Wednesday, April 18, 2012
So today is day 18 of my 24 Day Challenge.
Sunday I experinced some pretty intense stomach pain and went home from work to groan it out. I tried a lot of things to make it better, but ultimately my husband gave me some vinegar water that took the pain almost completely away. Monday I felt very strange at work and left early to go lie down. As the night went on the pain in my stomach grew more intense and then spread to my chest making it really hard to breathe. It took a lot but I finally wok eup my husband and we went to the ER. They gave me pain meds and something to numb the GI tract. They took tests and nothing serious presented but they told me to follow up with my doctor.
I went home yesterday to sleep off the pain pills and try and recover. They gave me a Rx for the pain but its not something I can drive on (so I probably shouldn't work on it either) and something to help control the acid in my stomach. Today I feel a lot like I did on Monday--a little light headed, dizzy, my fingers and limbs feel funny, and my stomach hurts a bit. No one thinks that the challenge has much to do with it, especially since its been such a clean diet.
I wasn't going to weigh in until the end of the challenge, but my husband has been really curious about the progress and so on Sunday he blindfolded me and looked to see where I was. When we were checking into the ER they asked how much I weigh and I had him tell them in case it changed the dosage of medications or how much enzymes should be present. It turns out I've lost 9.5 pounds since I started the challege. Today I weighed in at 142 (as I write this I can't honestly remember whether it was 141 or 142! My brain is broken now too! what a mess!) Either way, that is pretty great progress of 18 days. My husband was getting frustrated too because he had stopped seeing progress but dropped another 2 lbs! We're both pretty excited about where we are going.
There have been days when its been really hard. Usually when we would normally be eating out socially and we are staying in and eating on the plan, but we are both excited about the way we are looking and are looking foward to reaching our goals and finding balance with the things we love.
The doctor said to stay on a pretty bland diet for a while, which considering what we were doing isn't really a stretch. I'm hoping to really start to feel better soon, but its nice to start getting my rewards for making it this far. I need to see a doctor soon, because my job doesn't smile much on being human. : / eek.