2012 - I had Vertical Sleeve Gastric Surgery in October 2012, and this is my journey to push the fat girl aside and start living life without fear of lawn chairs, the middle seat, clothing shops and high heels. Among other things.

2017 - I'm preop for the Duodenal Switch procedure for my sleeve to help me get to goal weight....and to fix another hiatal hernia.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Be careful what you wish for!

It's always funny when that phrase comes up. Be careful what you wish for.

I've been feeling out of sorts and wanting to get back on track with my eating, but not seeming to be able to do it on my own.

On Sunday I totally overdid it. I got an aggressive massage washed the dog and did a whole bunch of walking. Lots of stuff bent over and working at odd angles. Sunday night I could feel my back and growing starting to tighten up.

Monday I went to work anyway and struggled to walk around and sit in my chair, my groin and hips were getting worse! But there is work to be done and I, worker bee, must be there to do it no matter the price. I managed to get a chiropractic appointment at 2:30 in the afternoon. She was called by the state of my lower back.

I managed to Finish the work day and head home. Where I sat on the Couch all evening on some ice bags and didn't realize what I'd done to myself until I tried to stand.

From years of abusing my body playing rugby I have many old injuries that crop up. Especially if I'm not looking after myself properly, which quite frankly, I haven't done in years.

I've had this lower back hip groin problem before last year at Thanksgiving in fact.
I pushed and pushed and pushed, and I was on the sofa for a week. Fortunately, I'm slightly smarter than I was last time.

I took some hydrocodone put my legs up and slept for most of the night. And I've been on the couch ever since. Hydrocodone has a terrible effect on me, which is, I don't want to eat and if i do, I just throw up everything. Be careful what you wish for.

So needless to say yesterday, I had some goldfish crackers, perhaps a cup of soup, and a few bits of watermelon. Not how I wanted to lose weight but I'm quite sure it's happened.

We also figured out exactly what's happening - I have a crazy thing going on called Pelvic floor spasms. Which is really not as enjoyable as it sounds. It pretty much feels like I'm being knifed in the crotch whenever I try to move. :(

Basically my back and hips are shot from rugby, and when they start to tighten up - the weakest muscle in the pelvic girdle is the one that's going to suffer. Clearly I need to get on some Keagle exercises.

This morning I am much improved. I was able to actually walk to the bathroom without too much pain. I'm able to eat my cup of yogurt. I am off the hydrocodone. I'm not going to work today, one more day of rest and ice and hopefully I should be well on my way back to good health.


  1. Knifed in the crotch?!?!--Oweee!

    Hope you are feeling better soon.

  2. Feel better! Looks like you're in good company- cute pooch!

  3. Sounds awful! Glad you are on the mend...and your sweet doggie kept you company...awww!

  4. Thanks all! The dog is doing a good job licking my hands whenever I nod off! Ha!

    Feeling much better, gosh this has been painful.

  5. Yikes! That sounds painful! Good for you for taking a little rest. I'm sure your body appreciates it. Hope you feel better soon!

  6. I'm glad you are able to rest -- that sounds painful! Get better soon. :)

  7. You poor thing...I too have a back problem and I have major issues with my rightside sacrum where my hip pops out...bulging discs, exposed nerves and 3 fractures (that have broken twice!)...I can so relate to the pain...hope you are back on your feet soon...those legs of yours are looking very skinny btw!!!! Hugs