I received the nicest spark goodie today and it made me feel so guilty that I do not really update like I should. I think the problem is my weight loss has mostly been non existent and then all I do is come here and ramble about my fan girl stories and I feel guilty LOL. I also figure no one really cares... which sounds TERRIBLE and I am not fishing for "we care about you comments"... It is just why it's not on my radar I guess. But then I love seeing how you are all doing and I do log into Spark quite a bit and look through my friend feed.
I guess I never blogged about my mystery health issues but since the end of January my right arm/hand leg/foot have been swollen. No one can give me any answers. It progressed into tingling, numbness and shooting nerve pain. The nerve pain has gone away the numbness comes and go and the swelling is constant. Through begging I have had a nerve conduction test, an mri of my brain and top of my spine and a CT scan. The MRI showed a small fatty mass in my brain which is benign and they believe I have had it since birth... let's hope they are right LOL. It also showed sinus issues and 3 bulging discs out of the 6 they checked in my spine. Possibly from my car accident last year. Sadly they have come up with nothing as to why my body is swollen and messed up. I have also had some stabbing head pain, and some chest tightness/pressure (went to the ER for that they said i'm "fine"). I'm sick of being told I'm fine when I know I'm not fine, I am sick of them blaming this swelling on my rheumatoid arthritis when my rheumatologist said it isn't. I am changing my insurance in October for the new year through work because I am sick of the games.
In the mean time I have started losing weight again, I was as high as 241 at the beginning of this year and then again a couple weeks ago and I am down to 234. I may not be able to get any answers but I sure can do my best to get healthy in the ways I am capable of (losing weight).
As for my fabulous fan girl stalker life I have been stalking extra because these health problems really freak me out. I am not trying to be morbid but it kind of showed me that we never know what might happen, what if my mobility were to be compromised? (From this or for any other reason). I know there are people with mobility issues living their best lives and nothing could stop me from that but physically being able to do all my stalking by myself is the reason I am able to go all these places.
This year alone I have...
Seen Lady Antebellum in Vegas.
Seen Carrie Underwood in Vegas and Bakersfield.
I flew to Phoenix and New Mexico for back to back concerts for Luke Bryan. I won meet and greet for the phoenix show and it was 112 degrees but at least it was a dry heat LOL! It was a blast as was my New Mexico show... that is the first time I've gotten on a plane 3 days in a row.. I usually do ones where I can just drive to the next concert LOL!
The meet and greet was amazing.. I printed out my photo from the first time I met him. We were in line waiting for him and they said to have your thing you wanted signed out because he would walk the line and do autographs first then photos. I had mine ready and when he got to me I said "Can you put Steph on there? S-t-e-p-h" and he did it and then he started signing his name... as he did that I said this is my 26th concert and you are my absolute favorite... I think he said thank you but I can't be sure, that is when he wrote a heart u! on my photo, and that is where I lost it. I was hormonal if you catch my drift but I said "awwwww I really just love you and I'm gonna cryyyyyyyyy". (Only the repeat fans and the most adorable get the heart u written on their autograph LOL). He started fanning my eyes with both hands and was like "don't cry don't cry... well you can cry now but not for the picture". I laughed and said I'm already sweaty and he looked at me and laughed. It was such a cute interaction and I know people who have met him tons of times and either don't really try to talk to him or get too flustered... so they are all jealous of my adorable interaction... what can I say, I am adorable LOL!!
I have so much more planned this year... next month I am going to Alabama to see Luke, he has two shows in one place. August I am road tripping in California (where I'm from) for 3 shows and a pit stop at Morro Bay just to look around. September I am taking my dad (locally) to see Carrie Underwood, he loves her but has never seen her live. October is the big trip, I am going to Memphis to see Luke and then my dad and I are doing a week in Nashville and it's going to be amazing! We are doing the WORKS! Front row at The Grand Ole Opry, an Opry tour, country hall of fame tour, wax museum (for wax luke bryan), Luke's new Bar, the Parthenon etc. It will definitely be the trip of a life time.
I really hope I am feeling better by then and if my swelling can't go away at least hopefully I can be lighter and be more active because I really want my body to be able to do all the things my mind wants to do.
I guess that's all for now and hope I have more weight loss stuff to report!
If you have read this far you are a gem LOL!!
Here's the pics from the meet and greet. At the end of this year I will have seen him 33 times in 11 different states... 4 new states this year. Trying to see him in as many new states as possible before we are both too old for this LOL.