It’s the last weekend of the month, and we are back for May runfessions!
For this month’s trip to the runfessional, let’s join up with Marcia’s Healthy Slice…
That on Monday, I will celebrate the 10th anniversary of my very first 5k. Isn’t that insane? I can still remember the thrill of lining up at the start line for the first time. I runfess that I have not actually run the Florida Striders Memorial Day 5k ten times, but I do plan to commemorate the anniversary on Monday.
That I am sad freshman year has come to an end. It’s been such an amazing year for A, and we are just so proud of him. He did so well with his actual academics, but he also showed such incredible grace under pressure with all the difficulties this year brought him. He maintained a great attitude and work ethic, he pushed for his goals, overcame challenges, and demonstrated incredible leadership. I couldn’t ask for more.
That I was super nervous about my test results. So nervous, in fact, that when I got the email that my labs were in, I dropped what I was doing and hurried home to check my portal. I was relieved as can be to see that almost everything was so very normal. My cholesterol is one point higher and my calcium is .2 of a point higher than the parameters the test indicated, but neither one of those things is terribly alarming. I almost cried because I was so happy.
That I scheduled my mammogram for next week. This will be my first, and I’m glad I can get it done quickly. Interestingly, there were tons of available appointments – I could have scheduled it for the same day if I wanted. The real runfession is that I have not yet scheduled the colonoscopy. One step at a time, I suppose.
That I finally tried to do something about my mental health and I don’t think it was a good choice. I am on day one and feel terrible. Several people, including the doctor, said I really have to give it two weeks, but I can’t imagine two weeks of migraines, nausea, and GI distress. I know there’s no correct answer, but it’s a little frustrating to try to make a positive change, only to have it feel so negative. I’m going to message the doctor to see what she recommends.Stay tuned on what I decide to do.
What do you have to runfess this month?
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The first two weeks of zoloft for me was a nightmare but a friend kept encouraging me to stick with it. I did and things are so much better now. A new med is a rollercoaster but it settles down in time.
When I prescribe SSRIs for my patients, I always tell them to take half the dose for a week or 2 and then increase to the full dose. Those meds can actually make you feel worse in the beginning, so doing it slowly can kind of help mitigate those side effects. Hang in there!
I’m so sorry you’re having some nasty side effects. I do know it takes some time and tweaking. Congrats to A on a fantastic freshman year! I’m still in disbelief I have a rising SENIOR!
Can you believe? They are getting so grown!
Deborah Brooks says
I am really glad to read that your labs are normal it’s so important to stay on top of everything as we age. That mammogram is a piece of cake nothing to worry about. I hope your other meds end up working for you give it a few weeks. I know that is easy to say however, I had to start new meds too and they take some tweaking for sure. Hang in there! Hugs
I know. It just gets annoying, and then I don’t make time. I’ll be better.
Darlene S Cardillo says
Hope your side effects go away quickly… that sucks.
Glad to hear that those tests went well and congrats on your 5k anniversary. wow 10 years! Mineis even longer but I remember it well.
I took a break. I have too much going on this weekend to be throwing up and in pain.
Wow- A actually looks quite a bit older in the end of year picture! I know- it’s hard to see these years slip by. My daughter is now a high schooler (!) and my son is HALFWAY DONE with college- boy, those two years went fast (too fast!)
Glad everything was good with your labs. I know, it’s stressful getting these tests done, but so important. Good luck with the mammogram- honestly, it’s not that bad. And don’t freak out if they tell you you need an ultrasound- they tell me that every time because of me “dense breast tissue.” Everything should be fine.
He’s so grown. I was talking to a dad yesterday and while he is struggling with the teen years, this is my sweet spot. I didn’t have a great high school experience, so seeing A get out there with his friends, and doing all these cool things, with so much support and awesome people around him… my heart is full to burst.
I’m not super worried about the mammogram. Making the phone call was the hard part for me LOL!
Erica @ Erica Finds says
A looks so much more grown up!? Is that me?!
Just schedule the colonoscopy. It was so much less of a big deal than I made it out to be in my head. I was so worried and it was no big deal. It will be a relief – I promise!
Nope. He’s like a whole man now!
I will schedule – I just have to figure out who to call. The info wasn’t in my paperwork and the doctor said they would reach out to me.
I agree with Erica – A looks so grown up! It’s great that he had such a good year!
I’m glad all of your tests went well. You and I should be colonoscopy buddies – that is my one outstanding test too.
I’m sorry the side effects have been so rough – definitely reach out to your doc. There are so many options – hopefully something else will suit you better.
Let’s do it! I just have to figure out who to call. That info wasn’t in my paper work!
Kimberly Hatting says
Ugh on the side effects, but hopefully they will mellow-out for you. That’s great news on the labs, though! Congrats on your 5K anniversary 😉 That’s a significant milestone!
I hope so. I don’t know if I’m going to continue. Ugh.
Zenaida Arroyo says
That is great news about your lab results! I didn’t know you were taking meds. I am sorry about the side effects. I know meds take time so definitely give it time.
I just (tried to get) started. I have been having anxiety attacks and panic attacks, and it’s getting to be too much. 🙁
It sounds like A really had a great year — I know you’re so pleased and proud!
I’m sorry you were so stressed about your blood work, but glad it came back good!
The Rx options for mental health can be complicated. I think it is normal to have an adjustment period, but hope your Dr. has good advice to get you through it.