It’s check-in time again! As bad as I have felt this week, I realllly didn’t want to hop on the scales this morning. But I did.
And to my surprise I am down another pound! 135! Officially 10 pounds to go! So I definitely did my little happy dance! And I so needed it!
As I have posted previously, I have had a major surge in pain the last two weeks. I feel like I did before my hysterectomy. The pelvic pain at times has been unbearable. I typically know its endo pain when my tailbone hurts (I know it sounds bizarre but over the last 7 years I’ve come to know the difference). So last week, my doctor (and nurse) were on vacation. So I impatiently waited for Monday to roll around. I got the call during dinner and it seems that I’m not the only one who feels out of options. My doctor doesn’t know what to do with me so I think I’m getting handed the big R (referral). I haven’t gotten a call back with the details of who and where so again I’m waiting. If I don’t hear anything today, I will call back and hopefully at least get an RX for pain meds so I can at least somewhat function. I’m really trying not to let it get me down. Really trying hard.
I was introduced to this website yesterday that has made it a little easier: The Fight Like a Girl Club. It is seriously amazing and so empowering. It covers a wide range of chronic (and terminal) illnesses and provides great articles and other resources! Listen to the Pledge:
As a Fight Like A Girl Club member and because I matter, I promise to stand strong in my fight against the health adversary that forced itself into my life. I recognize that there is a Power within me that has always been there. I am aware of this Power, I accept this Power, and I claim this Power. I am confident that by claiming this Power I will prevail. Because I care, I will share my experiences, both good and bad, with others going through similar struggles either through The Fight Like A Girl Club or any other place that I may be able to offer my assistance and compassion. I recognize that there may be times when I struggle and am tempted to quit. I will not feel guilty for these moments of uncertainty, for I am human, but I also will not dwell on them. During these times, I will remember my family, my friends, my Fight Like A Girl Club comrades, and others who love me and turn to them for assurance and support until I am back on my feet again. I will Fight Like A Girl and I will win. I CAN do this. I WILL do this because…I CLAIM MY POWER!
How can you not feel encouraged and inspired and empowered by that?!
So I am dedicated to not being overcome. I will not let my illness steal my joy and vivaciousness. I CAN do this and I WILL do this!
Oops! Almost forgot my stats!
So here are my stats:
Starting weight: 164.4
Challenge Starting Weight: 137.4
Challenge Goal: 132
Last week’s weigh-in: 136
Today’s weigh-in: 135
Challenge Change: -3.4
Overall Change: -29.4