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OMG life. What? Whyy?

This week is crazy for me. I have appointments every day but Monday. I am so tired. Yesterday I saw a sleep specialist and have to go back on the 23rd to spend the night so they can test me. I don’t know how that’s going to go because I have to sleep, but I haven’t been sleeping so that’s why I saw them. Poop. Today I saw an allergy specialist and found out I have Oral Allergy Syndrome. Which explains why I get gut wrenching pain when I eat some foods. So I have a list of things I shouldn’t eat:

  • Alder pollen: almonds, apples, celery, cherries, hazel nuts, peaches, pears, parsley, strawberry, raspberry
  • Birch pollen: almonds, apples, apricots, avocados, bananas, carrots, celery, cherries, chicory,  coriander, fennel, fig, hazel nuts, kiwifruit, nectarines, parsley, parsnips, peaches, pears, peppers,plums, potatoes, prunes, soy, strawberries, wheat; Potential: walnuts
  • Grass pollen: fig, melons, tomatoes, oranges, celery, peach 
  • Mugwort pollen : carrots, celery, coriander, fennel, parsley, peppers, sunflower
  • Ragweed pollen : banana, cantaloupe, cucumber, green pepper, paprika, sunflower seeds/oil, honeydew, watermelon, zucchini, echinacea, artichoke, dandelions, honey (if bees pollinate from wild flowers),hibiscus or chamomile tea
  • Possible cross-reactions (to any of the above): berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, etc), citrus (oranges, lemons, etc), grapes, mango, figs, peanut, pineapple, pomegranates, watermelon

Yeah that’s lovely. I also talked to him about Fumiko because she too is allergic to apples and pears and other various foods give her stomach aches. He told me it’s very likely she has the same thing going on. Ugh. Why life? Why? So I am to pull all these things from our diet and slowly add stuff back to see which things we react to. If we react to it then we don’t eat it. He said I may have issues with the whole damn list or just certain things. Lucky me, I can already cross a few things off that I know I can’t eat. This is going to be fun. Tomorrow I have a meeting at NARA to deal with my disability stuff. Woo. My body is protesting everything right now. My bones ache, my muscles burn and have shooting pains, my joints are stiff and hurt and the joints around my fingers and wrist are swollen. My brain is out to lunch. I had little and big dots all over my arms earlier from the allergy test. Dude some of those spots itched and burned like a mofo. It was all I could do not to scratch the crap out of them. d= But hey at least I have some answers. Now if only I could get answers on the rest of my body. *sigh*

Next week I have a doctors appointment, then a home visit that afternoon, then therapy the next day, then therapy for Sascha the day after that. So much for my poor body. At least our brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes and spinach and kale are okay. We just have to do more now. xd I’m so grateful my kids like vegetables and will eat them. And chia seeds they like those. Oh and hummus. Om nom nom. Tonight for dinner we shall have buffalo chicken and broccoli. I found a mild buffalo sauce and the kids are all over it. Fumiko wanted me to buy every bottle on the shelf. Thankfully there was only two. I must go now. My arms are beyond screaming at me right now and are threatening to protest me.

Luna

I run this blog! This blog is a personal blog for all things beauty related. I love swatching, reviewing and hosting giveaways. I’ve been blogging since I was 16 years old… That’s uh a long time. I am now 33! Sometimes I like to blog about my life and what is going on, but not often anymore. I hope you enjoy my blog posts!
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Lyme Awareness Month & Updates

I know it’s the end of the month but we’ve had things at home going on, things are kind of all over the place. But May is Lyme Awareness Month. Some of you know that after I had Fumiko I was diagnosed with chronic lyme disease. You can read my first post about lyme disease here. Since then I started seeing a doctor at NARA a few years back who re-tested me because she just sort of thought I was crazy. Text came back “negative” so now I don’t have lyme, even though, I believe I still really do. My current doctor is another doctor from NARA and she’s just gone along with the previous doctor. So now I’m on 14 medications and being treated for lots of individual symptoms but I still have no real diagnoses. Though they’ve looked at fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and rheumatoid arthritis again. Now I worry about my kiddos more since it can be passed on. Since I was bit when I was 8. Well obviously I had it for both pregnancies. I’ve learned that lyme in children can show up as ADHD and autism. Two things both of the children have recently been diagnosed with. I’m going to be talking to some people at NARA I’ve been working with about Lyme to see if maybe they can help me find someone more knowledgeable about it. Some days are okay, other days are bad. We’re just taking every day as it comes. I’m still trying to recuperate from the walk we took last week. Sad I know. My body is still pretty much screaming at me. Since my last post is a little over 4 years old I just wanted to give a little update. I recently printed out a lyme symptom sheet to mark what is going on to take into my doctor and have with me when I talk to some others at NARA to give them a better idea of what is going on. I don’t know how it will help but hopefully it will. Symptoms come and go and change every so often. But they’re always there. Some are constant and just don’t go away. Some go away and come back. I’d like to find someone who can help me and run proper tests. Here’s to hope.

