Goodbye to a special friend, Nancy, whose size and shape did not reflect her inside
by, 11-15-2010 at 04:57 PM (6455 Views)
I realize that death is a part of life, but it still saddens me whenever a special friend passes on. Earlier this year it was T-Tapp Trainer Karen. Her vibrant energy and fit body never revealed that liver cancer was agressively overtaking her health until it was too late. How could cancer develop all the way to stage 4 without symptom, especially within a person whose primary focus in life was fitness and health?
Recently it was former T-Tapp staffer Nancy. Although her petite, perfect size 4 body looked wonderful in clothes, she suffered for many years with constant pain. In fact, when I first met her, she had been on disability for many years. Naturally she was very doubtful that T-Tapp could help her, but once she started to do Primary Back Stretch, T-Tapp Twist and Oil Wells, her pain became less intense to the point that she could decrease some of her medications. Within 90 days she was not only pain free AND medication free, her mental clarity had also greatly improved. Her posture was better, her energy was high and her Boston chutzpa was even greater. Everytime I think of her, I can hear her thick Boston accent ring clear. Oh my, she sure had the power to make her presence known and kept all of us at the T-Tapp office in stiches. So many funny moments and happy memories will help keep her spirit alive and well to those who knew her. But in reflection of her life, I thought it important to share how being a certain size does not assure health within and how actions speak louder than words. Unfortunately once Nancy retired from working at T-Tapp, she stopped doing any form of exercise, except gardening, and her pain slowly came back to original intensity. Her need for pain medications continued to increase each year to the point that the side effects were creating havoc with her mental health, as well as body function. So sad. Her body was still a perfect size 4, she still looked good in clothes, but her heart health was so depressed that she incurred two heart attacks within one week. She passed on at 67 years young. We're all going to miss you dear Nancy, including all those autistic children you were secretly supporting. Who knew? Not even your family members saw through that tough chutzpa exterior. Your heart might not have been healthy, but it sure was full of love. Rest in peace dear friend. I'm going to miss you.... we're all going to miss you!
ps - check out Nancy's photo in this month's newsletter - it was taken after she became pain free with T-Tapp and it was one of her favorites!