Saturday was a crazy day, we were at the college early and spent a couple of hours surrounded by what can only be described as some of the most “interesting” people I’ve ever seen. The attire of these individuals was unbelievable! One lady had on a nice dress except the top was very low cut and three sizes too small. She sat behind my sister who was afraid to turn her head for fear she’d take a nipple in the eye when “the girls” came out of that dress like RPGs! I’ve seen muffin-tops before, but muffin-boobs? Good God in Heaven!
The lady next to me was completely dressed, but hadn’t taken a shower since the Regan administration. I had no idea I could hold my breath that long! But the winner was the grandma who came in with her oxygen tank and spent the entire ceremony puffing away on an e-cigarette, her and grandpa both.
At the end of the redneck rodeo we all laughed, complained, took pictures and headed for home. The plan was to have a nice little cookout to celebrate the big day. I was in the middle of making potato salad when something happened. I say “something” because I don’t really know what it was. I was fine and then I wasn’t. Out of the blue I felt horrible. I was nauseous, had a killer headache, no energy and I couldn’t stop sweating. I went out on the deck and sat down for a little while, I ate a little something and I felt better. I decided to try some real food, but that didn’t go well at all. I left early and mom followed me home. I spent the rest of the night curled up on the couch with my puppies.
Sunday was better; I felt ok and was able to get some yard work done. AJ came out and we started transplanting some things from my flowerbeds, overall a productive day, then “something” happened again. One fun part to having four nurses and two surgeons in your family and close circle of friends is when something goes wrong, you get diagnosed with everything! In fact my general doctor suggested that we start a diagnosis pool next time, have like a $5 buy in. That could be fun!
The following day I called my doctor and got in to see him. He feels it’s just a nasty virus that I picked up along the road of life. The treatment plan was pretty simple, rest and fluids. Somehow I don’t think busting my ass in the gym is gonna go over real well. CK wanted me to just go home, but I opted to go back to work. I let KB know I was grounded, which I didn’t handle overly well, my workouts for the week looked like so much fun! My boss seemed to agree with CK (or maybe she called him, I don’t know) either way, he sent me home for the afternoon.
For those who know me it will be no surprise that I really struggled that afternoon. I simply don’t do the R&R thing very well. I can’t stand to be sitting on my ass while there is work to be done and at my house, there is a lot of work to be done!!! I did refrain from mowing my lawn, but gave it serious consideration. I did spend a little quality time with my Xbox, but even that got old pretty quickly. The Good Lord provided some quality entertainment in the form of some fantastic lightning that evening.
Per the doctor’s orders, the next two days was more of the same, while I did go to work, I did not go to the gym and it made me crazy! It’s amazing just how much I hate getting up at 5am, but just how much I miss it! I was feeling better with the exception of the chest pain.
A few years back I torn cartilage along my sternum and I seem to have aggravated that old injury at the same time I got sick. This basically makes me feel like I’m having a heart attack all the time, pain on the left side on my chest, sometimes it’s an ache, sometimes it’s sharp pain, it radiates up the side of my neck and down my arm, it creates a tight feeling in my chest and makes it hard to breathe. The only way I know for sure it’s not my heart is there is a very specific spot on my sternum that I can press and create all of these issues.
By Thursday I could no longer stand it! I got up at 5am and hit the gym. The workout wasn’t exceptionally long which was a win, but it destroyed my arms and my chest which did nothing good for the cartilage issue, but man did it feel good to get moving! The next couple of days I will not be able to get to the gym, thank God KB has been nice enough to provide me with some body weight only workouts, I’m not sure I could take any more time off, I feel like I’m starting over already!