Sunday, September 19, 2010

#Mamavation Monday - What a week!

Hey mamavation! No vlog this week, but I promise, there will be one next week!


This has been a rough week, my dad was in the hospital on Tuesday with chest pains, so far, the docs just think it's a combo of stress and acid reflux. Also on Tuesday both of my wrists started hurting and were pretty stiff. I just assumed I had hurt myself during the previous night's workout. But the pain spread to my elbows, knees and ankles. I visited the ER Saturday night and was diagnosed with Viral Arthritis/Arthralgia. Pain. And lots of it. Most days this past week I couldn't drive, shower, or fix my hair. I was depressed because I am a very independent person who was having to be dependent on everyone. Especially my husband who was helping a lot more (Thanks Baby!) and having to help me bathe, and get dressed. It was stressful. It's not over just yet, but I am feeling better tonight. I went to church and just being there in the presence of God and my church family really lifted my spirits. I am still in some pain, and am mainly stiff from not using my limbs as much, but I am hopeful. The doctor expects this to resolve itself within the next week. Thank God!

I had a gain of 3.3 lbs (265.9) this week, but I am sure this is from water retention. All of my joints were/are pretty swollen. I did great with water this week, and ate well. 

I will be taping my Mamavation Mom application vlog sometime this week. I am going to visit my Nurse Practitioner to get a release letter so that I can participate in Mamavation, if I am chosen. Thanks for all the support and encouragement you all have provided this week as I have been through SO much! I love you all!


This week's SOTW is @PamelaMKramer! She is so awesome, inspiring and encouraging!


This week's blogging carnival sponsor is Subway @subwayfreshbuzz. I love Subway! They are my go to restaurant if I am out and about and need to eat. My favorite sub is the turkey breast sub. YUMM!

15 comments:

Stephanie said...

Feel better soon Kim! Thankfully it's just temporary and you'll bounce back soon!

danielle said...

What a rough week. I hope your dad gets better soon, and I really hope you start feeling better soon so you can get back to your normal self!

Rachel said...

HUGS! Have a fantastic week! Take care of yourself... and I look forward to viewing your MM application video! :)

jamnsfld76 said...

I am sorry I haven't been in twitterland much this week so I hadn't heard about your wrists and such. That has to be frustrating and scary. HUGS!! I hope this week gets better and you get some relief soon. I am so glad to hear your dad wasn't having heart trouble, that is wonderful news.

The Maniacal Matron - @MMScarlett said...

I'm glad they found out what the problem was! Hope you recover soon. Try squeezing a ball (I use a racket ball) in your hands. It helps with wrist strength and in the prevention of carpal tunnel.

Also they tell arthritis patients to do so as a strengthener!

Have a great week!

Marie said...

So sorry to hear about the viral arthritis and your dad. Glad both of you are on your way to healing. Good for you for applying as a mamavation mom! Really looking forward to see who is in the running! Here's to a healthier week!

gretablau said...

Oh yay!! I'm so happy you're going to "try out"! You'll get my vote lady!! I'm glad they figured out what was wrong with you. God, that's so scary!!

Glad they are thinking your dad is okay too.

kia said...

Kimberly, I did not realize the wrists pain had spread to a full-body issue. I am sorry. *HUGS* sweetie. I hope this small bout of depression stays small and you are able to recover soon. No worries on not commenting on my blog this week. You are one of our most supportive sistahs in the program. I hope we are all able to support you at this time.

mozzie76 said...

At least you know the root of the pain and discomfort! I so hope you get to feeling better very soon - as an independant person myself, I know how frustrating it can be depending on others. Take care of yourself and GOOD LUCK with your Mamavation Mom Application. You'll get my vote FOR SURE! I hope this week goes better for you and will continue to keep you and your family in my prayers.

Heather @ Not a DIY Life said...

Take care of yourself, Kimberly. Follow doctor's orders so that you can come back with a bang! You can do that if you aren't 100%. But you will, in spite of this small delay! Hang in there!

Laila said...

Hope you get some relief soon. And yay on preparing your application! Look forward to seeing your vlog.

lorrie said...

wow you had quite the week I will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers that your health will improve and the pain will lessen with each day hugs

@PamelaMKramer - A Renaissance Woman said...

oh yes! Water retention is a major pain. It happens. Just hang in there and keep up with the water. Here's to a good week coming up!

babypickel said...

Lots of prayers for you & your dad :)

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