Until now! I feel like an idiot! This was the first time I have been on my bike since Sacramento and I think I forgot how to keep the rubber side down?
I have been lacking in the post department because I got some bad news a few weeks ago. Rebuild version 2.0 has been put on hold because my worries were finally diagnosed. For the second time in my life I have been diagnosed with Epstein Barr Virus.(EBV) The symptoms that come along with this, complete lack of energy, no immune system, depression, muscle aches and pains, put me in a bad place a few weeks ago. I was shattered with fear and frustration of how I was going to make it through. My last bout with this virus lasted about 9 months, saw me gain 60 pounds, and was very difficult to come out of.
The first time I contracted EBV my Dr. put me on medication that would give me energy so I was able to make it through the work day. This medication was an anti-depressant and had tons of side effects. This was a rough 9 months for sure! If you go back to the very first post of this blog you can read more about it! I decided to do things a little different this time. I have to give a big thanks to Mom and Dad for their prayers and encouragement over the last few weeks. It's such a blessing to have parents that understand sickness, fear, depression, and ENCOURAGEMENT! I scheduled an appointment with Lisa Wong who is a Holistic Doctor. I have seen her change the life of many of my family members and even some co-workers. I have been saying for months that I was going to go see her for preventative care...should of, would of, could of?! I saw her a week and a half ago and she did a full evaluation and an acupuncture treatment. She put me on a few supplements and told me that I will be well in no time! This first course of supplements are to detox my body. I will follow that with tons of anti-oxidents to build my system back up. She believes that we can keep this from happening again! It seems very possible that training and not allowing my body to recover may have caused all this. I was also not filling my body back up with nutrients that kept my immune system strong and present.
I WILL be back. Stronger and faster than ever!