A Health Scare

Without going into too much detail, I had a health scare this month.  I’ve been having “lady problems” for the last few months and I’ve had to visit the doctor three times in the last four months.  Well, my doctor was stumped with why all of this was suddenly happening and why I wasn’t getting completely well.  Well, last week I went back to the doctor because I was in terrible pain and I was bleeding, a lot.  She took lots of samples and sent them off for a lab test that basically tested for everything that could be wrong.  Something she mentioned was that she was really worried as to why my cervix was having so many issues.  She didn’t want to scare me, but cervical cancer did come up. 

Well, as you can imagine, all kinds of thoughts went through my mind in the last week.  My mother had a hysterectomy around 30 and I’ll be 33 next month.  I did not want to have that happen or to have cancer.  I’d really like to have a child or at the very least be able to have the option.

Finally, the doctor called yesterday and told me it was nothing major, but that the medicine she had been giving me wasn’t going to work on the strains of bacteria that was found on my cervix and in my urinary tract.  That was news to my ears!!  I didn’t have to worry about the dreaded C word or having a hysterectomy!!  I gladly went to Kroger Pharmacy after work and picked up my 4th and 5th antibiotics in less than a week.  Yep, I’ve taken a ton of antibiotics in the last week!!

Through all of this, I thought a lot about my faith and what it all meant.  I know that my little scare was tiny when compared to what God gives others.  I am so very thankful that I have my health and it’s only made me realize that I need to get back into reading The Bible more.  I’ve really slacked with that in the last few months and I really need to dig deeper into it.  I know that I’ve been through a lot in the last year and a half, but I know that I haven’t been alone in my trials.  He is always right there beside me.  That’s comforting and I need to do a better job of studying the word. 

With all of that being said, I made it half way through week 1 of half marathon training and have completely taken off of week 2.  Week 3 starts next week and I’m so ready to get back to running!

Almost A PR…

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So, I went into the Firecracker 5k without any real goals.  I just wanted to do my best and see what I could do.  I told myself not to look at my watch and towards the end I glanced down to find that I was so close to my PR (from 2010)!  I was kind of mad at myself for taking some walk breaks after seeing that, but I just told myself to finish it out strong.  I finished the race 38 seconds from my PR.  Crazy.  Since then, I haven’t been running because I’ve had a summer cold – and since I have asthma, I don’t push it and run while sick.  I’m almost over the cold though…which is a good thing since Half Marathon training starts this Saturday.  Yep, it’s that time again!  I’m hoping to really buck up and do great this year. 

Onto other things… The boy and I went on a mini road trip this weekend to Tyler, Texas for a wedding.  It was really cool getting to meet some people he went to school with and such.  Then the next day we went to Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington and then the day after that, we toured Cowboy Stadium and came home.  We had so much fun and eventually I’ll get the pictures from him (his phone takes better pictures) and I’ll post them.

But, until then, I’ll post this picture…since I’m a visual person and like looking at other people’s pictures. 

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This was taken right before the Blake Shelton concert last month.  We were eating with my family at Olive Garden.  I hate the way I look in the picture, but it’s one of the few that I have of us.  Man, I love that boy.   :)

What Now?

I moved out of our house in March and have been living in a nice one bedroom apartment with my dog, Rocky. Since then, I’ve been enjoying getting out and doing things I normally would never do…such as pedicures, bars, and strip clubs. Yes, I said strip clubs. Y’all, my coworkers are a hoot and somehow we end up at strip clubs after shutting down karaoke bars. At first I was very uncomfortable, but after you talk to a few of the girls, you realize that they’re just trying to make a living and pay for school (although, I’d take student loans any day instead of doing THAT). Anywho, other than the late nights, I’ve started getting back into running…slowly. If you take a gander at my Daily Mile profile, you’d notice that there are months where I did absolutely NO running. Well, that’s changing – starting with this month. I bought a new pair of Brooks and I’ve ran in them 3 times in the last week. That’s more than I did some months combined.

Other than that, I did something really outside of the box for me. I took a conceal carry class and I aced it. I need to send in my paperwork and then I’ll have my conceal carry license. I’m pretty darn proud of myself for that.

This whole not being married thing has taken some getting used to…but I’m making it. I have days when I’m REALLY disappointed in the way things turned out, but then I have other days when I think that it just wasn’t meant to turn out any differently. I know others might disagree, but it is what it is.

That’s about all I have to share for now… I have a 5k tomorrow morning. I’ll post sometime on how that goes. I have no idea what to expect. I know that I’m no where close to where I used to be, but hey, life happened.