[a weight loss story]
*kathrynoh at nemesis dot com dot au*
Update: I went to the doctor this morning and I have not one but two medical condtions. Firstly, bronchitis - I am sure this is still from the flu I had last month because I felt like I never really got over it. And, secondly, some weird skin condition with a latiny name. It isn't anything serious, you just get the spotty rash and feel a bit run down with it. So no work today and no gym for a while. I feel so bad about taking the day off work but I figure I can only push myself so far before I break.
A while back, my son loaned me the boxed set of Arrested Development dvds so I think today will be bed rest and much dvd watching. I am going to just be really careful about my food for the next few days and rest up. The doctor also said to get some vitamin C tablets. Yum. No, I must not eat them like lollies.
I've also contacted the people who run the Spring into Action fun runs - I was going to push myself for the next one and do the 8 km walk but I think that isn't going to be possible now. I've never walked walked 8 km and was going to get some training in beforehand. I'll just do the 4 km and try for 8 next time.
My body's falling apart. Seriously, I start getting my head together and now the body rebels. First off I got a blister. Okay, I can deal with that. Then I turn my muscle, my calf muscle so I've been hobbling around all day. I thought it would be fine to go to Spin class tonight (almost changed my mind on the train on the way home but gave myself a stern talking to) and it was so long as I sat on the bike. Boy, does sitting for the whole class hurt the bum. Worse than that, at the end of the class I felt so ill. Not a 'I've worked my guts out and I feel so bad but in a good way' kind of ill but a 'I just want a warm blankie' kind of ill. I hadn't even pushed myself that much during the class. I didn't build up a sweat or get my heart rate up much. The fans and air conditioner were making me shiver. Not good signs.
Usually after Spin class I walk home, it's only a 10-15 minute walk. Tonight I was so tempted to get the tram but when I got near the tram stop, I realised I'd have to run to catch it and didn't think I'd make it with my sore calf. So I walked home feeling sick and miserable and sorry for myself.
I know everyone's been telling me to get to the doctor but it's hard right now. The only doctor I know in this area costs a fortune. Even with the medicare rebate, their fees are high. And they never have early morning or late afternoon appointments.
Plus at work, I'm at a fairly crucial stage of the project I'm working on. I'm not super busy or anything but I have to be there. I am the only developer working on the project and it has to be released tomorrow (we are already over deadline) then I have to be there to support it for the next few days.
Although, with the way I feel at the moment, it might be worth seeing if we can get the deadline pushed back a bit more while I have a few days bed rest. That might be better than having me off sick after the project is released.
I think I'll see how I feel tomorrow and maybe check out if there is a medical clinic somewhere near work in the city - that might be more convenient. Right now, I'm going to go over to my son's place then come back home and curl up in bed.
If this was happening to your child would you claim that work and fees prevents you from taking him or her into the doctor? I sincerely hope not! Be good to yourself...
I hope that you are feeling better - Debra is right - would you do the same for your child and if not, don't do it to yourself.
I hope you are feeling better soon!! XX
Have just done the big catch up.
I hope you're feeling better soon - and more so I hope you can find an accessible, affordable doctor somewhere that you can go and see.
Oh hon, you need to go to a doctor. Your symptoms don't sound crash hot and it's better to be safe than sorry. You are too precious! Be good to yourself.
Kathryn...go to the doctor!
Isn't it shit that the sickness always hits when there is a big job on? Do the best you can mate and try hard to have some rest.
Sometimes health seems to take second priority coz of the many to do NOw things. I find that in those times I just need some peep to kick me in the ass to help me moving. So,
boobs: 100 cm
waist: 81 cm
hips: 109 cm
thighs: 50 cm
Weekly Goal Lifestyle Changing Challenge-A-Rama
Week 1 - Drink more water
Week 2 - Cut out sugary treats