Phosphorylase B Kinase Deficiency
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
How's that for a mouthful?! That's something you may not know about me; I don't really talk about it. It's a basically benign disease that is autosomal recessive. Well, I'm paraphrasing the doctor. What that really means is this is a recessive disease I was born with and it isn't hazardous to my health. Basically, the only problem I have is pain. I can overexert myself in record time compared to other people. My muscles just crap out before a typical person without this disease, and I have to stop and rest. If I stop in time, I can recover fairly quickly and resume my activities. However, if I do not, my entire body becomes one giant muscle cramp. It even hurts to breathe! My chest hurts, along with every other muscle in my body, and I am in pain for several hours. I pretty much just have to take too much ibuprofen that doesn't even work and lay down and wait until the pain goes away. I can't even sleep, because it hurts! It's all right now, though. I automatically limit myself like I know I need to (and per my physician's instructions) nearly all the time. However, I've been pushing myself a little too hard during the January Jumpstart Challenge. I thought I'd be okay just doing it for four weeks, but I'm near the end and my muscles are launching a full protest! It's been too much for too long. Additionally, my best friends (they're married with children) are moving. Of course, I'm helping! I had a few drinks before I helped them-I wasn't driving, just loading and unloading. I guess I didn't realize how hard I was working until it was too late, and I'm blaming the vodka! We almost had finished unloading everything when it hit me all at once. Ouch!! I wimped out, but at least I helped some. I'm going to have to take a break from challenges during February. I had already planned to; I knew this was coming. I just was hoping I was wrong!
I'm happy I've stuck with this challenge, and I'm going to finish it if it kills me!! Not really, it won't. The worst thing that will happen is I'll be on the couch for four hours in agony. Big whoop. I love the muscles that are starting to pop out too much to let that stop me! The other day I was getting dressed and noticed I now have some beefy biceps!
I'm seeing some tone in my abs, too. Fantastic! It's almost over, I can do it!! I am doing it! I will do it!!