Each Time I Begin ...

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

. . . a health problem is found. This time they think something might be wrong with my stomach and/or esphogus. So on December 24th, 2009, I am scheduled to have an endoscopy. An endoscopy is where a camera is put into your throat to your stomach area to look for abnormalities. I'm worried and my diet has gone to the birds. I haven't exercised because of extreme fatigue.

Has anyone else made the choice to lose weight (and was doing well) and then you discover some health issue that interferes with what you are trying to do? It has been this way since I lost 200 pounds between 2004 and 2007. When I went from 400 pounds to 200 pounds, health issues popped up. Sometimes I wonder if I am ever going to be healthy and able to resume losing weight.

Of the 10 pounds I had lost since August, I have gained 9.4 pounds back. I'm disappointed. Not in my will to lose weight but my bodies ability to stay healthy while doing it.

This is why I haven't been logging. I've missed everyone, the forums, and my SparkFriends. I hope to be able to get back on track health-wise.

Concerned Yet Hopeful,
Lea Ann
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  • LAH2010
    Thank you so much Pixie, FoundAgain1, and Minniegram! Your words have uplifted me! I've been thinking about getting back on the diet foods and begin exercising after the results of the endoscopy come in. Y'all are right ... patience is what exercise I need to be doing. lol Maybe by losing the weight the health issues were found sooner, which is a good thing.

    God bless y'all for the bright light you've just brought into my day. You are all in my prayers as well.

    Happy Thanksgiving with many blessings! emoticon
    3066 days ago
    Stay hopeful, Lea Ann! You have come so far, this is just a temporary set back. You will be in my prayers.
    3068 days ago
    I don't think this is that unusual a problem. Have you ever seen pictures of a woman who has lost a ton of weight but it makes her look 20 years older? Well, this is the same principal. These health issues would most likely have shown up sooner if you hadn't lost the weight. Should anything be seriously wrong, you are now at a much better weight to handle it. I need surgery but they won't do it on me because of my weight. And that
    test you're having. When I heard I had to have that, I pictured a garden hose being shoved down my throat with me gaging all the while. Shoot! I didn't remember a thing. I didn't even have a sore throat afterwards. Piece of cake. I pray it goes well for you too.
    3068 days ago
    You have the right idea with "hopeful!" Life is like that! You get going and something happens. So we learn patience, work on having vision. And we adapt. We figure out how to keep growing in the mist of our challenge. Trying to figure out what is good about it and be grateful helps me a lot! Amazing change of attitude. I went through landing in the hospital, having my heart stop and my health go to pot and then getting fired on top of it because I was sick! I couldn't exercise, and I lost my income! I looked for the good! And you know what I found something to feel great about. I have spent a lot of time being around my children and grandchildren. I had 3 born this year. If I had been working I couldn't have been around to enjoy them and to help. It's been a year and now I am back trying to exercise and regain my health. Only I have learn so much in the journey. My heart is with you. God bless!
    3068 days ago
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