Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Back on the road

I finally went to the doctor yesterday after having a sore throat and sinus issues, and what I thought was allergies.  Come to find out that I have a sinus infection, and pressure behind my ear drums.  Wonderful.  So he put me on some antibiotics, and some over the counter meds, and we'll see how that goes.  So far, it's 200% better, which if you knew before, is a HUGE improvement. 
The only thing wrong with the meds is an unstated side effect- it's making me EXHAUSTED.  I didn't work this morning, and I took a nap before picking up Luke from school.  And I've taken my second dose of the day for the antibiotics, and I'm already ready for bed.  It's insane! 
The other unintended side effect is that I'm not getting anything done around the house.  I still feel like a hoarder, but it's getting better.  I did get a box unpacked today, and got the kitchen table cleaned off to put my plastic tablecloth on.  Shut up!  I know I'm an old lady, but it protects my grandma's antique table.  Which whatever, that's more important to me than looking cool! 

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Everybody Fears Something

I woke up one morning last week, with a feeling of dread. It's normal, especially around this time of year.  Now, and in November.  You see, I have to have check ups every six months to see if my cancer has come back.  And every 6 months, I have a dream (or two) where I think I'm bleeding profusely, and I have to call my oncologist- who tells me my cancer has come back.  Yeah, nothing like waking up freaking out!
But, according to my oncologist, it's normal.  Which I suppose it is.   But it's still a bitch to have to deal with every six months.  And probably for the rest of my life.  Considering I'm only 32 36.  In my head, I'm 32.  :)

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

General yuckiness and a redeeming walk

Only a fellow runner would appreciate this, but I am IN LOVE with my new shoes.  I spent a decent sum on some good running shoes yesterday, in preparation for the mini.  I took them out yesterday, did just under 2 miles on them, didn't want to overdo it, since I didn't want to have to rest today.  Today, I went out and did almost 3 miles today, and I'm carrying about an 8 minute mile, which is superfantastic for the mini- I have to carry an 18 minute mile, so allowing for slowing down as I get closer to the finish line.... I *should* be okay.   I can definitely do it, I'm actually really excited about being able to say, I've done the mini!  It's the same way when I got SCUBA certified, I was (and still am!) so thrilled that I conquered my fears and did it.  I was terrified when I did it, I made my brother get certified with me, which was hilarious, they all thought we were dating.  I'm like, do you SEE the resemblance, that's just nasty.  That, and the fact that he was 19ish when we did it, and I was 24.
We  definitely can do what we put our minds to.  I'm determined to get healthier, and I'm determined to succeed. 

Monday, April 9, 2012

Less than a month

I finally looked at my calendar for the next 6 weeks or so, culminating in our 'big' vacation.  I have, in no particular order, 3 Junior League meetings to finish up the year in good standing, to kick off my Tastefully Simple Business with at least 2 parties,  the mini marathon, and a 5K for autism for a friend of ours, and can't forget my cancer checkup.  Add in a get together with the family after the mini, and Cinco De Mayo, and we're looking at a crazy 6 weeks.  I also need to do assorted random crap, such as take the modem/cable stuff back to the the store to ship back, and get kids from school daily, and work.  And unpack. Can't forget that!  ARGH!!!  I think I might go crazy here pretty soon!!
We just got back from a vacation, and I'm already ready for another!  I think that once I'm done with everything, I'll be fine, and it's really just getting through the mini, and then I'll be fine.  And I know I shouldn't be playing bingo blitz or zuma or blogging.  I know this.  Yet, what am I doing?  Blogging, playing Bingo, and Zuma.  Yes, I'm a procrastinator.
I take that back.  I know what needs to get done, and I am going to get some done before I go get Luke from school.  I'm taking the modem and whatever back to the UPS store after I pick Luke up, and we're dropping things off at the library that are due today.  So we're good.  And I want to try and get a box or two unpacked, and my Tastefully Simple kick off set up as an event.  So hopefully, I can actually feel like I've accomplished something today.  And, I bought a pair of new walking/running shoes, which are absolutely fantastic, they feel like I'm walking on clouds!  :)