Wednesday, February 26, 2014
It's been a crazy couple of months. It seems like I jump one hurdle and then another, taller one comes my way.
I have really had to fight and overcome the January and February and despite my obstacles THIS Spark gal is going to continue fighting!
It started in late December; the debilitating migraine headaches that lasted for over two weeks which spilled into the new year and then lasted on and off throughout the month. Despite them, I joined the DBTFG monthly fitness minutes challenge. It was difficult to get minutes in and even though the first 3 weeks in January I didn't hit goal I still kept on going. Instead of throwing in the towel I made it my goal to beat each prior week's minutes that I was able to squeeze in. Finally that last week in January I DID IT. I REACHED MY FITNESS MINUTES GOAL and was able to help my team! Boy was I elated and even more pumped up for this month's challenge.
Well February 2nd came and I went to the YMCA that day and got in my water PT exercises. I got in 35 minutes and was stoked. I went into the locker room to change. While changing I lost my balance and before I knew what was happening I fell onto the floor...OOF landing on my right hand putting almost 100% of my weight on it. UGH the pain. I ended up at Urgent care and found to my dismay that I had a tiny fracture in my hand and that I would be in a splint for this month and a couple more weeks. I started to feel my confidence deflate. I had so wanted to get in my minutes and help my team. Mostly those first few days I had to rest. A couple days later I felt brave enough to go walking so I put my battery back into my beloved fitbit and got moving. While I wasn't getting in my goal minutes I was feeling better about myself. I was fighting and the fight was going ok and then BOOM BANG Ouch...I Fell again. (tripped over my big feet) This time I sprained my left knee and hurt my hand again...this time just causing more bruising; not another fracture.
Once again more rest was needed and my spirits started to fall; still I kept myself into the challenge and squeaked out what minutes I could. The knee has pretty much healed and I am so grateful and my hand is doing well enough that I am not having to stay stuck in the splint. I am back again fighting to get my minutes in. Last week I met my minutes and was able to help my DG team! LOVE U GALS!!!
So here we are at week 4 and suddenly my fibro pain is back and my stomach is queasy. Just as my momentum was up, it's trying to decline. I am getting tired of this pattern, but as tired as I may be I REFUSE TO GIVE UP!! I will rest and when I feel a little more stronger I will fight to get some more minutes in. I can do this. I have had so much support from my friends and my team mates. I am proud to be a DONE GIRL!! I am ever so grateful for the support. Now off for another nap, so that I can get my fight back!!
March is coming soon and once again I am joining the fitness minutes challenge. I am praying I can continue to heal and fight like a champ!