Thursday, September 30, 2010

Stoopid Stomach & other updates

I got sick again this week. My stomach or large intestine more exactly don't like me for some reason and choose to get infected every so often. It happened last summer and I talked about it here.

It started a week and a half ago when I ended up in the ER overnight with those massive pains again.  Got some pain meds and an IV of antibiotics and I left.  Against the docs will. He wanted to keep me but I wasnt having it.  I got sick again less than a week later.  Therefore, I did a couple of days in the hospital with IV antibiotics and some not so fun test by the GI Doc.  Lets just say I'm not a virgin anymore.....anywhere. stoopid. 

So alls well. I have something or other and all will be ok as long as I take prevacid and some other drug on a daily basis. I dont care, as long as that pain never comes back again.  I'll take the meds.

Other updates:
I've hit a milestone in the weight loss. -50lbs as of today. I started with a personal trainer earlier this week and just a few more lbs to go. Its really just toning at this point. I must admit, I'm happy with the changes. My confidence (in some areas) is up and my outlook on life is 1,000% improved.  Work is good, boring but good.  Now if I could just find someone to love me, all would be well.
I think.

My shoulder is healing well.  I have full range of motion passively (when the therapist moves it) and almost a full range when moving it myself.  I've started using weights to strengthen it.  Should be throwing a ball, not hard, by December according to the doc.  He's impressed with my progress.

I got some cool pics over the last couple of weeks so I thought I'd share.  Click on any of the pics to enlarge them.
There were tons of seagulls. And I mean tons!!  Kinda scary!! lol

They remind me of the Angels in one of my favorite movies, City of Angels.  The Angels go and watch the sunrise and sunset everyday.
And this was a few days ago.  I haven't touched this photo.  Its exactly how it was taken.
On FIRE!!!
Cute lifeguard was frolicking in the surf.  ;)

Yes, more seagulls.  I liked these two. 

And now that I look at them....I wonder....are these seagulls??  I dunno.

Thats it.  Have a good weekend all.  I promise, pinky swear to get around to everyones blogs this weekend.  I have been a slacker.


the observer said...

Girl, ya gotta take care of yourself! Honest to Pete, it's not a sign of weakness to follow the doctor's sensible instructions!

Meantime, thanks for the Florida porn and the puppy porn--that sunset photo has to be among the 10 best I've seen.

Don't worry about the blog stuff; it'll happen when it happens.

Love ya and take care
The Observer

middle child said...

Get well soon and to everything else you posted,...WOW. Just WOW!

meleah rebeccah said...

Take the meds! They WILL help the pain!

I am so proud of you and very impressed with your weight loss. 50lbs is a HUGE deal!

*throws confetti*

And I am glad to hear your shoulder is on the mend!

Old NFO said...

Get well soon peedee! Good pics!

Gia's Spot said...

You look fabulous, Miss Paula!! Glad your stomach is healing!!

Linda Medrano said...

I'm am so sorry you are having stomach issues Peedee! Do take care of yourself. You look so fabulous! I'm so impressed with the weight loss! I know you worked very hard to get to where you are. Well, it was worth the work because of how you look! Wow!

Also, I for one love you. And I know a lot of people do.

Your photos are stunning!

nitebyrd said...

How did you lose the weight? Motivate me, girl!

Take the meds and stay well. Those are some awesome pix. Aren't those gulls just brazen?

City of Angels is a great movie. One for a good cry. Love it!

Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Sounds like you've got a ton of things under control. Sorry to read of your stomach ailments, though. For some reason I've acquired a cough that I can't shake -- for the past three weeks. Kaiser says take Mucinex and Nyquil. Still it's hanging around. Sometimes it's dry, mostly it's productive. Blew out a blood vessel in my eye from coughing. But that's really nothing, I suspect, in comparison to your stomach pain!

Wish I could say I've lost a ton of weight. From what I can see, however, that (to be said in your best Billy Chrystal / Fernando Lamas voice) "you look marvelous."


Momma Fargo said...

You look great, pee dee. Now get to feeling better inside. I'm thinking you are allergic to Florida. :)

anne h said...

50 pounds - awesome!