Free Pass until Janurary
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
:-( I've been in alot of pain lately. On a scale of 1-10 with 1 being slight discomfort I've been struggling with being at a level 5 daily. With a combo of OTC meds I would have good days down to a 2-3 if I didnt do anything stupid. Lately I'm going up to level 8-10 and all I can do is cry and wait for the medicine to work.
The downside- I'm struggling to eat. No appetite. Nausea. Barely getting 800 calories some days. Might be the pain or the constant medicine. Either way- I can't keep forcing it.
The pain is worse than worrying about my metabolism slowing down. I will deal with that after I see the surgeon. When I have pain-free days to deal with that problem!
12 days to go. I can't wait! I'm calling every number that I can hoping to find another surgeon covered by my insurance that can see me sooner. But I don't have much hope right now. It is taking everything that I have trying to sleep through the night and go to work each day. If the pain eases up I will make myself a good filling chicken soup with tons of calories and extra chicken. So when I do take a few bites of food hopefully it will be the most nutrient rich food that I can manage. It has to be better for me than the 100 calorie yoplait yogurts.
Since my surgery is currently scheduled for Jan 2nd, I will likely not be online for all the New Year crazy but since I usually skip "Resolution" anyway, I doubt that I will be missed.
So Merry Christmas, Happy New Years and I will be back in January. Maybe my spark friends will have a few ideas for helping me get my body on track. I'm going to need it. Because its been almost 5 days of the nausea and I began fantasizing about stadium hot dogs in Minneapolis. . . I tried having a hot dog but the sick feeling quickly came back and I gave the rest of my lunch to a co-worker that didn't have a lunch :-( So by January I might need an intervention in River Falls to stop me from diving into a pile of pizza and cheesecake!