Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Day 14 - MD appointment

Shame on me....I never got around to posting yesterday! Between running, closing on our house re-finance and getting ready for vacation, time just got away from me. I also scheduled a doctor's appointment after still feeling so lousy on Monday afternoon. My appointment was at 1:45pm yesterday. I really didn't want to be sick on vacation, so I figured it wouldn't hurt to get checked out by the MD. Well, despite a sluggish run yesterday morning, I felt about 65% better. He essentially agreed that it was most likely some random virus (although *could* be Hep A....) but he'd run some blood work just in case. Of course I had to work today and my cell doesn't work in the hospital, so I missed the RN's call about my labs and the office was closed by the time I got a chance to call back. Not sure how I feel about "Hi, this is X from Dr. Taylor's office. I have your labwork back, please give me a call." I work in a hospital, I'm around very sick patients all day. My mind immediately goes to worst-case scenario....something's wrong and she wants to tell me in person or schedule follow up work. Realistically, she's following doctor's orders to "call the patient". He knew I was leaving for vacation and would want to know the results. Couldn't she just have said "your labwork came back okay" ?? In any case, I don't have time to really worry about it. What's done is done and I'll call tomorrow before we leave.
As far as my workout yesterday, I did 5 miles of almost all hills. I felt decent. I was loaded up on ibuprofen and relatively ache-free. The poor dingo didn't fare so well.....the poor guy stopped and threw up 3 times during our run. This doesn't phase me in the least....I do have 2 kids! But I felt bad about making him continue on. Turns out he continued to vomit anything he ate yesterday. Luckily he seems to be better today, which is good because he's going to the doggy hotel in about 3 hours!! Extra prayers for his health and safety while we're gone would be appreciated! Today was a "rest" day, but I did a short pilates video before work this morning. I've gained about 3 pounds in the past month and I can feel it all in my belly. Doing core work makes me *feel* like I'm doing something constructive to combat that. Yes, I know I jut need to step away from all the junk food! Unfortunately, with vacation looming, I don't foresee an end to the weight gain (at least this week). Boo!
In non-running related news (yes, I do have other interests!) today was the last day for one of my co-workers. She's an occupational therapist and we both have little girls about the same age. We went to the same church, went to OSU together and just overall had lots in common. I cried at work (I'm such a loser!) while giving her a hug. She will be sorely missed! BUT, just in time to cheer me up was today's post on CakeWrecks. I literally laughed so hard, I cried (again, at work!). RUN, do not walk to this blog. It's so freakin' funny and just the pick me up I needed. Well, I'm not sure if I'll have time to hop on here while on vacation. Hubby is bringing his laptop to do some school work, but I seriously doubt I'll have any time to pop on. I'm praying for a good long run (just 8 miles) up at the lake. I've never ran anywhere but "home".

1 comment:

Marlene said...

Running in a change of scenery will be nice - enjoy! Hope you have a great time on vay-cay and get some good results from yoor doc before leaving!