To anyone who follows me on Instagram, I apologize for any scare if and when you saw this:
To anyone who doesn’t follow me on Instagram, it’s @ktyou and you should. Instagram is fun! And I promise not all of my pictures show an IV sticking out of my arm.
But back to yesterday, I can’t explain what actually happened. I woke up with a headache and decided to skip my morning workout and instead get an extra hour of sleep to work it out. By the time I got out of the shower, I realized I had a stiff neck and by the time I left for work, I had not only a headache but a severe pain in my upper spine and right in the middle of my chest. It’s hard to explain but it was absolutely awful and even just lifting my arms made the pain even worse.
I very carefully drove into work, knowing I wouldn’t make it a full day but hoped to at least get my important tasks of the day done but by the time I got there I knew I needed to just go right home. I sent myself some information about an important call I was supposed to have yesterday and left. My doctor’s didn’t open until 9 so I went straight home and hoped a few hours of pain meds, heat and ice combinations would help and I’d feel better. I made an attempt to get out of bed and was sent into hysterical crying by the pain and when the receptionist at my doctor’s office told me I couldn’t come in yesterday, I knew I needed to get to the ER. All of my friends were at work and the ones with a bit more flexible schedules were stuck in long meetings, so I very carefully drove myself to the ER.
I was in the same room and had the same nurse I had when I went in last month for my asthma (he remembered me too), but that actually brought me some comfort. Being there alone was a bit scary especially with all my pain and being told they needed to check for aneurisms or other potentially life-threatening causes of my pain. Say WHAT?! Good news it wasn’t either, bad news is I left not knowing what was causing the pain and the pain meds they gave me were wearing off very quickly and I had to wait for a friend to come pick me up since I wasn’t allowed to drive home. I’m off to the doctor as soon as I hit publish for another opportunity for answers. Yesterday was a crazy day.
The reason for this long story is really just to explain my extra rest days yesterday and today. Trust me, it’s not by choice but rather by necessity. I spent my whole day yesterday worried that it could be something that would lead me to not be able to workout for an extended period of time or even ever again. (Yes, sometimes I get a bit dramatic but this is my form of therapy and stress relief so I think it makes sense.)
We had some awesome FitMixer bootcamp workouts this week and I got in some awesome yoga sessions too. I didn’t make my 3 for the week but I think I have a pretty good reason why not.
How was your week?
P.S. I’m working on making the code for the Fitness Friday button available but I’ve hit a bit of a wall and have to figure out how to show the text without it being read as code. If you know, please share your wonderful knowledge with me!