New Year's Resolutions - Beginning With Me
Friday, January 02, 2015
I haven't blogged on Spark People in 6 months and those 6 months have been a blur due to how busy life has become for me.
I have been dealing with some medical issues that came to light on what I was dealing with when my daughter complained of some of the same exact issue/pain that I deal with. After going through many blood tests and going to several doctors, we finally had a diagnosis from a rheumatologist that in one visit answered what is going on with not only my daughter, but myself, and my son.
We found out that she has something that is NOT life threatening (thank goodness), but answered why all three of us deal with strange things happening to our bodies. I won't go into detail but our particular version of this disorder is not life-threatening but does cause pain and other issues that are inherited.
I spoke with my father recently and he confirmed that he had the same exact issues over the years that my son is experiencing now. My daughter, sister, and I have more complaints and after doing research, I came to find that females usually have more issues due to our hormones, so that makes sense why in my family the females are dealing with more than the males.
The rheumatologist also suffers from this and so now we are looking into physical therapy and other measures to help my daughter although there is no cure and to be honest, we are always back at square one every day no matter what methods we use due to the abnormal condition of our ligaments and joints.
Now I have an answer for all the crazy things that have occurred in my body all these years but that the doctors could never give me an answer for on what the issue was.
Life has been super busy, as usual, this past year and I want to resolve to make life at least less stressful this year. With two children who are teens and whom I homeschool, it is not going to get less busy anytime soon. With all the responsibilities that I have as well (too numerous to mention), it won't be easier or slower, but I have to do something since my health is not always allowing me to function the way I want to.
I want to focus even more on eating healthy although honestly, both my daughter and I eat very healthy. I want to cook more from scratch than I did last year, which always a struggle due to lack of time and being away from home so much.
The weekends are spent catching up on some of the challenging subjects the kids are doing such as biology, etc. and so I'm always playing catch-up on laundry, etc.
I'm in the process of decluttering the house, which was ignored for so long due to lack of time and energy (took me a year to recover from my surgery last year and then I was sick for months before surgery). Things are looking up and I'm happy with the progress although I have to take it easy since I'm exhausted from even a regular routine of normal activity each day.