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A$$ Over Teakettle

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Well, Hi all! It's been a heck of a few weeks.
Summary:
Got sick. Got sicker. couldn't taste or smell. Coughcoughcough/sneezesneeze. Hackhackhack. Fever? Tired! Etcetera. No exercise for a week. CRAP!

THEN, just as I got better (I'm still coughing some) my mother went into the hospital with breathing issues. Stayed there for 5 days. Scared the bejeezus out of me. I was scared and upset and no exercise PLUS comfort eating for several days.
Mom wanted us to drive out to see her over Memorial Day weekend, so we did (4 hour drive).

Then it was eatapolooza and drinkapol0oza there from Friday through Monday. No exercise.

I swear - I barely ate a vegetable that wasn't on a pizza.

Wanna know what? I felt like KRAP. I was ... spending much more time in the bathroom too. TMI? Whatevs. Things were not comfortable.

I had a hard time coming up for air after all this upset. BUT:

Tonight I made myself some wholewheat berries/brown rice/turkey/broccoli/cheese for dinner, followed by watermelon for dessert.

I am looking forward to getting everything back to where it should be. I'll exercise tomorrow too - but probably by gardening. Small steps, right?

Ugh. It was hard, feeling all vulnerable and sick, THEN getting news about my MOMMY being sick. Double whammy, people.

(FYI: she's seeing a pulmonologist Friday to do more tests and see what really is causing this shortness of breath, and see about some treatments.)

Know that song by Chumbawumba, called "Tubthumping"? It goes "I GET KNOCKED DOWN~! BUT I GET UP AGAIN!" and so on.
Geez -- story of my life.
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RUNRUNMAMA 6/1/2011 10:04PM

    Ok, between the chumbawumba and the bathroom comment, all I could think was "pissing the night away, pissing the night away." I think I spent too much time in a drunken stupor, listening to that song in 1997:)

In all seriousness, I hope your mom is better soon. Moms should not be allowed to get sick. It should be a rule of the universe. It is too scary and heart wrenching and awful in every way.

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YCAMOMMY 6/1/2011 11:52AM

    emoticon u, K8 ;)

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NEHITA 6/1/2011 10:11AM

    So glad to hear you are back. Its not like you to be MIA. I'm sorry to hear about your mom - it maybe due to the weather. My daughter's asthma has been outrageous this year. She is one 2 inhalers and taking several allergy test to find out the cause.

Wishing you ALL well. Yes, small steps - continue to take.

Missed you alot emoticon

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SNUZSUZ 6/1/2011 10:10AM

    I'm glad you are feeling better, and sorry about your Mom. I have COPD, so I know what it feels like to not be able to breathe...scary!!!
My prayers are with you and your family.
Glad you will be able to get back on track:)

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HEYTEACH75 6/1/2011 8:18AM

    Isn't it amazing how much worse you feel after not eating well? I ran the same loop (well except the mom part) I am glad you are both doing better and hope the Pulmonologist has some good solutions for you.

See, even if we are all falling down right now, we have learned enough to get back up. :)

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FUZZYMOTO 6/1/2011 6:25AM

    Glad to hear your not giving up and your going to work your way back into things. emoticon emoticon

I hope everything works out for your mum. emoticon

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ILOVELIFE2012 6/1/2011 1:22AM

    sounds like a lot to go through..... sending good vibes your way.

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MINAH009 5/31/2011 10:21PM

    awwwww emoticon Sorry that you had to deal with being sick and then your mum being ill. On the upside you are getting back into eating healthier and exercising and that will help make you feel better

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