This Is Not Good

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on January 13, 2009

Hey guys

Sorry to be such a downer, but I am not doing well.

It has been the only time where I am ever ever been thankful for a desk job.

Sitting is the only thing I can do right now. It hurts to much to move, walk, or lean a certain way. Even sneezing hurt :( I was starting to get nervous that it could be something serious, so I called the free health number that our province has and I spoke with a nurse.

She was an absolute delight. So friendly and put a smile back on my face. I swear nurses need to get paid more. But anyways, back to the topic, she asked me a bunch of questions and then determined that I should go see a doctor within 4 hours. Which sorta made me all anxious because I am at work and I hate telling my boss that somethng is wrong because of a silly mistake and now I need to leave work.

But, I kept fighting that voice in my head and convinced myself that my health is much more important than any job. Anyways, I called Eric and being the amazing person he is, said he could pick me up anytime this afternoon and take me to the hospital. I am so lucky to have him, he is someone that I know I can rely on for anything. There was never a doubt in my mind that he wouldn’t be able to be there for me. It’s a nice feeling.

So, anyways, I just got out of a meeting in work, and Eric should be here in about 30 mins. I have a ton of work to do, but I am trying not to think about it. Work will always be there. My health will not, right?

Something that made me laugh today:

In my meeting, I said “I feel like an 80-year woman today…” and one of my co-workers said, “Well, you still look like an 18-year old so don’t worry about it!”

haha..she is one of my funny/crazy coworkers who can always put a smile on my face. :) Everyone has a coworker like that right! She is like the Steve Carell of the office. haha.

Then I went to make myself a nice, hot, and soothing English Toffee tea, and I realized that I couldn’t bend down to put the water in the kettle (our kettle is on the floor because we have no desk space!). So anyways I asked my coworker to put the water in the kettle for me, and he jokingly said,

Geeze, I’m going to have to update my job description…I’m going to add pouring Angela’s water into kettle and pouring Angela’s tea for her...”

[Earlier in the day I had asked him to bend down and open a lower filing cabinet drawer for me. lol] I honestly am not abusing my injury either- I literally couldn’t do it! lol.

Anyways, I have been promising this Nature’s Path cereal review so here we go…



I bought this cereal last week because I had so much success with the Pumpkin-flax flavour. Well, I don’t know what they did with this one, but it was awful. I hate saying this about a NP Product because I LOVE them, but I was not a fan of this cereal at all.

And I know exactly why too- it is the green tea flavour. It is very strong in this cereal and I know that is why I don’t care for it. All I could taste was the green tea! Blech.

Now I used to be a huge green tea drinker (before I cut out caffeine) and let me tell you, I drank the strongest of all green teas- Japanese Sencha, loose leaf, infused for 10-15 mins. It was hard core. But I just don’t want to eat something that tastes like green tea I guess! I will be buying the pumpkin flax flavour again, but not this kind.

This cereal has dried banana in it- that I was a bit taken a back by. Something just doesn’t seem right about freeze dried fruit.

I never have been a fan of the dried strawberries in cereal either. Honestly, are any nutrients preserved when processing a fruit like that? I doubt it. Geeze, reports say now that it takes so long for produce to get from the farm to the grocery store that many of the nutrients are lost before fresh fruit even makes it to the shelf! I doubt this dried banana bits has any nutrients left in it. More likely they have ‘sucked the life out of it’…

Ok this review is getting a bit foul. More foul than I intended. But I am grumpy and in pain, so I guess its allowed. ;)

If I mix it into my Spelt cereal it is not as bad, so I might just do that because I don’t waste food. Especially expensive food! Maybe a sprinkle of cinnamon on top would mask the taste? :P


Ok, I should wrap this up. Eric will be here shortly and I need to finish up my work tasks before I go. I am also bringing some work to work on at home in case I have to stay in bed for a day or two this week.

Off to the hospital….hopefully it won’t be a 5 hour wait like last time! I am just hoping that it isn’t serious and going to sideline all my hard work. *sigh

This quote helps me today in particular…

We all make mistakes. I will certainly learn from this one. I have been pretty careful about taking rest days, but I know I should have listened to my body more this morning. I won’t be making this mistake again!

I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning to sail my ship.
Louisa May Alcott

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{ 33 comments… read them below or add one }

EwaL January 13, 2009 at 2:41 pm

I hope everything is ok and get better soon!!!!
Lots of Love!


Just_Kelly January 13, 2009 at 2:43 pm

Hope you feel better and it isn’t anything serious. Take care of yourself.


Halie January 13, 2009 at 2:46 pm

Stay strong! I hope all is well! Heal speedily!


Rachel January 13, 2009 at 2:48 pm

Awww I hope you feel better! I’m glad you’re listening to your body and taking care of it!


Andrea [bella eats] January 13, 2009 at 2:50 pm

Oh Angela! I hope you feel better…can’t wait for the update tonight!

I love the Nature’s Path Pumpkin Flax cereal too…thanks for the warning on this flavor!


Deb January 13, 2009 at 2:52 pm

I am so sorry that you got hurt. You are doing the right thing by going to have it checked out, you have to take care of yourself first. I hope you feel better.


crewser January 13, 2009 at 3:03 pm

so sorry to hear that you are hurt. hope you feel better!


