Saturday, June 20, 2009

Still In Recovery Mode

God must have been affirming my decision to opt out of my 5k this morning. I woke up to severe storms, downpours, and feeling like I had just been run over by a truck.

Last night, I popped a few pills (Antibiotics and Vicoden) and it knocked me OUT! I could barely walk up the stairs and I seriously don't think I moved until 7am this morning. I woke up feeling nauseous and completely wiped out. I should have taken my antibiotics with food because apparently this is what happens when you don't. So I stumbled out of bed, made my way downstairs and Toly made me some toast. I felt so sick but I knew I had to get something in my stomach. Then, I passed out for another hour on the couch, woke up feeling a little better, and proceeded to force down some instant oatmeal.

Ugh, I am so happy I didn't even attempt to run this morning. It was the worst morning ever!
On top of all of that, I am definitely still swollen...

So attractive, I know. I look like jaba the hut!! The very worst part about this all is not being able to open my mouth and chew. Baby mush food only goes so far....

After hours of laying around on the couch (the only thing I seem to be doing these days) I started to feel better and knew I needed to get some movement. I did another easy 30 min. on the ET and showered. Felt so much better after this.
So, even though my options are limited and I wasn't very hungry today, I have been wanting to make my own hummus for some time. I adapted Kath's version of Lemony Hummus by adding my own basil and parsley straight from the garden. This hummus is awesome! I love the fresh herbs and the lemony flavor.
I put my hummus inside of a mini pita and stuffed it with spinach. I also heated up a cup of Amy's Chunky Tomato to go alongside. This was good, but sadly I could only eat half of the pita. (Too chewy and I couldn't open my mouth wide enough). But the soup went down easy.

After lunch, I passed out AGAIN!! Geeze, these meds are killing me. I told Toly NO MORE vicoden for me. It really screws with me and I hate feeling so out of it. I've switched solely to Motrin and it seems to be doing the trick of keeping the pain in check.

Toly headed over to his parents house for a picnic tonight but I still wasn't feeling quite up for a party. I woke up a few hours later and felt the need to move again. I walked to the gym and did 3 miles of hill speed walking on the treadmill. Wow, I totally needed this. Again, it felt so good to move. I am NOT a sedentary person, and being unable to workout has been killing me! During these times, you do what you can and slowly, I feel that I am getting my energy back.

I am hoping tomorrow, Toly and I can workout together. Maybe a nice easy hike or bike ride. We'll see.

Later on, I still wasn't hungry at all, but I knew I needed to eat something because I hadn't had much all day and I worked out twice. So I opted for a favorite standby-cold cereal! I mixed a little Special K with some Kashi Go Lean and soaked it in some soy milk for a little while to get it nice and soggy. Then I added frozen/thawed cherries and blueberries. This tasted very good actually, although, slightly hard to eat. I managed through it though.

I also cut up some strawberries and cottage cheese but I really couldn't eat them. I ate a few and gave up. Then I came up with the idea of making Overnight Oats for tomorrow morning. I have never tried this before, but it seems perfect. Hot oats is just too much in the mornings right now, but cold cereal is just a little too rough on the gums, so overnight oats is the PERFECT solution. I mixed 1/3 Cup Oats, 1/4 Cup Oikos, 1/2 Cup Almond Milk, and my leftover strawberries and threw this in the fridge. Hopefully tomorrow morning, I will have a nice bowl of mushy, doughy oats to enjoy.

Well, I'm running out of juice once again! I am NOT a drug girl. Seriously, I don't even take Advil for a headache so being on all of these medications is killing me. I can definitely feel the effects it has on my body. Ugh, and I am not liking it. Oh well, I guess it's better than being in pain. Hopefully, tomorrow I will be in much better shape! Or at least able to eat REAL FOOD!!!!!!


  1. I'm glad you're slowly but surely getting a little better! I really am hoping you can have some real food tomorrow. Stay positive and don't go crazy - you'll be back to your old self in no time!

  2. ughhhhhhhhhhhh! I'm so sorry your feel like poo! Keep with those soft foods and get better! Love that shirt- I'm a Penn Stater ;)

  3. I hope your overnight oats are mushy enough! You should try some mashed cauliflower. I tried some yesterday and it was so good - began cream cheese, butter, so. Feel better !

  4. Oops this phone did auto spellcheck

    I meant vegan not began lol and salt n pepper not so