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And the Hits Just Keep Coming…

8 Sep

I have been MIA for weeks; not only MIA from keeping you all up-to-date on my weight loss efforts and other fabulousity, but it seems from my every day life in a way.

I should have posted a Weigh-In:  Week Five this week, but, and please excuse my language, shit got crazy.  The headaches got a little better, but then school started.  Getting back on that schedule wasn’t easy, and although I was waking up at 5am, I wasn’t working out the way I wanted to.  I ended up gaining back the weight I had lost, but figured that I could easily get back on track.

The Universe had a different plan.  Last week, I had some back pain.  And let’s be honest, pain is something I live with.  I chalked it up to walking into something and figured it would go away on its own.  Cut to this past Tuesday where the pain became sharp and stabbing and I could barely walk.  I ended up in the ER with a bladder infection.  Who knew?  I had NO symptoms.  None.  Ain’t that a kick in the urinary tract?  It didn’t stop there.  Of course not.  Wednesday found me back in the ER; the infection wasn’t content in my bladder and decided to invade my kidneys.  AWESOME.  103.5 fever.  Chills and sweats ALL day and night.  Achy body.  Migraine.  Nausea. Dizziness.   And still the back pain.

Things are going well today, but I don’t want to jinx myself!  If the fever stays under control today, I won’t have to go back to the hospital.  I’m pretty positive.  So, I gained weight back.  I missed nearly the whole second week of school.  And I’m taking more meds right now than anyone my age probably should.  But, I’m on the mend.

I don’t know when I’ll be able to work out again, or eat things other than Ritz crackers and chicken broth, but I will.  I’m just going to have work extra hard to reach that goal.  But right now, I’ll just be happy to be healthy, regardless of what the scale says!