Still Sick and Singing In the Rain –

Still Sick and Singing In the Rain –

It’s Day 172 of the Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose Project, and though the last few weeks have been a challenge to weather, I’m still singing in the rain. Regular readers know I’m struggling with health issues and was misdiagnosed with diverticulitis and am now waiting on test results to determine the cause of my stomach pain, etc. Yesterday, I reached my breaking point and let my husband take me to the emergency room. He  knew I was in a bad way because I went in pjs, a bathrobe, with my hair a mess, and no makeup! The poor guy probably thought I was dying when he wheeled me into the waiting room where I immediately started projectile vomiting everywhere! Not my best moment, but it got me seen with expediency!

Back in the room, because I’m a “hard stick” with “not much of a selection” as one young juvenile looking male nurse put it it, it took four attempts to get an IV started. Two of those were blow outs. Quite an ordeal but it did allow them to eventually flood my veins with hard core narcotics. These in turn brought on more nausea! After retching and dry heaves, I finally got some relief. Tests were run and thankfully didn’t show anything life threatening. We still don’t know what’s wrong but they sent me on my way with differnt medication and a referral to a specialist. It was everything my hubby could do to hold his tongue! Today, I think he has a little PTSD from seeing me in such bad shape.

Girl in Fall With Umbrella

As much as I wish I’d gotten some answers, I’m grateful not to have been admitted. With several irons in the fire professionally, like growing my agency and meeting the deadline for my debut novel, Seasons of Her Soul, giving up is not an option professionally. And personally, I have to stay on top of ongoing domestic relations challenges with my wasband.  Falling further behind isn’t an option there either. Besides, I’d hoped with tons of medicine in me and a good night’s sleep, I’d be able to attend the Rust and Ruffles Expo Traveling Boutique event today with two of my antiquing partners in crime as planned. Unfortunately, though my spirit was willing my flesh was weak. Still, a bit of the day was salvaged when I met one of our trio for dinner. A manager at Fresh Thyme Foods, Terry introduced me to Northstar, a restaurant that has a nice non-GMO (genetically modified hormones) food selection. My recent gut issues has her convinced  GMO is not my friend and I tend to agree with her…

As a Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose Coach who supports professional women facing personal challenges to minimize those in order to maximize their beauty and best professional lives, I heeded my own resilience coaching advice today. Life seems to have me caught up in a whirlwind of bad weather, but rather than staying in bed another entire day, I took advantage of the opportunity to receive and give support. Struggling to get dressed, schlepping through the parking lot, shuffling through the restaurant, and slumping down in our booth at Northstar was all worth it. I took care of myself on a personal level by engaging with a friend. And I feel better about tackling my professional priorities next week. I’m still sick, but rather than feeling as if I got drowned today, I’m so glad I got to sing in the rain.

How do you push through your struggles to sing in the rain?

Be savvy & chic,

~Pink Collar Coach





3 thoughts on “Still Sick and Singing In the Rain –

  1. I’m so sorry you are struggling so much with your health. I’ve been there and it’s not fun, especially when you go for test after test with no results. If you’re ever open to trying natural supplements, we should talk. The ones I take are specifically for healing the gut and getting to the root of health issues. It’s been life-changing for me and the reason I’ve become passionate about gut health. Wishing you all the best and hope you’re feeling better! 😘

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  2. Hello Carla! Thanks so much for reading and liking the post. It has definitely been a challenge trying to figure out what’s wrong. My friend Terry did give me lots of natural supplements to try and I’m looking forward to seeing how they work. I’m sure I’ll update here and am open to any feedback or suggestions you have as well. It’s good to connect with others who have experienced and are on the other side. Gives me much needed hope. Appreciate the get well wishes too. 💕

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  3. Yes, do keep us posted. I suffered for nearly 20 years and tried so many things, natural and prescriptions. I’m happy to help if you don’t have success with what you’re trying.

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