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I'm not letting my Healthy Life Style be Cauterized

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

emoticon Ugh so I had my wound cauterized today. I imaged being in a room in a patient gown with a wood burning kit. It WAS just as I imagined but the doctor was very nice and gentle and he talked me through the whole thing. He thinks he got the wound to close. Maybe one day I will post a picture of the scar but right now its too gross to post. I have a rare skin condition called hidradenitis suppurativa. It's under my left underarm. There's no cure but surgery can sometimes treat it. In some cases for some it takes it away forever. I had surgery in June but it started to come back. This time I'm treating it right away. I waited so long to have the surgery in the first place that the skin infection got into my blood stream and caused sepsis.

emoticon Moving on, I didn't let today's treatment sideline me. I didn't get to work out or meet my fitbit's 10,000 steps but I stayed within my calorie ranges and still have my motivation to keep moving forward. I am letting my body heal today. I'm in some pain and I want to tear into some chocolate and junk food. But I'm keeping my eye on the prize. I want to be healthy and the junk food isn't worth trading in my health. I have way too much fun stuff to do this month to make myself sick with food. So that's my NSV for the day: Staying on track and not binge eating to make my pain go away.

By the way, I was disappointment to learn that burning flesh does NOT smell like Bacon.

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    Well what's the fun of having your flesh burned if it doesn't smell like bacon??!


    Sorry you have to deal with this but you have your head screwed on straight. You are handling it like a pro. Keep looking ahead at the prize! Huge win for you today!

    1717 days ago
    You are doing better than I could. emoticon

    I hope you are feeling better tomorrow. What a great attitude an NSV. emoticon

    Keep up the good work !!
    1717 days ago
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    Keep this positive attitude! Great NSV!
    If only binging could stop your pain or cure you, I would say go for it.... but you're doing great by resisting and understanding that it can't be the solution. Focus on the one area that won't make you suffer more: Nutrition.
    Give your arm and your body some rest; just temporarily lower your steps, for instance. Smaller goals are great too!

    Take it easy so you can enjoy October!

    1717 days ago
    emoticon emoticon ! You got me there.

    I'm glad you are taking care of youself. That is a BIG NSV - celebrate and be proud!
    1717 days ago
    Why does life happen while we are trying to lose weight. I'd prefer if everything could just stay stable and certain and then I don't have to adjust and chant - don't be distracted - stay the course. I'll have to look up your skin condition. But you did good. emoticon emoticon Your are making progress.
    1717 days ago
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