As a kid, I was pretty healthy. Ok yeah I was the only one that needed glasses. And yeah I was the only one that had to have their appendix taken out. But other than that, I was pretty good. Sure I got the chicken pox. And I got my colds and viruses. But I broke no bones, and I had no allergies.
A few years ago, things… changed. I don’t know what caused it. Maybe it was moving to a different part of the city. Maybe it was the hormonal shift that came with my thirties. I honestly do not know. But for the past few years, I have suffered one respiratory issue after another. Sinus infections, viral infections in my throat, freaking pneumonia, and on and on. Not to mention, I even got the flu for the first time in my life!
So yeah. Sickness. One thing after another it seems. A couple of weeks ago, right when I started my vacation, the sniffing started and the eye boogies and the itchy throat. So I jumped right back onto Claritin. The beau told me I was snoring like crazy, which I don’t usually do, so I started taking Flonase at night too. And my throat was bothering me that whole week I was on vacation. But it got better. And then it got worse. Way worse.
Yesterday when I woke up I felt like my throat was swollen shut. I could breathe, but I did not want to speak or eat or anything. For the first time in my life, I could actually feel the glands in my throat mostly because the one on the right side felt like a rock. When I told the beau to feel my glands, he did and I actually yelped because it HURT. Even my ear hurt. So I ended up at the doctor. Viral infection. No antibiotics. Just treat the symptoms and let’s try and make sure it doesn’t worsen.
What in the underworld is happening to me? I’m ten dress sizes larger than I was four years ago, my knees hurt like hell when I run, and I get sick all of the time!!
Boy is it hard to keep a positive attitude when your body is freaking out. Sheesh!
But I’m trying since I’m all about the good stuff right now. Trying to load up on positive so there’s not much room for negative.
Tonight, I’m meeting with a friend to talk about my tutus. She is a photographer, my other friend is a face painter, and I make some pretty darn cool tutus. So we are going to brainstorm. I’m not nearly as aggressive as I was about this. I’m more like, this is a for fun thing– a for fun thing that brings me a few extra dollars every month. If it becomes a big thing, that’s great and if it doesn’t that’s ok.
There are other things that I am fleshing out in my life. I started a local book club– our first meeting is in October. And I am going to host open invitation game nights through the month of September. Plus with school starting again, there will be lots of projects to work on since I’m helping the heads of the Homeroom Parents Association and am spearheading the Volunteer recruitment efforts as well as the Box Top challenges.
Oh and you know what else? I used to be super annoyed with Facebook (but addicted anyways) until a friend posted this really interesting article about what happened when one user stoped “liking” content on the site and restricted themselves to either commenting, sharing, or completely disregarding it. So I tried it, and it’s been so much better! Fun little experiment if you’re interested in changing up your Facebook experience.
So yeah, those are the ramblings going around over here. Trying hard to keep the lights on and trying to put systems in place to make it harder for them to blackout on me.