Saturday, March 17, 2012
And the Doctor says....
Anyway, so I see the doc and we go over the situation. The short version is that he's going to help me get through to June. When we return from our cruise, I'll come in and he'll give me another shot - with any luck and the new prescription he gave me, this will buy me the month of May, then I can do my shoulder surgery in June. But... because nothing can be easy, right? There's a problem with my back. The quad/sciatica thing I've had going is more than I thought, and may mean something entirely different for me. I'm to go back in immediately and get an MRI if it changes. Not good news. I'm now completely off training, relegated to cardio only - and even that might change, as far as the machines I'm able to use.
The rate at which my body is attacking itself is a shock. The words Auto-Immune and Rheumatoid Arthritis keep popping up. I know it's incredibly ridiculous, but I have a huge fear of being put on something like prednisone - All my hard work to lose weight and get fit, only to take a drug that causes me to swell up? Doesn't appeal. I know it's silly, and if it's the right course of action, I'll take it, but you can be sure I'm doing my research, lol. I'm hell on research. And nutrition - that's absolutely my best weapon and I'm using it. Up the Rebels!
To escape my useless fears, the hubby and I headed out for date night - We went and saw 21 Jump Street. Not a movie I'll buy on DVD, but it gave us some good laughs. And the Johnny Depp cameo? Hysterical!
Today I'm prepping my meal plan and grocery list for tomorrow's Food Prep, and being as it's St Paddy's day, I definitely see a Guinness in my future ;-) Our cruise planning is nearly complete - we've booked our shore excursion and our on-board events. We're so excited! We'll be seeing the Blue Man Group, the Cirque dinner show, and the Legends concert, then our off-boat fun is horseback riding on St. Maarten, beach and shopping, too, of course ;-) A fun tour on St. Thomas, and the big finale - the Atlantis on Nassau! Woot! It's going to be fabulous!!!!
I'm almost fully packed, ROFL! Seriously! I've got all my vacation clothes and shoes ready to go into the suitcase - the hubby thinks I'm nuts, I probably am, lol, but I'm just so READY for this trip! I need a bathing suit, and a dress-up outfit, and then all that's left is to actually pack up. And yes, my notebook for this event is ever at hand, haha!
Though, I'm wondering if I should fake-tan up before we go... I'm pretty winter-white.
he he he ;-)