Thursday, November 5, 2009

Can't we just skip to Friday?

This week has been unbelievably difficult on all levels.

We moved my grandmother into an apartment three buildings down from me this week. I'm glad she is no longer an hour away from us, but it's a hefty responsibility to add to my already overflowing load.

I started bleeding very heavily this week while still taking Provera. I called the doc and he said that this was actually a good thing, and that my body should adjust to the high doses of Provera in the next couple of months (!!!).

The past couple of days I haven't felt well. I'm real weak and sluggish and weepy. I started taking iron per the doc. Tonight I woke up at one am with a severe pain in my lower back, cramping, a huge gush of blood, and then I got sick. I'm not sure if it was something I ate, the iron, all the bleeding and stress, or the kid that lost his breakfast at school this morning. I'm still feeling pretty wonky and I never get sick like that, so I think I may play it safe and stay home from work tomorrow. My body is obviously not doing so well right now.

It hasn't been all bad though. I've lost 15 pounds so far since my last doctor's appointment at the end of September. My diet and exercise plan are easier now and in fact I'm having to push to eat enough calories right now. I still stay pretty weak most of the time, so I can't exercise like most people, but I've started recognizing my limits and I try to take it easy on days that I don't feel well. I'm still losing weight, so I have to be doing something right.