So every now and then I have a "meltdown" when it comes to my health. It is a sensitive topic for me that causes great anxiety. I guess it is because for the past 6 years I have been blessed with great health. When something BIG happens, it kicks in my anxiety and causes me to think I am going to go back to pre 2006 when I was always sick with stomach issues.
This all started with an awful UTI infection. Bleh. Never fun. I was given ineffective antibiotics for 7 days which caused me to get 10 days of a different kind, which seemed to have cured the infection, however, my stomach, already sensitive, took a beating with all the antibiotics and I got - Gastritis. Major yuck. The pain was almost crippling, but the emotional struggle was/is even worse.
So I am now on new medicine for my stomach that help the Gastritis, but --- the pain sorta returned so I am going back to the Dr's for more tests this week to get to the bottom of this.
Don't get me wrong, I had some great days mixed in with the days I felt completely defeated. I never try to give in to limitations. I hate giving up, so I never will, but wow....when your stomach is in trouble....every part of your life suffers and when the remedy to CURE the issue causes ISSUES....yeah, well, you get the point.
I just want to go back to the great health I had. I mean, I wasn't "perfect", but I was never sick like THIS. The last time I was THIS sick was in 2005.
Anyway, with that said, I am trudging forward.....cracking jokes, surrounding myself with love and support. Enjoying this gorgeous Autumn weather. Looking forward to Halloween and the moment when I feel completely better.
I know I am on the right path.
Sometimes getting to where you need to be is a slow process, but when you get there the victory is always worth it.
Never give up. Never, ever, ever, ever - give up.