Monday, February 21, 2011

Sorry I can’t come to the blog, I’m too busy eating

Hi. So, last week was a bit rough on many levels for me. Hence my lack of posting.

I woke up Sunday with a stomach bug, which put me out of commission for a couple of days. Best part of that? I lost 5.2 pounds last week. I am sure I have gained some back, because I’ve been actually, you know, eating. But it was lovely to see that loss on the scale and pretend it was real, just for a minute.

Then things got worse. Starting Tuesday evening, I felt dizzy and weak, which I just attributed to the Sunday sickness. Wednesday, I felt horrible. I had a terrible headache and nothing made it stop. By Thursday I was completely freaked out that something was horribly wrong with me.

I’m not a hypochondriac, really. It takes me really feeling bad to go to the doctor. But the pounding headache and lightheadedness scared me. I spent most of Thursday at the Emory Emergency Room. All my tests were normal and they gave me an IV bag of fluids, just in case I had residual dehydration.

Friday I was still miserable and went to my regular doctor. Upon more tests, she diagnosed me with a severe migraine, prescribed me some meds and sent me on my way.

A migraine. I felt kind of silly. But also, relieved. I used to suffer from migraines, but I had never had one so extreme. Never one that lasted for days.

I’m finally feeling better, but I admit I haven’t handled my food all that well. Because I had myself worked into a panic, I ate a little more over it than I would have liked. I was feeling sorry for myself, and for a few brief days, I turned to food.

Again, it was nothing like it used to be. Just a couple of regretful fast food trips and a few overindulgences. I’m trying not to beat myself up for it. Just moving on. It’s what I do.


Mindy said...

Glad you are feeling better. :-) Oprah's calling!

Casa de Nagel said...

YIKES! Hope you are feeling better. Don't beat yourself up and say hello to OOOOOPPPPRRAAHHHHHH for me :)

CD said...

Glad you are feeling better - you are the queen of moving on - a big part of why you have been so successful!! You NEVER give up! That is half the battle for most - they mess up and have a hard time mustering up the gusto to keep going despite their little hiccup - not you! You pull yourself up by your boot straps and keep marching forward - YOU ARE AN INSPIRATION, my friend!

SarahKK said...

Girl, it's called comfort food for a reason, and a crazy-scary illness like that is reason enough. It happened, it sucked, and now you're moving on. Because "it's what you do." Because you are awesome. I am soooo glad you are feeling better!