Thursday, February 19, 2009


I had to cancel lunch with a friend today. I'm really disappointed because it's not something we are able to do often. Who am I kidding.. it's not that I have a heap of friends irl. She was very understanding but I still feel awful canceling. We were meeting in a nearby town and the thought of doing my hair, driving (means I can't even take OTC pain meds, yes my tolerance is that low) was just way too much for me today. I hate it that my body is grieving me so right now. It hurts around the muscles in my chest when I take a breath this morning. I'm going to have to break down and take something which will mean a loopy few hours but hopefully it will take the edge off the owies.

It has been a difficult week and my energy levels are so low. I feel like I am losing my mind at times because my brain is so foggy. There are times when I could swear I've had a certain conversation or sent an email or even made a blog post but it has never happened. Makes me feel like I'm on the edge of dementia at times. I need to get back onto my lists to keep things in order. I haven't had to do that for a long while and got out of habit.

I just don't know what to do anymore. On Monday I see Dr. X again and I'm going to talk to him about the herbs. I'm obviously missing something that I had in my concoction in December. I just don't know why it went from helping me so much to it seemingly having zero effect. I'm starting to slip into a bit of the blues which isn't a place I ever like to go. It's just been difficult to go from feeling so great to being back to this. This is not the life I want but it is the one I have. I need to find a way to get on top of this mentally and spiritually. Right now I feel like I'm wallowing but I'm so darn tired I can't seem to muster the strength to fight.


  1. I am sorry you had to cancel lunch. It sounds like it is what you needed. Are you still taking the same herbs as you were in Dec? I found that after 2 months the effect of the same herbs had weaked, so my dr (also dr x as in xu) made me miss a couple of weeks before starting again. Do you get any relief from accupunture?

  2. I'm on different herbs than in December. He mixes them up about every 2 weeks. I get some relief pain wise but it seems to be short lived these days and nothing like it was when I first started. I'm starting to understand the whole TCM way of medicine a bit more but it is certainly frustrating to go from feeling so normal to struggling again.