Let’s see how it went…
Spoiler Alert!!! I will not be running the Chicago Marathon…read on if you want to know.
3 miles 3.20 miles
Imagine my surprise when I checked the plan and it read 3 MILES!!!
Tuesday – Rest and Stretch
After the events of the end of the week, I don’t even remember what happened on Tuesday!!
5 miles 5.28 miles
I actually hit the road a little later this morning since my miles have been dialed back. This run felt easy and I had no issues what so ever… little did I know this would be my LAST RUN for a few months.
3 miles Surgery Scheduled
I’ll try to keep this short and condensed… I have been trying to get a doctor’s appointment since August, I have basically been on my period since August 9th, at least I thought it was my period. I have Tricare Prime insurance and due to where I live I am to be seen on the Air Force Base. After multiple attempts and being that there was either no provider or no appointments available and they would not refer me downtown, I finally got an appointment on September 22 after I said I was bleeding to death (basically)!!
I had a 515p appointment, but after the doctor read the appointment notes I was called to come in to be worked in between patients because the lab and radiology would be closed at the time of the appointment. Finally, someone that seems to be concerned. I had an ultrasound of my abdomen and pelvic area. The results were not what I was expecting, but I was relieved after I had basically been asking about body changes since November 2016. My description – I am basically growing a small fruit stand in my abdomen/pelvic area!! A referral was put in for a GYN and I received that on Monday!! The only quick thing that’s happened in regards to this.
I had an excruciating episode driving home on Wednesday afternoon, I called Tricare in order to go to the ER due to the PAIN and was told to take Tylenol and call back if anything changes!! I called the GYN on call provider hoping maybe they could help. Since I had not been seen there yet, they could not prescribe me any pain medication, but were able to pull up my referral and would work me in for an acute appointment on Thursday morning.
Thursday morning and if feels as if I had done 1000 ab exercises and had a water balloon swishing around in my abdomen. We made it to the GYN, spent about an hour with the doctor and was told ABSOLUTELY NO RUNNING. He does not know how I was able to train and not cause injury to myself??? Those back pains, totally related to my condition and not in my head. The period that won’t end, not what I thought could be related to menopause, but also not normal.
I have pre-op scheduled for 4 October, Chicago 5-10 October and surgery 11 October. I have been cleared to leisurely walk the 5k and that is it!! Currently, I am scheduled for a total hysterectomy with a possible lymphoid dissection and omentectomy, the last two depending on test results.
Let’s just say, that my organs are so enlarged that he assessed me at being equivalent to 5 months pregnant. So that marathon midsection I mentioned a few weeks back, wasn’t due to training, but was definitely made worse due to my training.
Am I sad, YES but I am so thankful that I wasn’t running the streets of Chicago and end up in the hospital. I will cheer on the Hubs and hug him hard at the finish, someone has to finish what we started!!
Friday – Rest and Stretch
Moved as little as possible.
8 miles Monthly Miles
What I’ll be missing… I’m a little sad that the below scheduled races will be missed, but my life is not worth the risk. I am hoping that I will recover quickly and find myself on the road in December, for a January race. Fingers Crossed!!!
Ask and I’ll let you know…
I want to be transparent about what is going on and with my recovery, I will answer your questions, if I have an answer, it may be after my surgery that I know more and exactly what is/was going on inside.
Tell me something GOOD that happened to you this week!!