These photos were taken at the clinic I visit once a year to get my prescription meds renewed. It's usually a long boring wait so I needed something to help me pass the time.
I've been taking a mild anti-depressant for about 7 years now and I can't live without it.
You wanna know what I was like before I started taking the meds?
Have you ever bathed a cat?
Completely unrelated to this particular doctor's visits, I had to go the emergency room Friday night.
As I was cooking dinner I was struck with hard, sharp menstrual like cramps that brought me to my knees, churned my stomach and took my breath away.
The pain started from the bottom of my ribs, below and all the way under to my tailbone. I couldn't sit. I couldn't lay down all I could do is walk doubled over and then I eventually just fell to the floor.
Now I've had some seriously painful menstrual cramps before but never anything like this. In fact I would go so far as to say my labor pains weren't even this bad.
I'm not one to rush to the ER every time something feels a little wrong but I was terrified.
I was sure a cyst had ruptured and I thought I was going to die.
The ER visit just turned out to be a very expensive pregnancy test and quick pelvic exam (which was excruciating). The doctor was rude, dry and sarcastic and was in too big a hurry to even tell me what he thought the issue was.
The cramps went away but I'm still pretty concerned about that little episode - pain like that doesn't happen for no reason.
Diet update: The Paleo-esque diet it working. I've lost 10 lbs so far! YAY! This week has NOT been a good diet week though. Why? Well if you're an American then you can look at the photo below and know exactly what the problem is here.
For those of you who were unaware, the Hostess CupCake Co. went bankrupt last year, thus putting a tragic end to America's favorite snack cake: the Twinkie. Well, we fat ass Americans just couldn't handle this and somehow Hostess was able to bring the Twinkie back. I'm not sure what kind of strings they pulled to make this happen, but it happened and that's all that matters to me.
It has been a sweet reunion for me seeing as how I never even got to have a farewell Twinkie before they left the shelves. Actually, this was the first time I've had a Twinkie in about five years.