I woke up feeling a little weak this morning. My stomach doesn't feel extremely hungry, but I can tell it's because my body is wanting food. I may have to increase my calories a bit today. We will see. I would expect to be hungry, so will eat what I have been eating first before doing that.
I was really seeing a difference in myself, looking in the mirrors in the elevator this morning. However, I tried on a couple of "party" dresses I have that were my daughters', one size 16 and one size 18, and still feel like I have so much work to do. For one thing, my arms really bother me. I need to get to work on those arm exercises I started a while back.
As the day has gone on, my hunger has been okay. It's 2:30 and I'm just about to drink my second shake. I have had a few almonds.
The sciatica is trying to act up again today. I was standing talking to someone (just for a minute) and I felt it begin to shoot down my leg. I quickly sat down and warded off anything worse. But my back feels very catchy and I have had a little sciatic pain while sitting at my desk. MRI tonight.
I was thinking last night about my purpose. I have always believed that our purpose is often born out of our greatest struggle. The thing that motivates me the most, as far as a person in life, is to help other people who are going through what I have been through. I'm going to be giving that some thought.
As the day went on, I did fine with my appetite. I've stuck with the mostly liquid diet.
The MRI was rough. I had been hurting anyway, and I thought I was not going to make it through without moving, I was hurting so much. But I did. I really need to get well (or better). The wedding is coming up in a little more than 2 months. I certainly don't want to have back surgery before then, if that is what ends up happening. I kind of wish I had a scooter. Weight bearing sets things off more than anything.
I don't feel like saying anything else. I'm hurting. :(