Two days later weigh day yaaaaaay!

Yeah, no idea.

So, my 2 am rant Thursday morning was my last post. Friday should have been a post about my weigh in, but seeing as I was in a bunch of pain, I completely forgot.

See, I was pretty drugged up for most of Thursday and Friday. I was taking allergy pills to control … something? I don’t even remember  anymore. I do remember reading that it’s good for ear infection pain, so I was trying to control that. I had been taking ear drops for more pain. Lots of ibuprofen and naproxen. It was a crazy 2 days.

Thursday, the abscess in my throat popped. If you’ve never tasted infection, I don’t suggest ever doing it. It’s gross. Terribly gross. So gross that I went on Twitter and Facebook and hilariously bitched about it. So gross. *gag* I was exhausted Thursday. I got to sleep shortly after my blog, and woke up in severe pain 3 hours later. I stayed up until noon, was completely out of it, talked with the parents about going to the clinic to get checked, then slept another 4 hours. Woke up in so much pain that I couldn’t talk well, then it happened. Didn’t hear anything like a pop, but I immediately tasted gross and the pain went away. I knew exactly what happened. It’s not the first time I had a throat abscess, though the first time I went to the ER and had it popped. This was grosser.

Since I woke up at 4, I thought it was too late to go to the clinic. I suffered through until Friday. I didn’t sleep well; all I wanted to do was cry, but I knew if I cried that I would just squeeze the abscess from throat contractions and make that terrible taste again. Woke up, weighed myself (onto that soon), went to the clinic. Doctor told me that whatever it was was taking care of itself, but he wanted me on antibiotics to make sure that there isn’t a second infection. Highest dose I’ve ever been on, 500mg of amoxicillan 3 times a day. Freaking crazy.

Saturday, after 1 day’s dose of antibiotics, I felt worse. Large amount of pain, extremely tired, still draining; I was a wreck. However, I did REAL push ups for the first time. I was able to do 5 before having to go on my knees, but was able to do 6 today! Then I went out with the parents and shopped around for stuff for a bit. I saw baby chicks, baby bunnies, and baby DUCKS. It was awesome, and made me realize that I want chickens on the farm that my husband and I do. :D $2 each for a chick? HELL YEAH.

And today, I feel dramatically better! The swelling in my ear has gone down completely. My throat hasn’t drained in almost 24 hours. The pain is minimal in my throat. It’s a much better day. :)

I ended up gaining 2 pounds during the week. With how I was feeling, I kind of expected it, especially with a 6 lb loss the previous week. I decided that with the fluctuating that I have been doing these past few months, I am going to start weighing myself every 2 weeks, the same day that I do measurements. I’m not getting discouraged by the gain or stability that I see every other week. I just feel that every 2 weeks will show me an accurate loss more than every week will be.

It’s been GORGEOUS here in Klamath Falls. You know, minus the fact that the only tree blooming in the entire city is right outside my window (I wish I were joking). It’s a nice 80 outside right now. Breeze going on. I need some sun block (mental note). With me out of the boot, and this abscess finally being taken care of with antibiotics, I will be able to go hiking again soon! It’s supposed to rain on Thursday, I think. *checks weather* Apparently tomorrow night, too. I think I will wait to hike for another week, but I am excited. Also, I can get back into tae bo and gaining my muscle back! Oh! And I increase my push ups to 15 tomorrow.

This is a long post, and I’m kind of sorry for it. Lol. Only kind of. I generally don’t have anything of note to talk about, so my abscess is where you get ALL THE DETAILS. :D Anyway, more later when I start exercising again. :3

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WHY HAS THE PLAGUE TAKEN OVER ME?

Or…

The Post That Was to Happen Yesterday but Didn’t.

Actually, the plague has taken over me TODAY. Sort of. It’s the beginning of it but HOW DARE IT SHOW ITS UGLY FACE ON A DAY I WAS TO EXERCISE HEAVILY?

Two days ago, I went hiking up Hogback. I got, oh, a third up the lowest peak when I decided to look down. It was steep. I got vertigo (something I have to fight with a lot), so I sat down. Then I got dizzy (so, on top of the “oh fuck I’m going to fall” feeling) from the lack of oxygen. This solidifies why I didn’t exercise in Colorado, lol! So, I took pictures of the town, calmed myself down, then tried not to fall face first going back down the hill.

SUCCESS.

I felt like a failure. That’s the first time I’ve tried something that I wasn’t able to finish in a long time. I was hiking for about 50 minutes with a 15 lb backpack on, though. I came home covered in sweat and mud. I was super flushed for about an hour after I got home, though.

Today was supposed to be my #2 attempt! Late last night, my throat started getting scratchy. A couple hours later, it hurt to swallow. Sure enough, I check my throat and one of my tonsils is swollen. :\ Well, shit. Maybe it will be fine in the morning? Nope! Chuck Testa! I mean…wait, what was I talking about?

So, none of that exercise shit for a little bit. Being sick is the worst while exercising. Blood pumping, you’re more exhausted since your body is doing more work, chance of it getting worse or spreading. So, I’m out of commission until I am sure that it’s nothing. I really hope the downstairs neighbors didn’t give me the plague that they have had for the past week. The coughing that has been going on downstairs has been fucking horrible. To be fair, they ARE smokers, and that doesn’t help with being sick.

Oh gods. My face is feeling floaty. IS IT GETTING WORSE?

Well, fuck. Okay. Whatever. I haven’t had a good illness in a couple years, and I can’t blame my husband. I’ll find someone, dammit! Maybe I just got sick while being out and exercising on Tuesday? That’s actually a good excuse…

WEIGH DAY TOMORROW. I really need to figure out how to do measurements here… :\

 

Oh, and re: my TMI post of the year, everything seems okay. I’m still bleeding that weird brown shit (sorry, males that read my blog!), but there is minimal pain now, and I don’t feel like dying. Still not sure what is going on. A huge part of me thinks that I lost my IUD, so I’m going to check for the string as soon as I can.