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Some Changes

Posted by darthkeller on February 19, 2010

This winter was very hard on me. No, this is not a “Where’s mine!?” rant, but it was very hard on me. First, the severe weather changes caused a series of severe sinus headaches.

I’ve had sinus problems for almost 20 years, and 12 years ago had a surgery to correct them. I am very pleased that it worked for 12 years! However, they have come back, and with a vengeance!!!

So, I went to the doctor who told me that the original diagnosis may (stress the “MAY”) have been wrong, and in fact, they might be a symptom of a particular type of migraine (low transverse?). He said they are not the common migraine that everyone knows about, because I don’t suffer light and noise sensitivity, just severe sinus headaches…

After doing some research on the subject, I found that my 11-year smoking habit has exacerbated the situation (yeah, this is the point where everyone not me says “DUH!”). So, as of January 18th, 2010, I am a non-smoker (and no, I haven’t killed anyone….yet).

I’ve tried to quit smoking several times in the past, but knowing that smoking is making worse my headaches, this time it has been a lot easier! 1 month and 1 day later, and I’m feeling great!

The last change: Raven and I have decided that we need to get in shape. When I was playing basketball in high school, I ran 3 miles a day in the summer to stay in perfect shape. At 5’9″ tall, I weighed 168 lbs and it was almost all muscle!

Today, I’m over 250 lbs (and no, I’m not 7’0″ tall….). So, we’ve started working out, trying to get in shape. Do I want to weigh 168 lbs again, HELL NO! It took everything I had to maintain that weight, and at my age, I don’t care to be in that shape anymore! But right now I cannot walk from one side of my house to the other without being short of breath. That’s not good, and that’s what I want to correct!

So, there you go. A little bit of an explanation as to why I haven’t been as active on twitter, why I’ve not been blogging even with all the craziness that has transpired over the last two months.

So, if you’re reading this and you’re a fat, out of shape, smoker, and are willing to admit it, and want help, please let me know. We can support one another on road to change a better life.

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