Monday, November 17, 2008
Well......this is something all or almost all women out there who may read this should understand or have at least experienced once.
Monthly Food Cravings!!
I thought once my son was born that food cravings would cease to be an issue. I don't just mean those "hmm, I really like ice cream" type.....I mean the ones that consist of foods/spices you wouldn't normally eat such as, in my case, things with LOTS of salt. Apparently for me, I was wrong.
Now before I became pregnant all those years ago, I never had this problem......my sole problems were bloating like an over-soaked sponge and intense cramps. Nowadays, since I'm getting older *gasp* I experience a need for salt so out of character for me as to be crazy as well as episodes of extreme exhaustion that simply pull the energy drain plug as my sweetie puts it on top of prolonged cramps that interfere with my best laid plans. Today.....they are lingering in the background with the attitude that says "go ahead.....get on that treadmill" followed by a zinger of a cramp that shoots through me as some weird internal warning. I have been up since 5:30, cleaning house and pretty much moving constantly when all of a sudden, I felt like I could sleep standing up and became so fuzzy headed that if you asked me name I'd most likely respond with a blank stare.
Not all months are like that, and I KNOW I need to go for a check up........my LEAST favorite type of Dr appt.......the most recent trip to the Dentist wherein shots in my eye teeth region resulted in the sensation of my eyeballs being ripped out comes to mind as being preferential to being "strapped to the rack" as Mr Man puts it..........his compassion is underwhelming at times *sigh* I also know that it might not be a bad idea to have a blood test for my hormone level to see if things are a'changin.
The question is will I get it done, or should I say WHEN will I.........in my current chaotic lifestyle, supporting my sweetie through nightmare "family" battles I've lived through once before myself, helping my son (doing it all) with paperwork for the never-ending hospital bills he can't afford and we can't really afford to help with either (poor kid is getting a taste of adult chaos the hard way), TRYING to stay afloat in a sea of insanity and still manage to get through each day somehow intact, I barely managed to get to the Dentist without worrying what was being put on the back burner as a result........and yea this particular type of Dr appt is more important than the Dentist but, as I said, more dreaded.
Any lady who reads this and shares the same weird episodes, how do you deal with it? I actually took a nap this afternoon........I have slightly more energy than I did but the cramps in my lower back etc are making me ill at the thought of doing anymore activity than I already am which is frustrating the he** out of me but gads, I don't think I can! I'm sitting here thinking "chocolate be damned, give me salt".