Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Running on E

Hello all. I'm back! I've taken a little break from my full social media sharing as I did not know how to express my feelings regarding the last few weeks.  For months I've been back and forth to the Dr. trying to figure out why I've not been feeling well.  I've had LOTS of blood drawn and have been poked in places that I never want to have poked again.  Last week I got a call from my Dr's. office who delivered some great news. The most recent test that they did came back normal! Awesome.  I'm relieved.  Now can I get back to my normally scheduled life? Not so fast! For the past year I've slowly gone from the girl that ran a 1/2 marathon to a girl that is afraid to run a block from home in fear of passing out.  A new normal is called for.  My body is talking to me and I need to listen.

Over the past few years I've not taken care of myself as I should.  Sound familiar?  Moms, why do we do this to ourselves?  I've allowed stress to get the best of me. When I should have said no, I smiled and said yes not knowing that saying yes so much would cause my health to slowly decline.  I've learned that sugars do not agree with my body, so the weekend binge of cupcakes while I'm working birthday parties are not a smart idea for me. Not eating enough, yep……….not eating enough causes my blood sugar to have crazy internal disco parties.  And for once my husband is right (joking), not drinking enough water has caused me on several occasions to be dehydrated, which I'm sure disguised itself as some other phantom of illness that I felt I had to endure.

Over the past few months I've made some changes to my diet, I've started a regimen of medication and vitamins that make me feel a heck of a lot better and I'm going to bed way earlier than I did in the past. Fibroids, cyst, anemia and no gall bladder are my frienenemies. As of right now we will need to live cohesively with one another. I will either complain or take care of us and move forward.  I have been stuck in this medical mystery mess for the past year.   I need to listen to what my body is telling me and stop trying to "figure out" what the deal is.  I've started strength training over the past few weeks and I'll begin running (ok…walking) again this week.   I've had to end a few friendships and limit my level of involvement in some organizations I belong to.   Running on E is no longer acceptable.