I Haven’t Been Myself

“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” ~ Maya Angelou

I vowed I would write at least once every couple of days, but these last two weeks had me stepping away from my computer.

I’m not complaining, but life has been difficult for my family. My granddaughter’s favorite sport is basketball. While doing a layup, she came down wrong on her ankle. They thought it was a sprain that ended up being torn ligaments at both the top and bottom of the ankle. Now, she may need surgery to repair the damage. Basketball is her favorite sport, and now she needs to sit out the entire basketball season and be a statistics taker. She is not happy.

My daughter, her mom, had just arrived home from taking my granddaughter to her orthopedic appointment when she called me. She had an odd pain in her side and she was vomiting.

The next morning, she was being prepped for emergency surgery.

My daughter-in-law fell at work, and she needed to have surgery. She cracked the knee cap and tore all the ligaments and muscles.

This week, I went to the doctor for another UTI. The doc was good, and he found that I have interstitial cystitis. It has the same symptoms as a UTI but needs a series of treatments because, if not found in time, it can cause pinholes in the bladder.

I have a series of treatments set up for the next four weeks.

So…what has this got to do with my diet? I am a stress eater. Throw in the upcoming holidays, and I am not doing well with my diet.

I have rediscovered the joy of eating cookies and mints. My husband bought me my favorite coconut bonbons and a bag of wintergreen mints. I shouldn’t have eaten them, but I did.

I am feeling guilty because although I have lost no weight; I have gained none either, which is probably a good thing, and a shock.

I know I need to get back into the swing of things, or my new Christmas dress will not fit.

thank you all for listening to my complaining, and for being there with me.

Be safe and enjoy the upcoming week. I hope I will. :))

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