Thursday, January 31, 2008

It's Not a Tumor

I never thought I had a tumor, but I just had to use that line. The good news is that the tests showed I do not have any of the long-term debilitating illnesses that we needed to rule out. Such drama!

I most likely have the adult form of Fifth Disease, which is pretty much just a common virus that kids get this time of year. In adults in can manifest with headache (which I had for 3 days last week), mild cold symptoms and joint swelling and pain. I wasn't too worried about the other alternatives since I fit the presentation so well, but I'm still glad to have the test results and know that this should hopefully be fairly short-lived.

My joint swelling is almost gone but I do still have some pain in the joints and have found that if I overdo, the pain flares up some. I think typing flared up my wrists, so I'm going to try to back off today. I'm still down about 5 lbs but anxious to get back to the workouts as it is harder to make progress in this state! I was thinking I would start with some ab work today.

Thanks to everybody for your well-wishes, prayers, and, oh yeah, comments about my picture. Okay, it wasn't ACTUALLY me, I do have a lot of wrinkles, but thank you Chia, for pointing out that I have way better hair. :D

30 comments:

Marathoner in Training said...

Glad it is not going to be a long term or terminal illness. You indicate that you have wrinkles, than I will be the first to acuse you of airbrushing your pictures :) I hope you are back on your feet and feeling better soon.

chia said...

Anytime mate, you can kick this! Enjoy your ab workout, I'll be suffering through mine as well in about 6 hours :-).

Wes said...

Yay! Being on the road to recovery is awesome! We do have a race coming up ya know :-)

Nat said...

Glad to hear you're on the mend. I have to do 18 miles on the weekend. Do you want to use of those as your 9 on the 9th?

akshaye said...

Thats great .. rest up!

Marcy said...

I'm so glad it's nothing serious :-) YAY for feeling on the up and up! You think you'll be ok for the 9 on the 9th? Rest up!!

E said...

Good to hear you are on the road to recovery. :)

Patty said...

That isn't really you in the picture? Man!

Jess said...

Glad it's not cancer.

Hope you're feeling better son!

Laura N said...

I love that movie line. SO happy to hear it's "only" Fifths. Hope you continue to mend. You snuck in that "I'm still down 5 pounds" comment. That's a great thing!

Razz said...

glad to hear it's not too serious. I must admit, though that when I saw the post title, I immediately thought of Kindergarten Cop and not the fact that it could've been a serious post. Get better soon! :)

P.O.M. said...

I can't believe how viruses can run such amok and do such crazy things to our bodies.
I'm sooooo relieved for you.

Viv said...

Oh, Nancy so glad you know what it is and well on the way to recovery. Keep on resting, and I better see no comments from you on my blog, cause that means you were typing missy :-D
You will be back out there soon.

RunnerGirl said...

Feel better!

J said...

Glad to hear you are starting to get a little better, and also that you know what you've got! Stay away from the typing and rest those joints! We won't mind if you are MIA for a bit! (But just a bit.)

J~Mom said...

Take care of yourself!! XOXOXO

Lily on the Road said...

Best wishes for a speedy recovery and get back on the road soon!

:-D

Lily

Sunshine said...

Appreciating your update. Hoping this does not slow you down much in the long term.
So good to have this thing now.. when the weather is so ... shall we say really crappy.. instead of later when we may actually get spring??

Cheryl said...

I'm so glad to hear you're going to live! Hope you feel better soon.

ws said...

good ol' kindergarten cop. I can't even count how many times I've seen that movie.

Glad to hear that you are feeling better, Nancy...we can't have an ill virtual race director.

L*I*S*A said...

Glad to hear it's nothing serious. Get well soon!

teacherwoman said...

Glad to hear things are going good! :)

Unknown said...

Nancy,

Glad to hear to hear that it is not a tuma. :). Hoping that you get back to normal quickly.. and the pain subsides.

Jamie said...

Good news that it isn't anything serious and long term. rest up!

Sarah Kathryn said...

Poor girl! :( I'm so sorry you've been so sick and scared about it too!! I'm glad it's nothing to get too worked up about, though I'm sure you still feel really yucky :( :(

Get well soon!!!

My Life said...

That movie is fiiiilled with awesome quotes! Definitely a favorite in this house! ;)

I'm glad your woes aren't too serious, but joint pain is terrible. Congrats on the 5 lbs.... keep that up!

TNTcoach Ken said...

Is that like ‘Sixth Sense’, can you see stuff? Get well soon.

Mendy said...

Sooo glad you're okay, and that it's not serious. Get better soon!!! Will be thinking of you.

nwgdc said...

glad to hear you're doing better, and great picture! another fitting quote:
"someday i'll be too old for this," thought mildred, as she tried to sleep off her hangover.

Unknown said...

Get well soon!