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Here I go...again

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

A little update because it's been a while.

I have been off and on multiple medications to try to prevent some of my migraines, with barely any noticeable difference. I'm looking forward to August 29, when I get to experience my first Botox treatment. Well, excited and scared. 31 injections in my head in one sitting. Fingers crossed that this does the trick. I'd be happy with as many as 10 migraines a month, but right now it's almost daily.

On top of that, I learned a couple of months ago that I have degenerative disc disease. I've been working with a physical therapist, and I'm happy to say that I can walk a mile without feeling like my back and hip are on fire (most days). I know the goals I have myself, but the reality of the situation is slowly sinking in. I don't think I'll ever be able to complete my 3-mile loop with all the steep hills that I prefer to walk. I'm probably never going to be able to do a lot of the hard-core workouts that I used to love to do.

I'm learning my new limits, and hating them. At 37 years old, my body has decided that it doesn't like me anymore. Understanding that this will be life-long, and will continue to get worse has been difficult for me, but I'm finally there. Most days I even accept it. But days like today, I just want to crawl in hole and not have to see anyone, talk to anyone.

But now that I've written this here, I already feel better. Time to make some healthy choices. ;)
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  • MARIAN326
    I understand. The new reality can be difficult to adjust to, but, you can do it! Improvise, adapt and overcome!
    1031 days ago
    Don't worry you'll get there prayers
    1031 days ago
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