Friday, November 29, 2013
After my last blog, i still waffled with my food intake a bit...my brain has been a bit fuzzy...been an emotional couple of weeks and this time is really hard for me since moving to New Zealand. BUT I attended a Christmas party for Age Concern (who I volunteer with) and it was the first time in 7 years I felt a little Christmasy :) It was nice. I don't know why but it FELT like the holidays...and that's what I'm usually missing...THE FEELING! I can't get use to warm weather, BBQ and Christmas at the same time...freaks me out. :) I'm a Midwestern Girl!
So..it's taken me a little while, but strapped on my BodyMedia armband at midnight, started tracking again, and have my man finally taking care of himself so I can focus on me...ahhhhhh....no reason not to rock out 2014! :) Now...to propel my Stampin' Up! business into full time dollars! Yea Baby!
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
As some of you know I have been going through some wacko things with my muscles and nerves and that "they" want to reboot my central nervous system...
Well...I said no to all the drugs they were giving me to try...yes, some helped the pain, yes, some helped my anxiety, but it made me feel like an emotionless turd...that is so NOT me. No thanks!
I decided to try something...I stopped drinking green tea everyday (caffeine makes your nerves active...I didn't need that), I started wearing my mouth guard because of my headaches and anxiety, and I because I had a bit of soreness one night, I tried taking 2 Panadol....I have done the same thing for over a week and I feel great! Started getting back on my eating plan, and walking and I actually feel good.
Weird how simple things work sometimes. :) I think unless you experience stuff it's hard for you to tell people what to do. Doctors that don't know how it feels...anyone remember that movie with Denzel Washington where he would touch people and they would feel what he feels??? I often feel that way. Pay attention to your body. Trust your gut, and don't be afraid to try things that are logical and make sense to you!
Have a great week!
Thursday, October 17, 2013
I have always known that your brain controls everything...change your attitude and change your thoughts patterns and change your life!
Well...the findings on my condition are sort of like that. It seems when you have pain for so long, that when damaged nerves grow back and are more sensitive so your brain sends the signal to tell you it hurts, when maybe it's not so bad. Makes me think of Aunt who always has something wrong with her! LOL If she reads about it, she has it!
So..we are actually "playing" with some anti-depressants and some nerve and muscle meds...we tried the later and they wanted me to take 3...I took 1/2 and felt like a zombie! I can't imagine 3! So I stopped taking them and told them to find something else. Then they gave me this antidepressant and wanted me to take 1 a day at night...well..again..REALLY tired. So I tried 1/2...still too sleepy and actually made me unmotivated and blah. So I stopped those...find something else I said again!
Then I saw the Muscular Skeletal specialist and he gave me a cortisone shot in my shoulder...which..I don't think really worked or did anything, so I see him again next week...but he is all about that mind and body connection and that my brain is sending the wrong signals to my body...it's fascinating actually.
Then I went back to my Dr. and we discussed meds again...and he's waiting for the specialist again because he has some specific ideas....so being the person I am, I analyzed and documented everything I feel everyday...and then I realized that if I take meds at night, sleep for 8-11 hours a night, and get up and feel like zombie, what would happen if I took the meds at 10 or 11 AM...would I be sleepy when I SHOULD be sleepy??? It has helped with pain so I know they are on the right track and that's why I revisited the meds. Well 1/2 a pill the last 2 days and I feel perfect and my pain is minimal...hmmmm...we shall see where it goes next week.
I think when you know your body so well, and you trust your instincts there's a reason. We found out 90% of people can take 3 and walk around like normal...I'm a weirdo and am SUPER sensitive to meds...I reflected and realized I always have been.
I was also told a LONG time ago that 80% of back pain is emotional...I thought "whatever!"...well...over the years I can tell you when I'm going through crap my back pain is worse. So that's part of the solution as well. Stress reduction, medication to help my anxiety, and a therapist to talk to since I'm in this country alone going through lots of stuff that I have nobody to vent to...get my head straight and I can get my body back to lifting weights again...my goal. I miss it so much...especially since I work in a gym and am a trainer! LOL AHHHHHH!
Now..if you're still reading, I debated about writing about this junk...but I have talked to a couple people and it seems MOST people, believe their doctors and do EXACTLY what they say even if their gut is telling them to question it or your body doesn't like it. There are heaps of meds...they can find something else. If it makes you feel worse...FIND SOMETHING ELSE. If it's causing you weight gain....I weigh myself everyday and I eat almost perfect and I noticed I was gaining 2 oz everyday...NO WAY...FIND SOMETHING ELSE! You may think that's crazy...but I caught it quick...I put on 30 pounds in 3 weeks when I was on my way to my heaviest due to medication!...so I watch. Are you going to the toilet on a regular basis...how do you feel??? NOT LIKING IT????? FIND SOMETHING ELSE! Or find someone else to help you!
Have a great week, listen to your soul and stay positive! xoxo
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