Friday, January 04, 2013
For the past three weeks I have felt like crap. I was overwhelmed with first - thanksgiving weekend and lots of overnight plus some guests, hosting a staff party (complete with a really nice dinner, DJ, and gifts), then running our school's holiday show for 400 people, then overnight plus some guests for
Christmas and at the last minute - New Year's Eve! In the midst of this, the Sandyhook tragedy occurred. As a Principal, I had a hard time digesting what happened, running over in my head 50 million times what I would do. The day before the Sandyhook tragedy, we had the mother of an employee we had literally just fired, harass one of my Directors. We had the police come immediately and she was arrested, But, it did add to my racing mind.
So, I felt exhausted and then last week my joints in my fingers swelled and my arms grew sore. I felt depressed and couldn't seem to get enough sleep. I think my husband thought I was losing it!
I was tested last Saturday for Lyme Disease. At the time of the test my blood pressure was WAY up.
Last night I found out the test was negative. As I thanked God I reviewed my symptoms and wondered if it was my allergies. I still have a Christmas tree in my house - the symptoms have been occurring the entire time the tree has been there. And, we haven't had a real cold snap here - I am highly allergic to mold. But, what about my swollen fingers??
So, today I went to my chiropractor. He said allergies can cause all the symptoms! And, with me training on the treadmill, I may be leaning which would cause probs in my neck which leads right down to my hands!
So, I got adjusted and boy, did my back crunch! Then I got acupuncture for my sinuses, immune system, knees and lungs. As the day progressed my head cleared out AND I can hear again!! I will continue to feel better throughout the weekend. Tomorrow I will resume running!
It doesn't hurt to get acupuncture. I can't stand needles so I am being totally honest about this. And, I didn't have to take chemicals!
I am looking forward to being chipper again!!
And that is why I get acupuncture. If you go to a good acupuncturist, you will find it is an amazing thing!