I have not run in a week and a half. It was not my decision - I was forced. Last Sunday I was not feeling so well - I realized quickly that I needed to go to the emergency room. As it would turn out - I had a bad infection..... in my colon. Really?? I had no idea you could GET an infection in your colon save for after surgery or something. It was VERY painful. Let's just put it this way - they gave me morphine and I could still feel the pain. It turns out this is actually a disease. Lucky me. Diverticulitis - well that is what it's called when you get an infection, but once the infection is gone I will have a disease called diverticulosis. It's forever. Joy. So I can not eat nuts, seeds, popcorn. That really blows. That means no strawberries (seeds) no pickles, no POPCORN!! NOOOOOOOOO. Needless to say - I was a bit depressed about this diagnosis. Fast forward a week and I'm feeling MUCH better! I'm still kind of bummed out about the diagnosis and I still get a few twinges of pain - but NOTHING like before. Tomorrow is my first day back to running and I am REALLY nervous. Like - race day nervous. Let's hope I didn't lose too much, I have a 10k in two weeks! YIKES!
So what else is exciting - I hacked my hair off! It used to be to the middle of my back - but now it's up to my chin! I have mostly gotten rid of my double chin (it is still there for certain head positions) so I thought it was time to get a thinner woman's hair cut! HA! I don't know why I think of short hair as being for thinner women, but I do. In a way - the haircut was a rite of passage.
In sucky news - I'm not feeling size 16 by Thanksgiving. Its close. I can get them on, I can zip them, I can sit down. I can't breathe. Ok - they are not THAT tight - but they are definitely not Thanksgiving fodder. I wouldn't be able to eat anything! Hey - maybe I SHOULD wear them on Thanksgiving then! HA! At least I can get them up and zipped - that is pretty damned good! I know I could not have even gotten them past my knees in January!
More good news - my appointment with the neurologist is next week! Wow, I am just falling apart. Just pray that I don't have multiple sclerosis. I'm really worried that I might. I'm going to not think about it until I see the doctor. It's stupid to worry about something I can't control. Granted, I know it's HARD to not worry about it - but I have to avert my attention for now. For sanity's sake. I'm scared. I won't lie - I'm really scared.
Oh - and a little more fun from the diverticulitis.... these antibiotics are HIDEOUS!!! One makes me sick to my stomach - but the other? Ooooh baby - that one is the mother of all evil medications! It makes my mouth taste SO SO SO SO AWFUL! I have not been able to drink a plain glass of water since Sunday! It makes everything taste HORRID!
So it's obviously been a crazy week here. I'm hoping my run goes smoothly tomorrow! I'll let you all know how it goes!!!
Thanks for reading! Have a wonderful night! -Monica