Symptoms of lyme:

Head, Face, Neck

  • Unexplained hair loss
  • Headache, mild or severe, seizures
  • Pressure in head, white matter lesions in brain (MRI)
  • Twitching of facial or other muscles
  • Facial paralysis (Bell’s Palsy, Horner’s syndrome)
  • Tingling of nose, (tip of) tongue, cheek or facial flushing
  • Stiff or painful neck
  • Jaw pain or stiffness
  • Dental problems
  • 10. Sore throat, clearing throat a lot, phlegm (flem), hoarseness, runny nose

Eyes/Vision

  • Double or blurry vision
  • Increased floating spots
  • Pain in eyes, or swelling around eyes
  • Oversensitivity to light
  • Flashing lights, peripheral waves or phantom images in corner of eyes

Ears/Hearing

  • Decreased hearing in one or both ears, plugged ears
  • Buzzing in ears
  • Pain in ears, oversensitivity to sounds
  • Ringing in one or both ears

Digestive and Excretory Systems

  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Irritable bladder (trouble starting, stopping) or interstitial cystitis

<li>Upset stomach (nausea or pain) or GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease)

Musculoskeletal System

  • Bone pain, joint pain or swelling, carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Stiffness of joints, back, neck, tennis elbow
  • Muscle pain or cramps, (Fibromyalgia)

Respiratory and Circulatory Systems

  • Shortness of breath, can’t get full/satisfying breath, cough
  • Chest pain or rib soreness
  • Night sweats or unexplained chills
  • Heart palpitations or extra beats
  • Endocarditis, heart blockage

Neurologic System

  • Tremors or unexplained shaking
  • Burning or stabbing sensations in the body
  • Fatigue, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, weakness, peripheral neuropathy or partial paralysis
  • Pressure in the head
  • Numbness in body, tingling, pinpricks
  • Poor balance, dizziness, difficulty walking
  • Increased motion sickness
  • Light-headedness, wooziness

Psychological Well-being

  • Mood swings, irritability, bi-polar disorder
  • Unusual depression
  • Disorientation (getting or feeling lost)
  • Feeling as if you are losing your mind
  • Over-emotional reactions, crying easily
  • Too much sleep, or insomnia
  • Difficulty falling or staying asleep
  • Narcolepsy, sleep apnea
  • Panic attacks, anxiety

Mental Capability

  • Memory loss (short or long term)
  • Confusion, difficulty thinking
  • Difficulty with concentration or reading
  • Going to the wrong place
  • Speech difficulty (slurred or slow)
  • Difficulty finding commonly used words
  • Stammering speech
  • Forgetting how to perform simple tasks

Reproduction and Sexuality

  • Loss of sex drive
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Unexplained menstrual pain, irregularity
  • Unexplained breast pain, discharge
  • Testicular or pelvic pain

General Well-being

  • Phantom smells
  • Unexplained weight gain or loss
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Swollen glands or lymph nodes
  • Unexplained fevers (high or low grade)
  • Continual infections (sinus, kidney, eye, etc.)
  • Symptoms seem to change, come and go

<li>Pain migrates (moves) to different body parts

  • Early on, experienced a “flu-like” illness, after which you have not since felt well
  • Low body temperature
  • Allergies or chemical sensitivities
  • Increased effect from alcohol and possible worse hangover

 

Ii’m a ball of fun. xd My kids don’t even blink when I ask them how to do something because I forgot. Like forgetting where the can opener is or forgetting how to use it oops.

Watch Under Our Skin. It’s a great movie and explains a lot.

 

 

Luna

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Little wooly bear! We almost stepped on him on the path. D=

We took a walk and explored!

Today… *checks time* Yesterday… Fumiko and Sascha and I went to the park down the road and explored the trails! I took lots of pictures of plants. I want to learn what they all are. Help a girl out. If you know what some of these plants are please tell me! I have failed at google. d= We had fun. Though we ended up at a marsh like thing and I got one of my shoes soaked in mud. Oops. We found a poor little wooly bear caterpillar on one of the trails. We almost stepped on the poor little guy. I moved him off the trail so he was safe and wouldn’t get smooshed. I think next weekend we will go out again and explore in the other direction. We had fun.

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Ugh. I need an adult

I am currently dealing with pneumonia. Wee. I’ve been sick for the last couple of weeks. Thursday I saw my doctor who confirmed it was pneumonia. I am on antibiotics at the moment and I have a couple of inhalers that she’s added to my long list of medications. I don’t feel like death warmed over anymore, but I still feel weak and sick. My lungs are pretty angry. Hopefully after being on the antibiotics a few more days I’ll feel better. *crosses fingers* The kiddo’s are doing well and are no longer sick, just a bit of a lingering cough. So yay for them. Let’s pray my little plaguebearer’s don’t bring anything else home. t.t First it was Fumiko with strep throat and then last week Sascha came home with a viral infection. I ended up having to take him to the ER because of constant throwing up. They put him on some anti-nausea medication and told me it would take a bout a week for the virus to run through him. Which it did. No more sickness please! I am never going to get caught up!

