Sorry to whine but I need to get this stuff out.
I'm having a bad month! Seems like every where I turn there are too many challenges to overcome. First on the riding front, I'm supposed to be targeting 200 miles for the month - It an't going to happen at this rate (baring a sudden turn in fortunes). My health sucks - returned from Reno with a chest cold (turned out to be pneumonia), spent the first half of Monday in the hospital due to having picked up a kidney stone to boot (bonus was they accidentally saw the pneumonia in the CAT scan). I've been getting a nose bleeds when I ride (the 2 times this month) and at other random times. I go in for a colonoscopy (I'm only 36 for goodness sakes!) Not fun. Plus it means bailing on a 45 miler on Sunday to do the "prep" for the procedure, Yuck!
Now on a plus side I was down 2 pounds for the month since I've been following the doc's order to be better about what I eat. But the stress of the last three days got to me last night and I finally gave in to the urge for some high calorie stress relief. This of course driven by my wife having 2 nodules/nodes found on her Thyroid, along with the pain in the a** of getting her some antibiotics to fight off the bug I gave her (remember the aforementioned pneumonia). Seem every doctor she talks would believe her when she tells them the situation, they just want to treat her "allergies" instead. Finally, yesterday I got our GP's office to call in a perscription for her. We find out more info next week (had to cancel attending a work conference to be there for the appointment).
Top it all off, I have to walk away from a bunch of activities I should (wanted to) be doing for a whitewate club I'm supposed to be running, and the event series I am supposed to be coordinating starting next Friday. Why? Because I just can't be on top of that work, taking care of me, and take care of my family. This just sucks! I won't even get into the impact of the increased food/gas/life expenses is having on just getting by financially. It just all getting to me like never before.
Now for some balance to this post, I have one hell of a great 4-year old daughter who is just amazing, wife who is pretty amazing at keeping our household running, and I have a job that I like a lot too. But still this month has just been very hard!
Anyway thanks for reading, I just needed to vent a little (ok, maybe a lot).