Went to the doctor today for my leg swelling, which just did not want to go away. I had all my liver and kidney function tests a few months ago when he put me on the first diuretic, which helped a little, but isn't providing my relief for my current condition. He gave me a stronger diuretic and has me doubling my potassium. I took the diuretic around 1pm and I think I have spent more time in the ladies room than anywhere else! This makes me really hopeful this will knock off the extra fluid in my legs so they stop feeling so fatigued and achy. He said it could take 2 weeks for my body to get the excess fluid off, but hopefully this “frequency of urination” (yes, I went there. Just like a pharma commercial) will slow down, because this is bananas!
The Southern Lights Stroll 5K is tomorrow night after work. Hubs is registered and going with, but not sure if he'll be walk/jogging with me. I kind of want to throw on my iPod and go, whereas he wants to chat. It's supposed to be high 40's and raining at the time, so that's not really a motivator for him. Fine by me, as long as he's there to be my cheerleader! While I kind of wish I had the posse I had for my first 5K, I think it might actually be calming to just throw on the music and do it solitary (or with hubs) in the dark surrounded by the twinkle lights. My knee was kind of crunchy-feeling this morning just walking on the treadmill, so I'm hoping it feels better tomorrow.
Part of me has anxiety that I'm going to be the slowest one there. Not having the support of the wonderful people with me the whole way of the first 5K is slightly anxiety-inducing. I'm 24 pounds lighter this time around, and I know I have nothing to be ashamed of. My plan is to shut off the voices in my head telling me “I can't” and then prove them wrong.