Thursday, April 29, 2010

The Never-Ending Sickness

When I was a little girl I would get colds that would always lead to bronchitis. A common cold would cause me to bark like a dog with every cough. It always sounded so much worse than it was and the doctors always loaded me up with medicine until I was healthy again.

As an adult, not much changed, I was diagnosed with asthma which was believed to be the cause of my bark-l;ike coughs that accompanied every illness I encountered.

More recently, I was diagnosed wtih "seasonal allergies" which made the bark-like coughing even more horrific as I'd also have a congested head and frequently no available airway during a coughing fit.

I've tried so many different inhalers, pills, breathing treatments, it's frustrating nothing works.

I have been sick for over a month now, though only the last week and a half have been really bad.

I am sick fo being sick.

The stuffiness, the draining, the congestion, the pain, the aches, the tightness, the sleepless nights, the exhausted body, headaches, inability to eat, inability to breathe, I am so done with it...

I want a cure.

I heard on the radio about bio-energy healing and though I am not a huge believer in all the holistic healing methods that exsist, but I am to the point where I would consider trying anything.

We can promptly get your energy flowing freely through your body, mind and spirit from the inside out. Using only natural energy healing techniques, we effectively rebalance your body's energy flow, rejuvenating and transforming both you and your circumstances.

The basis is bang-on... stress gets you stuck and prevents your body from recovering promptly from illness. I know I have a horrible immune system as evident by the length of time I remain sick.

I also know that having pre-exsisting conditions (asthma and allergies) I get far MORE sick when I would usually just get a little bit sick.

Furthermore, I work with a lot of people and children who are basically disease carrying bodies spreading their germs to me.

Lastly, I take on far too much which meand I am usually stressed, busy and NOT resting... not a good equation for staying healthy.

So this combination of getting sick worse than average, longer than average, more often than average and basically having "being sick" as part of my regular lifestyle is not cool!

I need a change.

Any suggestions I am open too - leave a comment or email me !

1 comment:

  1. I totally hear you on the 'sick of being sick' part . . although mine is different, it's still the same, if that makes sense. LOL

    For almost a year now, I have not been able to ingest alcohol. Of any kind. In any amount. If I do, I become violently ill, almost to the point of going to the hosptial, it gets that bad. About 5 hours after having a drink, my body starts 'racing' . . I'll jolt out of sleep, and feel like I need to run around the block. Then I break out into cold sweats. And then the nausea comes. And the headaches. And the bathroom trips. It's horrendous. I've been through labour twice . . and I would go through it 100 times more, if only I could avoid that nausea . . it's like non other that I've ever experienced, and I wish, in those moments, to be not of the living, if you get my drift. Anyhow, this all came out of nowhere . . . I went from a completely normal, healthy social drinker . . to not being able to drink at all. My doctor has done all my bloodwork, checked blood sugar levels . . all is 'normal'. No reasoning for my symptoms at all. So I'm left at a stale mate. No coronas. No margaritas. No red wine. Sigh. While not the end of the world by any stretch, it definately puts a damper on my wanting to have a drink socially with friends. I'm looking now into holistic help, and having acupunture sessions for my 'angry liver', as my acupunturist calls it, lol, and going to a consult with a naturopath, to see if they can discover something as to why this is happening. I believe wholly in Western medicine, but also believe in Yin & Yang . . hence the Eastern medicine as well.

    And hopefully I get some answers soon, as summer bbqs are almost upon us, and what's better with a burger than a cold corona??!!! LOL Hope you find some answers too, try the holistic approach, you might find some relief. :)