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Talia's Quest to Run the TC Marathon v2.0

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Thanks John - a hug is really what I need. You're right - I'm uber disappointed and sad. I know I'll get there and this is just a setback, but still.  I'm struggling to deal with that productively and the recent bout of constant pain is not helping. You're right - I need to stop dwelling on it and just get things taken care of so I can get back on track. It really IS time to stop feeling sorry for myself.... which I can readily admit I've been doing since Sat for sure.  

 

No walk/run last night - ended up grilling a bunch of stuff I got at the CSA and freezing it for later use. Went to bed early and actually managed to get some sleep, so that has helped my overall mood today. I definitely haven't felt like myself lately and its time to get out of this funk. I'm workin on it.. I really am workin on it - I feel like eyore lately LOL.

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Ok - I'm crawling out of the self pity hole finally. Still no working out - though I am starting to feel much better so I am going to give it a go this week. Tylenol is making me pain free so at least with good management I can get through my day easier than the last couple weeks. One more week until I see the Doc again and get the surgury plan figured out. Honestly I'm hoping they can get me scheduled fast and perhaps get me pain free asap!

 

Saturday spend the entire day outside running Twin Cities Pagan Pride day. SUPER Hot here but the event went well and it felt good to be out and about. I stayed on top of the tylenol and spent most of the day pain free so that was awesome! I have very much missed being active and I don't think I realized how much until Sat.

 

Starting to feel like myself finally....

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So I know it was waaaaaaaay back there when I last posted here - but I'm going to pop an update here in case anyone wants to read it! TMI Alert - there's a lot of detail here that is pretty personal - fair warning! :)

 

 Things got mighty crazy right after my last post in Sept.  Saw the Dr. Had some tests with the goal of finding the source of pain. An Ultrasound had revealed some anomalies with an ovary so we scheduled surgery. Sept/Oct resulted in a MAJOR merger at work and I got exactly ZERO time to do anything. So exploratory surgery was early Nov - looking for endometriosis and to figure out what was up with the weird ovary. Surgery reveals - fibroid the same size as my uterus.. attached to the back of my uterus... pressing on - TAHDAH -  MY SCIATIC. We've found the source of the pain and the reason for the cyclical nature (stupid monthly cycles making things worse) of the pain.  SO.. That led me to we need another surgery. The fibroid was too big to remove during the laparoscopy so I have to go through the full on abdominal myomectomy. That means cut me open just like a C-section and take out the bugger. Needs to be done ASAP... so that was scheduled for a few weeks later. The kicker - if the fibroid is super attached to my uterus they may have to do a full hysterectomy. I'm 32.. seriously stressful.

 

Then began the 80 hour weeks at work to get things done for year end 3 weeks earlier than normal.

 

Still with me? lol

 

Big surgery went awesome. No hysterectomy (yay! for keeping all important body parts!)  I, on the other hand, was struggling to be able to take pain meds. Everything they gave me made me sick - let me just say... throwing up right after they cut you open sucks more than anything I've ever experienced - so I had almost no pain meds 24 hours after surgery. AWESOME. Thankfully the hospital offers acupuncture and gods bless that man for helping me with pain.  Finally got all that worked out - spent 4 days in the hospital. Came home and did NOTHING but rest for 3 weeks. Pretty much bedrest - that made the holidays blah. Went back to work on 1/8 and its been tough but going mostly ok. I'm still super sore and very tired. Should have been out another 3 weeks, but sadly I just cannot be out of work that long without totally screwing my job.

 

SO - The result is - so far no back pain. Which is nothing short of amazing after all the pain I had been experiencing. I am cleared to start doing Yoga as of today so I'll be doing that in the morning. Looking forward to moving again! No serious workouts until 2/1/14 - then I have to ease into walking/running - then on 3/1/14 I can start weight lifting again.

 

Sorry for disappearing on everyone - I just needed to step back and deal with the crazy!

 

There's the update! I'll be lurking this 6 week challenge and cheering people on!

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