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Surgery, Infusion, Grad School, and More

Things have been … interesting … around here the past few weeks since my surgery. Here’s what has been going on!

Look at this goober. I wish I was as happy as he was in the Maine snow this weekend.

– Recovery from knee surgery is going relatively well. I say relatively because, due to insurance issues, I’ve only had 1 physical therapy appointment when I should have had 4-6 by now. Hopefully that will change next week. Also, I pulled a muscle in my knee on Tuesday morning, so I feel like I’ve been set back 1-2 weeks.

– Since my surgery, I’ve been on a hardcore elimination diet. As in, I’m only allowed to eat chicken, fish, turkey, vegetables, brown rice, and sweet potato. And I start my day with 1.5 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar mixed with water. And I’m now taking 40 pills a day – 20 of them are supplements. Starting tomorrow, I get to test a whole bunch of foods to see if I have a sensitivity to them. This includes red meat, eggs, corn, soy, certain nuts, etc. … and testing each will take 24-72 hours to test, so it will take a couple of weeks to figure this thing out. As to what happens after that regarding this diet, well that’s still up in the air. I’m miserable. I miss coffee and chocolate. I hate this. But I do want to know if my immune system will freak out over any foods other than gluten and dairy, so that’s the only thing keeping me on it right now.

– I haven’t been the happiest camper recently with the above going on. Tuesday was a miserable day where I was very close to an anxiety attack the majority of the day. And with the diet, I don’t have the things that would make me much happier (a chocolate cupcake or a nice latte).

– BUT I did get into graduate school! I’m waiting to hear from one more school before I make my decision, but I got into the one that I really, really wanted to go to, so that’s awesome! I got that news the day after my infusion, which was perfect timing.

Like I said, it has been rough. But I’m on the other side, my knee is fixed, and hopefully things will get better soon.

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  • AAAAAND you're going to be in DC in less than two weeks! Commence the real life sassy hair flip emoji.

  • Congrats again on getting into the school you really wanted to! As for the setbacks they sound rough, just try to keep positive and think of the silver linings (that's the most you can do in situations like that often.)

  • Wellllllll congrats on grad school!!! That's wonderful news! But I am so sorry to hear about the diet things…that would make me miserable too :[ I hope you get some answers really soon though and you start seeing the light at the end of what I'm sure has been a long long tunnel.