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“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”
I’m selling these bracelets for ($2) and shipping ($1) and the T-shirts for ($10) with ($5) for shipping. Help bring awareness for Crohn’s and Colitis.! All money raised is going towards our team We’ve got Guts! Take Steps be heard November 2,2013 in Waco, Tx.
Drinking (Ensure) in my shakes is not ideal and being someone who struggled with the pudge growing up Its tough. No one wants to drink their calories!!! I would rather enjoy tasty meals out with friends…this is so so hard. Baby steps
Yesterday I had my appointment with the Temple GI specialist again. Monday was supposed to be a day of good news and new medicine to help live a normal life. Yesterday however turned into a train wreck and lots of tears were shed. I found out my body is still harboring the salmonella from 2 + weeks and they now decided to put me on antibiotics which they didn’t originally want to put me on because I have a chance of becoming really sick if exposed to anything. Anyway another week of pills then I have to send in a sample again and if all is good I will be scoped and finally put on some medicine.
I’ve missed so much school today I am afraid I have to drop two of my classes losing my financial aid but I am no quitter I am sure as hell trying my best to keep it together and just keep moving.
To a delayed but healthier tomorrow! love you all
Word Vomit-an uncontrolled spilling of words out of your mouth.
We’ve all been in that situation where you voice your opinion in the worst of times or without having any knowledge backing what you’ve just said (gds!@##%GHlkfDGK) I can talk your ear off all day but I throw positives and guidance to the ones around me that I love and care about, rather than knock them down with negatives. I’m sure most of what people say and have said aren’t meant to be hurtful but after going through such a crazy roller coaster up and down throughout 2013 words really have gotten to me. I’ve been knocked on my butt replaying what some have said for weeks and it’s just time to let you into my world for a few minutes and read a bit about me and my journey.
Now you may see a few things you may have said and it’s ok. I am not here to put anyone on the spot I am here to come to accept this and continue to move forward.
July was when I was hit with the shooting pains,chronic fatigue and sickness and that is where my journey will begin for you all. I had the apartment with NO roommate and little stress when I was hit with these pains I couldn’t understand. Thinking I just had a minor bug I didn’t think much of it and just kept trucking along. July started off great. I was walking each morning, eating healthy and providing quick fun tips for my friends who were curious about getting motivated to make a change.
Move in day
"Ah you’re losing weight… You look great!"
"Tell me how you do it Sarah I want that body"
"All right you’re losing too much weight time to ease up"
"You never hangout with us so I’ll just stop asking"
"Are you sure you aren’t sick because of what you eat?"
"It’s the stress that’s hurting your stomach I think you just need to relax"
The sickness, soreness, fatigue and pains didn’t go away but at times they were minor so it became my “Normal”. My mom was the only one in the know for a while about my pains not wanting others to hear about what I was going through.. I mean who would want to hear about this?? I mean hell I don’t even want to have to think about this.
August rolled around and the pains continued. I made the move into my New apartment and life seemed to be settling down for myself. My first Doctors appointment was made and the doctor didn’t even listen to me. Dr.____only talked about how skinny I was and told me to continue on my vitamins etc. and needed to put on 10+ lbs. “Are you sure you dont throw your food up?” “Excuse me I am hear about my pains and NO I do not waste food like that. Food costs too much”He isn’t my favorite Dr. but he was the only one with openings and I wonder why!?
My second visit to the doctor was a Saturday visit because I couldn’t make my way down to Waco during the week. Saturday appointments are pointless however because Scott & White can’t do lab work to figure out what’s wrong with anyone. “I think it may be Salmonella or Cyclospora and these antibiotics will clear out any of those things since we cant do lab work today for you” 7 days on antibiotics and I saw and felt no changes so I knew it had to be something else.
THE third doctors appointment rolled around and the doctor that originally didn’t listen to me actually saw this was getting more serious and I was growing worse. Dr. ____did a series of lab work and sent me on my way.
(I was sent home with my first “Hat” to return a sample the following day. This wouldn’t be my last hat to have to deal with and I was told there will be plenty more in my future). Mom was my sample transporter and you should of seen her -In action preparation involving: a bandana, gloves and loads of perfume. Motherly love man Motherly love.
"Look at those neck bones, I could snap you like a twig!"
A week later Dr.___ calls and said my labs all came back negative but that I had low calcium and something else. He recommended me to a GI specialist for further testing but the GI office could only see me on Wednesdays/Fridays unfortunately. Work was getting harder to do and the fatigue/pains were just brutal.
Nannying for such an amazing family kept me up and going though and I am very very thankful for all their love and support. If it wasn’t for having to get up and take care of them I probably would have become really malnourished laying on my couch hating life even more than necessary. Getting to see those two lovely girls each day really helped get me through August and continued to help me keep going each day.
My friend Meg always was a huge supporter and was really there for me helping me through this rough dark time. She would send me positive texts daily boosting my spirits, making me smile and making me feel like I wasn’t alone and that means the world. Thank you Megan!
Brian was another strong supporter throughout this whole thing. When most men his age would shut down and go off on his own path during a time or need he was there every step of the way. Sweet texts, loads of research and also coming to visit me in the hospital meant so much to me and I still can’t wrap my head around how amazing he is! Brian Thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything you have and continue to do. You bring the biggest smile to my face and I am thankful to have you in my life.
"Long time no see did you forget about me?"
"Girl you need to put some weight back on"
"Let me fatten you up"
"Let me buy you dinner. You look like you really could use the calories Sarah"
"Why don’t you ever hangout whats the dealio?"
