Let's start with who I am
I'm a mom, a student, a counselor, and soon to be gaming floor manager at a casino. My life consists of the words "I'm too busy" all of the time
I have Degenerative Disc Disease, and 2 other diseases in my spine I can't pronounce. I have 3 severely herniated discs and one other herniated disc S1/L5 L4/L5 and L3/L4.
On the 9th I get my first injection. My specialist is putting me on an intense diet and weight loss program to help me lose weight and heal. He got me linked with a weight loss specialist and I see her on Thursday.
When I got pregnant I was a muscular 145lbs, 5'7"
When I went into labor I was a fluffy, water weighted 215lbs 5'7"
now I'm 175lbs 5'7"
My orginial disc disease started after I had my son, caused my my labor.
Then I was in a major accident which herniated 2 more discs.
SO now my doctor is trying desperately to make sure I can life the rest of my life with out surgery. As I am nearly 22, and these problems shouldn't be here at this age. So he informed me, be prepared to always lead an active life. He reminded me of my life before baby, I used to work out every other day, run miles, he said, we will get you back to that point. We caught this young, we will get you back, You have a team of 3 doctors behind you. Let's do this.
So I have, starting sept 9th, 4 months to lose at least 20 lbs, if I can, then 30lbs would be great. But orginial goal is 4months 20lbs because of my pain and injuries.
I need support, I'm scared, I'm worried.
I walk everywhere because I have ptsd from driving. There is a pool in my neighborhood offered year round, and at my job I can be on my feet a lot. My SO is a college basketball player, but Im too embarrassed to ask him for help, but he does know I haven't actually worked out since I gave birth. I walked off my weight for the most part, but that takes a long time, I'm on a limit.
I'm going back to a strict vegetarian diet and also a gluten free and lactose free diet. FUck this is crazy, pardon my french
Vent over, positive words please. I'm legit fighting for my livelihood. If I have to do a surgery, my life as I know it will be over, Minimum 6 months recovery because of the severity of my problems. :(