Also I started a little side blog for me to keep up with my diet and blood sugar. It’s too difficult for me to remember to pick up a pen and write in a note book. This will be easier. I have to get caught up from the weekend but so far it’s working. Om Nom Nom food & blood sugar logging!

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Miss sicky pants!

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First Happy Friday the 13th! Second, Fumiko got sick at her dads last Saturday and when she came home Sunday she had a fever and a sore throat. d= I ran to the store and got some OTC fever and cough medicine and started giving it to her. Her fever hovered between 100 and 101 for most of the week. Monday I kept her home because she was just too ill to go to school. Tuesday she looked better so she went back to school. Thursday after school she looked worn out and tired. She had dark circles under her eyes which she often gets when she’s sick, but these were worse than usual.

When we got home I gave her her ADHD medication and a dose of the fever/cough medicine then I called NARA to see if I could get her in that day or Friday and our doctor had nothing available nor did anyone else. So I checked her temperature and it was over 103. I think it was 103.2. It was too high. She was freezing under a blanket on the couch. I got her shoes on her and put her robe on her, got her bottle of tea(the only thing she’d been willing to drink all week and barely that), got my moms kindle and we went to the ER. They got us right into a triage room and started getting her info. Then the nurse took her temperature and she told me it was over 104. t.t It only took us maybe 10 minutes to get to the ER. So they took her straight into a room.

After a couple of minutes a nurse came in and put a cool wet cloth over her forehead and I turned cartoons on for her. The doctor came in not long after and looked at her throat. He said she had a bad case of strep throat. He said “I’m not even going to bother doing a culture, she has big white spots on the back of her throat, she has strep and it looks bad”. So he prescribed her amoxicillin. The nurse gave her some fluids and a dose of motrin/tylenlol and a popsicle. I was told to give her the amoxicillin three times a day for ten days and to get some motrin and tylenol to give her. So home we went. I dropped her off and went to get her Rx and the tylenol/motrin. I have been sick all week and not feeling well and this morning I woke up with a sore throat. Ugh, ugh, ugh. Sascha was coughing all night long and I was afraid I was going to have to take him to the ER. Luckily he doesn’t have a store throat just feels nauseated and has a slight fever. Here’s to hoping he and I don’t get it.

Fumiko is doing better today. Her fever is going up and down between 99 and 100 but that is a whole lot better than 104. Her throat still hurts and she doesn’t feel good but she’s drinking and eating a little more and doesn’t look so pale and ill. I am tired and I want to sleep for a week. But instead I made dinner and am doing laundry. And later I have more pictures to take. Always more pictures!

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Life post #I’m not really sure

Life has been so strange and hectic lately. I got approved for the Act team at NARA so I have been talking to a couple of really nice ladies. Fortunately one of them I saw a lot at NARA Youth and Family Services from taking Sascha and Fumiko to therapy so it was much easier meeting with her. Both of the kids have been recently diagnosed with ADHD on top of their Autism. They are now on a low dose of Methylin. I know that medications have many side effects and I have looked into them, but for right now, for my family, this is what is right. Will they be on them for forever? I don’t know. All I know is that they are both doing better since being on it and they aren’t acting like zombies or having side effects. It’s been two weeks now and they are doing better. I will hopefully be getting help with my credit and housing because of the Act team. Hopefully they have avenues I don’t have access to. Things are moving in the right direction. It’s been busy but good. My migraines are getting bad though and the medication my doctor put me on for it makes me horribly ill. t.t Fumiko got sick at her dads this last weekend and in turn Sascha and I got sick. I am still sick and bleh. Tomorrow the kiddoes go in to see Mary to see how they are doing on their meds and I will hopefully meet with someone from Act about my credit. I am so tired and my head is killing me right now. I am getting caught up on swatches. I have a lot to photograph and it’s taking time. I am still getting use to this camera but I have one company almost done and then I can start on the next. Hopefully in the next couple of weeks I can actually get some swatches up. I will be getting a review up in the next couple of days for my current glasses! They are from Firmoo and awesome! ^.^ Also I talked to a lady today from Act and she wants me to do a sleep study thing to see what is going on with my insomnia and she thinks I should go on Abilify. She’s got to look into it. I can’t take anything that works with Serotonin because of the Serotonin Syndrome I had a few years ago. >.< Now I shall go be nauseated and miserable. XD I hope everyone else is doing well and not sick.

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Good News Friends!

Super fantastic news! I will be getting a camera soon! A friend of a friend is giving me their old Canon DSLR so I should have it in a couple of weeks! *stops freaking out* Seriously I am beyond amazed and so thankful. &LT;3 So thankful!

Also I am finally getting to Chemawa in the morning. Leaving at 6 :3 0am!

I run this blog! This blog is a personal blog for all things beauty related. I love swatching, reviewing and hosting giveaways. I’ve been blogging since I was 16 years old… That’s uh a long time. I am now 33! Sometimes I like to blog about my life and what is going on, but not often anymore. I hope you enjoy my blog posts!
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