My attempt to get back into an exercise routine continues to fall by the wayside. My pedometer stopped working. It's also been way too hot for me to walk. I've been okay with these excuses since I know I'm still on a healing path. However, there are some things I see getting out of control and I need to get a handle on ASAP!
For one thing, for the past two weeks I have gone back to my nasty habit of consuming energy drinks. I love caffeine! Since coffee has been bothering my stomach and hot drinks in general aggravate my hot flashes, I have been drinking energy drinks to get my caffeine fix. I tried iced green tea but since I've gone back to work it just wasn't doing the trick for me. So, I've been drinking Full Throttle which led to the purchase of another huge no-no for me--Crunch and Munch!
I'm back from the Urologist. He said the issue with my kidney is minor and probably a result of irritation from the surgery. Nothing to worry about. To appease my GYN, he is going to follow up with x-rays in three months.
I start working tomorrow. I was going to go into the office just for a change of pace. I can't fit any of my clothes. Well, they fit but they're a little tight around the waist. I still have "swelly belly." I gave away all of my "fatter" slacks. Oh well, maybe in a few weeks I'll be able to get into them.
I stopped by Harry's on the way home and picked up some fresh fruits and veggies, salmon, tilipia, and shrimp. I've been doing fruit smoothies during my recovery. I bought a bunch of kale to slowly transition back to green smoothies. I miss them.
Well, that's it for now. I look forward to getting back to my old routine.
I went to the doctor this morning for my final follow up appointment. Since I had been experiencing quite a bit of nauseau during my recovery, she sent me to get an ultrasound on my gallbladder. Just like the colonoscopy, I thought it was a waste of time and my insurance benefits. Well, it turns out, I have gallstones. She advised me to avoid fatty foods and follow up with my PCP. She also increased the dosage on my estrogen patch. Oh, and there's a slight problem with the "tube" connected to my left kidney. It's a bit swollen. She thinks it's from scar tissue but I'm going back to the Urologist tomorrow.
The good news is that all my blood work, liver, and kidney function came back normal.
So, on the drive home I started thinking that I really need to take a better look at my diet. I don't even eat fatty foods. When I told Crystal about my results, she was shocked. She goes...if anyone should have gallstones it should be me. She eats horribly yet I am the one with the health issues. Go figure. Anyhow, I'm going to do my research about gallstones and see what's up.