Well, hello there.
I was on a bit of a hiatus. Here's the deal. The poison ivy I told you about a couple entries ago? It wasn't poison ivy. In fact, the doctor is not sure what it is. That's right. It got so bad I went to the doctor.
I was using a steroid cream that my daughter uses for her eczema on my rash...yes, on my ass. It wasn't working very well. Then, one day I just started to feel achy. It gradually got worse and worse throughout the day until I could barely move without pain. I kept thinking, I must be getting the flu because I was starting to feel nauseous too. That night, I was in so much pain, I couldn't move anything without it hurting. It was like a deep ache in all of my joints and muscles. Some people were saying it could be Shingles, which is basically the same virus as chicken pox, but in adults. I have actually had Shingles before and that was more of a nerve thing. It hurt to touch my skin. This was different. Finally, after waking up and only feeling a bit of relief, Jim told me to call the doctor because it sounded like Lyme Disease to him.
The day I went into the doctor my whole body broke out into a red rash with hives. I was so uncomfortable and miserable. He said he did not know what it was but prescribed a 10 day cycle of Prednisone and ordered a Lyme Test. That night, I just felt "off" in general. No energy. Sick. Feverish. Since then, I have not had the achy joints again and the original rash seems to be getting better. But I still have the red rash on my stomach, chest and back. I also am feeling fatigued. I'm on my 6th day of Predinsone and I have not gotten the results back yet on my blood test.
I backed out of the 10K and had myself a good cry fest because of it. My daughter still ran it but her dad took my place. :(
So, needless to say, I have not worked out since my last post. This weekend was eventful and we had a great time, so I'm toughing it out tonight and hopefully doing ZWOW #21. Those handstands are scaring the crap out of me, but I'm determined.
In other news, My mom and dad got married on Saturday...yes, you read that right. My parents got married 35 years ago...got divorced, got back together and are now married again. It was very informal but also very emotional. I'm so happy for them. Here are some pics from the wedding!
The wedding party! Me, My sisters, My mom and dad, My cousin, My sister's boyfriend, and Jim!
My sisters and I with our kids!
Jim and I and my girls. :)
The happy couple back together again!
Then on Sunday we went out to the bay and went Jet skiing and swimming all day. The girls had so much fun and I got a tad bit sunburned...ok. I look like a lobster, and let me tell you, scratching is not fun when you are sunburned. Damn rash. Anyway, there's a little update for anyone that was wondering. I'm still alive and kicking and am hoping to get right back into my routine. Even if it is still uncomfortable. Have a great day and I hope you all are enjoying your summer!