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Old 08-05-2012, 04:32 PM   #1
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Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 163

S/C/G: 222/Ticker/160

Height: 5' 6"

Default A little bit of venting, possibly TMI

I was so excited to have reached onderland, and I'm happy to say I'm still here as of this morning.

The bad news is, I spent 8.5 hours in the ER last night, and I'm a little frustrated as to how I might be thrown off track. That, and well, 8 hours...argh.

The gentleman and I went out to eat last night. We had our dinner, and then we went to walk to the car. As soon as I sat down in the car, I started feeling extremely strange. My entire torso was cramping, from my lower back, all the way to my shoulders. This would go on for a few minutes, and then I would feel an intense burning sensation in all of the muscles that had been cramping.

After a few minutes of this, I decided it was time to go to the ER, since I was losing consciousness and not feeling any better.

I got to the ER and in standard fashion, even though I looked like death, they let me sit. Well, I ended up hovering over the porcelain throne within 5 minutes.

After being sick, I felt better, but then it came again.

They got me right in after that, as apparently patients violently being sick in your waiting room is a good way to be admitted immediately.

Anyway, after a battery of tests, many pokes, prods, and IV's, they came to the conclusion that it was food poisoning, dehydration, and a urinary tract infection, and sent me home with some muscle relaxants to ease the intense back and rib pain as well as some antibiotics for the infection.

ARGH. What a night. We sat in the ER until about 3:30 in the morning, until all the tests were done. The staff were very nice, and quite concerned that I was comfortable, which made the whole experience at least a teeny bit better.

It's weird, because you would think I didn't want to ever see food again, however, after they released me and I actually got some sleep, I went and had some chicken and veggies. That, and a chocolate chip cookie. For some reason I'm craving sweets.

/rant. Thanks for listening! Here's to hoping that today and tomorrow are much better, and do NOT involve the emergency room!

Goals: 1. 5% of body weight lost (DONE 7/12!) - 2. Onderland (DONE 8/3!) - 3. 10% (DONE 8/17!) - 4. BMI 29.9 & 15% (185) - 5. Half way there! (180) - 6. 20% (174.9) -
7. 25% (164) - 8. GOAL! (160) - 9. Normal BMI (154.9) - 10. Ultimate Goal (150?)

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