Sunday, November 20, 2011

Still exhausted, must be stressed, but currently no more blood.

Wow, what a title!

I'm going to begin by saying that I can't remember ever being this exhausted besides when I have had a PICC line.  The last 4-5 days I have been struggling just to make it through the day.  I wake up and find myself worn out just a few hours later even if I haven't done much.  I'm either fighting off something or extremely stressed (or both).

That leads me to my next point.  I must be stressed.  The only thing I can possibly think that would be stressing me out is the infertility information overload.  I can't think of a single other stresser right now in my life.  The reason I must be stressed is because I am breaking out like I'm a teenager all of the sudden.  I have always had acne on my chin (ever since I was a teenager), and it doesn't seem to ever go away fully, but the last 4-5 days I have had HORRENDOUS skin.  My cheeks, nose, and forehead look like I'm 14 again and I'm not really appreciating the sudden flashback to high school.  Not only is it acne, but it's cystic acne which hurts and looks bad.  I will definitely be wearing makeup for the holidays, that's for sure!!

As much as I hate the above two issues I'm currently dealing with, I will take them for an entire year straight if it means that my mucus stays blood-free! For the past two days I haven't coughed up any bloody mucus at all (Yay)!! My lungs have been feeling better and less junky, so hopefully my lungs have healed up and I can resume Hyper-sal on a regular basis (I feel better when I use it, that's for sure).

Today, I'm thankful for my husband letting me sleep in this weekend. I have been feeling quite rough and my sweet husband laid in bed (even though he couldn't sleep) for 3 extra hours, just so I wouldn't wake up. I finally woke up on Saturday at 2 PM! I slept for almost 14 hours straight and I still felt exhausted a few hours after waking up.  It was such a nice and wonderful thing for him to do for me and I'm grateful I got the extra (much-needed) sleep!  I'm also thankful that the last two days have been blood-free! :)

I did also post a new page of pictures of David and me (with our sweet little golden retriever).  There aren't too many, but they are some of my favorites! 


  1. When I a sick, I could probably sleep all day and still be tired! (Except I have sleep issues so I can never sleep all day... lol.) I'm so sorry that you are so exhausted. I think the combination of sickness + stress is a killer. I think you should just take the next few weeks to give yourself a lot of love... take hot baths, read good books, eat good chocolate, etc. ;) I've found that for me, when I hit periods like that, I just HAVE to slow my whole life down and spend some time really cherishing my body or else I can't heal. Oh, and I hear you on the acne! I've had acne way worse than high school ever since coming off of birth control. It's been a little better this fall because I haven't been ovulating (for the rest of the year it has happened every time I "tried" to ovulate), but still obnoxious. And it's that cystic acne too, which I have never had before! It drives me nuts. For what it's worth, this crazy method is what has helped it the most:

    Anyway, still praying for you - hoping that you get feeling better very soon!!!

  2. Sorry you are feeling stressed and worn out! That is the worst! I am sending healing and happy thoughts your way and hope things turn around soon. As for acne, pregnancy is making me break out again and it is the dumps! I had to buy cover up the other day, but I guess I don't know how to use the dumb stuff because it is still so obvious that I have zits! Hugs!!

  3. Cindy, thank you SO much for the recipe for the acne. I can't wait to find the castor oil and try it out! :) I hope it works as well for me as it has for you. I wonder if my body has really finally decided to start ovulating and that's why I'm suddenly breaking out? It would make sense!

    Inhaling Hope, Thank you for the continued good thoughts! I'm so sorry that you're going through the crazy acne thing also. UGH! It's so frustrating :)

  4. Just to warn you, it will probably take a few days for your skin to adjust! But seriously, I have NEVER had anything work this well. If I am having a super bad breakout I use castor oil plain for a few days, but typically I do 50/50. I usually use it in the morning and at night.


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