since my last entry, the pain on my side got better, got worse, came, went and finally went away for good. i didn’t run because i didn’t want to “aggravate” it. instead i cycled and went to the gym. i finally went for a run on tuesday and nearly fainted, partly from exhaustion, partly from the pain. Jose took good care of me.
the next time i tried to run was sunday. it wasn’t as exhausting this time. but i believe i may have re-fractured my foot again or maybe it never really healed ?? puzzling. frustrating. what to do ? back to the doctor.
Jose planted nice flowers for me. that made me feel good. he’s in chicago now.
today was a major downer. i was in a depressed mood most of the day… until some new mugs at the bean caught my attention. one of them said “just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly.” that is so beautiful. it changed my mood and turned my day around. even finding out that i would have to pay $2k in medical bills out of pocket couldn’t get me down after that. ok, maybe it’s temporary, but so what. butterflies are free and maybe someday i will be too. yipee !