I’m a Zebra

After my three mile, didn’t stop once run on Monday things went South.  On Tuesday I went out to run and got really tired right off the bat and so I had to walk a lot.  In fact, it was mostly a walk with some running interspersed here and there.  And then later that night I had a twinge of pain in my shin so I decided not to run on Wednesday and since I had an appointment with my doctor that afternoon, I brought it up with her.

injury

Turns out that this running injury and even the Sarcoidosis aren’t the only things I need to be worried about.

medical tests

At the end of last year my pulmonologist decided to run a few test to check my immunoglobulins.  Immunoglobulins are a type of antibody and our bodies have five of them.  IGG, IGA, IGM, IGD, an IGE.  IGG also has subclasses known as IGG1, IGG2, IGG3 an IGG4.  I had previously been tested for any problems with my immunoglobulins because I have food and environmental allergies but apparently no one had ever tested my subclasses.

The good news is, all of my Immunoglobulins were normal.  The bad news is, 3 of the 4 subclasses were deficient.  Since late last year, my doctor has performed the test three times and all three times, I was deficient in my IGG subclasses.

I see an immunologist on May 20th and from there I will have antibody testing to find out if I suffer from a Primary Immunodeficiency.  I am finding out that it is not uncommon to suffer from several autoimmune diseases and that people with immunodeficiency disease are more likely to have autoimmune diseases yet nothing about my health is common.

Doctors have this saying, ‘When you hear hoofbeats, think of horses not zebras’ but not in my case, because I’m a Zebra.

zebra

Zebras are pretty exotic so I’ll take it.

As far as running goes, the doctor said to give it a day or two and try again.  She said if I continue to slowly ease into it, I should be fine and in the meantime, I’m still weight training with MacGyver so that’s something. Maybe in a few months I’ll be a ripped zebra.

What’s the worst medical thing you’ve ever experienced?

Three miles, THREE MILES, I might be a little excited…

You know what feels great?  Running three miles first thing in the morning without having to stop and without any pain.

This is actual footage of me running around Nokomis this morning….

wonder woman

Okay maybe it wasn’t me but I felt like that.  I have to remind myself not to get too excited though because I can’t just jump right back into running every day, so on the days that I do get to, it’s epic.

So, if you didn’t catch it, we’re in Nokomis.  We came down Sunday morning for Easter with family and we were going to go back to Clearwater tonight but it looks like we may be here for a few days.

Last Friday there was a rain storm and a lot of wind and the dead oak tree in our back yard decided it was time to drop a large limb, so it needs some tending to.  And MacGyver is putting a coating on the bottom of the boat and there are many other things to do as well.  Fortunately, I have a lot of work to do so here I am on the computer, you know, working.

pretend work

I actually do have to get some work done but I wanted to pop in and post a quick hi and say that I hope you enjoyed the holiday.

What did you do this weekend?

WTF Wednesday, I’ve got a craft room…but it’s not called that

I like to start my Wednesday’s with a nice and hearty argument with my insurance company, just for shits and giggles.  Nothing ever gets accomplished but I just can’t let them think I’ve forgotten that they’re screwing around with me.  No sir, not me, I remind them.  Every. Wednesday. Morning.

insurance is ridicSerious.

Anywho…it’s not all insurance sucks and I’m sick of it and sick and tired of feeling like crap around here.  No, we’ve been gettin some shit done.

Example one.  We finished our gym.

our gymAnd I say finished as in MacGyver finished because personally if it were my space and my space alone, I’d have some awesome wall treatments and the mossy oak wall board would disappeared.  But it IS technically his man cave so there’s that.

Speaking of which, I was really a bit tired of not having my own go to space and MacGyver has an entire freaking garage plus a few outbuildings so I convinced him to share some of the upstairs garage with me.  Y’all have no idea just how hard that was but he finally caved and I got myself what I like to call,

The Hormone Hut

the craft room It’s everything and more.  I haven’t completely moved in yet but that’s only because we don’t have wifi up there but it’s coming soon and who knows I might take up permanent residence in the Garage.

Over the weekend my sister in law and my niece and nephew came to town for spring break.  We got to spend a few days with them before they headed down to Englewood to see the grandparents.  Here are a few pics from our adventures.

Clearwater Beach

I started walking this week and if all goes well I may be able to ease back into running next weekend.  I’m pretty excited about it and a bit nervous too.  I mean if it starts hurting again and I have to take more time off it will probably devastate me but I’ll deal with it.  I am antsy to get back out there though especially after watching the Boston Marathon on Monday.  It always motivates me.  It’s so inspiring.  Well there’s that and also I just ordered two new pairs of shoes, four new pairs of shorts an five new tanks in anticipation.  I might be a little excited….

Oh and WTF, here’s a random Squirrel pic for you…. just because:

sammy squirrelWhat’s the longest break from running you’ve ever had?

Do you have a craft room? 

Do you even craft?

Does anybody craft anymore?