This calls for one big, giant leap of celebration! (Just wish I was really at the beach!)
But, one step at a time. Diving back into my previous workout routine full throttle would probably send me straight back to the hospital so I am going to modify my half marathon training plan and work from that and be smart about it. It's not going to be easy as I know my runs and cross training are going to be hard and my body is going to be in for a bit of shock. And physically, I'll probably be more exhausted than ever. But with the right combination of continued rest, not pushing myself too much, and smart eating, I think I'm ready to rock & roll :)
Now, back to all of those GI issues. Because of course, while pneumonia was here to play, those GI issues were here to stay, too. With this pneumonia on it's way out the door, I need to reschedule my colonoscopy and check-in with my specialist to review those results, as well as the results of my blood work, HIDA scan and endoscopy. I'm hoping to do that within the next two weeks. Fingers crossed!
I've also returned to my holistic doctor who is also my chiropractor, specifically to help with my stomach problems. To make this as simple as possible to explain, we are doing some food allergy work to determine what my body is currently processing correctly and what my system is shutting down on all together.
I should note that this isn't for everyone. Some people don't believe in working with 'alternative medicine' and I have no problem with that. All I ask is that you keep an open mind, because for some, it's the only option, and for others - including several friends and family members of mine - it's worked wonders and has completely healed them.
My first step was to take in a list of foods that I eat. Then we did an initial test, and everything you see circled below is something that my body is currently rejecting.
Awesome. And clearly not good. But extremely enlightening information that gives us a place to begin and something to work against.
Lots to get done before the weekend rolls around! Hope you have a GREAT day!