Sunday 19 March 2017

A Healthy Mummy Update!

Some of you may have read my post from last week about my ongoing ill health, living in chronic pain and how it was ruining my life as well as my husband's and toddler's. I made a pledge to myself to change my ways and this week has marked the start of that!

I've cut out a lot, well pretty much all, junk and cut back on a lot of refined sugar. So no sugary cereals (my fave) and back to sweetener in my tea! I've also knocked coffee on the head!

Bowl filled with banana, yogurt and porridge oats

We've been more active, getting outside and playing in the garden more and more. 

Little boy playing in a garden

The result is that I've lost 3lb!!!

Graphic saying -3lb

I also made an effort to try and put less chemicals into my body. So many painkillers don't work for me so whats the point in taking them? This has helped a little with the nausea so I only take them when I have or feel a migraine coming as these are unbearable and one of the only things painkillers actually fix. I'm ensuring I'm taking all the vitamins I have and my husband, who's a bit YouTube obsessed, has been watching videos in the hope of finding more things for me to try over the coming weeks.

As all my make up and lotion and potions (as my Dad calls them) run out, I'm replacing them with more natural alternatives. I'm lucky that one of my oldest friends has recently become a Bodyshop consultant so it means lots of advice and things to try!  

The biggest thing though is that I also moved us all to the other branch of our GP's surgery and went to see a Doctor on Tuesday. I was fortunate that hubs employer allowed him sometime out so he could come with me. I wrote a list of all the various issues and was lucky to get in with a GP that had seen me once before when covering at the other practice. We may have gone well over our 10 minute appointment slot and I may have cried a little, well a lot, but the GP went through all my previous tests and results and we finally feel we are getting somewhere. 

The Osteomalacia shouldn't be causing me pain but the Vitamin D deficiency will but with that now under control, she isn't concerned by the last bloods and calcium deficiency. I've had more bloods to rule out other issues but we have come back around to the possibility of Fibromyalgia. 

It's not what I wanted to hear but it means we are getting somewhere. It's something that I'll have for life but at least I know what I'm dealing with. Finally getting a diagnosis is a positive thing, right? Getting medication to help is great, right?  Currently I'm not sure what to make of it.

Mummy Snowy Owl
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  1. Sounds like you're making positive changes and they are working which is great. I think a diagnosis is helpful as once you know what exactly is causing pain, you can begin to deal with it
    Thanks for linking up to #AnythingGoes :)

    1. Thank you! It's definitely going to be a long road to recovery! x