Good morning. It’s Thursday here, what about where you are? Over the last several weeks I have been modifying my diet in the wake of a pretty nasty case of diverticulitis. After the initial flare up hit and caused me to be hospitalized, I took to heart the need for a diet change and read quite a few articles on-line to try to avoid the severe discomfort and serious repercussions that could follow.
Fast forward to now: With eliminating nuts and veggies that have not been skinned, I feel…horrible. Sluggish is a word the comes to my mind daily. Throw in shortness of breath and a general ‘poopy’ feeling and there you have my every day now.
I’ve never really been one of those hyper-workout guys. I took a semester of weight training back in the spring of 1991 or thereabouts at the local college (Jefferson College) but other than this and two or three failed gym membership expenditures, I barely workout. This is not to say I am not somewhat active or do not exercise at all. Granted my Monday through Friday job has me at a desk and behind a computer screen but my after work time usually has me scooting about the softball fields throughout the region. So I consider myself quasi-active and not in horrible physical condition. Like most people I would probably like to drop about 5-10 pounds around the midsection area but for the most part I think I’m decently average in my weight and shape, no matter what the BMI (Body Mass Index) says.
Usually during the mornings of the work week, I will partake in an energy drink (Full Throttle Citrus or Red Bull Orange) to pep me up to get through the work days when I don’t sleep well (which is most nights). However, this week I am putting that regular occurrence on hold to see if that helps a little with my constant feeling of yuckiness. In place of those delicious, caffeine-filled beverages, I have opted for a bai Antioxidant Infused Ipanema Pomegranate drink. It’s supposed to be somewhat healthy, but all things considered, I would rather have a Pom Pomegranate juice drink. The Pom’s are very tart but packed with lots of good stuff…or so the inter-web tells me.
With my hospital stay only about six weeks ago (and $2500+ dollars in unpaid medical bills), I am trying to leverage any option I can to avoid any further trips to the doctor or hospital. Like most people I do moderately decent with paying my normal bills but any extra expenditures like hospital stays and emergency air conditioning repairs ($500 from Father’s Day) tend to spiral my fragile economic ecosystem out of control.
This is where the title of my piece comes into play. I am in search of those all-natural miracle cures to make me feel like a person again, without breaking the already fractured piggy bank. Because in addition to the unforeseen medical bills and temperamental air conditioning unit receipts, I also have about four to five thousand dollars in costs to put towards my wedding in November. I’m quite sure that stress in times of illness is always a positive influence on a human body (sarcasm).
Hopefully your Thursday is going well and you are just as excited as I am for the Jurassic World movie set to release tomorrow here in the states! Yes! Enjoy your day and wish me luck in fixing myself because my bank account cannot withstand much more of the unexpected even though I know we are supposed to expect that.