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Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Am I just a hypochondriac, or am I really falling apart?

I just got back from walking several laps around the track. You ought to be proud of me, considering how much I hate to exercise and I even went earlier than all of my friends so I did it alone (although Joel did join me for a mile or so). But the arch of my foot is killing me. It's been like this ever since a month ago when I wore flip flops to go pick Bria up from school. In the morning it is horribly painful, then I can usually walk it off, but I am guessing walking 3 miles on the track flares it up a bit.

I've done some internet research and I think I have plantar fasciitis.

We went bowling last night to celebrate our anniversary (8 years and going strong...yay us!) and I chose a ball that was probably a tad heavy for me. Especially factoring the strange problems I've been having lately with my right wrist. I haven't been online nearly as much as I usually am (probably a good thing) because it hurts to use the mouse. It even hurts to hold Sophie or my big camera. Today while teaching lessons I felt like I couldn't even move my fingers very well to play the there was no strength in them. It still feels super weak.

I've done some internet research and I think I have carpal tunnel syndrome.

Ever since I had Sophia, I've had some issues with exhaustion. And more than just new baby exhaustion. And my hair falling out. And I couldn't lose the weight. I just knew (because I did internet research) that I had a thyroid issue. But my blood tests kept coming back normal. So I went to a different doctor who tests more thoroughly and she confirmed that I indeed have some thyroid issues. Not only that, but I also have PCOS. Which didn't surprise me one bit, because I had done a lot of internet research and was convinced I was insulin resistant, which is one of the main symptoms of this PCOS.

Today when I came home from teaching my lessons in St. George I walked into the biggest whine fest you ever heard. Within one minute my nerves were standing on end and I wanted to scream. I also had the overpowering urge to eat chocolate (probably not the best thing to do, given my other issues).

I've done some internet research and I think (no, I know) that I have PMS.


  1. I talked you into it, didn't I?

    What a fabulous post. I hope all of your ailments can be relieved soon. :)

    By the way, how do you post and research so quickly? I need to learn how to get on the fast track with these things.

  2. I'm falling apart, too.

    I left this comment earlier, but it didn't show.

    Maybe my mind is falling apart, too.


  3. Poor thing! Sounds like you could use a vacation..maybe a nice resort would do you some good!

  4. I'm right there with ya. Too funny.


  5. Lara-

    I am sorry you are not feeling well. The good news is PCOS is manageable(All the girls in my family have it). You should find a good endocrinologist. I hope you feel better soon.

  6. Got the same problem with my foot. SUCKS!

  7. That internet is so useful! Sorry you're falling apart, but clever post!

  8. Another PCOS sufferer here! And to top that off, I have PMDD! Those four-letter words (or not words)! I swear!

  9. I have plantar fascitis -- I have inserts but stretching has helped a LOT...
    You need to do yoga. :)

  10. Ok.. I really didn't want to giggle at this.. cause this is all serious stuff.. but you wrote it so well that I could hear the lightheartedness in it.. and all the "internet" self diagnosing... ( that can be scary!!!).. I hope you start feeling better soon!! You're TOO YOUNG!!! Ü

  11. like flipflop mom, I also couldn't help smiling and giggling, because aparently I am experiencing all that too... in the end, I guess it's only PMS for both... have an amazingly beautiful weekend!

  12. Sorry you're not feeling well this week! Stinks when you're the Mom and have to go one pretending everything is okay when really you want to sit down on the floor and have a temper tantrum, huh?! I feel that way sometimes!!!

    Hope you get feeling better and can get all of this stuff cleared up - I don't think you're a hypochondriac *OR* falling apart! I think you are just a busy mom who works really really hard and your body is fighting back!!!