Tuesday, February 8, 2011

A quick update (Jennifer)

A quick update.  I have not been paying too much attention to my eating and in an amazing way it feels great.  There is no guilt and I am feeling like a "normal" person eating normal portions of normal food.  Wow...I never thought that day would come.  I havent been on the scale in a few days but the last I checked I was about 168.  Still in my "my range".

I greatly look forward to the nice weather to begin my running and such again but right now that is not what's on my mind.  I am still not feeling well and have been back to the dr.  I have the new ENT and the new primary dr.  The primary took my bloodwork and said my white count is a bit high and wanted me to have it redone along with some other tests.  I went yesterday for that.  Then he had a call with my ENT and they decided I needed two CT scans... yesterday.  Yup, ordered them and I had them in the same day.  I was a nervous wreck.  I havent heard on the latest bloodwork but my dr himself did call me last night at 6:00 with my preliminary CT results.  He said my lymph nodes are enlarged on the left side.  I kind of knew that since I havent felt good in that area in months...  He also said that although they did not scan my sinuses again it did pick up on a sinus infection.  I have been on 4 rounds of antibiotics and I am even on them now so I do not understand this.  I am hoping that is what is causing all my my issues.  I am forever clearing my throat and have awful post nasal drip on top of all of this.  I am going to call my ENT tomorrow to make sure he got the CT results and see what is next.  Obviously the antibiotics are not working for me.  I dont want to be a pain in the butt to them but I dont want to wait until my next appt which is scheduled sometime in March.

I pray all of this gets worked out soon so I can be on my way to a healthier me.  Yesterday I was praying to God and I had this realization about what is important in life.  An epiphany? Health is important.  Family is important.  Self love is important.  It made me realize that I cannot sweat the little things in life and let them get me down.  I need to stop and smell the roses so to speak. I found myself asking God to make me better and telling Him that I have learned my lesson and that I will be much more appreciative in life.  I hope I do get better and past whatever this illness is so I can move on in my life as a much healthier person, both body and mind.

Wow.  That was deep.  Thanks to you all for your continued support and kindness.  I apologize for the lack of blogging but I figured most people dont want to hear about all this medical drama on my weight loss blog so I figured I would keep it at a minimum.


Polar's Mom said...

Hope the results are what you are looking for tomorrow! That is weird about the antibiotics not working...what is the next option for the sinus infection? That must be a total drag, snuffling and snorting all the time.

Sending you patience in this trying time!

Polar's Mom

Shabby Chic Mom- Susie said...

I hope everything is ok and you can be on the mend soon. Take good care of yourself

Karen said...

I've added you to my nightly prayers. I've asked for this "illness" to come to an end for you. And as you already know...I'm here when you need me! Positive thoughts, positive thoughts.

dawne said...

I too pray for health in your life. It is exciting to think I could eat like a normal person - not giving much thought to it. Sounds like heaven!

Bethanny said...

Good luck tomorrow!!

Mom to the Fourth Power said...

I hope you feel better soon, too, poor girl! This has dragged out so long and I'm sure you must be so tired of feeling yucky!! I love your attitude about finding what you need to learn and having that desire to learn from this and move on. There is so much joy in life. Prayers coming your way!!

God bless,

Jessica said...

Hope you get all these healthy questions answered really soon!

Christine said...

I will be praying for you too as you continue to walk through this situation!