So there it is. LOL.
It’s been a hot minute, eh?
Our house was mercifully (mostly) undamaged from the hurricane. We will need some new flooring, but insurance is paying for it, minus the deductible of course. Yes – we got flood insurance, inspired initially by an apartment balcony that flooded when it got too cloudy and we’ve renewed it annually since then. Water came VERY close to getting in our house, but the only damage was from it seeping in a little. We were lucky. We really were.
My health has been a bit of a mystery recently. Since the dog bite and the antibiotics they gave me, I’ve had 3 blood tests showing elevated liver enzymes. It’s gone down, but not all the way, so they suggested avoiding OTC pain relievers.
My allergies – which manifest themselves as pretty gnarly sinus headaches – have been going crazy since the hurricane. Aleve-D had been my go-to medication, and I was taking it every other day (sometimes daily). The first really bad one since the med recommendation hit me today, and it knocked me out.
This is all in addition to the fact that my energy levels have been extremely low, in spite of (mostly) consistency with my food choices, more attention to sleep than in the past, and being consistent with exercise without overdoing it and taking more rest days.
I’m doing my part to take care of my body. And it isn’t freaking working. Can I please just be very open in saying…this scares me? The added symptom of depression due to a disruption in your routine is real. Very real. And my health is overall good…I can’t imagine living with a severe chronic condition. You, my friends who do…are stronger than you know.
So, the next step is a visit to an allergist (in a whole month…) and a CT scan to make doubly sure the recurring headaches are just allergies. I feel like hurricane air has messed with me. Or maybe I’m allergic to dogs? Ha, ha.
Complicating matters is that my low back has been killing me, but the good folks at Airrosti have helped get that fixed. Highly recommended!
Well, my weekend started unintentionally early…and I will kick it off with an 8 PM bedtime. Seriously. I am such a party animal.
Happy weekend, friends.