I wanted to first thank you guys for all of your comments, emails, texts, Facebook messages and phone calls about my most recent (and ongoing) health issues. It's amazing (and a bit unfortunate) that so many other people have experienced similar issues. I questioned whether to blog about this in the first place - and still hesitate on some other issues - but it's been made clear to me very quickly that this is a platform in which we can learn and help one another. So thank you all once again and please, please keep the feedback and questions coming!
As an update, I spoke with my doctor and the blood work came back completely fine. The CT scan didn't show any signs of trouble in my stomach but did reveal an ovarian cyst on my left ovary. We faxed the scan to my OB/GYN who comfirmed it was routine and nothing to worry about. Still awaiting results from test numero uno and determining what to do next. As you'll read below, the pain is not going away.
Oh, and want to hear something funny? As I was talking to a nurse yesterday probing for more information and pushing for more to be done to figure this out, she made it very clear to me that my 'soft food' diet needs to be low fat.
Really? Really! Does she REALLY think I am sitting around eating ice cream all day? I was seriously offended by this. As someone who once wrote down every little thing she ate for two years to try and figure out these stomach problems, and to someone who has spent the first couple of months of the year doing everything possible to eat healthy and figure out the good/bad foods for my body, all I could do is laugh to keep myself from bursting into tears. LOW FAT. Sheesh.
Oy. End rant. Time to talk about something on a brighter note :)
The day started off with a sunny and unseasonably warm walk with the pups. The birds were chirping & I was thinking we were heading into April instead of March.
Breakfast was a beautiful bowl of greek yogurt, gluten-free granola, almond slices and fresh strawberries. Not exactly baby food, but close enough. I promise I chewed everything super, super well. And don't those strawberries look awesome?! Trader Joe's really hooked me up this week. The good news is that I had no problem eating this and enjoyed every bite!
Moving on. Today is Ash Wednesday. Which means I will go to church tonight and people at the gym afterwards will stare at me as if I have two heads. It's just ashes folks...I promise I'm OK. Ash Wednesday kicks off Lent and after giving up coffee last year, I knew exactly what I wanted to give up this year. Here are three hints:
And in an effort to make this post ridiculously long, did anyone else see the article about the high school girls' swim team in Maryland that had their county title taken away because one girl shaved on-site at the meet? Discuss.