Friday, February 08, 2013
The past three weeks has been quite the roller coaster! I had my initial surgery on the 21st of January, spent two weeks with wires coming out of my back, and ultimately had to face the reality that the surgery failed to help. In fact, it actually made me worse in more than one way. So on the 4th of this month I had a second surgery to remove the wires, which was hands down the best decision. My doc is putting me on a few new meds and we are going to try those out for a couple of months, while I am researching another more invasive treatment. I am much more nervous about this one, because there is a much higher probability of severe side effects. The hard thing is that my options are becoming slimmer and slimmer, so basically we have to try these things, unless a miracle happens. Sigh. Nerves and prayers.
On a good note, my Mom and I are both settling back in on the weight loss bandwagon. I am really happy that she is wanting to do it with me, because I would love for us to get healthier and lighter together! Thanks to two weeks of the January Jumpstart and not going overboard during my downtime with the surgery, I have managed to lose and maintain the loss of 7lbs. which is a pretty dang fantastic start, if I do say so myself. I am personally still so incredibly determined to lose this weight, partly because I know that there is probably going to be a lot more surgery in my future, partly just to be as healthy as I possibly can, and partly because I turn 25 years old in a week and I am just ready.
Right now I am kind of using my doctor appointments as goals and my next one (different doctor) is the 20th of March, which is just a little under six weeks away. My goal is to lose 10 lbs by that day and also to restart and finish the January Jumpstart. I plan to take full advantage of this space between doctor appointments and this time while I am not working. This is something that I want and I am going to get there!
Keep me accountable people! We will get there, one day at a time!
As always, your prayers are appreciated!