May 12, 2015

For anyone who is excited to hear an excerpt out of my book read by me it is here. This was read at my book launch in Calgary on April 25th. I’m hoping you’ll enjoy it. Fiona reading excerpt

Love and hugs Fiona

May 11, 2015

Fiona's Fight book cover

Beautiful day, beautiful day.
I’m uncertain if I have any plans for tomorrow as I’ve done more in the last few days than I have honestly done in years. I’m uncertain how I’ve actually been able to pull it off, I’m also not going to try and figure it out. I will say there have been a number of amazing things happening to me for me, I guess this is about perceptive. I’m going with the for me part.
On Friday when I was at physiotherapy I had the most amazing thing happen. I was doing my bridging exercise and I was for the first time in many years able to actually feel my hip muscles and my outer thighs in-gauge. I could really feel them tighten. When this happened I was able to lift my bottom off the mat and not have my hips and legs go all wiggly on me. This is amazing on so many levels. First I think that something in my head changed. What I mean by this is that I think that it may possibly be Neuropathic, meaning that somewhere in my system something changed that is now along my brain to communicate with those muscles. This is so what I’m hoping and praying it may be, because if this is what happened then it is possible that there may actually be some healing to my nerves happening. Second in may only be that my body is strengthening from all my exercise which is great don’t get me wrong but I sure hope it’s the first one it would just be better news over all. I may never know and I guess that’s okay it is what it is.
Friday our trees were in that we had bought last fall for this spring. We headed into Bowden to pick them up at the nursery. There was our first 90 trees picked up. The day had started with them being the only trees to pick up then we drove by the tree farm. We stopped in to see if they had any Juniper which we need for some ground erosion prevention. They didn’t have any, but then we headed off to Olds. We needed to get some bone meal any ways. Well we were at Canadian Tire Kyle was getting the bone meal and I snooping around there were our Juniper. I couldn’t believe it all that we needed which were 19 all just sitting there ready and waiting. Off we went with 19 Juniper and 2 bales of peat and bone meal.
Now between Saturday morning and this morning there were 102 trees planted. I planted close to 100 of them, Kyle did a few. We worked some hard. On Saturday 71 were put in. Sunday Mothers Day celebration took front runner so I only got 24 more put in that morning before needing to head to meet my parents for lunch. Plus on the way to lunch we did a Costco visit and a run to Pevey-mart for more peat. I know all of you that follow me are probably stunned I’m even able to get out of bed this Sunday morning, but yep there I was.. After lunch we headed out to my parents place to pick up some odds and ends as at the ripe ages of 70+ (I’m not telling) their moving into a little spot in town. I’m excited for them to be making this move as they need to rest. They’ve been on the go for far too long.
Well now onto today I was still up at it bright and early. Physiotherapy at 8. Up smoothie’s made and out the door I went. Home from Physiotherapy straight to the yard to finish planting the remainder of the trees. All finished up by noon. Into the house to start cutting up my weeks worth of salad and my vegetable sticks. I’m sure your wondering how is she still functioning, well you guessed it, I’m still wondering that myself. I will admit that by this evening standing up quickly is a bit more difficult to do and my legs take a bit more effort to take steps. It’ll ease it’ll just take a good nights sleep and no immediate need to get up in the morning..
Love and hugs Fiona

May 9, 2015

Fiona's Fight book cover

Good day all,

Wishing you the day I just had!! Holy Hanna I did more physical effort today than in years.. Best part of today wasn’t the effort it was the achievements.. I went out with Kyle this morning around 10:30 and started planting the trees that we picked up yesterday.. We had ordered 20 Lilacs, 20 Maydays, 20 Saskatoons, and 10 Manitoba Maple that we picked up at the nursery when they told us to be there. On our way home we stopped by the Canadian Tire as we needed bonemeal. While we were there we went down to the garden centre to grab peat moss and there was exactly what we’d been looking for. There we were picking out another 19 juniper for in front of our house. We came home with a whole lot of work for the weekend.
This brings me to today and the whole lot of work. It’s 6:30 we’ve been in the a bit over hour. I’m so tired I can barely function. Kyle sat here stunned with all I was able to do today.. Greatest part of today is that last year we sat here crying together that I wouldn’t be able to help with the trees, but all these months later there I was being able to do more than I ever imagined possible..
I’m falling asleep sitting here trying to do this. I’m grateful that I’ve found the energy to do anything on here at all.
This day has been so exciting for me. I wish there was away to share my actual excitement.. I shocked myself at physiotherapy yesterday, which I will explain soon. This did help a lot with today, that’s why I need to mention it. My strength is coming along amazingly. Kyle says to me that today I was the dictionary’s definition of F*****G stubborn.. Lol there I was replying “determined Kyle I’m determined not stubborn.” 😀
My sweet new Morely cat is cuddled on my chest and he’s quite annoyed that I continue to type, haha pour boy.. Haha had a bit of sun by the look of this picture..
Love and hugs Fiona

Fiona's Fight's photo.

May 5, 2015

Fiona's Fight book cover

Yay I’m back.

Huge sorry’s for being away SO long.. I went to post a couple of weeks ago and I did an update on here and in a splint second the swipe of a key and I was locked out.. I was locked out in such a way that I was incapable of fixing it on my own.. I’m always so grateful for my cousin Stacy who set this up in the first place and is there at every turn of whatever craziness I get into on here that I’m unable to fix alone. He has left me to my own devises to teach myself lots of things but not always is that possible. Up and running.

There is a new page to snoop in on here. Up at the top there is a page to open that is called Fiona’s Fight Book. You click on there and you can order books directly from Amazon or Indigo. I will put the links up here right now to have them properly on Fiona’s Fight Facebook Page.

Amazon

Indigo

Also available for Kindle, Kobo more eBook sites to come. I will add all the info as it comes along.

I’m more excited be the day that all this is rolling along. My sweet Mama is actually on her second read. The first she was too emotional to get the fullness of the read. The second time through she says is more informative. All I am wanting is for people to know about my life, my illness and my recovery from both. I’m eternally grateful to Alisha for how she helped me get the story to you. She continues to be a constant in my daily life, I love her for all she has done. I think if not an equal amount of love possibly more to her family for how much time she has dedicated to make this all possible.

This has been a life changing time in my life. Yes, I know how could there be any more? Well I didn’t think it would be possible either, but here I am again. I’m excited for the future in away I didn’t think possible. I’m taking great care of myself. This morning I was done to a great 202.2 pounds. So much has changed since my last episode. I just never thought I’d be here with all that happened last year. I have never been so grateful to have made it through yet another terrifying time. All is good I get better and stronger by the day. With all of your love it has made this journey of recovery so much more worthwhile.

I will be changing things up a bit, I really at this point am unsure how or when. I just know that I have too. There will be the video of my reading of my except from the launch put up as soon as it gets to me. My videographer was needing to do some editing on it. As soon as that is here I will be putting it on for you to watch. I’m hoping it will be intriguing enough to catch your attention. If any of you that are reading this would like signed copies be certain to let me know. I can do that for you, I have books here.

Love and hugs to you all.

Fiona

April 28, 2015

Good evening,

This sadly is just a quick message with purchasing information. I’m crazy busy signing and shipping signed copies. Here is the link where you can go straight to get books offline. If there are any of you wishing to get a copy signed let me know and I can sign and get shipped right from here. I thank you all for your desire to follow me all this time and it is finally here!!
http://www.amazon.ca/gp/aw/d/0994005849?vs=1

http://m.indigo.ca/search/product…