Day #12 of the challenge: What do you miss? (a person, a thing, a time of your life...)
The thing I miss the most, my health. If you follow me here, on Twitter or are a friend on Facebook you'll know that I've been struggling with my health for the past couple of years. I've always been generally healthy, sure I could exercise more and skip the doughnuts every now and then, but all in all I've been healthy and happy. A couple of years ago I got really sick while on vacation with my husband's family, I got some sort of lung infection which resulted in a horrible cough that lasted almost 3 months! I ended up on steroids for 6 weeks, which if you've ever been on steroids you'd know that they have some nasty side effects including weight gain. As I was in graduate school, time to exercise was sparse. Fast forward to a year ago, a few weeks after graduation and I hurt my foot. I won't go into all of that in this post, but you can read/see about the ordeal here and here. Recovery from that injury took almost 8 months, which brings us to this year. For the past month or so I've been suffering from back problems. Now I've had back issues for years, chalk it up to old color guard injuries and a family history of back problems. I've been seeing a chiropractor since 2004-2005'ish and he's been amazing. So when this started I assumed I lifted something wrong or slept in the wrong position and saw my chiropractor. Even with visits I wasn't feeling any better so I went to another doctor for a second opinion. That doctor gave me his opinion and a plan of treatment so we'll see. So far I'm still having problems.....So yeah, I'd love to stay un-injured enough that I can get into a routine of working out. I know getting into shape will help in the long run, but it's hard to exercise when you are in pain. Kind of a catch-22.