I've lost weight sometimes I feel good other times I still feel fat.
and being sick...no that doesn't always make me feel older, just sick.
I never really feel as old as I am.
Some of my favorite things...cartoons, Dr. Who, and my goofy husband...not in that order.
Now when you want to talk menopause give me a ring!
I've been having many tears lately. I didn't think recovering from the hip replacement surgery was getting to me, but it sure is. I'm sick and tired of not being able to touch my foot! and I still have about a month to go! At least 12 weeks? Dang! I can't cut my own toe nails, can't shave my leg. I can't bend over...I look like a fool trying to sit down without breaking 90 degrees. Can't cross my legs. Ugh. I'm dependent enough on my husband, this is enough to add that last straw, you know?
Even had a migraine. Why? I don't even know. Probably the sleep issue, and my husband bent over and conked me in the head with his head, I'm sure that didn't help.
i went to Physical Therapy. Always a challenge, you see I can't hear. I have Cochlear Implants, and it is a pain in the butt to hear in a crowded environment. joy.
I haven't gotten my best friends birthday present out....her Birthday is in 3 days, she lives 3000 miles from me. Ugh!
I broke my toe 3 weeks ago. I still can't put on my shoes. Grump.
I think it's time for a Gratitude post.
and for you......a kiss in the rain, might make it a bit better.
and block that stupid bloke at the gas station out of your mind.
I could tell you stories that I have seen...but I will spare you!
I'm glad it's slacked off a bit. Learning to use a new hip has got to be bad enough without adding that on top of it.
Now I wash my face with a gentle cleanser....actually one from the Body Shop, it's a gel cleanser, in the Nutriganics line. It is very moisturizing, for my "aging" skin, and very gentle..as I said. I use CeraVe moisturizer AM and PM the AM has a sunscreen...very important for Rosecea. I'm horrible at remembering to put on the PM....so I can't really tell you how good it is.
I also have to watch how things smell, I can't stand the scent of a lot of products.
I haven't found a foundation that I like. They often feel goopy, or don't look right....I remember when I was younger I could wear makeup and feel like I didn't have anything on...what happened to that? Now everything feels like I need to wash my face.
I also think it is a very fine line when we get older from looking like we need makeup to looking like we have too much on.
You know, I don't think you look sick in those photos....you look a little tired in one, but not very sick. I think you are a very pretty woman....who can take the world on! With any look she wants! Good luck on your journey. looking forward to seeing what you find out.
The rain doesn't exactly trigger migraines, but the weather systems moving in and out sure as hell do. I've gone through more of my rescue meds in the last month than the previous six combined! (FOR-EV-ER grateful Maxalt works most of the time!)
I may try sticking tea bags in the fridge, since I go through enough of the things. About the only other thing is quit smoking. I'll do great with that for a couple of days, then it's either smoke or choke someone. sigh...one of these days.
I found the Boots at Target. It's the only thing I've seen that was labeled for extra dry, so figured why not. So far, the cleaner's working great. Now, the night cream? Whatever they put in it (guessing scent maybe) always burns when I apply it to my eyes and I started to break out on my forehead. Removed it from the lineup and the breakouts are backing off, so ya might wanna avoid that if you have sensitive skin.
I also have Meniere's and Asthma. I find changes in temperature in my sinuses are very hard to handle. My asthma doc asked me to please try the neti pot...I did. I even got the water warm, trying to get it about my body temperature....it threw me into an instant attack! I tried it twice...I know a glutton for punishment, but had to be sure it was it, right? Well, yep! So I sure can't do that.
I can do the steam, but it doesn't seem to last long. A humidifier doesn't seem to do much. I have so much trouble at night. I do use flonaze for my allergies, but at a lower dose, and my doctor showed me to squirt it to the side of my nose and slowly sniff it up so it doesn't just squirt up in there and drive me insane. It works much better. And I don't wake up sneezing.
One strange thing I've found...Some times my inner sinuses will feel fine, but just inside my nose burns and is so dry!! I have tried many things. I have been told to try coconut oil for a few things...like I rub it on my teeth and gums at night to help with dry mouth...so I put just a dab in my nose and it helps so much. Also if my inner sinuses get clogged i can smell peppermint and it helps....starts it to drip and just flow enough to unclog but not so much I'm miserable.
Still working on things. Will try some of your suggestions, am happy to find your blog.
I work a lot with mind work calming me so I don't have as many attacks and when I do they aren't as serious. Meditation has helped me a lot.
i do have a lot of dietary issues, but haven't found exact correlations to my Meniere's symptoms. (I have gluten intolerance, and fructose malabsorption...along with an acidic stomach that does not listen to a proper diet or meds...but I'm working on it!)
oh....I do have a blog....it's http://picnicwithants.wordpress.com I also talk about my other chronic illnesses so it's not all about Meniere's but most of it is.
however, my friends like that about me, they know they will always get a genuine response from me. Even if they don't like the answer. 😕
I really do forget that things post in different places and the back-story isn't always attached. You were just honest enough to give me a needed reminder. 😉
I've started one of those things before but they always want to get me to apply for a credit card before I get to the...end? I'm not going to do that. I do have a special email address just for things I sign up for. And when I start getting a lot of spam, I don't trash it I mark it as spam, it stops a lot sooner that way.
This isn't such a bad secret...but then again, I can't think of one. Gosh, I'm boring.
I'm so amazed at how much music can affect us. I didn't realize how much I missed it until I could hear it again. Your son and I both had tears in our eyes as we listened to this song. It is such a heart wrenching song when you realize it's about Vietnam. But the vocals are so beautiful..... music can touch our souls.
Thank you to ALL who have wished me well! It means so much to me.
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