A Spoonful of Sugar Helps the Medicine Go Down…September 8, 2011
We’ve been pretty busy again as we suddenly find ourselves in sweaters and jeans (not that I’m complaining); and with the shortened week I’m just all confused…so let me bring you up to speed on the latest digs:
The 45 day challenge fell off a bit; not because of lack of focus or motivation, but because of the damn spider bite! As embarrassed as I was to be brought to my knees because of a bug bite compared to some of my more impressive displays of machismo (stupidity and stubbornness), the bug bite was only half the battle. The day before I wound up in the ER I was able to get out for a nice 2 hour ride and the rest of me felt fine, but the meds I was on to kick the infection made the bite itself feel like the kiddie roller coaster. I’ve been on antibiotics before, I’ve been on pain meds before, I usually get the evil eye from the doctor when I ask about specific meds as he assumes I am way to well versed in pharma for my lack of medical background.
|Best picture I could get of the swelling but not include the infection site itself|
|Same arm, just before posting this. A bit of a difference…|
But…I’ve never been on 3000 mg of antibiotics; let alone for a week, 4 times a day total. Antibiotics and I usually get along, I don’t get the nasty side effects and my stomach always performs like it’s a rock star. I was cocky…for all of 24 hours…and then my system went into survival mode. I’m not talking about having to go to the bathroom because of the antibiotics; I’m talking about damn near curling up in the fetal position and sleeping for a week straight because my system just wanted to shut down. This was including the fact that the brain meds I’m on act a bit like “uppers”; and it was taking everything I had to get out of bed. Luckily a week came and went pretty quickly and I again was cocky…thinking I’d bounce back to my feet 24 hours after the meds were done. If you’re guessing I was wrong…you’re right; it took another week to feel back to normal and yesterday I finally felt recovered and “normal”.
Needless to say; as frustrating as it was to watch my goal slip out of reach I really didn’t have much of a choice. I took a few walks, a couple light rides, but I more or less washed out on 2 weeks of my goal. I got a good ride in on Tuesday and felt close to normal, and had a great run with Lauren yesterday because it was raining. So I’m back into my routine; but I’ve just washed out the rest of the 45 days and will do what I want to do and have some fun with it as I approach my mid-October try to return to full time training situation.
Hands are quite full right now across the board (which is good as it keeps me out of trouble); Lauren and I have a couple of cool projects going on that you’ll get to learn/see in the next few weeks, I’ve got a lot on my plate with work which is great as everything seems to be coming together at once; and everything else is pretty much status quo. Life has been relatively mundane recently and I think we’ve both felt such an immense relief from getting our depositions done that life feels a bit more normal now.
I’ve got a longer post in mind for tomorrow; but just wanted to catch up today!