I was going to write a really long post giving all the details of the kidney stone surgery but I’ve decided against it.
I’m just going to give a quick overview so ……..
New Year’s Eve – surgery to remove remaining stones. Stent inserted. Hospital were brilliant, slept for what felt like days afterwards.
08/01/16 back to have the stent removed, not a pleasant experience, I’m halfway through my second course of antibiotics but I’m just feeling (8 days later) that all my bits are starting to work properly again.
Good news is that the report from one of the scans they did when I couldn’t wee seems to show that my insides are in good nick.
It also shows there’s still a stone in there and as far as I’m concerned it can stay there. If it moves and gets stuck again I’ll go with the loads of drugs route, I only want another stent if there’s no real other choice!
Anyway, this has all been going on since last September and has had a huge impact on my fitness, nutrition and ‘brain’.
Having reached a sort of meltdown when the first course of antibiotics didn’t work I am now confronting everything and pulling myself back from the edge.
I’m the heaviest I’ve been for years, but I’m nowhere near the heaviest I’ve ever been.
I’m the unfittest (if that’s a word) too, but again nowhere near the levels I was at 7 years ago.
All of this has mucked up the planned start of my targets for this year. I’m going to stick with trying to cover 2016 kilometres and averaging 3 training sessions a week (but I’m writing January off!)
The fat has got to go!!!!
I’m going to post a blog each week describing nutrition, training, activities etc. I probably won’t post about these on Facebook so if you want to follow them just check in regularly or subscribe to the blog. The posts will really be for my own benefit to make me accountable but if it helps / amuses anybody else that’s good.
I faced the scales this morning. Let’s see what next week brings ……
Just added this for your amusement – my text conversation with my nephew this morning!