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Intense Pain, Pretty Nail Polish and Weekend Plans

I’m currently in more pain than I can ever remember being in…ever, and I’ve never felt as weighed down as I do right now. I’m still not the heaviest I’ve ever been, but I feel every pound that I’ve regained over the last few years.

I know that my pain is a direct result of obesity, and I’m disappointed in myself for not taking charge again sooner. I’ve fought hard, but I need to fighter harder…or smarter…or something.I went in again for blood work, and I’m awaiting results from a myriad of tests that they did during my visits. They took blood from my hand, which was odd. I’m glad they’re checking everything, but I’m so ready for relief from the skin stuff I’ve been dealing with for so long.

Skin irritation doesn’t sound particularly bad, but it hurts to stand, drive, lie down, etc. I finished Day 2 of the 10-day prescription, so I’m guessing I’ll start to feel better soon. I definitely hope so.

red OPI polishThankfully, it’s the weekend, and my plan is to stay out of the heat. I don’t usually work on Fridays, but I will get a few things done that I can do from home. I did some cleaning before my shower tonight, so I won’t have to worry about that tomorrow either.

My nails are painted, which always makes me feel good. I’m excited about a few books that I have to read, and Michael will come over for dinner after work.

Saturday I’m having a few friends over to grill on the roof, and the nice thing about the height of my building is that it’s never hot up there. It’s always breezy, and we’ll stay cool in the swimming pool. (Uh, I just rhymed.) It should be an easy weekend, so I’ll have some time to heal.

It’s been a long, physically challenging week, but there’s a lot to be thankful for too. I’m down another 2.6 pounds this week, and I’m thankful for the Weight Watchers meeting I found even if I’m the odd ball. Everyone else is significantly older than I am, which was evident today. I don’t mind though, and I don’t think they do either.

I cannot say it enough. I’m so grateful for my doctor, the medicine and the hope for healing change that seems to be just on the horizon.



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  • Reply
    July 15, 2016 at 7:41 am

    I’m so happy you found a doctor you like and sounds respectful. It sucks to feel terrible and have a dr blame everything on your weight. Feel better soo

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      July 15, 2016 at 3:13 pm

      I can’t even tell you how grateful I am.

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    Connie Bartlett
    July 15, 2016 at 9:39 am

    Your doing great! Don’t let the painful skin situation get you down even though it’s hard not to! I’ve found there is always going to be be something…it is how you deal with those somethings that matter and you seem to have a great grip on it!

    I’m so excited to see you blogging regularly again and taking action with your weight. It is hard when you have to lose what you have already have lost. (I’ve done it many many times) and it sucks! Your life is beautiful and busy and you are sounding so happy… even through it all! I’m glad you have found a great Dr. to work with (isn’t it such a relief)?? You will be feeling better soon!

    And lastly… I just want to tell you that you have the most pretty hands!!!! I have admired them from afar for a long time.. haha! And the red polish sure shows them off!

    Wishing you the happiest of weekends and hope you’ll be feeling better soon.


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      July 15, 2016 at 3:18 pm


      I love it when you comment even though it’s rare. Thank you for all of the encouragement, and you’re right! It’s such a huge relief to have found a doctor.

      I hope you have a wonderful weekend too!

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    July 15, 2016 at 11:15 pm

    Just wanted to say you have the most beautiful hands and nails! I hope you feel relief soon. ♥

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    July 18, 2016 at 12:05 pm

    I am not at my highest weight either but I feel it so much more with the regain!!!!

    Hopefully you can get some relief from the pain!!!!

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