This is not it for me!

I found out today from the doctor that I had something more serious than just cellulitis. All the signs and symptoms pointed to necrotizing fasciitis. It is basically a rapid flesh eating bacteria infection that without care I could have lost my leg or worse. It goes from perfectly healthy to very bad at the snap of the fingers or in my case over night. I just read up on it and everything points right to this. I am most grateful to the medical team on the cruise ship for such quick and continuous care, which stopped the necrotizing fasciitis very quickly and I am happy to only now have to recover from just cellulitis.

I never told anyone this but, those first days were probably the scariest days of my life. I remember as all the pain took over, as I was having trouble breathing and sleepless with 104 temp for 3 days; I was telling myself out load, “this is not if for me”. Im not trying to get people to feel sorry for me and I know people have had it worse but it’s just different when it’s you experiencing it!

I have been progressing so fast with goals in my life. Normally events like this tell people to live it up but I already am living to my potential, and doing everything I want with my life! I look at this event in my life ironically as a time to slow down. My goals in life still remain but I think I can take this life event as a sign to refine and nurture my goals a little more. I will get where I want in life and I don’t need to rush it!

Much Gratitude for all who have supported me this far, and for those that will be there when I keep moving farther ahead. I fell but I am getting back up. UP is the only direction I follow anymore!

never give up

Gratitude 3



About upwithmarc

A creative mind takes no label. A positive mind sees past that which is easy to find. Find the things you love in life and share them with others. I am an artist. I am a positive thinker. I am on a quest to love everything life gives to me. On the outside I am no different then anyone else but on the inside I feel I have a lot of different things to share. My goal is to find those willing to listen. Those willing to share there thoughts in return. I have a long list of goals in my life, some I have met and all the rest I am getting closer to every day. I want to write a book, I want to be a motivational speaker, I want to own an art gallery, just to name a few.

Posted on August 6, 2015, in Personal Stories. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Oh my God…Marc, this post made me almost cry. I read about how you had a much more dangerous disease and nearly fainted, my heart dropped. I am so very glad that you got the care you needed. I am curious as to how you got the illness in the first place. But I sincerely hope you get better. If you dont, then I wont be able to see your posts and be inspired 🙂 Never give up, as you would say!


    • I am getting better and for the kids sake I hope I can get back to work when school starts. There is speculation how I got it but there is no guaranteed answer as the common ways of getting it where not evident. It just kind of nailed me down by suprise but i am greatful for the recovery process for sure.


  2. So glad for your positive attitude, that’s half the battle to win the war. Hope you will be better soon. Thinking of you

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