Oh man, where do I begin? This past week has been crazy and this coming week will be the same. I just need to remember to breath and take it day by day.
As I said in my last blog, I started a new training system. I made it through 2 days instead of the 5 I planned to do. *Sigh* Such is life. The workouts were awesome and really kicked my butt and I am excited to get back to them. I used a band for the first time to do assisted pull-ups. I’m trying to stay away from the machine and use the band instead. It was great and I will continue to use it until I don’t need it anymore
I needed a LOT of recovery time because I was more sore than I had been in a very long time. It was so good! One reason I was so sore was because I did 50 deadlifts with just a bar. The bar was enough, let me tell you!
Unfortunately, soreness was not the reason for only working out for 2 days.
My husband was in the hospital again. In my last blog I also mentioned that a kidney stone was kicking his butt. Well, it wasn’t done and came back with a vengeance on Wednesday. I was teaching my Wednesday night kickboxing class when he texted me that his side was hurting again. Uh oh. I know what follows and it’s not pretty. He said he took a pain pill and was hoping that would help. I didn’t hear from him for the hour I was teaching so I figured he was in the clear and the medicine worked. Not so much. As soon as I got home we left for the ER (for the 3rd time in a week and a half). Like I said, what follows isn’t pretty so I’ll spare you the gory details. Let’s just say that someone who is suffering from kidney stone pain is truly suffering! I wouldn’t wish that on anyone. Apparently Wednesday night was a popular night for emergencies because there weren’t any beds. We waited an hour and a half-2 hours when he was finally taken back for an available bed. During that wait time he was pacing up and down the hallway because he couldn’t sit down since the pain was so bad. I paced with him so at least we got some low-intensity cardio done It seemed like the nurses were taking their sweet old-time with getting him medication. It could have just seemed like that because I was so desperate for him to feel better. He FINALLY got anti-barf and pain meds and they both worked quickly, thank goodness! We had the fun of hanging out there for another couple of hours because it was decided that he was going to be admitted. His stone was a stubborn little b!tch and wasn’t moving out of his kidney, which was why he was in tremendous pain every couple of days. He was brought to his room around 1:30 AM and I didn’t leave until 2 AM.
Side note: I watch a lot of ghost hunting shows. I love them. I’m totally a believer. I’ll see investigators hunt ghosts in abandoned hospitals and it seems creepy, but not that creepy. I always think that I could do that. I quickly changed my tune walking out of a working hospital at 2AM. I am much more of a scaredy cat that I thought hahaha.
I got up the next morning around 5:30 for work and felt like a zombie. In case you don’t follow me on Instagram, here is what I felt like…
Anyway, I got a text first thing that morning from Jason saying that the doctor wanted to surgically insert a stent so there would be more room for the stone to pass through. He left out some more gory details that I will spare you as well. He was not happy and I don’t blame him. So, I went to the hospital right after work so I could be there when he went in for the operation. Well, we waited and waited and waited. All the operating rooms were full. There was a surgeon from noon-5pm waiting for Jason but no room to do the procedure. So it was pushed back until the next morning. Possibly. He got a call from Doc and he said he might be able to do a different procedure where they’ll just laser the stone into a bunch of pieces. Hell yeah! Lasers! But he wasn’t certain. I planned to hang out with him for a while that night but a big storm came in and I had to go. I hated to leave because he was so pitiful…
Permission was granted from J
but didn’t want to get stuck in the storm. The sky was scary…I thought “The Nothing” was coming…
But I got home and had a much-needed good night’s sleep. I was up early the next day to head back to the hospital but J said that he was going to get the laser procedure done and he was discharged so I was able to pick him up and get home by late morning. I literally spent that whole afternoon sleeping. I really needed it and it felt so good!
Fast forward to today and we missed another trip to the ER twice. The pain meds were able to stabilize him enough to stay home. Tomorrow morning he’s scheduled for the laser procedure and things should be a hell of a lot better afterwards. Between the ER visits, teaching my classes, training clients, working and taking care of the dogs, I am exhausted. But, this is the last week of teaching summer school so I can relax after Thursday!!
Kids, stay hydrated!! I was reading up on kidney stones and not drinking enough water can cause them to form. Keep a water bottle with you at work and sip it as often as you can. Trust me, you do not want to go through what Jason did.
I hope you have a stress-free week! If you know it’s going to be crazy, try to get outside for a walk or hit the gym afterwards or on your lunch break. Since my DOMS is gone, I will be getting to the gym to relieve my tension. So, stay hydrated and fabulous! xoxo