I didn't really disappear - I've been posting to the daily gratitude thread and sometimes to the accountability thread.
As some of you know, I was to have ankle/foot surgery earlier this summer. It's been trial and tribulations. A bit before I went for my pre-op appointment with my family doctor - I noticed red raised bumps that looked like skeeter bites, but they didn't itch.
In three days before I went to my doctor - I had 90 of these bumps appear . She told me they were bug bites. I asked three times to get referred to a dermatologist just to make sure. She said it wasn't necessary.
I knew something was wrong & got into my mom's dermatologist. He said if I had 90 bug bites I would be insane itching. After tests, etc. He determined it was a staph infection and said absolutely do not do surgery. It could have actually been fatal going to surgery with a huge staff infection. I am kicking my family doctor to the curb when this is over. ALWAYS follow your gut feelings.
Derm. gave me antiobiotics and some ointment. I had a very rare toxic reaction to the ointment. It was actually eating away my skin. It's taken about 8 weeks for my skin to heal. All I have now are the scars.
This has been a horrible ordeal.
I have been reacting to stress and physical pain with food and chocolate. (notice that chocolate got it's own food group
) I gained some weight back. My ticker is accurate.
Thankfully, The last four days I have been on my plan.
Hopefully, I can do the surgery in October.
I haven't worked for six months. I need to get back to work. No work...no income. Phooey. ( Plus I LOVE my work and miss it.
That's why I haven't been posting much. But, I've been reading.
Can you believe this is short explanation of what's been happening?