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The Start Of It All

Saturday, December 29, 2012

I have always been an active person and have always been thin. I love to hike, ride bikes, boating, walking, jogging and just like to explore new things.

In 2006 I suffered my first back injury. It was in August, when I stood up and turned I felt and heard a pop in my back. I did not think anything of it at the time because I did not feel any pain. Three days later I am in pain and can barely walk. I go to a specialist and get an MRI. The test reveals that my L-5 disc has herniated to the left.

Ok, so now what do I do?

Physical therapy begins. After 3 months I start to feel better.
From this point I try to stay active but I can't do what I use to and I am very upset. I can't walk long distance or jog like before.

The weight begins to build. I can't workout or do any activities without pain. I gained about 5 lbs in a few months. So I change my diet and keep trying to workout.

By the time 2010 arrives I've gained 30 some lbs and I am very sad, mad, depressed and still can't workout like I want too to lose this weight.

May 2010 I suffer yet another back injury, this time it is way worse and a whole lot more pain. I can not walk! The MRI shows L-4 and L-5 have ruptured. I tried 3 epidurals, cortisone shots with no luck. I go for a discogram and cat scan to find that those discs that ruptured are leaking. All I know is that my low back where the dimples are, is swollen and hurts to touch and move.

Oh great!!! Now I will never lose this weight and get back to myself!! Damn damn damn!!! I am so frustrated!!!

I still try to workout and I have learned alot through reading on how to recover. So I put a new plan in place with what I have learned. I start losing agian and by the time August 2012 comes I lose 20 lbs. YAY!! Feeling better! I am making great progress with being able to workout again and slowly have increased walking and I am able to do a light jog.

In September I notice I am not losing and I am feeling funny. Funny like I am in a fog or something like an allergy fog. I go to the dr for blood work.

September 2012 I am diagnosed with hypothyroidism! You got to be kidding me!! Now my weight is not moving. I am put on meds and feel no different see no difference and figure it's not working...just my luck!

Now I wait to see a endo dr on Jan 10, 2013. As i wait I still try to do what i have been but of course I am gaining weight again....is there no end!!! So now I am back to be frustrated, mad and sad all at the same time. But I am dealing with it and trying to stay positive.

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