Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Drumroll Please...

Well, I had a Doctor's appointment today, and there is some good news and some not so good but not exactly bad news either. Which means there IS no bad news, yay!
Good news:
I'm off the penicillin!! Hip, Hip, Hooray!! I'm so sick of taking that stuff, (seven months now!!) and I seriously don't think my digestive tract will ever be the same.
My doctor is super happy with my obedience. He says that my recovery wouldn't have been nearly so quick if I hadn't been doing so good with my diet and exercise and everything he tells me to do. To which I riposted (of course), "That was a fast recovery?!" He replied that he was full on expecting to be treating me for at least a year, because I had had the R. Fever for four months. Yikes!! Perhaps I should learn a little more patience especially because of the not so good news:
It will be another year before my endurance and resistance to disease is back to "normal". Which means that for a good bit more I will be sleeping a lot still, and getting tired easy, and getting whatever illness decides I look tasty. And that is if I keep at the exercise full throttle like I have been. (although that is just my life now. I will never be able to slack off in that area again. Period.)
I also had to get a flu shot, as did my son, and my husband and daughter have to get one ASAP as well. This is in part because Erik is three and in the "danger" group, but mostly because I'm horribly susceptible right now (as I will always be, but right now is just worse), and the next couple of months it is critical that I don't become super-duper sick. My arm is sore. *sigh*
But, all in all, I'm happy with this news. As soon as I started working out, I knew this was going to be a long, hard slog, and so how depressed can I get that I was right? Not very. And getting off the #$^% meds is a HUGE plus. I simply cannot complain about anything since I got that.
In other news, it was also Erik's three year check-up, and *shocker!* he's perfect. No complaints, and no problems. Hoorah!
The Almighty Liz


Hoba Chi said...

Hooray for Liz's health!

Bruce said...

glad things are looking up. i can never talk my self into a flu shot though. not because i afraid of shots(im not) but one your arm gets sore, two i have to take the time to go get it done, and third(and the big one for me) the shot you get may or may not protect you. it all depends on if they guess right on what strain of flu is comeing our way. oh and it might git you sick. i would just assume takeing the risk of getting the flu and be down for a day or two. but that is me, and im a bit crazy. although trent feels the same way i do. so i guess he is crazy too.

timpani76 said...

Yay! I will always be there on the fitness blog to help you kick some boot-tay!

craftyashley said...

Congrats- sort of! I wish you were totally all better! Good luck!

Renae said...

glad things are looking up!

Dana Cheryl said...

That's great news! I'm sure that it's been dang hard to keep up the exercise routine but good for you!!