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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Good morning all my fellow sparklers! I know it's been awhile, but I've not been feeling up to par. emoticon 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. emoticon 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! emoticon 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. emoticon 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! emoticon Everyone take care and keep sparkling like the beautiful peeps you are! emoticon


Christy (a.k.a. Kiliki)
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    Hugs and hope you feel better. It really IS NOT NICE to be sick!
    1120 days ago
    Gosh, so sorry you have been so ill. It stinks, I know. And it's impossible to worry about diets or exercise when you feel so miserable. I had a really bad cold in March, that I thought for sure was a flu or strep throat, though the doctor said it was just a cold. But I just felt so miserable, and had a lingering cough for at least four weeks that made it hard to sleep. So, I know a bit about how you feel. sigh. I can only imagine the asthma and pneumonia on top of all that. I hope the meds are helping and that you feel better soon. Don't worry about the diet and exercise for now...just concentrate on getting well again, and get your rest and build up your strength again. Yes, the steroids do increase appetite, so try to watch you don't overdue it. I learned, too, that caffeine on top of steroids aren't a good combination, or I couldn't sleep at all! But, maybe that was just me. And congrats on maintaining your weight through all this...that's great! Take care of yourself.
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    1120 days ago
    Been there, done that. Gotta push on thnrough!

    Keep on Keeping on!

    Make today the greatest day of your life!
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    You can develop a burning desire to succeed. How? Keep your mind on the things you want and off the things you don't want.
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