Well, this might explain things.
Back in March, when I was really doing well with my weight loss, my Dad came to visit me and help me do some work around the house. The first morning he was here, I awoke with a terrible pain in my abdomen. I went to the doctor, and he gave me some pain medications, and warned that I might have a kidney stone.
I took the medication, and after a couple of days, I felt much better. So, I figured that I either passed the stone, or that there was no stone in the first place. (I’ve never had a kidney stone, so I really didn’t know how one would feel.)
Since March, as you can see here at the blog, I’ve gone ‘backwards” with my weight loss and exercise routines. I chalked this digression up to my usual pattern – lose weight, get excited, go back to bad habits, gain weight, repeat. But this time, I felt different. I really wanted to exercise, but I’ve felt SO lethargic. And, I’ve been dealing with a constant “low-level” pain in my groin.
Sunday morning, I awoke to the most excruciating pain I’ve ever felt. Long story short, I have a kidney stone, and I may have to undergo some sort of procedure to remove it. I’m headed to a Urologist today. I’m a little nervous, but I am pleased that the “lethargy” and “low level of discomfort” were not simply in my head. Now, hopefully I can deal with this stone, and move forward with my weight loss.