I’ve been MIA for a bit. Dealing with normal busy mom stuff and some health issues. I posted briefly before about my scare a couple weeks ago. I felt kind of silly afterwards, but at the time it really freaked me out when the advice nurse told me to go to the ER for a possible heart attack. I am glad I went though to rule it out. And it made me re-examine some things in my life (but more on that in a bit). The meds the doctor gave me did not end up working – I found this out while on a road trip with The Girl. Lucky for us, she is old enough to drive and is a very good driver. She ended up chauffeuring me across two states and back over a period of 4 days.
The doctor had thought it was a really bad case of heartburn – I had NO idea heartburn could be so bad it felt like a heart attack. But then I have only had heartburn one other time in my life – that is when I was pregnant with The Girl. However, I still had episodes as I called them daily on my trip while on the meds and then when I got back I had an episode that lasted 2 days straight – so we ruled out bad heartburn.
I ended up deciding to go to the chiropractor prior to having my doctor poke and prod me more. I’m very glad I did – I have a long road of adjustments and physical therapy ahead of me but at least we are making progress now. My back is jacked up in multiple places – I saw the x-rays and even to an accountant non-doctor like me – it was obvious!
For those of you out there with chronic pain – I have to say you amaze me. This thing ended up totally putting me out of commission. I could not eat, sleep, sit or lay down when I was going through my episodes. I can’t even imagine what it must be like for those who deal with this long term. My admiration and prayers go out to you.
What else is new for me? Hmm…. It is time for this lady to start making some big changes in her life and start doing what is best for her and her family. I’ve just been getting hit with too much stuff lately and even though my episodes were definitely related to my back I still fully believe a big player in all of this is stress/anxiety.
So one thing I have done for ME is to start a writing course. It is not like most writing courses though. I’ll give more details over time, but not today. With that being said, I’m not sure how much I’ll be posting. I will try to post a couple times a week as I love being part of this blogging community. However, some of the writing I will be doing over the next couple months may be more private in nature. Or at least stuff that I’m not willing to share at this time. Maybe in the future, we shall see.
But I did not want people to think that I have totally fallen away. I will try to keep up with my favorite blogs and comment when possible, but I may not be as active as I have been in the past. And I may not be responding to challenges as much as in the past. So please bear with me as I go through my mid-life
crisis transformation. I’m working on a better and improved (otherwise known as happier and more fulfilled) Angela. If you hang in here I’ll drag you along for part of the journey. So here we go!!!