannon, you are in my thoughts.