Thursday, July 12, 2012

Where Has The Time Gone?

Sheesh!!!  It's been a while since I last posted.  As usual, my life has been one big, crazy, hectic, wild ride.  I thought that things would settle down this part of the summer, but since I have a hard time turning down people who need help, I'm going to have just as busy of a end-of-summer as I had for my start-of-summer!  Oh well.  When I'm busy helping out other people, I don't dwell on me or my issues.

*Spent two days at local hospital helping mom as she had emergency gallbladder surgery
*Girls State (TONS of fun, but too little sleep)
*The garden (the one I've been trying to reclaim from the weeds--so built-in workouts!!!)
*Just got myself *roped* into playing the trumpet for a community theater production of "The Music Man"  (***by "roped", I mean that my mother-in-law asked if I wanted to do it and I said "Awesome!!" before I considered the amount of time it would take up...but it's sooo much fun!)

New Issues:
*Saw my favorite doctor yesterday (no sarcasm--she's my favorite doctor-type person!) for what I thought were two tiny issues.  Turns out I have somehow picked up plantar warts on my right foot and she used nitroglycerin to freeze them off (side note--this stuff was cool when she was done--she let me pour it out of the cup and it turned to vapor!!!  It almost made up for the excruciating pain I've been in since because freezing places off your foot is not recommended for daily use)  The second issue dates back to when I fell at school this spring--my thumb hasn't healed up correctly (my fault).  I just wanted her to look at it b/c I keep doing dinky things like going to open a door and then end up in tears b/c I tweak that thumb just right.  She took x-rays, and is sending them off to a specialist--it looks like my thumb isn't seated against my wrist bone correctly.  (Yuck!, but it does explain a lot!)  Sooo...I have to wear a brace until she calls me with more news.

*As much as the brace thing kinda stinks, I would rather deal with a bit of discomfort now than develop arthritis in a couple of years and not be able to play the piano any more.

**I've lost 4 pounds!  It's not much, but it's a start!

**I've started using HcG drops.  I'm not doing the "500 calorie/day" plan deal, but a modified one for people who need to lose over 100 pounds.   I've just started it, but I already am having fewer cravings and needing to eat less.  As soon as I can walk on my foot again I'll be able to add in some exercise to the regimen and hopefully jump-start some weight loss so that I'll be able to lose that 60+ pounds the OBGYN office wants me to lose before starting on Clomid.  I've got 3 months before I can go back to her, so we'll see.

Here's hoping for good things!

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