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1/15/13 12:54 A

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Bad news on the illness - hope you're feeling even better as I write this!

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1/14/13 6:42 P

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Thanks guys. Things actually seem much better this evening - not 100% but not nearly as dire as they were at 4:00 a.m.
There has been some improvement, so that's good. I tried solid food tonight for the first time in over 24 hours and that seems to have gone ok so far. Sticking with the Immodium for another day. Maybe the distress will lessen even more by tomorrow. /fingers crossed

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1/14/13 3:32 P

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Oh crap, that really stinks Sematary!
(ok, I thought a bit of humor might help you.) Please take care of yourself!

Edited by: SALTYCHOCOLATE at: 1/14/2013 (15:32)
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1/14/13 9:05 A

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I hope the doctor will be able to calm your mind once you can get there and it sounds like getting to a doctor should be just as big a priority as exercising right now. Who knows....perhaps it isn't what you found but something else not so severe.

If it is, I agree... please rest. A couple weeks of downtime for the exercise is nothing if you keep exercises and stressing your body so it can't heal properly and then you end up with something else.

Congrats on the new job as well.

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1/14/13 7:24 A

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I don't want to scare you ....

But that chain of events was what happened during my last winter as a lardass. In February 2008 I was at 250. I got the flu, which caused an ear infection which was treated with antibiotics which killed my flora and cause six weeks of chronic diarrhea. SIX WEEKS. During that spell, I went to London for 10 days. I was able to finagle a seat right next to the men's room

I was still in distress when I returned AND I developed a cold and an infected tooth which required a root canal. And you guessed it, more antibiotics.

By the time I was better, I had only dropped about 10 pounds. And that was when, on 19 April 2008, She(WMBO) put a foot in my butt and told me "Get up, Get dressed, we're going to Weight Watchers."

The moral of the tale: take care of yourself, don't push too hard, get better, get well. Give you body the time and rest it needs to fight off the anti-infection (best word I can come up with) that is causing the gastric distress.

Even at its worst it's only a few weeks out of your life. Take a break. As long as you are champing at the bit to go, you really haven't fallen out of training.

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1/14/13 6:01 A

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So, as many of you might remember, I had a cold that kicked up a couple weeks back which in
turn on New Years day turned into a massive inflammatory respone that sent my asthma into overdrive. That was only the beginning.
On that day I went to the urgent care and the doctor prescribed me an antibiotic and prednizone. Within 5 days I noticed some differences in my, um, bowel responses (shall we say). I didn't think much of it. I know that antibiotics can destroy the good bacteria and cause some issues - needless to say, the last week of running I did was shall we say, interesting?
The gastric distress became MUCH worse Saturday into Sunday. I probably should have gone back to the doctors office yesterday and had this diagnosed but you can't change the past. I start a new job this morning and the trip to the doctor will have to wait until after I get out of work but a little research on my part with Webmd turned up an interesting diagnosis which REALLY ticks me off, because the problem is CAUSED by antibiotics and the solution is a DIFFERENT antibiotic which targets the organism that the first antibiotic allowed to attack my system. It's called Clostridium Difficile Colitis and involves (amongst other things) severe cramping and diarrhea. It also involves blood. I'm NOT a happy camper. I really should have gone to the doctor yesterday but I figured I'd give Immodium a shot (not realizing how severe this was becoming). The sad part is, I feel really good - except for this. And (of course) I haven't been able to eat anything solid since early yesterday since every time I try it sets off cramps. So..... BLAH. So much for running after work tonight and I'm really hoping that it will ONLY be tonight. I really wish the doctor had warned me about possible side effects of the antibiotics so I could have recognized what was going on earlier and put a stop to it before it got this bad..... :-(

Nothing happens unless first a dream.
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"Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go." – T.S. Eliot

“Do or do not... there is no try.”
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“Where does the power come from to see the race to its end? From within."
”Chariots of Fire (1981) – Eric Liddell (Ian Charleson)

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