Happy New Year


Those of you who follow me on Twitter, or Facebook – already know that I started my New Year off with a crunch!  As my mother tickled my son, I turned around on the couch to watch… he slammed up and back and crunched my nose…  All I can say is OUCH!!!

Seems that he telescoped my septum – which means (I had to ask the doc what he meant….) that he broke the septum and it went back on itself…  He gave me a demonstration (I love visuals) – He took a tongue depressor and broke it in half and showed me that the two ends should meet, but they don’t, they are on top of one another…  NICE!

So, I had 2 options – surgery to fix it – or since bone wasn’t broken he gave me the option to mold the nose back in to place.  I chose the molding option, though now, not sure why and may change my mind in the next week!

Supposedly, this headache should last for about 2 weeks (only 6 more days to go!!!)  But to top all this off, there is MORE!!  Since I DO NOT do well with pain medication (allergic to the good stuff) I haven’t been able to find stuff that helps…  So at night, when you have no control, The pain must be really bad because I was clenching my jaw.  The 3rd night I woke up and could barely open my mouth – and while my husband may like the sound of that – I didn’t like the pain!! 🙂  So I started taking Valium at night and the clench turned into grinding…  so now the gums on my lower right jaw are inflamed…  This just keeps getting better!  Well – through lots of advice… I got a bite plate to use until this pain goes away – 6 more days, right???  Plus taking Xanax last night, helped a little more!

Sitting here today thinking, I wonder – will this affect my ability to scuba dive?  Should I just go ahead and have the surgery so it will heal correctly by the time I want to go diving??  I plan to call the doc on Monday and ask him…  I can breath ok – but it is different.  Though, I am assuming since I didn’t break bone, and my sinuses looked fine – I should be ok for diving!

Oh, and did I forget to mention that I had my deviated septum fixed 2 years ago??  Just gotta love it!

exercise


Please tell me who invented this form of torture! I only say this because I am sitting here in pain – no matter how I move, something hurts!

LOL  This week, we got bored with the 3rd stage of Slim in 6 – so we decided to Tae Bo – Did the basic one yesterday and again today… and while that made us create a puddle on the floor, we have decided to do the advanced version for the rest of the week… Boy THAT should be fun! 🙂

Then On Monday – P90X time begins – Kinda scary!  But we can do it! WOO – Let’s go!

Monday also begins my new relationship with food.. I need to eat breakfast.. hell, I need to eat before 4 in the afternoon!  My biggest problem is that I don’t eat all day and then I snack all night!

I am also going to get an exercise ball to sit on here at my desk – work on that core!  I think a lot of my pains will go away if I can get that core stronger!

I really have had a lot more energy and I feel better (minus the muscle pains of course) – but in general!  I think this is a good thing! WOO HOO!!

I gained 120 #s from being pregnant and on bed rest for 7 months – of course that is another story! Lost the majority of it – now just need to ‘clean it up’ 🙂 LOL