Good morning all my fellow sparklers! I know it's been awhile, but I've not been feeling up to par.
I've been feeling more like this:
Actually this all started almost 3 weeks ago. Normally, I'm just like Sheldon:
A little crazy, right? But oh so true! I spent a little over a week feeling exhausted. I'm sure some of you read about it on prior blogs. And then one day I had a scratchy, itchy throat. This amounted to excessive coughing which produced a sore throat. Then congestion and a runny nose. At about this point I was more like this:
After 12 days of multiple symptoms, ranging from hot flashes and night sweats to stomach issues to dizziness and headaches, I finally went to the doctor. Finally. Long story short I had pneumonia and asthma as well as a horrible case of seasonal allergies. Welcome to the midwest!
I have never had allergies before....that I know of. I guess this is something that happens to everyone after living here for so long according to my doctor. Joy.
This is another reason I need to move! lol Anywho, I think the pneumonia has resolved, but I am still having some breathing issues with the asthma. So I now have an inhaler. It's taken me a little while to get used to it. I hope I am using it correctly!
I also had a steroid shot and just finished a steroid pack yesterday. I was also told I had to start taking a daily allergy pill until......infinite I guess or until this all ends. More than anything I am feeling run down right now. I have no energy. There have been a few mornings that I will wake up with energy and then within an hour or so I am drained. I also noticed this morning my lymph nodes in my neck and underarms are swollen and sore as well as my upper back feeling sore. I keep asking if this is normal, but most people around here just live with it! People get strep and bronchitis at the drop of a hat! I don't see how a person can live with this. Crazy! I have things to do! Mainly, right now, trying to get my house ready to sale! lol
I don't know..maybe God is trying to tell me to slow down or something. It just gets frustrating when you don't feel good, yet have so much stuff to do!! lol Does anyone else feel like this?
Also, I have totally fallen off the bandwagon! I lost 23ish lbs before all this and once the sickness really set in, I have definitely not been watching my diet nor have I exercised in about 2 weeks. I go back and forth between beating myself up and trying to tell myself it's okay. I'm not perfect. When I get to feeling better I will do better.
On the plus side when weighing at the doctor I had not gained any weight! I stayed the same! Woo Hoo! Thank goodness because I think the steroids are making me feel like I could eat a horse! haha
Thanks for listening to me vent. I also want to thank my wonderful Sparkfriends for reaching out and letting me know they have noticed my absence. It's nice to feel missed and held accountable. Thank you all! I'll be back hopefully within the next week feeling AWESOME!
Everyone take care and keep sparkling like the beautiful peeps you are!
Christy (a.k.a. Kiliki)