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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

So I took a break from triathlon training on Sunday. My partner George encouraged me to give my muscles a break and I too thought it was a good idea. So Monday (yesterday) I finally went to the natropath for my foggy head and fatigue. She thought that I might have Lyme, took some blood, and gave me a large orange container with a handle to conduct a heavy metals test the following day (today). I went home from the Natropath a bit bummed. I don't know about you but I always want the doctor to tell me I am in great shape and to keep up the good work, or if need tell me to increase my vitamin x, and I will see the results I am looking for. A chronic illness, not really what I was looking for. I went home a bit bummed and didn't manage to tackle any of my fitness plan. I moped in bed.

Well today I started the heavy metals test by taking some pills, drinking an enormous amount of water and collecting my pee. This went on for 6 hours. At the end of it, I think the pills went to my head and conked me out. I woke up foggy and slugglish, like I had been feeling weeks earlier. I decided to sign off for today as well. It was ruined right?


Right before I was going to sign off and feel sorry for myself and than probably deliver some self abuse for not taking care of myself, I put on my swim suit and headed to the gym. It was way better than I thought it would be. I was super strong and had an awesome work out. I can't believe I almost convinced myself not to go. Lesson to self. Lesson learned.
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    You are amazing. Don't let this Lyme thing get you down - especially since they haven't said for sure that - that is what it is.

    I'm not a big fan of Dr's telling people what they "think" before they have proof - just because people by nature tend to believe the worse...and that's not good.

    Besides Lyme disease isn't an "end all"...take your grandmother for instance. She has had Lyme disease for one point she had it pretty bad too. But she never left it hold her back. Your brother just spent last weekend with her - and she kicked his butt. He said she works from before sun up to sun down and then some.

    I love you Rebecka!!! I'm glad you went to the gym!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2964 days ago
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