Last Thursday, all was well.
Then on Friday morning, I can't go anywhere or do anything because my feet hurt. Really
hurt (I'm a diabetic, and I thought at first that it was diabetic nerve pain, but it wasn't-more on that later.) Missed seeing Spider-Man: Homecoming
in IMAX at my favorite theater, plus a lot of other things I wanted and needed to do. I spent all of Friday, Saturday, and Sunday on the couch/bed in pain, having to crawl to the bathroom on my hands and knees and only being able to make dinner once on Saturday that way.
On Monday, I give up hope of ever getting up to walk, and have to call for an ambulance. I'm taken to Toronto General Hospital
, have to be in the ER for a day and a half, and am seen by doctors, who tell me that I have gout and kidney damage (possibily due to the medications I'm taking) and must stay in the hospital for a while. My feet are swollen, and I have to practice PT with a walker in order to restore mobility to my feet while the anti-gout meds kick in and do their work so that I can walk on non-gouty feet. How the frak I'm ever going to get out of this, I have no idea. And half of July might as well be over, even though it's July 13th.
One thing I know must happen; this time, my life must really change
and that means me truly losing weight and becoming more active, even if I die in the process.
</b> Future plans involve me buying a bike, bike helmet, and spending the rest of the summer riding said bike more (I live in downtown Toronto, almost near Queen's Quay and it's bike setup, so that should be easy for me.) I'm also going to be really
dieting (like I said I would) as much as possible, and trying to lose my 340 lbs., with a goal of about 180 lbs. This means less of the stuff I used to eat, and less of the sedentary activities (surfing the 'Net, playing DC Universe Online
, watching TV shows on OTA digital TV, Netflix, and seeing movies on home video.) I'll also try to be cleaning up my apartment, either by myself, or with help, just to keep myself busy. All of this is to bring about a new Neville Ross instead of the old one-I've failed in everything else in life, but at least I can't fail in this enterprise.
I may even be talking about my progress in this project in future entries, so anybody that knows me should/might want to watch this space.