Sunday, October 27, 2013
I have been following my diet plan since starting my new healthy habits since the beginning of September. I have not been able to get my stamina up like I would like but have been plugging away. A couple weeks ago I was feeling awful with all over body aches and swollen glands. I went to my doctor and got some shots for infection. I was down for about a week and was not able to really exercise. Last Sunday I started having the worst stomach pain in my lower left side. I did manage my Zumba class but it was very hard to get through it. As the week went on I was not able to go back to the gym and finally went back to my doctor. She ordered an ultrasound then and emergency CT scan. It turns out that I have diverticulitis. I have pockets in my colon that food particles got trapped in that have become inflamed and infected. It is such a painful condition and can be dangerous if not treated properly. I was put on a liquid diet for 3 days then have to go on soft solids. After that I have to completely revamp my diet. No seeds, nuts or popcorn. Also I have to stick with high fiber foods and be aware of anything that causes stomach issues as I reintroduce foods to my diet. I have been a bit depressed as the pain has been really knocking me out. I am going to keep plugging away and hope I have the strength to go to the gym tomorrow. It is hard as I have no energy from not being able to eat but I am going to try.