Suprise Suprise – Oh Luck of the Irish!

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Hey folks,

I like to think that some of y’all wondered where I disappeared to… Well, this post will explain a bit of it.  I really missed blogging; I am definitely back.  My fingers are rested and they are SO ready to type away.  Get ready for more fitness and fashion, because it is totally happening!

I hope you all have been doing well, I also hope the Luck of the Irish has found you today and even though I don’t quite believe in “luck”, I do believe in blessings – so here is to continued blessings in 2014! The start of my year was horrible.  I am not saying that to receive apologies and sentiments, but in all honesty it was BAD.  At the start of the New Year I was diagnosed with herpangina.  I won’t go into great detail here, but if you are curious about what had me out of commission for almost a month then I’ll have a link down below. Basically, I couldn’t talk, eat or leave my room throughout that time (because I was contagious).  There were roughly 11 canker sores in my mouth/throat.  I was strictly on a liquid diet, and that was when I wanted to drink… I tried to go as long as I could without drinking anything because the pain to swallow was excruciating.  I was so weak that I couldn’t crack a smile, and when I tried.. my mouth hurt so much.  Well that all cleared up thank GOD! Then a week later……I was playing outdoor volleyball and my boyfriend’s dog went full force toward the volleyball that I was serving and sunk one of his teeth into my right wrist. I couldn’t use my hand for about 3 weeks to a month because I had no strength in my thumb, pointer and middle finger.  That was an interesting month considering I am RIGHT handed.  Then during that time I realized that one of my nails was falling off (due to a sore that came with having herpangina).  I mean, it didn’t hurt, but goodness gracious! Now that all of that is in the past, I can finally blog with a clear mind.  For a while there, I wasn’t the happiest camper, but thank the Lord for my family and boyfriend who were all so encouraging throughout the start of the year.   Because of the virus, I hadn’t worked out or ran in about a month and a half.  When I tried to run, I was so out of breath and super weak and that was only at Mile 1.. I guess my body was still trying to recover from all of that nonsense.  I have gone on a few runs in the past month and definitely need to get back to where I was before I got sick, but I am ready for the challenge! Also, I just got back from the gym and noticed that my regular squat weight was feeling heavier than before.  Well, things happen for a reason right!

I will say that… I was able to see how others live life.  Others who may not have the ability to speak or eat… others who may only have one arm/hand that functions.  I can honestly and wholeheartedly say that I have so much more respect for people who live life positively even though their situations may not be “positive”.  So to all of you who are going through struggles, you will get through it! Stay positive and surround yourself with people who love and cherish you.

I had no intention for this post to end like a Hallmark card… BUT, hey if the shoe fits! Please leave comments below if anyone has any questions or if anyone just wants to comment. 🙂

Thanks for reading – talk to y’all soon!

Elizabeth

To read more about Herpangina click below!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herpangina

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4 thoughts on “Suprise Suprise – Oh Luck of the Irish!

  1. Glad you’re alive and well now! All of that sucks! I had a splint on my thumb for 3 months and was so frustrated during that time about how hard it was to do things. I did get used to it but still, it was really surprising how much I use my thumb! You’ll build back up quickly with your weights and running! Good luck!

    • Hey Liz! You’re so right, you never realize how much you use XYZ until you no longer are able to utilize it. Thanks for the encouragement! I am slowly getting back to where I used to be – back to hard work, determination and a ton of sweat! Thanks for stopping by and reading 🙂

  2. I’m glad you’re feeling a bit better now and are back blogging.

    I read the wikipedia article. “Most commonly affects infants and young children” it says. So be careful, you may be susceptible to other baby diseases – like colic. Just a warning 🙂

    Also, a word of advice – you probably shouldn’t tell anyone that the illness in your mouth was caused by a “coxsackie” virus. You might get some strange looks.

    srs though, hope you get back to 110% soon.

    • Hey there! Thanks so much – I’m happy to be back as well. I’m staying far far faaaar away from children, just kidding! Ya know, that would explain why people have given me this disgusted face… Coxsackie… what a word, haha. Thanks again for your kind wishes! It’s great to chat with you again 🙂 I hope you enjoyed March, this year is flying by!

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