COUNTRY WHITE HAIRED LADY....IS BETTER
Tonight I took stock of how I have changed my health. Yes, me, a 70 year old white haired lady. But before I make a list to let you know, I also believe that being in the country, outside everyday, grounding to the earth, yoga, good eating, and enough sleep are all a big part. Also, standing up for myself and also my best-friend to self when it comes to addressing things with my doctors. Actually after ten years with my primary doctor, I told him I was moving to another doctor, a woman, who listens to me, and does think that when I look up things and get info about things, maybe she should look at it and discuss it with me instead of just putting it down and going on to tell me what he wants.
So, I have been doing so much better with my asthma since going to a specialist for it. I am off all allergy medications, also nasal spray for allergies is gone. I don't use an inhaler twice a day and asked to use my rescue inhaler every 4 hours when I have a cold. That is just wrong and my specialist was shocked with that direction as it is hard on one's heart. So I now take Breo once in the morning. For allergies, which I really have none, I do nothing. For sinuses, I have a Navage...it rinses my sinuses out daily and when I use it before going to bed, I feel so cleaned out and can breath well. Also, all the pollen of the day is gone. For additives, I used a bunch and now only take a one a day vitamin and calcium which both give extra calcium and D because I have osteoporois. For that, I get a prolia shot every six months and it is making my bones actually better and does not make me sick, like the pills did. Now, I do not do fish oil and small dose aspirin or vitamin C anymore either. I eat some fish, mainly tuna. I drink juice and eat wonderful fresh fruits. Vitamins are also helped by getting outside in the sunlight and exercising also. Another day and another 10,000 plus steps counted by my Fitbit. I have been able to work myself off of cholestrol medications also with diet. Now am working myself off of small heart medication. My heart doctor says I do not need it, problems are not there and why take it, but have to slowly work off, so taking one a day instead of two, and next month I will start taking 1/2 of one each day for a month. My new doctor and I worked out this schedule. I also unwind before heading to bed, play some cards on the computer, read, television off, and maybe have some warm tea. If tired during the day, I take a nap. If not, I don't.
So as I now get ready for bed, I check my plans for the next day. I always have plans, but am flexible also. Plans for baking bread, for creativity, for fresh air. And, of course, my dogs....oh, that add so much to my life. Family and friends, well, if they are not going to be harsh or demanding, I disconnect. My dogs are always the better companions anyway.
So be encouraged as there is hope. In 2008 I had heart issues, and in 2011 I had to quit work. I was not allowed to even go up/down stairs because I was dizzy and weak, and shaky. I had chronic fatigue . Now, I vacation myself, drive, fly, take trains. Life is good.