Erin January 13, 2009 at 3:04 pm

Get well! I hope you feel better!!!!


Nicole January 13, 2009 at 3:15 pm

Oh gosh, please feel better! Good luck at the hospital!


Jen January 13, 2009 at 3:23 pm

Here’s something to make you laugh…everytime I go for a run this song gets stuck in my head….A Flock of Seagulls – I Ran
does that crack you up or what?!! LOL


Kristie January 13, 2009 at 3:23 pm

Ugggh that’s too bad! What a pain eh? Literally… ha.
I wish you a smooth recovery though! Hopefully it’s nothing serious. Get better!


Leah January 13, 2009 at 3:30 pm

Aw girl hope you’re alright. *hugs*
This totally sucks..
It’s good that you are going to get checked out though.. I hope it’s nothing serious and you can continue on with your training.

I will take your advice to heart…
They are important!!! xo


Emily January 13, 2009 at 3:32 pm

so sorry to hear that you feeling not well – hope everything goes smoothly at the hospital! that is my favorite Alcott quote – she’s amazing.


Emily January 13, 2009 at 3:33 pm

*that you ARE not feeling well* I’m an English teacher, geez!


Colleen January 13, 2009 at 4:08 pm

You poor thing! I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers! *HUGS!*


VeggieGirl January 13, 2009 at 4:19 pm

Angela, I’m keep you in my DEEPEST thoughts and prayers right now – PLEAE GET WELL SOON!!!

**Just as a heads up: I will not be able to comment on blogs as often now, during this semester, due to work overload (I’m stressed already) – PLEASE know that I’m still loyally reading, but just won’t have time to comment. I hope you understand!!


girlrunningaround January 13, 2009 at 4:19 pm

I hope you feel better soon!


sweetandnatural January 13, 2009 at 4:20 pm

Yikes! Hope it’s nothing serious. Feel better!


sharon January 13, 2009 at 4:24 pm

Good luck at the hospital- I hope all turns out well for you. I know exactly how you feel. When it happened to me, even the simplest task seemed impossible and I would have to brace myself every time I needed to cough or sneeze. Putting my pants or socks on standing was next to impossible and is still difficult for me. Take care of yourself and I hope you feel better really soon!

P.S. Your husband is being so sweet! My husband did so much for me during my first days of injury- I don’t know what I would’ve done without him!


laughinglindsay January 13, 2009 at 4:27 pm

Huge Hugs…

‘Nuff Said.


Maggie January 13, 2009 at 4:38 pm

Hope you feel better! Good luck at the dr’s.


Em January 13, 2009 at 4:45 pm

Hey Angela, I hope you feel better soon! Hugs to you.

On another note… and maybe it’s different in Canada, but maybe you should reconsider making a comment about your current employment?

I had a blog a few years ago, my boss found it somehow, and didn’t like what I had to say about my position with the company. It wasn’t much either, and I never said anything bad about my job, but he didn’t like it anyway. I didn’t lose my job over it, but it created so much bad blood that I ended up leaving a few months later, and destroying the blog altogether. Just food for thought, of course.

And if you do decide to amend your post, please feel free to delete my comment! As long as you know I’m rooting for your prompt recovery, I won’t be offended ;)


Lara January 13, 2009 at 4:57 pm

SO sorry to read this—feel better soon!


kaneil January 13, 2009 at 5:01 pm

Oh my goodness! I hope you are on your way to a speedy recovery! Don’t beat yourself up about trying to run – you’re very motivated and this is not always the result of pushing through a tough workout. It’s actually the worst result and I hate that for you!

Thanks for the NP cereal review – I also love the pumpkin flax. I had to watch my serving sizes each time I opened the box. It would’ve been easy to eat wayyy too much at once! :)

Also, I think about your job situation constantly. Mine has been exceptionally slow and mindless for the past few weeks. hang in there! Keep up with your dreams! (sorry for the longest comment ever!)


ttfn300 January 13, 2009 at 6:14 pm

oh no! hope you are feeling better soon… we’ll be thinking of you!


carolinebee January 13, 2009 at 6:22 pm

yiikes feel better Angela, i’m thinking and praying for you!!


Hayley January 13, 2009 at 6:29 pm

Hang in there, Angela! Rest up and we hope you feel better soon!


M January 13, 2009 at 6:48 pm

I hope you’re feeling better by the time you even read my comment! :-)


Krista January 13, 2009 at 7:01 pm

Hope you get good news at your appointment! Hurting just sucks!

Thanks for the NP review! I find reviews on blogs uber helpful….


Kristin January 13, 2009 at 8:44 pm

I am so sorry you are not feeling well. I hope it’s not too serious. Get better soon!


Katy G. January 13, 2009 at 9:01 pm

I hope the doctor gave you good news that you will heal quickly!


seeleelive January 14, 2009 at 7:33 am

:-( thats really scary, plz feel better.


Dave January 14, 2009 at 9:54 pm

I wouldn’t ask personal info., but I am a doctor and if I can help w/ your pain or diagnose. Give me a yell.. BTW I got your email and put in a good word for ya on my site.. yes I’m late again on reading emails and blogs.


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