Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Just When I Felt Better...

...I picked up a new bug. UGH!!! I think it's gastroenteritis (stomach flu). I started not feeling well on Monday and still do not feel very well today. That combined with a busy weekend means I haven't posted in days! Crazy!!

I started having some stomach issues on Monday. Nothing too bad. I just didn't feel so great. Then I felt okay so I worked out. I finished my workout thinking I'd done an amazing job. I was exhausted and felt like I was going to vomit. I thought, "wow, I pushed HARD today."  I continued to feel yucky for a while after. Then I tried to eat dinner; steamed veggies (broccoli and cauliflower) and chicken breast. I think I had about two bites of chicken and three bites of veggies and could not eat anymore. My stomach instantly started hurting (like stabbing pains) and I felt nauseated.  I continued to feel that way for the rest of the night.

I woke up the same on Tuesday morning. I could not eat anything.  Even the smell of a co-worker's toast made my stomach turn. I worked for about six hours before I went home, where I spent the rest of the day on my couch. I attempted to eat (soup and a popsicle) which didn't end well.  So I didn't eat the rest of the day. I managed to sip on two bottles of water all day long... Usually I have at least nine of them (the 16.9 oz bottles). I also managed to sip on some diet ginger ale. Funny... The only time I drink pop anymore is when I'm not feeling well.  Something about ginger ale and being sick just goes hand-in-hand. And it does help me belch a little which is a good thing (I think). I managed a short nap on the couch, until my Mom called.  I completely missed a hair appointment. I knew it was coming up but forgot it was yesterday, not that I could've gone anyway.

 From yesterday morning until this morning I lost a pound and a half. NOT the way I want to drop pounds, that's for sure. Of course, I did eat more sodium than normal over the weekend so maybe it was really just that extra water weight that I lost (if I'd been retaining anything).

I woke up this morning stomach isn't much better. My pains aren't as bad but I still do not feel well.  I worked for a few hours and then came home again. So here I am...On the couch, iPad in hand, wishing I'd feel better.  The house is a mess (well, not THAT bad but a mess in my eyes), laundry is piled up the basement, and it's not getting done. UGH. Not to mention I'm getting really frustrated about not being able to workout. Last week my sinus stuff kept me down for a bit and now I have this to deal with. I am not a happy camper. I already know I can't workout for a couple weeks next month due to healing....Not to the degree I usually do anyway. I can do some light walking and such, but no BR workouts. BOO!!! I wanted to work hard and have my muscles in the best condition prior to surgery.  Four workouts in the last week and a half doesn't really do much for that.

On the other hand, I'm glad I'm getting all of this out of my system NOW. Surgery is three weeks from today and I guess I'd rather get sick all at once and get it out of my system so that I'm healthy and ready to go. At least having it now won't post-pone surgery or anything. So I guess if I must get sick, it's better to get it over with now. That way I'll be healthy for surgery and while I heal.

I'm trying to get myself through the frustration by telling myself that. Hopefully it works.

I am starting to feel a little bit better today, so my hope is that I'll be back to normal and ready to workout tomorrow.

I have an idea for a more interesting post in mind, so I plan to write that a little later. For now, I'm off to rest.


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