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I haven’t blogged in eight days. Although I wanted to blog, physically I just couldn’t. I have been sick & bed ridden since Sunday night. I ended up in the ER as I started to have trouble breathing. It scared me. All kinds of negative thoughts went through my mind on what could be causing my illness & my labored breathing. Again, I was scared. So I went to the ER.

When I got to the ER, the person who received me (at the front test) took my vitals. My blood pressure was a tad high & since my breathing was labored, he did an EKG right away. After he performed the EKG, I asked him how was it and he said that it was ok. I was a tad relieved then. After that I was asked to have a seat in the waiting room & that I would be called shortly, however that didn’t happen. I saw folks leaving where they were discharged, however I never was called. I was becoming uncomfortable so I went and informed the gentleman that I felt like my breathing was getting worse. About ten minutes after that, I was called. I thought to myself, finally.  

After being called, I thought I would be taken to a room where a doctor would check me out. Nope! I was called to have X-rays done on my chest as the doctor wanted to rule out pneumonia. I then went back to the waiting room where I waited another twenty minutes. I was then called again, this time I was taken to a room. Once in the ER room the doctor came in and informed me that he was a little concerned about my EKG results because he saw some patterns that he didn’t like. I got scared although I held it together. He then said that because of that, he wanted to have six blood test performed to check for a blood clot, a pulmonary issue or a heart issue. No one knew this, but my heart started beating fast. At that moment I was saying to myself that I hoped all the years of being over weight didn’t catch up to me and now I would be faced with a health issue. But I told the doctor it was ok to proceed with the blood tests. He listened to my lungs & said “while I see your breathing is labored, your lungs are quiet so I wouldn’t think you have pneumonia, but let’s wait on the blood work.” I felt better after that statement but I was still concerned. The nurse came in and took the blood & went over my charts. He then told me that my X-rays looked good as far as he could see. I felt some more relief. The reason why I was at the ER was because my cough had become so unbearable, my breathing was out of control & I had been vomitting. I also had really bad head congestion too, I had no idea my EKG was showing signs of trouble. I was started to get sad ūüôĀ

About an hour passed and the doctor came back in the room & said all blood tests came back fine. All was well there. He then said “you have bronchitis & a severe upper respiratory infection.” Whew! What a huge relief I felt. I made a promise to myself from the moment I started to feel better, I would give everything I have to my health & to get this weigh off of me. I made this promise right there in the ER bed, right when the doctor gave me the all clear sign. I asked the doctor why the abnormal EKG & he said sometimes when someone’s breathing is labored or they cough a lot, it could happen, but he wanted to check to be sure. He didn’t say that because of my weight, this is why he wanted to check, but I knew that was definitely one of his reasons. 

I left the ER with four prescriptions & headed home around 6am Monday morning. I got the prescriptions filled at the local CVS, came home and showered, took the meds and slept right away. I have been in bed since. It is now Wednesday at 7pm & while I’m not 100% better, tomorrow I will push out to give work a try. I feel weak from the meds, not eating much and from being in the bed constantly, but I feel better. I can’t wait until I’m 100% again so that I can resume being who I am and getting back to working out. I’m so ready!

Until I blog again,

On Monday the day started out fine, I got up went to work and all was well. ¬†Around 1:30pm while at work, I started to have a very hurtful headache, so I left and came home early. ¬†The next day, Tuesday, I woke up and was feeling my best. My throat was sore and I had head congestion to the point where my voice had changed. ¬†I still pushed out to work. I felt terrible and by 2:30pm, I had to leave work. ¬†I got home and it worsened. ¬†By 9pm, I had taken meds and had soup, then was in bed. ¬†I was awaken at 2:30am, where I had chills, fever and had started vomiting. ¬†Needless to say, I didn’t get any sleep and was up most of the night/morning feeling terrible. ¬†I had to call off today. ¬†I slept until 10:30am after finally falling to sleep around 5am. ¬†When I woke up, I did feel better so I attempted to eat something small. ¬†Good try. ¬†That meal ended up coming back up. ¬†I really dislike¬†to vomit, but will admit that once I do, I tend to feel better. I feel better now, so much that I want to go to the gym as I haven’t been since Sunday, but I know that would be silly. ¬†I will see how I feel through the night and if I feel better, I will be at the gym in the morning.

Tonight my plans are to eat some homemade soup and to drink plenty of water. I am hoping to flush this crap out of me because I am one who really dislikes being sick. ¬†I need to be back strong so that I can push towards my goals. ¬†I have some big things planned for myself so I need to get back on track to stay the course. ¬†Speaking of big things, I am working on a list of “rewards” for myself for when I reach small and¬†big goals. I will have the list ready by my next weigh in (this upcoming Tuesday, April 18th). My plan is to take my weight on Tuesday and from there set an end weight goal. Once I have the end weight goal, I will¬†then divide the number of pounds I have to lose to reach that goal evenly and create rewards each time I reach one of the goals. The bigger goals, like 25 pounds down or 50 pounds down, will be a¬†bigger reward. ¬†These will be considered milestones. The smaller goals will still be rewarded but will be something like a pedicure or something of that sort. ¬†I am excited to kick off my personal reward process, it should be fun.

I am off to take some meds and shower so that I may get in the covers and lay down. I still do not feel 100% so I will tend to this illness so that I can be back strong.

Until I blog again,