Life changes so quickly.
Wednesday, November 04, 2009
I have been absent from SP for a while now, while still checking in once and a while, just not really putting my all into it. I really plan on getting back on track, life has thrown me quite a few curveballs over the past few weeks. I do need to get some sort of "normal" back.
It started when my (ex) fiance and I ended our 9 year relationship a few weeks ago, followed days later by my grandfather being admitted to ICU. That definitely took priority over any feelings I was having over losing that 9 year relationship. My grandfather was diagnoses with Multiple Myeloma and bone cancer, and it's spread way to far and fast to even attempt to treat. He's still hanging on with us, but it won't be much longer now, so I'm trying to stay strong, both for myself, and my family. I am actually staying with my parents right now, which I'm not super pleased about, but it'll help me get back on my feet right.
On top of all that, my hair started to fall out back in August, starting with a small bald spot. That turned into a softball sized bald spot right on the top of my head, with smaller spots appearing rather rapidly. Finally, after a couple of visits to my family dr, she sent me to a dermatologist, where I was told I have Alopecia Areata. Luckily with this type of Alopecia it should all grow back, but it may take a while... in the meantime, the steroid shots to the scalp are not fun, but if it works, I'll take the pain.
So unfortunately, all that has pushed my diet/fitness onto a backburner, although I did lose 18 lbs over that time. I'm sure it was stress related, and not anything I was doing, so I'm trying to think of it as the one small positive in the dark hours I've had, and hopefully I can continue on an upward path now...