Sunday, March 22, 2009
I'm back after having had my colonoscopy on Friday. I really missed everyone! The doctor removed 4 very little polyps so I've have to take it easy until Tuesday. No bending over, lifting or prolonged standing. The good news is that my colon looks healthy thanks to the way I've been eating since I joined Spark People! I've been tracking my vitamins, minerals, sodium and fiber and it's paying off. I still have to wait to see what the lab results are, but I'm feeling very positive. I felt a little rough on Friday and Saturday but today hubby and I went to the mall to get him a haircut. I was able to walk around a little but I have to admit that I got fairly tired after about 45 minutes and had to sit down. My abdomen is still very tender but it's getting better every day. I lay down for a while once I got home today and I felt much better. The doctor said that I can go back into the water on Tuesday and I can't wait. Another positive side effect is that the tenderness in my foot disappeared. I hope that it remains gone so I can return to regular exercising! My weight has been bouncing around quite a lot but I know that it's just a side effect of the steroids that I was on coupled with the prep for the colonoscopy. Now that I'm feeling better, I can go back to my regular eating habits and the weight should even out and start to drop. My journey has been very rocky since Thanksgiving with deaths, broken bones, allergies and health problems. I have learned that I am strong, determined and will be successful if I just stick with it! If I continue to maintain a positive attitude, pay attention to the signals my body is giving me,keep a balance of my mind, body and spirit - I will prevail!!!