"Are you on Meth"
"Mom she is so skinny look at her you can see her spine"
"i know someone with that and you couldn’t possibly have that"
Fro Yo my favorite thing in life
The sickness became worse and the pains became stronger. Something was different, something was happening. My body was going through hell at this point and I was dehydrated, couldn’t sleep and eating sucked more than ever. Who would want to eat when it would just make you sick shortly after? I made the appointment for the GI specialist in Temple but I had to wait a week to be seen.
One week "I got this" "I think I can I think I can" as cheesy as it sounds it took little things to help me get up each morning. Waking up to night sweats, having to run to the bathroom is far from awesome.I just was beginning to fade.
"Guuurrl you could eat anything and not gain weight I’m jealous"
"You look sick Sarah are you ok?"
"Keep your head up if anyone can get through this you can"
The night before my appointment I drove home after work and I am not even sure how I made it home. I don’t remember the drive home, but I remember my mom approaching my car and I had the seat down laying back in the driveway. Crying I needed my mom.. I needed answers.. I needed relief. So uncomfortable, tired and sore I just layed in bed pleading to go to the ER. "I just have to make it until 7:45 tomorrow morning.. I can do this. I can do this"
The next morning we arrive at the third floor of the Temple clinic ready to see the GI specialist. Shortly after discussing what had been going on and the state I was in she personally admitted me into the hospital for IV fluids and testing. “You’re 124 at 5’11 this is not good Sarah. You are in a great facility and we are going to make you feel better here soon”
My first meal!
But this story doesn’t end on a sad point. Oh no no no this post ends with the positivity and guidance from the beautiful people in my life.
"Looking good today. Are you feeling better?
"I’m not going to lie to you, it’s not going to be easy but once you’ve got your meds right & know which foods upset you it gets better"
"You look so much better than when I saw you in the hospital"
"How you feeling pretty lady"
"xoxo love you pretty girl.Stay strong"
I will not let this keep me down forever. Highs and lows are bound to happen but surrounding myself with positive loving individuals sure makes life a hell of a lot easier to manage.You have to find the humor in things even in your darkest of times and that’s why I posts these silly things. My dear friends we’re going to bitch and moan, cry and bitch some more but never lose hope.. Never lose that twinkle. Big hug.
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School is back in session and arounds campus I’m sure you’ve seen it all! Uggs in 100 degree weather, pounds of makeup, pj’s..etc. Don’t be the kid overly dressed up so leave those Saturday heels at home ladies. In the two pictures are easy comfortable outfits I threw together for school last week. Simple, affordable,comfy and cute!
Picture 1) Striped shirt;Target- $5.00, Levi Shorts; Platos closet-$5.00
Picture 2) Shorts;Forever21-$20, White shirt Target- $5.00
"Eww those things are gross" Is what many of you say when the idea of eating a mushroom comes up. I am here to announce my love for them. This fungus is a great low calorie add in that is also a great source of Iron, riboflavin(B2)helps with metabolism, niacin(B3)lowers cardiovascular risks, and vitamin D.
Serving size: 1 cup, 21 calls, 3.7 carbs.
Mushrooms have little taste making them something easy that can be added to many meals. Raw mushrooms can be a great add in to help fill you up with less calories. (This is what I do).
Portobello mushroom Burgers are a great change up at cookouts from eating the traditional Burger. By having the Portobello Mushroom instead of the meat you are cutting loads of calories where you can add them in for Dessert! Hey you can even make a bunless burger by using lettuce to wrap up your tasty burger instead of eating the bread.
Kick back and Cook one up this Labor day weekend!
I’ve been up most of the night AGAIN with terrible stomach pains and this time I was really debating a visit to the ER. I only hold out on going because I don’t want that financial burden on my family if I have to be seen at the ER. Thursday is coming and hopefully the Temple clinic will figure out what is wrong with me!! Fingers Crossed
This morning I felt pretty nauseous after eating breakfast so I decided to take on a piece of toast with chocolate PB2, stevia in the raw and a few almonds.
Pb2 is a great substitute to peanut butter. The serving size: 2 tbsp, 1g fat, 6g carb, 3g sugars. The chocolate one is way better than the regular PB2 and I say its worth a try. Most grocery stores carry it for about 4 dollars.
I know you see my Hello Kitty toaster… Yes I am 23 and still use this thing. Have a wonderful day
McAlister’s is a great option for a light lunch if you choose the right things. Many restaurants are stepping up their game by jazzing up menu items to makes them sound healthier than what they really are. You can beat the bulge by just taking a little time to do a little research online and you can find some tasty foods without eating your whole days worth of calories in one meal.
Mom and I made a trip to Round Rock sunday to buy some low pro vans for back to school. The Outlet mall has a vans outlet store that sometimes has loads of vans in my size (10.5) and when they do I go crazy and buy them out! Clothes don’t fit right and lots of shoe companies only go up to 9.5 in women’s so VANS are my one love. Anyway, we got hungry and made a stop in at McAlister’s deli right off the interstate in a little shopping center.
I had little to no appetite sunday yet again but mom could just tell I needed some food.”You’re pale”. I had the choose 2 portion which is cutting the sandwich in half/ half salad making it a light lunch.
The Pecanberry Salad was pretty good but adding bleu cheese would really make the salad POP. I personally loved the pecan pieces the most and ended up eating those first. The strawberries were fresh and the chicken was flavorful. With only a 150 calories and 6grams of fat this is a good choice off the menu.
The Basil Parmesan Griller was pretty good too. I am glad I got a half portion because even just half was really filling. Out of a lot of the options on the menu the Basil Parmesan griller was one of the lowest calorie and fat choice. I enjoyed the chicken and red peppers.
* A refreshing Unsweetened tea was what I enjoyed the most after a walk around the outlet mall in the heat..