Shrugging it off

Sunday, May 06, 2012

It's been a rough couple of weeks. It started with my physical a couple of weeks ago. I found out that I shrunk a half inch...grrr! Then had to start a cholesterol pill because it's elevated. That was deflating! 4 months of sparking and now I need to take a statin? I can only imagine how high my cholesterol was before I started sparking! Yikes!

Then I had an abnormal pap I had to have a biopsy, and I'm still waiting for that result. I'm thinking positive...I just DON'T have time for cancer! Next was an abnormal mammogram...which bought me a ticket for some further diagnostic testing. At least the answer was negative and all is well with the girls! Yay!

Finally, I had a bladder off to urgent care I went for urine culture and antibiotics. Sheesh!

To top it off, I was on call last weekend and wound up staying up for close to 36 hours. I do NOT do well when I'm tired! So imagine feeling extremely tired, working 40 hours AND dealing with health issues! Yowza! Exercise didn't happen...nor did tracking. Although, I will say I was very cognizant of what I was nothing out of control there.

Yesterday, DH and I played in a golf tournament. It was a great format, playing best ball with each stroke. I love best ball! It takes the pressure off your game and you can just enjoy it. We were paired with another couple who were SO much fun! Even the spring shower in the middle of the game didn't dampen our spirits!

So I'm taking that enjoyable day and am going forward with it this week. My mental shrug! I'll be pounding my treadmill, pedaling my stationary and burning up the computer keys with all the tracking I'll be doing! Plus...I'm looking forward to a super weekend getaway Mothers day! DH and I will be staying at a beach house with 7 other couples! Can't wait!

I hope you're able to focus on something positive this week too! Thank you all for the encouraging words on this journey we're taking! Spark on!
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    3289 days ago
  • DOODIE59
    Whoah! Those are a stressful list of health issues to worry about!! I'm glad you're taking a pro-active approach to your worries:) Good job!
    3289 days ago
  • CANNIE50
    Oh my gosh! You must feel like you have been in the ring emoticon It goes to show how resilient you are, that you are enduring so much and still have a great attitude. Take care!!
    3290 days ago
    OH WOW no idea how to cope with all that!! I will certainly be thinking of you and waiting for results. hope and pray they are all fine. I had the mamo one last year but this years was fine and they didn't biopsy.
    HUGS and glad you had a great day and are going to take that fwd. HUGS again!
    3290 days ago
  • AUNTB63
    Wow you sure had/have a lot to deal with. Nothing is worse when waiting for test results. Just reading this let's me know you are in a good frame of important on this journey. You could have just used these situations as excuses to side step your plan or worse yet just stop even for awhile. But kudos to you for doing the best you could on any given day and still looking forward with a positive attitude.
    I will say a few extra prayers for the waiting lab tests and for you and your family to get through all of this. Glad you had a great time golfing....always sounds like fun, but I just can't wrap my mind around the game. However, I do like miniature golf....does that count for anything? You have a wonderful Sunday and hopefully this week will not be a repeat of long, long hours. Take care, my friend and YOU will succeed. emoticon
    3290 days ago
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    Thinking of you and wishing you well. Steel cut oats are great for lowering cholesterol. I have a great recipe. I'd sparkmail it to you if you want. It dropped my triglycerides 148 points in 6 months! We are here for you!
    3290 days ago
    I hope everythimg turns out ok !!!!!
    3290 days ago
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