the ugly truth
Saturday, September 30, 2017
okay, so wrote about how I overworked myself that one day and ended up seeing a black spot. Since that day I had migraines for almost a month, had a bout of cellulitis (which has become rather chronic due to the psoriasis), got food poisoning, had another bout of cellulitis for which I got antibiotics again. On Monday I took the antibiotic and it went down wrong. I had extreme pain in my esophagus every time I ate solid foods. Saw the nurse and she told me: a) most likely it scratched or bruised my esophagus going down and that when I eat it's causing spasms, or b) the pill could be stuck there in which case I could wait a few days to see if it dissolves on its own, or get an ex-ray. If it's still there I would be looking at a hospital stay and being intubated.
I'm happy to say that the pain is greatly lessened today. It's still there, but probably a 2-3 on the pain scale instead of the 7-8 it was.
I have a bad habit; I get sick, i eat whatever i feel like eating. Mostly junk food because I don't want to bother cooking. And, in this case, a lot of soft foods too.
I'm very unhappy to say that I have GAINED 11lbs in the last two months. EDIT: I calculated wrong! I gained 7.6lbs, NOT 11. Thank You Jesus!
My next doctor's appt is on the 19th. To get where I should be by then, I need to lose 19lbs. Obviously that's not going to happen. But, I will be back to eating healthy, exercising and doing the best I can. Maybe I can drop close to 10lbs in the almost 3 weeks I have.