The drama that is my life.....
Saturday, July 26, 2008
You know, there are people that lead pretty typical lives. Day in and day out they just go along doing their thing. Sometimes I wish my life could be like that but that would mean giving up all the experiences that shape my world- and I wouldn't do that for anything.
I had started a new exercise streak and re-dedicated myself to spark. It is hard but I just KNOW I can do this. None of that has changed just a wee bump in the road. I was feeling all kinds of cocky about walking 18 and 15 miles last weekend. I ended up with HORRIBLE blisters on my feet. VERY deep and very large- like the size of a qaurter. I've had blisters before but I knew these were significant enough that I needed a plan to make sure I get through the walk on August 15th. I had lost several toenails (6) and so was told to get a size bigger sneakers. I thought my heel moved around too much but the "professional" in the running store said it was normal. Well, I'm thinking that HAS to be what is wrong. I obviously need a half size smaller sneaker. I need to take care of that right away. Anyway.......
I started my first class on Monday and it was only a 4 day class. My blister on my left foot hurt so bad I was almost crying. I am so darned stubborn I didn't listen to my body. I kept thinking I must be world's biggest wimp because a stupid blister hurt so much. I have golfed 18 holes through blisters before for pete's sake! Anyway- I couldn't sleep, couldn't let my foot TOUCH anything, it was throbbing like there was an alien in my heel. By the time class was over on Tuesday and I was driving home I was in bad shape, almost called DH to come get me. Made it home but had the shakes and chills and EVERY muscle from my lower back down felt like it was in a vice grip. At around 9:00 I decided to go to the emergency room because I couldn't miss class the next day and I was thinking something wasn't right. YEAH, I'm so dumb. I was in the hospital until 3:30 am until I convinced them to discharge me so I could go home and get to class on time! I was on IV antibiotics, fluids, pain meds..... Poor DH took the day off to drive me to class (over an hour one-way). I had an infection in my bloodstream and they gave me an antibiotic I was allergic to so I got sick in class to boot, then at lunch I lost part of a tooth? You just can't make this crap up- hahaha.
I managed to finish the class without missing a minute! I got on the right antibiotic so I feel much better now. The infection was going up my leg and they said it was a good thing I went to the hospital when I did. Geesh- nothing is simple.
On my way home from class I couldn't get home because all the roads were blocked- come to find out there was a tornado- IN NH????????? It was devastating. We had no power from Thursday noon until around 10 am this morning (Saturday). I had to get rid of everything in the freezer and some stuff from the fridge but I couldn't complain seeing what my neighbors went through. I live 10 minutes from my parents and basically the tornado took a crescent path and went right between both of our houses. We are so incredibly lucky. Check out WMUR.com if you are interested in the pictures. I know some people are used to these types of things but I have never been near one before. It gives me chills when I drive up the street.
We are leaving for vacation for a week so I won't be around much. I sure have missed all my spark friends but I'll be back before you know it!