I really didn’t want to, but I didn’t have a choice as the Assistant Store Manager, so I peeled myself out of the bed at 8 a.m. and got ready to leave for work. Looking back I was a little more tired than usual that day, but I had also been awake for most of the night so I thought it was no big deal.. I was diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer in September of 2008, so yawning from my hypothyroidism is just something that happens more than often with me because I always have that sleepy just-woke-up feeling fresh on my body.. but that day, all I was worried about was getting back home, crawling into bed, and getting some sleep.
On the drive back home from work I motivated myself enough to get my daily Insanity workout in before I would let myself relax. I had a rough time dealing with an issue earlier that morning and ended up staying awake for about 4 hours before I had to get up for work.. anyways., I got inside the house, and started my routine of using the restroom, cleaning myself up, and getting ready for my workout.
It’s weird the way stress affects your body, how easily you can work yourself up over an issue instead of taking the same amount of time to stop, take a breath, and realize that what you just read or went through might not be as big of a deal as you are currently making it out to be..
I sat down on the toilet with my iPhone like I normally do, I’m the kind of person who almost always has her phone on her, right as I’m reaching for the toilet paper, I see an Instagram comment from a person who I now call a distant friend. I saw curse words which was really unusual, this was coming from a guy who is always mature, calm and collected, no matter how stressful the situation. Thinking back I can’t even remember what I read or what I typed back in response, I eventually deleted the entire photo while I was in the E.R., all I remember, is that a very strong tingling, numbing sensation ran up my entire right leg, and I instantly knew that whatever had just happened was an emergency and I needed to get up and get to the ER immediately.
to be continued..