So this past week was not a good week, but in hindsight, it was a necessary pain to have gone through. Last Sunday I went to the hospital in an insane amount of pain in my kidney and appendix. I later found out that I have 2 kidney stones. I first had thought it was my appendix but it turns out one of the stones was pushing against it, causing irritation.
This whole week was basically spent passing those stones, I’m not sure if I passed the second one, but after the passing the first stone on Thursday, I ended up in the ER again with intense pains. Due to burning when urinating I have suspicion that I ended up passing the second stone because it broke down…I’ll later blog about this as it’s a longer story as to why I think this is the case.
Today was the first day I worked out again and I feel amazing.
Regardless of the fact to how shitty of an experience this past week was, there’s good to it. What I went through was because for years I ate greasy foods and I consumed alcohol. That is why I had kidney stones and it’s because of my journey to heal and rebuild my body that it was time for my body to push them out. These are foreign objects and my body no longer wanted them. I can tell you one thing, I never want to go through that again. So now I have yet another life long motivation to carry with me.
Not every aspect of this journey is going to be positive, you have to endure pain at times and face adversity to learn and grow. The one thing I realized from this is that regardless of all the new knowledge I have…I still have a lot of improvements to make.
So as of this week, including a week where I wasn’t able to do any working out and I had to drastically change my diet, I am still down 40 lbs.
Am I proud of this, kind of, but I’m not satisfied by any means. There’s so much more I can do and now after going through this my eyes are opened as to how deep I need to really go.