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Last Two Months

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

It has been over two months since I last blogged. These last two months have been highly stressful and emotional. Not good for adrenal fatigue.

In August, my DIL miscarried and we almost lost her too. I had their 4 girls for a week and then a couple of days each week after that until she was able to regain her strength.

Also during that time my oldest daughter and her husband put their house up for sale and I had their two kids some nights. Furthermore, I had a sewing deadline for Sept 11 -- making some items for the Longs Peak Scottish Festival.

In September, we officially became empty nesters when our youngest daughter moved out. Also, there was an disagreement between some friends that was highly stressful.

Some days I was barely hanging on. I have really leaned on my Lord to get me through these last couple of months. This week, I have been able to relax a little as it is Fall Break and my daycare load is light.

All the while I have been reading The Metabolic Effect Diet by Jade Teta. which was recommended to me by my naturopath doctor. I also have been listening to podcasts from others. I have learned a lot -- I will be sharing in upcoming blogs.

One tidbit I will share now because I see it as part of the reason on how came to have adrenal fatigue...
"So chronic stressors can strain the glands and cause unhealthy amounts of hormone to be made. This can manifest in many ways. It can be...from someone being overworked physically or mentally. We can also see this in someone overtraining - too much intense exercise, too many back-to-back workouts, not enough rest days." - Dr. Alan Christianson (Healing Hashimoto's A Savvy Patient's Guide)

Now that I have all this information, this week I have made the mental decision it is time to put what I have learned into practice. I have been taking baby steps the last couple of months, but with all the stress going on I haven't had the physical, mental and emotional strength to really make a good start. I am hoping that with the last couple of months behind me I can now focus on getting well.

There is so much more I could say, but it will make this blog too long and like I side above it will come in future blogs. I plan on blogging at least 3-4x's a week with a goal of daily.

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  • MISHKALA
    My favorite quote: "Philippians 4:6-7 - Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."

    God will give you strength and, we will give you encouragement. We're here for you!
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    1832 days ago
  • KALISWALKER
    emoticon You are on your way to health my dear friend.
    1840 days ago
  • SPEEDY143
    emoticon no wonder you've been stressed emoticon Glad things have settled down and you can concentrate on Carrie emoticon emoticon for your DDIL and family... hope your oldest DD didn't move far and that empty nest... well THAT'S a whole 'nother can of worms, your day care kiddies will keep you busy for sure emoticon
    1841 days ago
  • LKWQUILTER
    Take care of yourself Carrie. I so know how stressful family situations can be and have found that just giving it to God and let him handle those problems is how I deal with things. Take one day at a time. I iook forward to your future blogs too.((HUGS))
    1841 days ago
  • JAWATKINS
    So glad to have you back here, Friend!! I have missed you!!
    I can't wait to see what you share in your upcoming blogs!! You are truly an inspiration!!
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    1841 days ago
  • no profile photo CD15029912
    Things being rough like that can wear out an individual. Praise God for His strength.
    1841 days ago
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