Doodler, let me know if I cross the line and start getting girly about this...
So 2 years ago I weighed 350 pounds, a bit ponderous for a 5' 10" frame. A freakin medication I had to take "altered" my fat metabolism. Which in my opinion made it pointless to continue taking if I'm just going to have a stroke or heart attack. So the original complaint didn't kill me, does that mean the doctor wins? (A non-lethal gripe to begin with)
So today I put on a new pair of Levi's. Size 36 waist! Yay!
About two minths ago ("Minths" are just like "months" only with fatter fingers) I finally got down to the point where I could do sit ups again, and a month ago the second great "decoupling" of the Universe occured when my stomach finally seperated from my chest as a single entity.
So it may still be a while before this pony keg of mine becomes a six-pack again, but everything is proceeding in the right direction.
I'm happy about this.
Before I can take up running again I have to get something fixed. I finally found out why I went from "The fastest white man you ever saw" in my teens and twenties to "strangers approaching me and offering assistance" after a quarter mile in my thirties.
My dang stomach moved!
Without a so much as a by your leave or a is anybody using that space! Now it resides *above* my diaphragm AKA the hiatal hernia. Okay, not the whole thing, but the last endoscopic procedure said over 40 per cent of my stomach did. According to my Aunts (Mom's sisters) this is congenital on my mom's side of the family. They all went through it as are some of their children now.
Makes it very difficult to run and breathe at the same time. And its really important that those two go together well. But it did go a long way to explain why I had excelent endurance at slower paced endevours like furniture moving and weight lifting but couldn't run more than a block to save my life.
Anybody have a clue as to how much this procedure costs to correct for the uninsured? Need to know how much to save up for.