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From fall 2012 to summer 2014

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

I was rereading my last blog called "Forgetting the fall of 2012" ... Actually, I could have added "Forgetting 2013". It was a terrible, terrible, terrible year... First, I was sick all year long and the doctors kept giving me all sorts of pills for depression. I didn't feel depressed but I felt extremely tired ALL the time. I worked off and on... I was barely alive...

And then after another leave of absence from work in January 2014, my mother - an 85 year old nurse- finally found what ailed me... Since summer 2012, I had been given medication for high blood pressure and in fact I had low blood pressure... Needless to say, my doctor was a bit confounded. As soon as I stopped the medication, I felt really good...

But during that awful year of 2013, my dad passed away while I was on vacation in Cuba and my partner and I separated... My mom moved to my town in June 2013 and she was extremely depressed, so she counted on me to do everything.

Really, I can go on and on... 2013 is in the past and I certainly do not want to revisit it anytime soon.

One thing I am proud of... I never stopped training with my trainer and she was extremely patient with me. She could see that I just could not do what I was able to do in the spring of 2012. Four days after stopping the medication, it was just incredible. I ran and lifted twice what I had been able to do for a year...

So my friend and I went back to Cuba in march so that we could make a fresh start.. and I think it is working!

I've been login to Sparks for 17 days in row and I think the best is yet to come!!

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  • NANCY-
    emoticon I'm glad things are turning around for you. Kudos to your mom for figuring out what was up. Sounds like 2014 is already your year!!!!
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    2503 days ago
  • TRAVELGRRL
    I can't tell you how happy I am that you are BACK! I am sorry 2013 was just so awful for you. You had soooo many terrible things happen! My father passed away as well. I hope you are back at work, you certainly sound upbeat. We still have the back half of 2014, so let's do what we can to make it the best! Welcome back!!!
    2504 days ago
  • IT_IS_NOW
    Keep going!! Yesterday is gone, never to return. emoticon
    2504 days ago
  • MSWILDROSE
    emoticon 2013 sucked for me too. Here's to 2014! emoticon
    2504 days ago
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