As the new year began on January 1, 2016 I found myself celebrating a midnight kiss with my girlfriend in the emergency room of our local hospital, I was released the next day after the doctors and a CT scan determined I had Diverticulitis. I was prescribed two potent antibiotics and told if the pain gets worse I should come back. Well, after two days the pain became severe and I was back in the hospital because the Diverticula had burst and surgery was required to clean up the mess in my gut. After a week-long stay in the hospital I was sent home to recover and it was another week before I returned back to work. It took about another three months to feel like I had recovered from that event and even though I was feeling better I found myself gaining weight and not having energy.
The summer months came and went and felt okay but I knew that something still wasn’t right with my health as I continued to struggle with weight gain and lack of energy. In October I decided it was time to get a checkup and establish myself with a new doctor. My new doctor ordered a full work up of labs and in November I had a follow-up to discuss what was going on with my health. Well the news he delivered that day was not what anyone wants to hear, but was also some of what I had expected. As he read through the five pages of lab results he hit me with the news that I was Diabetic and had high cholesterol, this was on top of already having high blood pressure and acid reflux which I was taking medication for.
I walked out of the doctor’s office that day with several new prescriptions for meds and a anger at myself for letting my health get to this condition. On the ride home I spent about 10 minutes feeling sorry for myself and the final 10 minutes of the drive taking responsibility for how my health had declined to its present condition and I knew at that moment that I was determined to get back my good health.
Many of them do not even know of my most recent health issues, but it’s because of the incredible love of my family and friends that it has been so easy to change my life to this path of wellness, they have been my fuel to keep me moving in the right direction. I look forward to writing more about the great things that have taken place in my life in the past, and I am excited to live the incredible moments that I know are in store for me in the future.
Happy New Year!