Archives for: September 2008, 29
I've been meaning to get into the eye doctor for a couple months because my glasses weren't working quite right. I felt like they were too strong, but couldn't tell for sure.
Today I finally made it in, and my prescription has changed, and I am slightly less near sighted. My stigmatism changed too, not better or worse, just different.
My eyesight had been steadily, slowly getting worse, so it's nice to see some change in the other direction. Now I just need to pick out and order my new glasses.
As far as my pneumonia recovery goes, I did overdo it a bit over the weekend. In hindsight, I probably shouldn't have done the belt testing, I didn't get to nap afterward, and I probably should have gotten a substitute for my primary class. I did get a nap on Sunday, however, that was very helpful. After that nap and sleeping in a bit today, I'm feeling better again, but by body did remind me to continue taking it easy. I took my last antibiotic today, and am now doing just the natural remedies. Hot lemonade is one of my favorites, as well as the immunity pack from NAP, astragalus, and just recently Olive Leaf extract (which I recommend getting a doctor's advice on before taking, and starting with a very small dose). Hopefully, with these tools, my immune system will take care of anything the antibiotics left behind. I'm also taking my multivitamins (Exakta) more religiously. I started getting sick the second I weaned my youngest, a few months ago, and I suspect it could be because I started forgetting to take my multi.
I'm considering trying acupuncture, as my immune system seems out of balance. I've had a pretty high bit of stress the last few months, as I've been trying to change so many things about myself and how I do things. It's a stressful time for many people right now, and some extended family are getting particularly hard hit by the economy and health challenges combined. I can't complain too much about my personal challenges, but haven't been letting myself rest like I used to. That can hit the immune system pretty hard, and I think acupuncture would be helpful in bringing things back into balance. If anybody has recommendations for acupuncturists in Utah, please comment!