You Make Me Want to Be Awesome

Posted By Mandi Lindner on Feb 18, 2014 | 0 comments


It’s been awhile since last I wrote. Over four months, really. When I left the doctors had found a tumor the size of a football inside of my abdomen. Just a routine physical and my primary care doctor felt something strange during the pelvic exam. A 90-minute ultrasound and 30-minute CT scan later showed a large mass stretching across my abdominal cavity. The surgeon couldn’t tell what it was or where it came from, and, therefore, had no predictions for what surgery would be like. He had a couple of specialists in the room in case their expertise was needed, and we all braced for the worst (I did, at least).

Keep calm I don't have cancerExactly three months ago I was released from the hospital. The surgery went swimmingly – a mere two hours, or so they tell me. The anesthesia made me super loopy, so I was in the hospital longer than expected. Exactly two months ago I received word that the mass inside of me was not cancer and, in all likelihood, this ordeal was over for good.

Then came weeks of Netflix marathons, feeling like my innards were going to become my out-ards every time I walked, and, most recently, feeling like I’ve been punched in the gut every time I workout.

But I don’t have cancer and for that I am extremely grateful.

And now I am ready to get back in the saddle and bring great content and work to this blog for you. I will be officially launching my e-newsletter in March and, in addition to the free e-guides you can download when you sign up for my email list, I have two full-fledged e-books I will be launching later this year.

So I haven’t forgotten you by any means. I have been working during my convalescence to bring you great content once I return. I am also launching a new, somewhat more personal project that I will be excited to tell you about soon. Thank you for all of the kind thoughts across the social media realm as this saga unfolded. And thank you for sticking with me, inspiring me, sharing your stories with me, and, in general, just being awesome. Because it makes me want to be awesome too.

What do you think?