One of my New Year’s resolutions was to stay out of doctor’s offices in 2007. So far I’ve been to the pediatrician twice and to the “Pain Specialist” once and it’s only the freakin’ 16th of January! My kids seem to pass colds and other gunk back and forth like pogs. As for me, while I avoided seeing the doctor for my own violent cold, my neck went out last week, sending me for a steroid epidural. This will have to be followed up by a visit to my orthopedic surgeon next week, who will likely send me for an MRI to see if there is further damage. All I can say is that at least the drugs are sort of pleasantly numbing.
This, of course, has not done much for my pursuit of improving my body in other ways – i.e. exercise and weight loss. First off, doctor’s appointments take up time I could be spending working out. As it stands, I won’t get to the gym this week until Thursday, which is ridiculous. I guess I need to start using my home treadmill in the morning. It’s annoying that the pain drugs make me dopey in the morning, but if I turn on a light then I generally can get functioning.
A week from Saturday I am meeting up with a group of generally thin women at a plush spa in Wisconsin for our annual girl’s weekend. The idea of being bathing suit clad makes me break out in hives. In about 6 weeks I’ll be visiting my folks in Florida for a whole week. Lord help me. Maybe panic will get me out of bed tomorrow morning?