Once again it’s been far too long since my last blog post. Sadly, it’s due to the fact that I have been sick … again. This year has been so rough for me. It started with the flu in mid-January which resulted in missing a full week of work. I managed to get back to work for one week when I ended up sick again. That time it was due to an upper respiratory infection that came on the heels of getting over the flu. I missed another full week of work with that. I made it back to work for three weeks before the cough came back with a vengeance on March 3. After yet another couple of trips to the doctor, I found out it had developed into full blown bronchitis and I missed another full week of work. For those counting, that means I’ve already missed three full weeks of work in the past two months. Not exactly the way one wants to start a new year.
Needless to say, due to all of the sickness I’ve been battling, I haven’t made it to very many of my Weight Watchers meetings this year either. I’ve still been staying on track though and weighing in at home. I’m down about 5 pounds since my last “official” weigh in at Weight Watchers on March 3.
I have to say, I’ve been really surprised that I dropped weight this week. I’ve been on four different prescriptions, one of which was Prednisone. Generally speaking, I usually put on weight when I’m on medication, especially something like Prednisone since it’s a steroid. I nearly fell off the scale at home when I saw that I’d actually lost weight!
I’m still not completely over this crud. I’m still coughing quite a bit, but at least I’m done with the Prednisone. I’m still on the Levaquin (antibiotic) and Promethazine (codeine cough syrup) until Saturday night. I’m hoping that since I made it through the Prednisone without gaining weight that I can make it through the rest of the other meds without a gain, too.
Oh, and on one final side note, I just want to wish my Daddy a very happy 75th birthday today!
Until next time …