A Shaky Return

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Hello everyone

I’ll bet you thought you’d never see me again…

I was starting to wonder about that myself, although it was never my intent to stay away for so long.

Unfortunately, I’ve been pretty sick since picking up some “really nasty virus” (my doctor’s words) while visiting my son in New Mexico for Christmas.

Rod (my hubby) has been even worse, it hit him so bad he spent a whole day in the ER while they tested for flu, pneumonia and replaced the fluids he’d lost because of nausea – he hadn’t been able to eat or drink much for 3 days.

For about 2 weeks we both were sleeping 16 - 18 hours a day

I’ve been trying to take care of both of us and haven’t wanted to even think about things like exercise or even checking into SparkPeople regularly – I’m exhausted.

I’ve been making a LOT of homemade soup, and not much else.

I weighed myself this morning thinking that being sick for a month and not eating much except soup would have caused at least a LITTLE weight loss

I was wrong – I’ve gained another 2 pounds.

And on top of everything else I threw my back out getting out of bed this morning!

So now I’m discouraged as well as sick.

I’m starting to plan ahead though, I really do want to come back to my teams and start getting back to a more normal daily routine.

If it wasn’t so cold I’d be thinking about resuming my daily walks but that won’t happen for another couple of weeks at least.

I’m still planning on joining the “Y” but it looks like it will be February before I make it down there

This hasn’t been my usual type blog – I really do try and be more positive than this but today I mainly wanted to let my SparkFriends know I’m still around and WILL be back ….


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  • no profile photo CD14034154

    I'm so glad that you and your DH are doing better! You must have passed that NASTY CRUD to me, with my surgery and the CRUD I've been out sine the 8th of January! I've just started getting, ever so gingerly, back to what I think normal is! I have no idea what it is, but God will put me right where he wants me to be.



    - Nancy Jean -
    2262 days ago
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    Glad you're back
    2263 days ago
  • no profile photo CD14903239
    I have done that too...gained wait after being sick. Sorry you two are still not 100% well yet..it took us a month and still felt out of it for awhile afterwards. Hang in there! Glad you're back and good to hear from you! On vacation now, talk to you more later. I've posting photos on the feed of the highlights this week, if you want to see them. Get well soon.
    2264 days ago
  • 4CYNDI
    **HUGS** Hope you & Rod feel better soon! Stay safe and well. We'll be here when you get back. Remember you don't have to do it all right now. Just the first step will do for today.
    2266 days ago
    Sorry to hear how sick you and your hubby were.... bur what a cute blog!
    2266 days ago
    I did my time with that, too. Rich ended up in the hospital for 4 days and Molly and I were both off work for 3 weeks. Nasty stuff! Sure glad you are both feeling a little better!
    2266 days ago
    I'm sick in bed too. We have a touch of sun, so I might cover myself in blankets and sit outside to take the air, like some kind of Victorian invalid. Wishing you a speedy recovery and if that doesn't happen hope you have some GOOD drugs.
    2267 days ago
    Glad to see you are making a come back. I hope you are your hubby are feeling well soon.
    2267 days ago
  • DRAGYN3877
    Just take it one day at a time! One meal at a time! Just start with a healthy breakfast and take a walk around the house. Then choose a healthy lunch and drink your water. Then a healthy dinner and lots of veggies!
    2267 days ago
  • no profile photo CD7773457
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    2267 days ago
    Nice to see you here on Spark! I hope you and your dh both feel better soon! emoticon emoticon
    2267 days ago
    Glad y'all made it back tho' sorry to hear of your illnesses. Heal yourselves and we'll see you soon~ *hugs* BB~
    2267 days ago
    so sorry you have been ill......

    wishing you the BEST...ALWAYS!
    2267 days ago
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    2267 days ago
    Carolyn - emoticon emoticon
    Missing U on the STOP Team. We really are more than just about losing weight.
    Yes, we are designed to do weight loss challenges, but I feel we are here to lose weight. How we do it and at what pace is up to the individual.

    Healing prayer for U to get better. MA
    2267 days ago
  • no profile photo CD2560890
    I am so glad to see you. I knew you were very sick and wondered what had happened. I am so glad you are beginning to feel better. you likely have fluid weight right now so don't let the number define you or your process. Take your time getting back in and I hope we hear your happy voice again soon with conviction and determination behind you again. Be Well.


    2267 days ago
    (((hugs))) hope things pick up for you soon!
    2267 days ago
    The bugs going around this winter are some really mean ones. I hope you and Rod are feeling better soon. Take care and get lost of rest and fluids.
    2267 days ago
    Glad you are feeling a little better, it takes longer to get the enerby back. take care my friend.
    2267 days ago
  • STAV44
    Glad you're starting to feel better Carolyn. Sounds like you've had a really rough time of it. Take it slow and you'll soon be back to your old self.
    2267 days ago
    I hope you feel better soon! There's a really nasty virus going around-- my husband and I both had it earlier in January and yeah, it was pretty rough, though it sounds like your husband was sicker than we were. Try to be patient with yourself. Your top priority is to get better.
    2267 days ago
    I am so sorry to hear that you have been under the weather...
    Viruses are hell.... Take what time you need and know that we are here holding down the fort.

    Get well soon, sweets. emoticon
    2267 days ago
    So glad to 'see' you again, Carolyn!!!
    Delightful blog; you've been down and out (of SP) and now you're back 'in' and on your way up (um... that's in NSV's, not the scale numbers!!!)!!!!
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    2267 days ago
    Oh boy, I have missed you. Dang, you both have been sooooo sick. Sorta scares me with stories I hear. Rest up when your 100 0/0 well then think about exercise. Glad your back emoticon emoticon
    2267 days ago
    Feel better, emoticon
    2267 days ago
  • no profile photo CD10895053
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    Hang in there and you know that your days will have to get brighter and better for all you both have gone through! emoticon

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    2267 days ago
  • L*I*T*A*
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    2267 days ago
  • 56ROSE
    emoticon emoticon emoticon Thanks for updating us! This has been a rough 2 months for us also. I lost 2 mother-in-laws in 6 weeks. My current hubby's Mom and my first husband's Mom who was also a good friend. emoticon
    2267 days ago
    Sorry about your health woes and glad that you'll be back soon!
    2267 days ago
    Carolyn, I took a rather long Spark break myself last fall, and have just started sparking again this month. I am still taking it slow, but I am doing a few things.

    I am glad you are back. Even just checking in somewhat regularly and trying to do one healthy thing a day will make you feel a lot better.

    Hopefully both, you and your husband, will feel well again very soon, and these past months will just be a distant memory. Look towards the future. You can't change the past, but you have the power to make at least one good choice every day. Writing this blog is a great start!
    2267 days ago
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