Thursday, December 2, 2010

Health Update Thursday(12/2)

I know I really haven't done a Health Update Thursday in awhile, but I think it's time to bring it back because I do know you guys wonder what's going on with me and my crazy up and down health status.

That being said, I guess I can't really complain a whole lot because I'm still able to do things when I want to {most of the time} unlike past experiences when I was restricted to bed.

For that, I'm very thankful.

Since my birthday on the 17th of November, I seem to be either fighting something off, or just feeling less then my "normal" self-I've kept in close contact with my MI since then as well, however it turns out that she's very sick too!

Go figure.

She's also very overwhelmed because a lot of her clients seem to be sick too, so they're all bombarding her with emails and phone calls and requests for body system checks....I honestly wish I could help her out in some way, but being near sick people just isn't going to turn out well for me.

Anyway, there are many things that I'm dealing with, but the pain level is the worst. I had an episode Sunday where it seemed my whole upper body seized up on me and I couldn't move or breath because it was just so excruciating-Of course my sobs didn't help the matter O.o

The weather is reeking havoc on my body too! All these weather fronts and the impending snow {Nooooooooooooooo} have my head constantly hurting and body aching more so then it already does.

I talked to my cousin when she was over the other day who has suffered a great deal in her life and she told me something that really registered with me; she said that I have to accept and deal with my pain better, otherwise I will always be at home and that I can't coddle myself anymore.

It may sound harsh to some people who look at me and see the pain I'm in and think, "hey, she's already in pain, leave the poor girl alone," but she's completely 100% right.

The internet and my blog have been my life for so long, but crave more-I want to be out on my own supporting myself and living my life and I can't do that while siting on the couch all day. I NEED to learn to embrace the pain and to work through it which is what I'm going to try to do!

Any suggestions from anyone?


Michelle @Flying Giggles said...

I do not have any advice for you. But, I hope you are feeling better soon and my goodness Kayla, if you are not feeling well, do not push yourself too hard! My thoughts are with you...keep us posted!

Unknown said...

Awww Kayla, pain sucks! I understand what your cousin was trying to communicate tho, but I think it takes a long time to be able to control physical pain and go about life. Not sure if I'd be able to do it, even tho I sure understand is a necessity. Maybe try some yoga therapy? Wish I had better advices :/

Charlene Canfield said...

Dag... Don't you hate when you write a long post and then blogger tells you it was unable to post it?

I hope you start feeling better Kayla. The only advice I have is not to give up! As long as you are trying that is what matters. Don't over do it!

BEadECLECTIC said...

I struggle with a lot of the same/similar issues. I don't really want to get into detail on a public blog, but my advice is to turn to laughter. When I'm at my lowest, whether it be mental or physical, I find laughter is the only thing that always helps. I love to watch old Marx Brothers movies or 3rd Rock From the Sun. I can veg on the couch, relax, adn just laugh. Laughing heals- so when the episode or movie is over, I have renewed strength. It might not make me perfect, but at least it makes me feel better. :)

lfhpueblo said...

My whole upper body seizes up in pain too when my esophagus goes into spasms from the achalasia, it can make you think you're having a heart attack the pain is so intense and doesn't leave.
I have to do Purse Lip Breathing Exercises when that happens to make sure I do breath enough, so I don't get dizzy from shallow breathing. I also sometimes go to a wall this an available outward corner and press my back that is hurting the worst against the corner hard for a time. Kind of like my own form of accupressure. Sometimes it helps because I can interrupt the pain message through a nerve or nerves that way. It doesn't always help, but when it does (which means I usually have to press that way for about twenty minutes), the relief is that my pain level goes down to as much as half and the relief can last up to a couple of hours. So, I do try it, even though, like I said it doesn't always work, probably because sometimes you can't get pressure to some of the deeper nerves that might be involved in the pain message transfer.

Grace Matthews said...

WOW!! I'm not sure what kind of advice I can offer except keep the faith and the lord will carry you.

Fellow Blog Hopper:)

Matty said...

Even when I have temporary pain, it's a bummer. So, I really sympathize with you about your ongoing struggle. Perhaps you can find a way to make money online. A home based business.

Anonymous said...

Kayla...I HATE this for you...I truly do. I wish I had a miracle cure for you. Pain is a hard thing to just're a stronger woman than me, just for thinking that selfless thought! You're amazing girlie.

Suggestions? Marry a filthy rich doctor. ;)