Hello Everyone!!!! How the heck are ya?!
I know, I know, its been months.
Well, those months, they haven’t exactly been all to great for yours truly.
The past 3 months I have been dealing with more health issues. More enlarged lymph nodes in my neck. Three this time around. Had surgery to remove one to be tested, came back benign for everything ( thank goodness! ) This time around I also had extreme fatigue, muscle soreness, weight loss, night sweats, chills, and a crazy rash. I was tested for everything from lymphoma to lyme disease to sarcoid to mono. I have no idea how many times I was at the doctors or the emergency room . What royally sucked, was no one could help me. The only thing that made me feel any better or allowed me to function was steroids. After being sent to an infectious diseases doctor, the conclusion after all the testing is that I had some sort of crazy unknown virus . Some crazy unknown virus that ruined my life for over 2 months. I am happy to report that I am feeling so much better now! Thank Goodness !
While this was all going on , we had a fire in our apartment building. Thankfully no one was hurt, and no ones things destroyed. It was an electrical fire in the electrical room. The issue was that the fire destroyed the electrical system and the electric company would not turn the power back on to the building until the management company brought the building up to code. So nice to know that the ridiculous rent we were all paying went to upkeep and making sure things were up to code. The fire happened on April 20, today is June 2, they have yet to start the work to bring the building up to code. My neighbors and my family were sent to a local hotel until other arrangements could be made. Those other arrangements were other apartments on site, some 3 bed, some 2 bed. (Our building was all 3 bedrooms, all full of families). The biggest issue with this for us, was that our lease was up at the end of May, so we were low man on the totem pole when it came to comfortable accommodations. They ran out of available apartments ( despite listing all of our apartments as available on line while we were all at the hotel ) so we were sent to a Residence Inn . Basically until our lease was up we were between a Residence Inn and a LaQuinta Inn . Keep in mind , I have 3 kids, who all needed to get to school . And these hotels were not even in the same town that we live in . It was a 20-30 min drive to get the kids to school, each day .
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This is not a good combo. Not too mention, the extra cost of all the eating out. Thankfully, my renters insurance picked up most of the food cost and everything I lost out of my fridge. The management company of my complex was horrible through out the whole ordeal. The day it happened, all the residents could not go back home, so we were cooped up at the Club House, which is where the main office is, would of been nice if the Property Manager gave a shit and actually came and spoke to the residents, but nope. One of neighbors went and grabbed donuts and coffee for everyone .
Don’t get me wrong, I am very grateful we had a roof over our head, but the process was atrocious. The Management company had the audacity to try and tell me they were paying for my food…. I had to remind them, that no they were not, my insurance company was. It was all bullshit. Not to mention, we had to move out of our apartment with no power. It was a giant suckfest.
February , March , April and May were just completely shitty. Snow – Sickness – Fire – UGH!!!
Time to get my life back and get back to me. We are still getting settled in our new place but my plan is to get back at it at the gym next month.
I miss working out so very much. I miss how I felt, I miss the sense of accomplishment. I need to get back at it!!! I have so many goals and so many things I want to accomplish.
Hopefully I am leaving the Bumpy Road behind for Smooth Sailing ahead.
Just Keep Swimming!!!! It applies to everything. Just Keep Going. Never give up. Keep up the fight, no matter what the fight is.
We all have a fight going on – be it within ourselves or with a part of our world or the world it self. But we can do this.
Gotta remember kids – this is a journey. Its not always the best one, or the fun one, but its the journey we are on . Bumps, scrapes and joys. Each one defining us and making us who we are and who we are meant to be.
Thanks for sticking by me and I hope you enjoy the journey along side of me.