It’s been a crazy few days and since I usually want an interesting and hopefully funny blog, I have held off. It’s been some health stuff. Yes, I too, said “now what????”
After my normal blood work-up I was told they were worried about my kidney function. Now that scared me. Because dehydration can cause this problem, I decided to take up drinking.
Is there anybody else out there that doesn’t like water? I drink it when I go out to eat but that’s about it. Coffee and diet soda used to be all I drank. Then diet soda became unhealthy and I finally gave that up
.– so coffee is my liquid. Lots and lots of coffee.
I had to figure out how to get more water in me. First I tried some flavored waters. First I tried ICE. This stuff is SOOO good. I especially like the Mango.
But this has artificial sweetener. Isn’t that why diet soda is bad? So then I saw this advertised:
Note its calorie free, sweetener free, sodium free. Well its also undrinkable. So I was back to plain, ordinary water. But I learned a trick. A straw. Yep, fill that glass full and when I use a straw its so easy! Well all of that worked. My next set of tests came back normal. Never did I think not drinking water could be so serious! I’m telling you all of this because I know so many people told me that they hate water too. I want everyone to know it’s not a joking matter.
Now we will move on. The last time I ran, it was a short run – about 3-1/2 miles. Halfway through it, my hip started hurting. The pain continued for a week even though I didn’t run again. For most runners, they suck it up and go running when feeling better. But for me it wasn’t just everyday hurt. Six and a half years ago I had repair surgery on both my hips. The healing took a long time but then no pain. I have been running pain free. So fear took hold and I was worried that this was again serious.
I went to the local Orthopedist and that resulted in an x-ray and MRI. They saw tearing and a little arthritis. But I really couldn’t get a satisfying answer from the Doc. He wouldn’t say if running would make it worse or not. I got a “if it hurts…stop”. He also didn’t think a ‘repair’ surgery would do much good. I was left with ‘do what I can unless it hurts, get a cortisone shot for temporary relief, or when it hurts bad enough……hip replacement!!! ‘
Running has been a huge part of my life the last few years. It has helped me both physically and mentally. I can’t imagine not running again. Patient husband suggested I take up something else; swimming, biking. But if you run, you will understand that other sports aren’t the same.
I am making arrangement to get my MRI and Xrays reviewed by a specialist. I just want another opinion. You know, one that I want to hear. But until then, I will try to pull myself up and try to figure a new trail (so to speak) to follow. One step at a time, right?
I don’t want to sign off on that note – after all who wants to read about my health. Be careful from now on asking me how I am. I might tell you!!
This is the view when you want to drive to or from my home.
These baby turkeys follow their own pilot… I counted 12 babies.
These guys (there were 4 bucks) come around every night now.
And now I must get some sleep – Jake has been long gone.
So— one step at a time,
Anyone else out there had hip issues?
Anyone else have trouble like me drinking water?