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Friday, February 13, 2009

More spoken words, 17 down 38 to go, and adventures in the ER


Okay so I forgot a few; yay, ta-dah, one, two, three, cold, head, hair, eyes, ears, nose, bum, snack, uh-oh, and tickle.

Today I realized I've lost 17 pounds since July, now its not great, but I'm trying to stay positive and focus on the progress rather than how long its taken me, and how much further I have to go before I'm to my goal of 55 pounds lost. I have been going to The Difference, an aerobics gym, I work in the daycare once a week for an hour so that I get free membership, so its great!! And its SO much fun!! I try to get to 2 or more cycling classes, a cardio class and an interval class a week..... I was surprised how much I love spinning, its such a good workout!

Andrew is working graveyards this week and I signed up for a 5:30 am spinning class, and he doesn't get home from work until 8, so I asked my cousin to come stay with me so that I could go to the class. Well we had dinner and everything was fine. I started getting the boys ready for bed, and wouldn't you know it I found a big sticky sucker in my bed, and William was having bathroom issues, so I threw the sheets in the washer and helped him.... He was okay and I asked him to go to bed and we got into a giant fight..... I think because he never fights going to bed but for some reason he did last night, so he finally goes to bed (after an hour of making up excuses not to go) and I start to get to work on Matthew when I suddenly get the most excruciating pain in my upper abdomen/rib area, it doesn't get any better.... So I call Andrew and he says to go to the ER, Heather asks if I can drive myself and I know I can't.... So she called my BFF/neighbor Debi and Debi came over to stay with the boys, she took me in.... The pain was still at about a 9 or 10.... They took X-rays to make sure there was no bad stuff, which there wasn't, so the Dr. gave me a "GI cocktail" and some Zofran because I was feeling nauseated and also some mophine for the pain.... SO what was it??? I guess the official diagnosis was a stress induced acid reflux attack. So I now have to add Zantac to my daily regimen of medicine for a month, see how I feel when I don't take it and go from there... I'm SO thankful that Heather was here and that Debi was willing to help and that there isn't anything major wrong with me!

But the acid reflux really does seem to be emotionally tied, because today I took the boys to my grandma so I could rest and also work.... While driving there I heard Matthew coughing and then he started crying, I asked William what was wrong with him and he just said that he thought he was tired, we pull into the driveway and go to get him out of the car to discover him covered in throw-up..... I took him in and my grandma took over and I seriously got another attack!! I went home because I did have to work and my wonderful grandma took care of him, he was fine but then she gave him lunch and sure enough when she was getting ready to bring them back here he threw up again!!! She said Will had more bathroom "issues" again today too so I guess my boys have some sort of flu bug, I now have emotional acid reflux, and Andrew is working another graveyard tonight.... wish us luck!! I also have been having a hard time sleeping.... I got some Tylenol PM to try before I go to bed but with both boys not feeling well I don't dare try it without Andrew home.....

7 comments:

Derek-Jenny-Kaitlynd-Ethan-Dylan said...

Hang in there Tiff. I love ya!

Krystal said...

sorry to hear about your not-so-fun week; hope you and the boys start getting better soon! I've been sick all week and it's definitely no fun at all!

Mary Ann said...

Tiff- I think 17 is a great number! I meant to tell you last time I saw you that you looked great. I could tell that you have been working out hard. Keep up the good work. Maybe you can get me motivated.
Sorry about all the sickness- hang in there!

Cindy said...

Oh, that's a pain. I get that reflux sometimes. But congrats on losing 17 lbs! That's awesome! If it makes you feel any better, I just finished Power 90 and only lost 3 lbs. But I gained muscle and I'm loving working out again so I'm happy.

Sell...Party Of 3 said...

I just wanted to let you know that I am thinking of you. ;)

About Us said...

Don't be discouraged with the weight loss. It took that long to put on, and it will take long to get off and it won't come back as easily either (like all those drastic diets and stuff). Hang in there and keep it up (that is the most difficult part anyway) because it will be better in the long run and hopefully get easier too. GREAT JOB!

Cathy Clark said...

Oh man, isnt that how it goes, you have a plan and are determined to stick to it and something happens you cant help. And by the way I started a spinning class also at the new Golds and it is my fav!!

Way to go on the weight loss, keep it up, you are doing great!