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Stupid Infection

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

I had a thigh and butt lift. Loose skin after massive weight loss sort of sucks. I have been so off track since then. It was only walking the first three weeks. I got the okay to start running again a few weeks ago, but at the same time I had a few stitches redone that ripped at work. Then I got a surgical site infection. I took the antibiotics, but the redness never fully cleared up. My energy has been low since then. I did some yoga, and a few short runs... but I just couldn't get in the groove. My eating has not been stellar either. This last weekend, infection relapse with 101 temperature, headache, swelling,..... Maybe that is why my energy has been low? So after getting fluid drained out of my hip, I was given more antibiotics...14 days instead of 7.... hopefully this does the trick. I need to get back in shape. I've gained a few pounds. I am not feeling so good about my body right now. Things are soft. I want that start of a six pack line back on my stomach. I like when things feel solid... I want to go running and have three miles feeling effortless. I am clean eating the rest of the week, and as soon as I feel good, I will be out running again.
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    You will get right back on track, hopefully you have many friends and family to help take care of you. It's good to know you are well enough to be back on Spark and I get to enjoy reading your blog once again! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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    Comment edited on: 5/15/2013 4:05:09 AM
    It sounds like you've been through quite an ordeal. I hope that you are better soon. In the meantime, eat well, rest as much as you can, take your meds and be easy on your body.


    2852 days ago
    Oh for heaven sakes.. YESSSSSS the infection is why you feel so bad.. AND antibiotics, although great for infections, have some physical side effects.. so concentrate on getting really really good nutrition to help the healing.. take ALL of the antibiotics.. drink lots of water.. lots.. a hydrated body fights infection better.. and finally VISUALIZE.. yes, visualize.. visualize your body fighting off the infection in whatever manner speaks to you.. your white blood cells as flyswatters killing the infection or flys.. or like your playing a video game with white blood cells and the infection swarming.. while you direct the white blood cells with your wand to push the infection off the screen.. whatever... just be creative.. do it first thing in the morning.. and at night.. and everytime you go to the bathroom (cuz it's quiet and it's just you in the stall).. the power of the mind is an AWESOME thing!

    I'll be praying for you.. sending healing thoughts all the way from Oklahoma.. powerful infection killing healing thoughts.. POW!
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  • MJ7DM33
    Take care!
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    2853 days ago
    heal your wounds before you start pushing yourself. Hope you recover soon.
    2853 days ago
    Being a nurse I have to say I would just eat clean and take it easy til the infection clears up. There are too many scary bugs out there like MRSA, life is more important than anything!!!
    2853 days ago
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