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I'm not letting my Healthy Life Style be Cauterized

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

emoticon Ugh so I had my wound cauterized today. I imaged being in a room in a patient gown with a wood burning kit. It WAS just as I imagined but the doctor was very nice and gentle and he talked me through the whole thing. He thinks he got the wound to close. Maybe one day I will post a picture of the scar but right now its too gross to post. I have a rare skin condition called hidradenitis suppurativa. It's under my left underarm. There's no cure but surgery can sometimes treat it. In some cases for some it takes it away forever. I had surgery in June but it started to come back. This time I'm treating it right away. I waited so long to have the surgery in the first place that the skin infection got into my blood stream and caused sepsis.

emoticon Moving on, I didn't let today's treatment sideline me. I didn't get to work out or meet my fitbit's 10,000 steps but I stayed within my calorie ranges and still have my motivation to keep moving forward. I am letting my body heal today. I'm in some pain and I want to tear into some chocolate and junk food. But I'm keeping my eye on the prize. I want to be healthy and the junk food isn't worth trading in my health. I have way too much fun stuff to do this month to make myself sick with food. So that's my NSV for the day: Staying on track and not binge eating to make my pain go away.
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By the way, I was disappointment to learn that burning flesh does NOT smell like Bacon.

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  • v KELLIEBEAN
    Well what's the fun of having your flesh burned if it doesn't smell like bacon??!

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    Sorry you have to deal with this but you have your head screwed on straight. You are handling it like a pro. Keep looking ahead at the prize! Huge win for you today!

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    960 days ago
  • v BESCATS
    You are doing better than I could. emoticon

    I hope you are feeling better tomorrow. What a great attitude an NSV. emoticon

    Keep up the good work !!
    960 days ago
  • v _VALEO_
    Keep this positive attitude! Great NSV!
    If only binging could stop your pain or cure you, I would say go for it.... but you're doing great by resisting and understanding that it can't be the solution. Focus on the one area that won't make you suffer more: Nutrition.
    Give your arm and your body some rest; just temporarily lower your steps, for instance. Smaller goals are great too!

    Take it easy so you can enjoy October!

    960 days ago
  • v BIGPAWSUP
    emoticon emoticon ! You got me there.

    I'm glad you are taking care of youself. That is a BIG NSV - celebrate and be proud!
    960 days ago
  • v SWEETNEEY
    Why does life happen while we are trying to lose weight. I'd prefer if everything could just stay stable and certain and then I don't have to adjust and chant - don't be distracted - stay the course. I'll have to look up your skin condition. But you did good. emoticon emoticon Your are making progress.
    961 days ago
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