Healthy? Part 1

Our old pal Gill is going through some stuff at the moment, and it seems she feels like talking about it. This looks to be the first in an ongoing series. We certainly wish her the best. Here’s hoping they figure out what’s wrong and can patch you up good as new.

My mom often has told me if something doesn’t feel right to have it looked at. It’s good advice.

Know Your Body

The body is a marvelous and weird thing with functions that baffle and amaze, but sometimes in this extraordinary machine things can go wrong or break down.

The extremes

We all have a weight, an energy level, or pace we go at, but what if that changes? Example, I bought a pair of black shorts in early May that were quite comfortable when I purchased them, but by the time July rolled around I put them on one morning and I was swimming in them.  This would not have been an issue if I was trying to lose weight, but this didn’t just come from walking.  A retired nurse family friend commented that I looked thinner.

The opposite can also be alarming. If six months ago you fit comfortably into a size 12 and now you’re barely able to zip up a size 18 and it’s not the lockdown pack on nor have you changed your eating habits much, look in to it.

It’s painful I know

On July 20 of this year I called an ambulance with pain on my left lower back and abdomen.  I thought that I was passing a kidney stone and could barely function.  I can not stress what my mom said enough. If you’re like me or my sister as a teenager experiencing unusual bruising, check that out.  In my sister’s case the bruising was caused by a blood disorder.

Your not yourself

These last few months have been an up and down ride for me between the unexplained weight loss and the frequent Nancy Drew sessions trying to rule things out. I have had days where I have all the energy in the world and you would never know that I’ve been sick. But there also have been days where I have barely the energy to get dressed let alone go for my sanity walk.

How Am I Now?

My first answer would be to tell you that I am sick and tired of being sick and tired, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg.  I have recently gone through some tests that I will tell you about in part 3, but today I’m not bad.

For now, I’ll leave you with this: If your family and friends notice that you tend to favor one leg, can barely get out of bed, or have symptoms that you didn’t have a month ago, get it checked out.

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