Tuesday, August 05, 2008
It's been several months since my last blog entry. Life has been happening at a rather frantic pace. So here's an update to my Jan. 25 MIA entry:
In early February, I started in individual therapy to deal with some issues from my childhood that I never dealth with previously, which were seriously affecting my marriage.
DH & I started marriage counseling in March. We committed to working things out and I'm happy to report that we have a totally changed marriage. Thanks to wonderful friends and family who continued to pray for us, God has restored our marriage to a better than new condition. The intimacy between us is better than ever, we are communicating more than ever before without fighting, there is peace in our home for the first time in years. We are falling in love with each other all over again!! We will truly be able to "celebrate" 10 years of marriage on August 15th!
In early June, my son had to have tubes put in his ears to get rid of a very serious ear infection which was very resistant to all the medication we tried. He had the infection, fever & pain for almost a month before we could get things worked out. I was so stressed with that situation that I started vomiting blood. Not sure if it was just stress or that combined with a slew of medications I'm on. I had outpatient surgery to determine the cause. They found nothing. Added 2 more medications.
July brought a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and bursitis. I feel like I am constantly in pain. Started another 3 medicatons bringing the total daily medications to 9! That is just totally outrageous. No wonder my stomach is in such turmoil all the time. But, when they added the latest 3, one is a steroid, which has me gaining weight like I've never seen -- 12 lbs in the past month. I feel bloated and miserable all the time.
Thank goodness for a child who wakes up in the morning and says, "Mommy, it's a sunny day. Let's walk round and round the block. I need to exercise." Now I just need to take him up on that every morning.
Today is the first day since January that I have logged any food entries. Here's to a re-motivated me.