Jun 26, 2010
Today was the day that I had to knuckle down and sort through my closet to weed out all of the items that are by now just too big and baggy to wear at any occasion. Two HUGE bags of clothing later, my closet is much more grab-and-go friendly in the 14-16W and 18-20W range, depending on the brand.
I'm teetering on the edge of the next lower size, but it's probably going to be another month or two before those items can officially be added. It is very surreal to be wearing shirts again that haven't seen the light of day for the past 2-3 YEARS. It is also an odd, sentimental feeling to watch current favorites become too large, baggy, or worn out to really wear out in public anymore. Ah, the memories...
Unfortunately, in the midst of all this happiness I seem to have acquired a severe reaction to any sort of GRAIN, which manifests as a feeling like a chemical burn inside my entire upper abdomen and chest. Not cool. I discovered this only AFTER the doctor had taken five vials of blood from me to test for other things. Well, now we get to add another test to the list. This problem started suddenly 3 days before the end of May and has stayed with me ever since.
I did finish training to become a Personal Care Attendant for the patient I live with, earning a 91% score on the 15 page test. Not too bad :) Now he has to finish applying for Medicaid to tie the whole thing together.