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Taking a Break (Back this fall?)

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Sorry to go missing . . . I hit a wall and can't deal with being social. Being positive and outgoing takes too much energy - I don't have any reserves left.

This is year number 7 of this stuff, but apparently this is going to be a very bad year. I've been struggling with ongoing sinus/asthma issues since December and have had a constant sinus infection since April 1st. Been to the immunologist and the ENT - the rounds of antibiotics and steroids work temporarily, but within a few days I'm back to my sinuses being swollen shut and infected. Immunologist thinks I have another immune deficiency, but my tests keep coming back in the normal range (so there's no way to get the insurance company to pay for the treatment my doc wants to try because technically it's an "off label" use in my case).

I'm not getting much sleep and not spending much time on the computer. Can't focus on my weight until I get these infections to stop.

Trying some yoga this summer - at least I can stay somewhat active since I don't have the lung power to do cardio. Also learning about Ayurveda and thinking there's some practical ideas there. I'm reading 3 different books that advocate a mostly vegan diet to assist with managing chronic sinusitis -- so I'm going to give it a shot. I've already eliminated foods that cause migraine (and that worked out great even though I had to give up some favorites). At this point, I'll try anything.

I'll check in at some point when I feel like myself again. I've enjoyed my SparkPeople experience and look forward to coming back when I have a more positive outlook.
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