Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Good news and bad news.........

So, I will start with the good news. Hubby and I have finally booked our trip to Europe….we fly out on 14th August. Very exciting. We are doing Scotland first and then flying to Paris to start our journey on the bus-a-bout tours. They have 11 compulsory stops you have to make and there are also additional places you can visit if you want to. Thank god nearly all of the 11 stops are places we wanted to see anyway. We have 6 weeks so hopefully it wont be too rushed.

Now for the bad news. After much consideration (and push from my doctor) I have had to pull out of my comp in May

My stomach has been playing up and the medication I am on for the next few months to a year has been making me feel a little strange. I have had to stop taking the tablets my coach prescribed for me…..I have stopped taking my pill as that would not be effective anyways and my body is just trying to sort itself out. These tablets are to repair the damage to my stomach…some foods still upset me, I can’t be having any acidic type foods - the pineapple and kiwi fruit which my coach had in my diet were some of the things which upset me.

So my doctor has said to me that it could be 6 to 12 months before my stomach is better (fingers crossed it is 6) and I will have to go into hospital again in 4 or 5 months to have another endoscopy to see how it is going. Yuk, not looking forward to that 

I am really upset about it and there is nothing I can do. It means I will not be competing at all this year and will have to wait until after I have our baby mid next year (for those of you who don’t know I plan to be pregnant by Nov/Dec)!!!!

So as you can imagine I am devastated. Thank god I now have our trip to look forward to and organise. I just really wanted to get one more comp under my belt before the baby. At least I will be healthy for my upcoming pregnancy and that is something I am very excited about. As I type this I still have not gotten my period so I really hope I am not pregnant already and it is just from the comp prep! I still haven’t had a good chat to the doctor about this medication and what would happen if I fell pregnant, what harm it could cause?? On the package it says not to have when breastfeeding so surely it can’t be good if carrying a child. I see him again on Thursday.

Training and clean eating will continue and I will continue to blog….its just unfortunate it will not be excitable comp prep posts.


  1. hey mands,
    so sorry about you having to pull out of your comp! But you have loads of other things to look forward to!!
    Sending hugs
    kate xx

  2. Health always comes first, however I understand how bummed you are. Hope you feel better soon :-)