Sorry, for taking so long between posts, guys! It’s been about 3 months since my last post here. I apologize for those who are reading. The past three months have been eventful ones on my journey. Although as the title suggests there has been a minor bump, in my road to health.
I’m not much in love with exercise, so going to the gym is only something I do as a last resort. Instead I opt for sports, playing soccer, softball, and what I wouldn’t give to find a women’s or co-ed basketball team somewhere in Akron, Ohio. So this winter I’ve been playing indoor soccer on a pick-up league and two separate competitive leagues. It’s great to get back into playing again. There was a point when I was at my heaviest, that the idea of playing sports again was daunting, I was worried I wouldn’t be able to do it. But now I know I can. And, hell, I’ll brag. I’m not half-bad either.
I can even score a goal with my eyeball. That right there is talent.
Going for the ball, the goalie shot it right up into my face, hitting only my eye, sending me collapsing to the ground and clutching my face. Ouch! But the ball did roll into the goal, so at least I got something for my pain and blurry vision in the right eye!
After a trip to the urgent care, the emergency room, an ophthalmologist, and then finally retina specialist (holy medical bills, Batman!), I have learned I have a bruised retina. But no detachment! Woohoo! My vision is still blurry a couple months since the incident, so there is a very real possibility that my vision in that eye will be permanently damaged. But with both eyes open the blurriness isn’t really noticeable. So much for that nearly 20/20 vision I’d been swinging before. I’m sure all those with glasses and contacts don’t have much sympathy for me on that front.
In other news, my goal to being debt free is coming closer, because after I get my tax return back, I’ll be paying off a the last of a $10,000 loan I took out in 2011 to consolidate a looming credit card debt I’d racked up during my college years. Crap, did I waste money when I was in college! Which isn’t even speaking of my student loans that built up after both undergraduate and graduate school. Eek! Word of advice to those looking to go to college, find a way to pay for it up front or keep your student loans as low as possible, because paying back student loan debt is daunting and a pain in the butt. If I could do it again, I would have attended a community college and then transferred to Ohio State afterwards. It would have kept a lot of money in my pocket and the degree would have been the same on paper.
I’ll post more on my plans to manage my debt in a post next week! Thanks for reading!