It’s been a wacky spring, let me tell you. The health stuff I mentioned in my last post have basically plagued me for the last month, and by that i mean it feels like it’s been nothing but one doctor appointment after another, and too many visits to get blood drawn at Quest labs than should be reasonable. So if you’re keeping track, that was about two months of being worried that I was secretly dying (joking, but not really), of puzzled looks on doctors’ faces, and anxiety inducing visits to doctors for fun tests, and more time in a physical therapy office than I’ve experienced in years. All that to say that in the end - or at least as of last week - all the doctors seem to have concluded that they still have no idea what my issue is, but doesn’t seem serious…. so, yay?
I’ve since adopted an attitude of just believing that I’m healthy and moving forward with that conviction instead of reading into things or convinced i have to get to the bottom of every weird ache or pain.
My mom recently shared a story about my great-grandmother, a lovely Italian woman shorter than me who was straight off the boat in Ellis Island back in the early 1900s. She had a penchant for blaming random illnesses or sick feelings on some Italian myth and refused to believe it meant anything was TRULY wrong, and you know — I think she was on to something. I’m going to just go with that until, say, a limb falls off.
I’m sticking with physical therapy because it seems (to me/to the PT) that what I’ve been going through is the result of back pain/discs in my spine messing with some nerves, and I feel like the PT activities I’m doing as a result have been helping. And hopefully I can make a grand return to running at some point soon, because that’s been on pause during all of this (because I have not been sure if running was making my back stuff worse, and therefore making the nerves stuff worse). Complicated, whatever.
In some much more fun news, it looks like I’ve got two new freelance pieces on the horizon! One of which I’m beyond excited about and cannot wait to share… um, soon as I write it. :) Should probably get on that soon. If all goes well, it’ll feel like a major life accomplishment and professional milestone for me (not to sound dramatic at all). I’ll keep ya posted.
And that’s all I really wanted to say! It’s after work right now, and I was going to sit outside and do some reading before dinner but thought HEY, let’s write. So here I am. (And inside, because it’s #JuneGloom and feels more like winter outside.)
Have a great night! xo