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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Today I weighed and saw no movement on the scale. I am not surprised. Due to illness, I have not exercised consistently, a little bit here and there.
Last month I had some dental work done and it caused an infection. I walked around in pain for several weeks and finally went back in and they prescribed pain killers and antibiotic. They told me they would have to root canal the tooth now or pull it. They want six hundred dollars for the root canal but the extraction would be free. I guess my insurance thinks I am too old to spend the money. They said I could try and see if the antibiotic would clear it up, but It has been a week now and when the pain killers wear off I am in pain. Normally I would just keep waiting, but I learned something recently. My healthy journey is about a lot more than just my weight. For me to lose weight, I have to have my health in a good place. Allergies, infection, teeth, hormones, mental health, they all impact my weight. I want everything to be instantaneous but in reality, this is a process. Today I learned it starts with me.

I called my doctor and will be going in tomorrow for her to look at the infection. I also have been putting off a bunch of blood work that will get done tomorrow. I am so busy taking care of everything else. Time to make myself a priority and undue some neglect damage.

Yesterday, I had my ultrasound and they told me what I already knew, I have cysts. On a great note I will not have to have a hysterectomy, but I may need hormone therapy, we will see. Either way, I think I am ready to face all this and move on with my life. My little guy started working with his teacher today, and it went great. Pretty soon I may have some time on my hands and can go back to work. Husband has a very important job interview tomorrow. Good thoughts needed.
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    You are absolutely right -- health is about more than size or weight. Mental health is a major factor. Stay strong, find peace and best of wishes to you and your family. I hope your husband's job interview goes well! emoticon
    1421 days ago
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