Looooooooooong time no see. But Im back!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

I have been OFF the wagon for far too long. So I am checking in and letting you all know I will be on here on a regular basis from now on. Here is what Ive been up to.

I havent been working out. But have some other stuff going on. At the end of November my left ear closed up on me and I went to the ENT Dr. I thought it just needed cleaned out. So he had me do ear drops for a week. I did that and went back the following week. After looking into it farther he discovered that I have Cholesteatoma (which is skin growing in my ear, eating away the bone). And the only way to get it out is through surgery. He then referred me to his colleague who does surgeries. I met with the surgeon and he suggested I get a CT Scan to see how far along it is. Had the scan done and went back to the surgeon and he said it is very slow growing so................if I wanted I could see about getting a hearing aid for my right ear before having surgery on the other ear (since I can hardly hear out of right ear). I met with his audiologist and it was going to cost me $2000 for one hearing aid. And hearing that, I knew it would take a long time to come up with that money. So I did some investigating and found a Vocational and Rehabilitation center to see if they could help with the cost. After I met with the counselor she said I would qualify to get a hearing aid for FREE. After two dr visits, I should be getting my hearing aid within the next two weeks. I am VERY happy about this.

I have been working two jobs. Still at my fulltime job and working part time in a grocery store as a cashier. It is not bad. I work 3-4 days a week there including Sat. I have Sundays off.

My full time job has moved to a new location. Its an extra ten minutes on my commute. So my commute is now 25 mins. YIKES! The office space is smaller and more cramped. But there is a plus to this...........WE. HAVE. A. GYM. And it has 24 hr access and FREE. I have not checked it out yet, but I heard it is nice.

Ive been sick since Sunday. I left work early on Monday and took off on Tuesday. Im back to work today but Im still not 100%.
Tomorrow I am going to check out the gym with a co worker and see what equipment they have. Then once I feel better I will be able to work out on days I dont go to my other job. Plus I can workout on Saturdays whenever I get out of working 2nd job and was also thinking I could probably do an early Sunday morning workouts too.

I am scheduled to go to my other job tonight but not sure if I will be feeling up to it. SO I might call off tonight.

I have been trying to eat better and limit my sweets and I think I have been doing pretty good.
I have NOT weighed myself in AGES so Im not sure where Im at, but I know I have gained. And that doesnt feel good.

I am just super excited that my job has a gym and I have 24/7 access to it.

How is eveyone doing??? Ive missed you guys.
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    2167 days ago
    Hey doll! WE MISSED YOU!!!!!
    So sorry to hear about your ear problems, good luck with that. Happy you were able to find a facility that could help you out.

    Nothing beats FREE right? emoticon I am so happy that your full time job location has a gym for you to use that is great, and great way for you to get back on track.

    GOOD LUCK DOLL. emoticon
    2168 days ago
    Whew....I'm sorry about your ear. Glad you can get a hearing aid soon, t hough.
    Busy girl!!
    I wish my commute was ONLY 25 minutes. A gym is a great perk!
    Feel better soon!!
    2168 days ago
    So sorry to hear about your ear but happy you found out early enough to get it fixed. Don't feel too bad about falling off the wagon. I too have fallen and it's so hard to get back on a healthy program with no time to plan and prepare exercise and meals. But you are back and that is the great thing! I missed my buddy. I was a way too. Almost a year and it feels so good to be back. Please check in once a week at least if you can. I want to make sure you are doing well! emoticon emoticon
    2168 days ago
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