[At the very end of this post is a picture of the actual IV that was in my arm because more than a few people said that they’d be interested. I personally don’t think it’s really graphic or anything like that but I’m sure that some people will find is too much so I’m giving you fair warning. Plus I don’t think the quality of the pictures is all that great either soooo it might no even look like anything.]
And no I’m not talking about maybe going out and running. For once in my life I’m sticking to my guns. Even though it’s the first day of May (how is it May already?!), National Runners Month.
What I really mean is: What to do when it’s 70+* outside and I want to keep wearing that darn jacket?! Haha. Luckily (?) I’m still feeling a bit nauseous and chilly from my infection and antibiotics so I think I won’t overheat too much 😉
In fact I was feeling so awful yesterday that I SKIPPED my Spanish class on Friday. Ummm yeah. I *never* skip classes. But my head was pounding and I thought I was going to vomit at any given moment. Dry heavy? Sexy, no? I was even terrified to eat something for fear of actually throwing up (while I doubt anyone like puking the idea sends chills up my spine.
As the day went on I started to feel slightly better. I was able to go to my last PT session. I figure that since I haven’t really run at all lately, and my shins were an overuse thing, that I’m done with PT for now. My therapist did say that she won’t officially discharge me for a few weeks in case something crops up when I do return to running but, like I said, the shin stuff was due to too much running and I won’t be anywhere near that when I do return. And sadly, because of the infection we didn’t do much soft tissue work because of the risk of circulating the infection. Boo.
The rest of my Friday, the start of Spring Weekend, was rather lame. I ended up laying out in the beautiful weather with friends, writing a cover letter to a job that send me a secondary application (yay!) and kicking back with lots of ginger ale. So yes, I am a lame-o. But on the bright side I got a good night of sleep and I feel like I’m catching up on that sleep deprivation that my go-to-the-hospital-every-8-hours schedule created. Much better use of my time than staying up late at parties, especially since I can’t drink at the moment.
I also got to start watching the show Miami Medical. SO. GOOD. Seriously. It’s like ER but a little sexier. I am hooked! I love that I can understand a lot of what’s going on medically plus it makes me want to go work in an ER, like, now 🙂 Again I guess my not feeling so hot is good because I don’t think I would have started watching this if I had been feeling better. I would have been out partying. Oops hahah.
But now it’s Saturday morning and I think I’m feeling a little better. Like, not better enough to go run around all crazy on campus, but better enough to emerge from my room and and enjoy today’s festivities. Like I mentioned at the beginning of the post it’s a beautiful day so it’ll be fun. No running, duh, and I hate “wasting” good running weather (especially since it was ideal when I got up) but whatever. Trying to stay positive.
Also, thanks again for all your “Get betters” and other caring words! Especially to TMart who told me to keep blogging even if I wasn’t running. But since this is a running blog I’m…well not at a loss of words seeing how this post is still lengthy but rather at a loss of topics. Anything that you guys want me to write about? I feel so lost with topics without my running!
I am putting together an April recap to keep some type of running related stuff here 😛 Granted April wasn’t exactly the model month for running. I’ve looked over a rough estimate of my miles and they took a total nosedive because of the combo of my shins being so painful at the beginning of the month, to tapering, to this infection. Oh well, I’ll try to completely that soon. But right now I need to get back outside in the SUN!