Thursday, April 29, 2010

What I've been up to

The last month and a half has been incredibly difficult.  I'm glad it's over.

Let's see.  Where should I start?

I started walking.  Every day.  I was up to 4 miles a day and I felt great.  Then I injured my groin.  And it hurt.  A lot.  The walking was sidelined.  I was bummed.

Shortly after that I got a head cold.

Followed by a kidney infection.  Ouch.

Started walking again.  

The head cold got better.  Or so I thought.  A week later became very ill.  Had the flu.  Was more sick than I have ever been.  Felt weak and crummy for 5 days straight.

Went to the doctor because the cough from the flu wouldn't go away.

Was diagnosed with pneumonia.  Fabulous.

Joe got the flu.  We were both sick.  Had no one to cook for me :)

Started to feel slightly better from the pneumonia.

Went to the dentist to finish the root canal that was started over a month ago.  Couldn't eat solid food(again) for four days.

The feeling better from the pneumonia went away and I started feeling worse. 

Caught some sort of stomach bug.  That combined with the pneumonia made me feel the most miserable I have ever felt in my entire life.

Spent literally three full weekends in bed.  Felt useless.

In between all of the sicknesses, some very stressful stuff happened.  Became completely panicked. Hit a low point.  Felt awful, emotionally and physically.  Started feeling all "woe is me"  and gloomy again.  Retreated to my bedroom every hour I wasn't at work.  Joe got worried.

Began feeling healthy enough to start walking again.  Started walking again.  Had a hard time getting into the groove.  Walking helped with the  gloom.

Some of the stressful stuff got worked out. Not all of it.  But some of it.  Began to feel slightly less panicked.  Still trying to dig out of the mess that the stressful stuff left behind.

Oh yeah, somewhere in all of that I got a hair cut.  Hated it for the first week, but then got used to it and actually started to like it.

Between the walking, the flu diet, the pneumonia, and  root canal diet,  I lost 15 pounds.

I'm not complaining.  I certainly had 15 pounds to lose, but that's a lot of weight to lose in such a short period of time and most of it was due to being sick so I wouldn't recommend it to anyone.  Also, now my pants don't fit and I can't afford to buy new ones so I guess I'll be buying a few belts to help keep them on.

Hooked up with a childhood friend on FB that I haven't seen in 25 years.  We met for lunch yesterday.  We talked, and talked(and talked) for four and a half hours.   It was like no time had passed at all.  I can't wait to meet up with her again and hopefully rekindle our friendship.

I finally feel like the sicknesses and stress are behind me and I'm  ready for the month ahead.

Oh, I also signed up to do something that is wayyyyyy outside of my comfort zone and I'm a little scared but mostly excited.  I'm not ready to share yet but I will soon.

So yeah, that's what I've been up to.  How about you?


Kayce said...

I'm so glad you're feeling better...been a bit worried bout ya!

I can't wait to hear what's got you out of your comfort tell!!!

LOTS of hugs to you my friend!

Retro Girl said...

Still praying for you...
Hope it gets better, and easier day by day for you and Joe.

Can't wait to hear what your new venture is?!

dreamer said...

When I had the "summer of hell", which stretched from May 5th, last year, to January of this year things were horrible. In the month of July it was the worst and long story short I hear you on the whole weight loss thing.

I lost easily 25 lbs, was shocked by it when I finally realized it. I knew then I had to get my shit together.

But like you, my clothes now hang on me. I currently have 1 pair of jeans and I have to wear belts (first time in 10 years) with all my work slacks.

I am so sorry you are going through all this.