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As many of you know I have been ill on and off since probably March 2008. This has all taken its toll on me and I can happily report I am on the mend now and working out again. I did however feel that I should tell you all what I have gone through so that maybe if anyone else has any health issues they are struggling with can perhaps be helped to know that sometimes there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
Firstly, back in March I was on fertility drugs for around 3 months, they made me feel sick all the time and the bloating was unbearable. It was a waste of time as I never got pregnant. A month or so later I had a very bad chest infection which had me off work and then gym for a month.
Then when I got better I started to have the pains in the side and back and again was going to the gym one day then again one day the next week and so on. After awhile I ended up having a sever attack and went to the doctor whom did tests and then told me I had gall stones and that my gall bladder had to be removed.
I suffered with the pain for several months before actually going in for the operation. Then once I had the operation the gall stone pain stopped but was replaced with recovering from the cuts (four of them) on my stomach area. The pain was pretty bad afterwards and I was unable to go to the gym again for 3 months. I guess on some people recovery is different.
Once I recovered properly I went back to the gym however you would never guess what happened to me then, yes you guessed it I ended up injuring my feet from starting vigorous exercise over the months and it became so painful that I was unable to do any classes as I was in a lot of pain and could barely stand.
The last accident I had is when I went away in March 2009 where I slipped in the shower; my legs were hurt and are only now starting to become better. I hope that is the last of my health issues but to be honest I won’t hold my breath.