Thursday, December 13, 2007

19 Weeks

Yesterday I had the day off and I went with a G/F and nearly died doing a stair workout. There is a group of stairs 190 in fact that run up a steep hill, we cranked out 5 lots and I felt like I was going to vomit!! Nice, but felt I had achieved something after I had cooled down and got some fluid into me. I then went and did two peoples hair cut and colour, in the afternoon I went to my first naturopath appointment to see if she could help me with my Meniere's disease. If you have never heared of this before neither had I until about 6 months ago. Here's a rundown of it..
What is Meniere's Disease? Meniere's disease is a vestibular disorder that produces a recurring set of symptoms as a result of abnormally large amounts of a fluid called endolymph collecting in the inner ear.
Symptoms: During an attack of early-stage Meniere's disease, the main symptoms are spontaneous, violent vertigo, fluctuating hearing loss, ear fullness, and/or tinnitus. Following the attack, a period of extreme fatigue or exhaustion often occurs, prompting the need for hours of sleep. The periods between attacks are symptom-free for some people and symptomatic for others.
All in all not a great thing to have!! Oh well there are many other people with worse things going on. So my naturopath gave me a cocktail to take 3x a day we'll see if it helps.
Then I went to to gym with husband and we trained Back and Shoulders, we both had a great work out.. This morning I went with my G/F again and went for an hour run which included one set of those horrible stairs again. I felt really good after that, but sore now it's later in the day.. No pain no gain, but to much pain no train... as they say!!
I have been adding people to my Blog List slowly, I do read a lot of them when I'm at work, I'm looking forward to the support of everyone on the lead up to April.
Take care everyone


Ali said...

Vertigo symptoms, ow yuck!! hope the naturapath helped, I have only had vertigo symptoms once or twice and they were horrid,

great to read you are working towards your goals, look forward to following along, have a great weekend,

Ali xxx

RaeC said...

Looks like you're kicking butt on the workouts Ursula... way to go!! Have a great weekend :o)

Raechelle said...

Wow-that sounds scary-cool that you are able to work on the problem with naturopath.
Great workout-gets me motivated!
have a good weekend!
Hope you don't mind me following you along as you strive towards those goals!

Tara said...

hmmm stairs, I love doing stairs lol

Hope that the remedy you were given works quickly. Nothing worse than feeling queazie.

Sounds like your plans for 2008 are coming together nicely too. I can't wait to read all about it :o)

Tara xxx

Antigone said...

You poor thing, my nan has suffered with vertigo for years and has to take yucky medication that just makes her tired and sick so its not a nice thing to have.
I hope that your visit to the naturapath helps hun :)
Can't wait to read about your progress towards comp, good luck :)