Sunday, May 1, 2011

What's been going on....

So it's obvious that I've not been around in a few months. I always have the best intentions, and then seem to fall away.

Right after I made the last post about the challenge at the gym, I started having issues. I was waking up in the middle of the night with my hands throbbing and in severe pain. They'd fallen asleep for some time, but they never were painful. Not only were they hurting, but most of the time they were numb. I couldn't hold a weight bar or use the machines if I tried. I ended up quitting the gym.

I went to an orthopedic surgeon who referred me to a neurologist. I ended up having moderately severe nerve damage and had to have Carpal Tunnel Release surgery on my hands. I've done the right hand, and am now in the process of trying to heal. I'm hoping to do the left hand in early June.

So, where does that leave me? Well, I'm ashamed to admit it leaves me 14 pound heavier. I don't know why I do this to myself. If I knew, I'd be able to stop it. I'd not go crazy with sodas, Easter candy, chips, cakes, cookies, high-fat/calories-laden foods, etc. I guess that leaves me still trying to get the weight off. One day at a time, I guess.

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