Welcome my friends to our weekly issue of Journey with Friends. This is a time that we come together for support, for encouragement, for fellowship – all with one single goal in mind – to live better. Welcome to our journey to share our goals and our accomplishments and our disappointments and frustrations.
Together we can do this!
Sunday, April 9, 2017 – Okay the pain is not good. There seems to be something more wrong that what it should be. I made an appointment with my regular doctor for tomorrow afternoon. Hopefully I can get some answers. I hope. Miles Moved: 0.47
Monday, April 10, 2017 – Missed a couple of hours of work this afternoon and went back to the doctor. After many, MANY X-rays, poking and prodding, we are waiting for some results to come back. In the meantime, the doctor has changed some of the medicines originally prescribed to me. And with the whiplash, I have a wonderful new accessory in a neck brace. I feel like that is my cone of shame – poor dogs. I really feel for them now when they have to wear a neck cone. And no walking this week. The doctor also wants to get me into physical therapy when some swelling comes down in my chest. Miles Moved: 1.32
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 – Okay, note to self. Do not take a full pill of the new medicine when going to work. It threw me for a loop! I actually had to lay down during my lunch break I was so dizzy and sleepy. Felt much better afterwards. The pain is still intense and the swelling is harsh on my chest. I can breathe and feel the pain. The neck brace does help. By mid-afternoon, it is so hard to keep my head held up. With the neck brace, it helps. I’m trying to be nice to myself during this time and recuperate. I feel kind of useless though. I can’t lift anything or do too much right now. Miles Moved: 0.96
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 – The doctor called me today and asked me to go for additional x-rays. NOTE to pain – you can go away any day now and you won’t be missed. I’m just saying 😦 Miles Moved: 1.16
Thursday, April 13, 2017 – Finally got some answers from the gazillion x-rays that have been taken. It’s going to take 6-8 weeks to heal. I have to take it easy but can finally start walking again Monday – slowly though. I can’t believe how much I have missed my walking. Maybe I am changing to the other side – LOL. Miles Moved: 0.87
Friday, April 14, 2017 – Finally the pain is starting to go down. Don’t get me wrong, it’s still there but I’m almost feeling human. Definitely I’ll try walking Monday. Miles Moved: 1.36
Saturday, April 15, 2017 – Crappers. I think there is more unseeing damage to the back of my Jeep. My back passenger tail light is not working nor the break light on that side. I’ll be calling the insurance company Monday. Joybells. Miles Moved: 1.06
Thoughts for the week: There are obstacles in life. I have experienced a mountain of one in the past two weeks. With the pain, meds and not being able to hardly move, I gained some weight back. I could be harsh on myself and give up. But you know what? I’m not a quitter. This is life and life happens. So what am I going to do? As my awesome mother-in-law would say, “Pull yourself up by your boot straps sweetie and hold on – it’s going to be a bumpy ride”! So by the time you read this on Monday, April 17, 2017 – I will be back STRONG! Thank you my friends for the emails and phone calls – they have really meant the world to me ❤
This week walked: 7.20
TOTAL 2017 Miles: 149.19
Weight Loss: -5 pounds (95 more to go)