I’ve always been overweight, but generally healthy. In 2008, while I was working on graduating college, my weight skyrocketed. I graduated from Temple University in February 2009 with a Bachelor of Science in Information Science and Technology, and when I saw my graduation photos, I was horrified. I immediately began working to lose the weight. Throughout 2009 and 2010 I lost over 100 lbs. I struggled a bit in 2011 as I went through some life changes, but found myself at my lowest weight in July of 2011 – which is when my battle for my health began.
It started out with severe abdominal pain. I went to the ER and after some examination, was told it was a ruptured ovarian cyst, nothing to worry about. My doctor said the same thing. But the pain never went away. In early 2012, I went to a new gynecologist. They first brought up endometriosis and switched my birth control pill. It kept getting worse, and I started to find blood in my stool. I had a colonoscopy – was told everything was fine. But it wasn’t, and I was still in tons of pain. In May 2012, I had laparascopic surgery, where my doctor told me he found two tiny spots of endometriosis and not to worry, he thought I’d be fine and it wouldn’t come back.
Not true. By late 2012, I was bleeding really heavily and it wouldn’t stop. I started to be in tons of pain again. I went to my doctor and he referred me to a specialist. So far, I like this doctor, and he seems to be good at what he does, but he seems to ascribe to very traditional medicine and I’d like to try something more natural, so I’ll be talking to him about that. Anyway, on February 20, 2013, I had another laparoscopic surgery, and this time he found endometriosis again and also took out my appendix. I’m still in some pain from the surgery as of this writing (March 2013) so it’s hard to tell if the surgery had any effect on the pain I was feeling before.
This blog is to chronicle my attempts to help my body heal through a clean (if restricted) and healthy diet, while getting my health and fitness back.