Sunday, May 20, 2012

What's Foreign To You?

I think I may have eaten my twin. Now, stop your eye rolling and just listen  read for a minute. I've heard of these things happening. In fact, there's a pretty good Stephen King book, called The Dark Half about that very thing. I think that I wanted a little snack in-utero, and chomp! There went my sister. My control issues started early, they did! The reason I say that is that I had an X-Ray of my foot taken a couple of weeks ago and I got a call from my doctor referring me to an orthopedist because there is a foreign body in my foot.   A.   Foreign.   Body.   In my foot.


Now, how does something foreign get into my foot? It must be a tooth or maybe a tiny ear drum, or maybe even a toe (wouldn't that be ironic?). A friend of mine suggested it could be a bug, but I don't even want to think about that, so I can't wait for my appointment on the 30th. Although, with as much thought as I've been putting into this, I may end up being a little disappointed. My mother always tells me I make things too complicated. She may have a point every once and a while.


So my foot pain may not be just because of my weight. Something that I can blame on something else. Hallelujah!! When you're big, most things get blamed on your weight and honestly,  most of the time rightly so. This extra weight really does cause a whole lot of trouble. I'm feeling lucky that my blood work came back pretty clean. I've just got to work on getting my triglycerides down a bit. Other than that and the tiny twin parts in my foot, I'm getting there. I'm nervous about some possible exploratory surgery and how that will affect my exercising - just as I'm getting to really like the way I feel. My lifeguard friend at the Y told me he can tell that my range of motion and my strength is much better (he can tell all that from me climbing out of the pool, thank you very much). It's nice when others notice.


This week I'm working on eating less carbs, even more vegetables and less sugar. Luckily, the farmers markets have started here locally on Wednesdays and Saturdays. There are a lot of options. I love summer food! But then, I love Fall, Winter, and Spring food too. Sigh.


Have a great week!











7 comments:

  1. Eek! I'm assuming you didn't eat your twin. You don't strike me as the twin eating type. I'm curious about the results, though.
    Are you going to try any of the triathlon events?

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    1. I'm not sure. I haven't signed up yet. I don't think my body is ready yet. I'm also waiting to see what happens with my foot. Thanks for thinking that I'm not the twin eating type. My imagination sure gets the best of me sometimes!

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  2. Amy, what a fun start to my morning. That was funny! I can So relate. I have been there. I am excited for you and your quest for a healthy lifestyle. Call me, when you need an understanding ear. Good luck with your "foreign body".

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    1. Thanks for making a comment, Tammy! I love comments! I will call you. I've missed you!

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  3. I had never thought of a foreign body inside....makes sense though....you know all those unusual cravings ...... :)
    Good luck with your foot....things will work out
    Keep up the good work
    Love you
    Maxine

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  4. So, you might be a lady with two left feet? And one right foot as well?

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    1. I just might! We'll see on Wednesday. ;)

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