Sunday, February 13, 2011

New Year, New Focus

Sorry about the long silence! I thought I'd write a quick post so that people knew I was still around in cyberworld.

I feel as though 2010 was a loss in terms of health. I was so focused on my epilepsy (mis)diagnosis and all the chaos it caused that I let everything else go -- much to my detriment.

This year I have a new focus. Well, maybe it's not a new focus -- perhaps, it's a re-focus. I am aggressively examining each of my symptoms to try to treat them more effectively, and I intend to work on other issues I have put on the back burner. I am also working to modify my diet to be healthier.

So far, however, I've had to spend the beginning of 2011 working on reversing the 2010 damage to my body. The epilepsy medications and high-dose steroids (due to the anaphylaxis in May 2010) did a number on me.

I gained considerable weight from the steroids and for a while had Cushings Syndrome symptoms. Most of those issues (like face swelling, acne, fat pads on neck and back) have decreased with time; however, I still carry excess weight in my stomach area. I look like I'm pregnant, even though I'm not.

I'm too tired to write more, but I will give more details in a future post.

A (Belated) Merry Christmas to all who celebrate! Happy New Year! Happy Valentine's Day!


upnorth said...

Good to hear from you Alyson. So sorry about everything you went through with the misdiagnosis. IT's just ridiculous. I hope with a little time that some of the issues sort themselves out.

cinderkeys said...

Indeed. At least now you can look ahead instead of dealing with the fallout from the false diagnosis.

alyson said...

Thanks for your support!

Anonymous said...

Alyson, WHY were you "reading my mail" in 2010?!!

I have one word for you: ESSIAC.

Well, actually, add "tea" to that. It is by far the most beneficial, healing thing I have ever put in my body and seems to be healing and balancing every system in my anatomy from head to toe.

Check out all my most recent posts on Blue Butterflies. I give the details about ESSIAC as well as some other great things I've found lately.

This seems to be my year, and I hope it is yours too. After 10 years of battling CFIDS and Fibro like a weary soldier, and being on disability unemployable and in poverty for almost 3 years, I went out two weeks ago applying for part time work as a giftwrapper, gift basket maker, or vendor rep.

It is outrageous that we have to find our own cures and ferret out our own best treatment cos the doctors are so uninformed and inept when it comes to this illness.

- - - - - - -Susana

alyson said...

Hi Susana,

Sorry it's taken me so long to reply to this comment! I somehow missed it until just now.

I read your posts on essiac tea, and it looks amazing. Are you still doing well?

Good luck on your job interviews!