On my workout day off I decided to work my core. I clicked core thinking many ab exercises would come up. My legs now resemble stretched out rubber. I am wondering how I will be able to workout tomorrow with my useless legs. Hours later I either have cramps or I bruised my ab muscles. Can you bruise ab muscles from working out?
Interestingly enough, I haven’t lost any weight in the two days I have worked out. Stranger still, I didn’t lose any weight with the last 9 week challenge. Possibly because I only completed four whole workouts in nine weeks. They say patience is a virtue but there is still a Snickers ice cream bar in the freezer …
My crazy doctor called and said I can decrease my crazy pills by half again for the next two weeks. Then I should take those teeny quarter size pills every other day for two weeks then stop. She will check in with me in a month when I am crazy pill free. I’m pretty excited, I must say!
My labs came back normal. The anemia has resolved itself. Yay, but at the same time I was on two iron pills a day with one Vitamin C tablet a day. I was not surprised by the results. My doctor said I can decrease my iron intake to one pill a day for the next month.
In a month’s time I will be able to give up the pill minder! After taking six pills a day I will only have to take two pills a day. The thyroid pill in the morning and the cholesterol pill at dinner. There’s a happy change.
The GI doctor called me yesterday. Through my responses over the phone he determined he doesn’t want me to have to go through an endoscopy unnecessarily. He isn’t convinced I have internal bleeding. Me neither, but that could be because I would rather go through a root canal for each of my teeth than do an endoscopy. The good news is instead of an endoscopy I get to do a FIT test. And I will let you look that up!
If the test comes back normal then my anemia will be monitored. I take that to mean that I will get to have my blood drawn each month or every other month. More likely every other month because then I will be in again the following month to have more blood drawn to check my A1C.
In the past 25 years I have had so much blood drawn I have developed scar tissue in my veins. Yet the doctors are stymied as to how I have developed anemia. They wonder how in the world I am losing blood. I don’t get it either!
Forget the monitoring thing. I will be entertaining other options if no endoscopy is required. I am young and ready to retire from womanhood by barbecuing my uterus. Who wants to bring the potato salad?