For those that wondered what happened!
Monday, April 23, 2012
Sorry if this is long!!
For those that wondered what has happened to me and where did I go, it kind of started after the Miami Marathon in January 2011. After doing the three marathons in 64 days with Miami hitting the wall at mile 21, my knees were bothering me again so I started taking it easy and giving them a break. Then things started changing. We went back to Disneyworld in March I believe it was as we still had passes to the parks. Once again the Mother-in-law went to “help.” It turned into the trip from hell. But one thing we noticed was a change in Logan. For those that don’t know I have Tyler who will soon turn 5 and 2 year old boy/girl twins names Lilly and Logan that are now 2. Logan wasn’t looking at you like he use to. He still wasn’t walking but he wasn’t quite 14 months yet but was a fast crawler. Lilly was running around. Logan got sick with a stomach bug on Wednesday night, but was doing better on Thursday. We went to Epcot on Friday and then headed home afterwards. We were all worn out, Katie and I mentally from dealing with her mother who was no help, who climbed into her seat ad put her head down. She didn’t help with the kids during the drive home and was moaning. Let’s just say I wasn’t doing the speed limit just to get her mom back home as fast as possible. 20 minutes from the house she grabs a bag and starts vomiting. Great, Katie starts gagging in the front seat from the sound. We get her home and take off for home when Tyler vomits. Long story Long, I ended up being the only one that didn’t get sick and spent the night going room to room changing clothes, cribs and beds and whatever needed to be done. But Logan still didn’t act right afterwards. He wasn’t playing with the others, just by himself. We got real concerned and started really studying and everything kept looking at Autism. The Pediatrician said they don’t evaluate for that till at least age 3. We didn’t want to wait and went further on our own. In the meantime, once again the mother-in-law strikes again. Poor Logan that has all the problems including eczema is once again the victim. She decides that even though Katie has the twin’s lunch made and is bringing it to them, she will give Logan a little bit of Tyler’s peanut butter sandwich. They aren’t supposed to have peanuts till 2 years of age but I guess she feels 18 months is close enough. Sure enough he starts having an allergic reaction. Katie is trying to call me and I’m on the Interstate cutting a patient from a vehicle with the Jaws of Life. I get back with her and she had already given him an anti-histamine which is working. Thanks God it was only a very small amount of peanut butter as we had him tested and he is highly allergic to peanut butter. Anyway we have Logan tested and they won’t give the diagnosis for Autism but he is on the spectrum. Now it’s Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Physical Therapy including horse therapy. Also a Gluten Free, Dairy Free and obviously peanut free diet. He is doing better, but things point to after his MMR shot. But that is a different story. He is doing better. But then my turn. My back started hurting like a slept wrong and got worse over a couple of days. I finally got in to the Chiropractor and he says that he is positive that I have a herniated disk. He works on me for a few weeks or more and not getting much better to I go in for a MRI. Couldn’t miss seeing it if you never read an x-ray before. So I go to a neurosurgeon who informs me that he could remove the disk but doesn’t think it would help that I had it for a long time and now has started causing problems as it is severe and if it had occurred in the last couple of weeks I should have been paralyzed. Great, I love all this wonderful news. It got worse and the sciatic pain was terrible. It felt like someone had a blowtorch on my left leg and hitting me with a sledgehammer on my ankle when I walked. I went from running 26.2 miles to almost crying to walk the dog 100 yards. The Chiropractor wasn’t working well, but my neuromuscular massage was working some. Then a friend of Katie that has back problems told me about doing the Cobra yoga move. Every hour for 10 seconds three times each and you will start to feel better by day 4. Sure enough it started working. So now the back is doing better and I’m literally starting over as due to the depression of not running and everything going on with my son, I was eating horrible. Put 25 pounds back on and now couldn’t hardly run a mile straight. But I’m starting over and gradually making my come back. I will hopefully start seeing some of my friends at races again soon.
Sorry this was long, but I did warn you in the beginning. Barry