Thursday, April 28, 2016

Sometimes it goes up, sometimes it goes down...

Well, the last three weeks have been pretty rough for me. First the "yearly" stuff that I was about five years overdue on... Despite the fact that I have some really serious complaints, all the tests for them came back fortunately absolutely normal, so there's one very invasive test left to see if I have ovarian cysts, fibroids, or endometriosis, and probably a forthcoming decision for me about what to have cut out from my body.

On the good side, I've lost nearly 30 pounds in my weight loss program, and I'm looking much better.  I also feel better because of it.  As a matter of fact, I often feel like I'm walking in someone else's body, because the old friction points are gone.  My hips aren't rubbing my arms, and my thighs aren't rubbing each other much anymore.  I'm enjoying hearing how many inches I've lost at each weigh-in.  Also, my weight lifting is improving and chiropractic treatment seems to have taken care a lot of my constant pain.  Alas, it can't take the arthritis from my spine, but it can help with the two abnormal curvatures that are there.  

I hurt much less, and that's a wonderful thing.  I feel years younger.  :). 

Last week, my allergies hit hard.  They started with a scratchy throat, a few sniffles, and suddenly I had aches and chills and a fever of 101°.  I went to be tested for flu and strep.  Negative on both, but I had a raging infection in my throat that got treated as if it were strep, just in case.  I missed two days of work, and I'm glad I did.  My ears hurt for a couple of days and then they were stopped up and I lost most of my hearing.  I've been hearing impaired for a week now.  I guess it's someone's way of making me walk in my mother's nearly deaf shoes.  

This. Is. Miserable.  No wonder she was so unhappy so much of the time.  

Usually, my spring allergies turn into a nasty case of bronchitis.  This time, thy went up into my head.  I'm not sure which is worse.

I've got a raging double ear infection.  *sigh*. No wonder it hurts and I can't hear anything but a deafening ringing in my ears that keeps me from sleeping.  I hope my students are being good.  I really can't tell, so I'm giving them the benefit of the doubt and keeping them working quietly.  I tried teaching full lessons, but I wasn't sure I was speaking loudly enough, and I was so dizzy I had a hard time standing up and walking.  Not to mention I confused myself easily and had such brain fog I'm sure they all think I've been struck stupid.  They mostly gave me big eyes.  I'm sure they realize I'm still sick.  My voice is still pretty awful sounding.  

So now I'm on a new course of antibiotics, some steroids, Sudafed, and Zyrtec.  With progesterone messing with my tummy this week, I'm sure it's going to be an intestinal nightmare for me.  

Hey, on the bright side, I'll probably lose a little bit of extra weight...

All I want to do is sleep, but the tinnitus makes that difficult.  I have our wedding staring me in the face and too many details to tie up.  Our state tests have been cancelled due to a three-time-loser testing company.  But maybe.... by Monday I might be hearing more?

I went to a local businesswoman's expo and got a sample myofasicial release massage on my head.  I actually felt the places she was pressing grow warm, like something was radiating from her fingertips.  I wouldn't surprise me to hear she has a natural healing gift.  My ears weren't cured when I got up, but my depression had evaporated and I felt pounds lighter.  My sister and her friend said I looked much better than when they'd seen me before the massage.  Then I went to the bathroom and peed about twice as much as I though was in my body.  Lol. I know you didn't need to know that, but you know how it is --  you know when your bladder is empty and it's like mine emptied more than I knew it was holding.  

Final result: I feel better than early this afternoon. I might be well again in the next month.