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Friday, June 27, 2014

The saga began last Friday. I left work early with a slight cough. I didn’t feel too bad, just didn’t want to be in close proximity to my co-workers in a quiet environment like that. I took work home and dug in. An hour later…. THE SNEEZE. You know the one, the one that immediately tells you it’s gonna be a bad day.

It was all downhill from there. I sat up all night with tissue after tissue, eyes tearing, coughing worse, no sleep to be had. Knowing there would be no way I’d get to see my doc on a Saturday, I went to a nearby immediate care clinic. After a quick check of my ears, nose, throat and chest, the nurse practioner diagnosed me with “allergic rhinitis (hayfever)”. She instructed me to take an over-the-counter allergy med, run the humidifier, lots of fluids and that will be $80. SERIOUSLY?!

Sunday was worse, Monday was awful and I can’t begin to tell you the amount of crap I ate. I should be a walking Coke can with a tostitos skirt, Oreo shoes and a pizza purse. That’s how I get with any type of head cold symptoms. This was also the day the 30-day plank challenge ended. I worked up to a 2 ½ minute plank. Whodathunkit?!

Tuesday I was feeling so-so enough to go back to work to avoid falling further behind in my projects. I had to be off Wednesday to take my dad to the VA for his hearing aids. YAY! I was so happy for him. You should have seen his face when we walked outside. Best part of my week!

Wednesday afternoon I got to see my doctor who was shocked that I was diagnosed with hay fever which doesn’t start till August. He prescribed Z-pac (five day antibiotic that works for ten days) for a sinus infection.

Today is Friday and I’m just now starting to feel normal. I stepped on the scale yesterday to see what condition my condition was in and found I have gained three pounds, putting me over my goal weight for the first time in over a year and a half. I am a Sparker and Sparkers do not stress over a number on a scale, we focus on healthy eating and activity and that’s what I’m doing.

Yesterday I registered for a dog-walking challenge on my MapMyFitness app. I walk my lab every day, twice on the weekends so that will be easy. Will I wait for July 1st to start my planks again? Oh nay nay. I did a 1-minute plank last night. Funny how hard that used to be but how easy it felt last night after trembling through a 2 ½ minute plank!

Yesterday I pulled four tomatoes from my tomato plant. YAY! A nice caprese salad is calling my name after work. A great end to a lousy week.

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  • EJB2801
    I'm going to express a little ire on your behalf...can you believe that ridiculous assessment that you had hayfever? Although...timothy grasses and such do pollinate this time of year, but the usual culprit is ragweed in August. Allergy or not, once the bacteria move in, you need to zap them!

    I hope you enjoyed your lovely fresh tomato salad. Mmmmm!

    Great news for your Dad, too. VA told my father they did not provide these. What a difference it would have made when he needed to hear important medical information and make decisions! But I have digressed from belated huff over the "There, there, now" approach to the misery of sinus infections.
    1289 days ago
    Keep up the amazing work. I'm going to have to look into the plank challenge.
    1297 days ago
    Glad you are feeling better! Sounds like you are doing GREAT getting right back on track. I'm up FIVE pounds but like you, I'm not stressing, I'm just getting back to what works!!! Way to go on the planks!!!
    1298 days ago
    And that is why I always say "No thanks. I'll wait until my doctor is available". Glad you are Rock n Rollen again!
    1299 days ago
  • SUGAR0814
    emoticon glad you are back on track!! emoticon
    1299 days ago
    I'm glad you are feeling better.
    1299 days ago
    What a week, and I'm glad it's ending on a tasty note! You are the queen of planks, my dear! emoticon
    1299 days ago
    So glad you're feeling better! Sinus infections are the pits. The antibiotics are almost as bad, but not quite. ;) Good Job on the plank challenge!
    1299 days ago
    glad you're feeling better emoticon
    1299 days ago
    Oh, I want to do the dog walking challenge with you! How do I find it? I'm on Map My Fitness, but I don't use it much. Send me your username and I'll try to find you so we can dog walk challenge together. I walk Jasper every day too, sometimes twice.

    There is nothing in the world better than a fresh tomato, fresh from the vine. Enjoy!

    And I'm glad you're feeling better. I had the same thing two weeks ago...
    1299 days ago
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