Friday, January 18, 2013
It seems I'm going to need to create a step and a set of goals as a precursor to the ones I wrote on 1/15/13.
Yesterday I went to the specialist who treats allergies and asthma, and apparently my asthma (I'm new at understanding these things, so I'll request for the "Working Out With Asthma" Team!) had (?) a dangerous level of nitric oxide (I hope I'm spelling it right, because a little off is the difference in all sorts of gases). My number was 65. I would love to know how people work with this, what information there is about inflammation in the lungs, and how long it takes to get well.
I haven't been at being vegan more than a year yet, and since I started with low iron, B and D levels, and started with exhaustion, it's hard to know what's different. I do know that I end up pushing my body one day, often with not enough nutrients, and then am in bed the next day. And *some* days I'm in bed with hunger pains, but too tired to make food.
So I need to back up. I'm painfully tired. I'm weak. Easily four out of seven days are like this, while the other three I'm trying to reach mini-goals and moderate goals in terms of fitness and also getting out of the house (I'm VERY isolated). In there is a minimum average of 1-2 doctor app't's a week, which are discouraging. Getting together with others to, for example, hike (read: see people and experience nature) is a huge part of wellness for me.
But I'm tired. I'm weak.
Today, I've slept most of the day already and still, just the thought of walking outdoors in the sunlight (and cold temps) is enough to nearly make me cry.
I haven't lost a pound -- except vacillating water-weight -- since I re-started with Spark in December. I *have* been exercising, have been more fit, but am at a serious level of exhaustion.
I eat healthy, but I know I don't eat *enough*. Money? Yikes.
I would love help from the Vegan teams I'm on,
hiking-related teams....and anyone.....
Seems this level of agitation, plus exhaustion, and HUNGER is when the meds are too high. My body often sleeps as a survival mechanism against the high heart-rate when the thyroid meds have things hyper. I'm not one of those people who lose weight while hyperthyroid.
And I really needed / need questions about asthma understood....