At some point, I let life happen. I decided to go to graduate school, then I started a new job. It became difficult for me get to bootcamp and then get to work looking presentable, so I tried 5:15 a.m. bootcamp classes. At the time, that was way to early for me to function but I kept trying. Every few months I also kept having attacks that would have me doubled over in pain. Never seeking immediate medical attention, I would just try to breathe through the pain, or move around thinking I could make it go away. Then one Easter weekend, I was so excited to have a long weekend. I was going to get things done. Not halfway through Good Friday, I was doubled over again and the pain was not going away. Thankfully, my husband talked me into getting medical attention. I wound up in the emergency room being told that I was not getting to go home. On Easter day, I was again myself but without a gallbladder. This put me out of commission for a while, and I let that snowball into just being too busy to get back to it.
Aging has a way of adding pounds to some and they were definitely finding their way to me. I became uncomfortable sitting in my chair at work and in my own clothes. I had also found out that medication that I was taking was helping me gain, and not lose, weight no matter what I did. I had to do something to feel like myself again. I knew that I wanted to get back to Fusion. I needed this for myself. I started back to Fusion dance and boot camp at the beginning of January and it has been life-changing for me. I was welcomed back and it was like I was never gone. You can always go back.