Hey, hey to all who read my blog, I’m back 😊
To say the last two months have been overwhelming would be an understatement. Heck this whole year has been one major rollercoaster with more downs than ups. Which you could’ve probably been able to see from my previous posts. A lot has changed with my body and I feel like I am constantly needing to re-adjust my workouts and how I eat accordingly.
Sometime in May I started getting terrible headaches, that were nonstop. I had pretty much just considered it one on going headache since it never seemed to end. Most of the time, at least once a week, the headache would turn into a migraine. At the gym I couldn’t do much of anything, especially cardio. I would barely get to a mile and feel dizzy. I pushed on, because I’m stubborn and like to think I’m super human. It was when I almost fainted at the gym that I knew something was wrong, thankfully I didn’t faint. Instead of doing what normal people do, which would be go to a doctor, I lessened my workouts thinking I was just simply pushing my body too hard. I did intervals on the treadmill instead and continued my normal weight lifting routine with just less weight and reps. All of that helped at the gym, but wasn’t helping me at home or in the long run. My head was still pounding every single day, non-stop. Of the few people I told, they all said to go see a Doctor. I just blew it off hoping the pain would just go away. Sometimes the pain was so excruciating that I would have to leave work. Eventually I stopped going to the gym as much too. I maybe was going 2-3 times a week and staying for 30 minutes to 45 minutes max. Which then turned into once a week until I hit the point where I didn’t go to the gym for a full two weeks. I felt gross.
It took waking up one morning in pain not just my head but my whole body was cramping, which never happened. I could barely function. Let’s not discuss how I got to work because I should not have been driving. I skipped my morning coffee and went straight to the winery and got to work a half hour early in fear of driving anymore then I needed too. I called the advice nurse and set up an appointment for later that morning. The Doctor and I literally just talked for 30 minutes, going back and forth with ideas as to why this was happening. He scheduled an MRI and highly doubted that there was a tumor, but he wanted to see where all the pain was centered. While at his office he suggested I cut out coffee completely, my heart sank a little, but at this point I’ll do anything to end this stupid thing. He figured it was all muscle tension, but said to try anything to see what would help. Two days later it was time for my MRI and thankfully one of best friends drove me. Having someone there took my mind off of what was about to happen because, to be honest, I was worried. The only thing I could think about was my daughter and what would happen if something was wrong with me. And then of course a rush of sadness would overcome me because then I just thought about not being there for her as she grew up.
After a grueling four days of waiting for the results I finally received them via email. Chronic Sinus Disease is what they came up with from the scans. So now aside from the muscle relaxers they prescribed me, I will now also be taking Amoxicillin and see if that helps with headaches. Which I’m hoping it does because I am totally over this headache and it pretty much controlling my life and everyday routine.
This is just another part of the adventure and a new opportunity to try different things and explore new options. Life would be boring if it was always the same right? Though I do miss my morning coffee, haha.
So now the second half of my weight loss journey begins, but this time the goals are different. Before it was just lose weight, which I did. Now it will be about balance, what I can eat, what I can’t. Is caffeine the culprit? Am I over working my body? I am hoping to answer all of these questions of mine and continue to lose weight. Here’s to the next 15 pounds.