Monday, October 13, 2014
So, I have trimmed my eating, journaling my food (staying in my calorie range), taking time to de-stress after work and headache is down to a small bump (after 10 days); only a slight warble feeling in my head today (that's the vertigo). The tinnitus is screaming, but that is always up and down (sounds like crickets). I actually slept for 6 1/2 hours straight last night and I haven't done that in quite some time. I am grateful for any progress forward.
Thursday, October 09, 2014
I have failed to mention that with all my issues I continue to gain weight. It almost seems that no matter what I do the scale still creeps up and up. I weighed this morning and it was up two pounds! I know that doesn't sound like much to some, but it just made me angry. I'm angry at the weight gain, angry with the vertigo issues, angry at being tired all the time, angry at not being able to sleep, angry that I can't exercise like I once could and angry that I am continuously having migraines! I was late again this morning trying to get it manageable. I just feel a mess today. If I had it to do over, I would not have had my hysterectomy (June 2012). I started falling apart right after. I would have only let them take my ovaries and not a complete! I only mention this because I know must of my issues are hormonal driven. If you read past blogs you will see the countless doctor visits, MRIs, Cat Scans, etc. My blood workup is top notch! (actually just had blood drawn two weeks ago.) All of my numbers are great. How can you have such good numbers and feel so crappy!
With that being said, my GYNO is working with me and I have started BHRT. (bioidentical hormone replacement). I would love to hear from anyone out there that may have tried these. She thinks it will help with my fatigue. I don't know.
I'm just sad today...sad and mad and I need to take control! I'm just not sure how.
Thursday, October 02, 2014
It is my desire to live a life that is an example to others. It saddens me when my health will not cooperate and some times I have to "eat crow" and depression settles in and I feel low and sick and blah, and blah, and blah.
Ok, with that said. Here I am. I am trying, although the steps are small. My vertigo issues stops me from being truly engaged in exercise. But, I am attempting some core training. My weight has gone up about 15 pounds. I have no doubt it is lack of exercise. Even my husband says he doesn't see how what I eat is making me gain. Every time I step on the scale and it is up a little more it brings me down. I realize some is due to my age. I don't want to look 20 I just want to feel good and look like I feel good.
I really want to work hard and by December see a change. A change not only in my weight, but mentally and physically. I would like my depression to be lifted and my fatigue to be a thing of the past.
Thank you to all who may read this. I ask that you send good vibes, prayers or whatever you see fit, my way. Life is for us to enjoy and I just haven't felt the joy in quite some time. Oh, it is there, just out of reach. BUT, I know I will get to it.
Thank you! DAWN
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Ok, so here I am once again. This site has changed so much--but definitely for the good! I have been surfing through the pages and it is wonderful. Since my last post in 2013 I have really been struggling to improve. The issues with my vertigo are still present (although better). I am so glad to say that my migraines have improved!! My doctor lowered my estrogen back in April and I have gone seven weeks without a headache!!! I also have improvements with my back issues. So, with all that said, it is time for me to get busy with the weight. I really don't have a lot to lose, but what I do have seems so hard to get off. My scales are up and down--up and down.
I hope those friends I made while here are still a part of the site. Please message me if you are. I need support and I need to be supportive.
I have made my goal for weight loss December 25, 2014.
Thursday, September 19, 2013
It has been some time since I have been here. I had a complete hysterectomy in June 2012 and it seems it has been down hill from there. I had a major vertigo attack in August (never having had one) and it lasted for a whole week. Plus here it is September 2013 and I am still having issues. I have just completed vestibular rehab and must continue exercising on my own. Back issue--so I am going to a chiropractor three times a week. I have regretted the hysterectomy and wish I could go back in time. I have had weakness, extreme fatigue...you name it, I think I have had it. Now with all that said, I can say today I am beginning to see some improvement. I am trying to be more aggressive with my balance rehab and throwing in some routine exercising that I can do. Where I have been so fatigued it has made it impossible to exercise so I am sooooo out a shape. I realize that I have to help myself. I have gone off all artificial sweetner and mostly drink water. I have switched to almond milk and rarely eat bread. I am really trying to get my body back into shape (not necessarily shape, but back to where I feel human). It has been very difficult because to look at me some days, you can't tell anything is wrong.
Anyway...enough whining. My goal is to see a BIG improvement by December. I really have missed being on this site. Hope all of you will help me through.
Love to you!!!
PS: I must add that I have seen six different doctors this year. Had MRI's, Cat Scan, Ultrasounds, Thyroid biopsy, Upper GI...praise God all was well.
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