Day 365: One year and a ridiculous hurdle

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Well, I had wanted to write a victory blog for my one year blog. However. things haven't been so good here in my world.

Last Thursday I had to go to the hospital - I had to go in about three weeks ago for PVD, partial vitreous detachment. What it is is when the gel in your eye on top of your retina detaches. Not a big deal and nothing you can really do about t. the problem is, that it can be a precursor to retinal detachment.

And, last thursday my retina did detach.

Surgery was on Saturday.

Well, here I am. In bed for the fifth consecutive day. The first four days I spent in bed only allowed to look down. No I can lay with my head at an angle; but I'm still not allowed to do anything more difficult than a "strenuous poop."

Yes, that is my work threshold.

Humorous, but ridiculous.

So, I had to cancel my hike this saturday - I got half my deposit back. Now I'm just hoping to be able to get back to training a couple of weeks before the Triathlon. Then it's full speed ahead for Steamtown training.

I'm just praying that I'm able to start running again soon.

So far I haven't gained a crazy amount of weight. I just have to pay attention to what I'm eating. Really, what I eat is about all I can control.

So, fingers crossed, sparklers!

(Please forgive any typos - I typed most of this with my eyes closed. Yeah, I'm not supposed to be reading, either...)

Now, get out there and do something active for me!
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    get well soon
    2313 days ago
    I hope you get better soon, take care of yourself and I am sure you will be back to running soon. emoticon
    2314 days ago
    My god, that is crazy!! What even causes that, I wonder? Surely not the strenuous poop. D: I'm slightly horrified that something like that can spring ip so quickly. I am thankful that you received prompt medical treat,ent, though, and I wish you a speedy recovery! Somehow, you seem more worried about your weight than any permanent vision damage, so you are either a little nutter butters, or it isn't that serious! Get we'll soon, and don't read this until you are allowed to. :P. in fact, if you are reading this now and you aren't supposed to look at monitors yet, shame on you! Go find someone to read the Internet to you!
    2315 days ago
    Aw I'm sorry. Hope you're all better and back up to speed soon!
    2315 days ago
    You don't need to be reading - BUT
    KNOW my heart and thoughts are with you for a full and speedy recovery
    It is HARD to kick back and HARDER to accept restrictions - but the most IMPORTANT thing is that you do whatever is necessary to get yourself totally healed up. All the rest, weight loss included - CAN WAIT. Your health and wellness are PARAMOUNT! Be good to yourself and know we support you 110%.
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    2315 days ago
    you shouldn't even be reading this :-p but I'm sending some super good juju your way, that's crazy and not fun at all - I really really hope all the best for your powers of sight. the training will happen, but sight.... damn, I can't imagine.
    2315 days ago
    Oh sweetie!!! I hope you feel better soon!!! I am getting out there to walk at noon and will add a few steps for you! Restrictions are sooooo hard to deal with because they are just that - restrictions. Ugh! Hopefully they will be lifted soon and you will be back on your feet doing what you love. Take care!

    2315 days ago
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