It started in December with a sinus infection. I spent 2 days in the emergency room 2 days before Christmas. They told me it was a severe sinus infection. They got the pain under control and gave me something for the nausea and sent me home. I slept for 6 days. Christmas was very quiet. My daughter bought me a little artificial tree which was very pretty. It cheered us all up and I look forward to having it for years to come. I went back to work a week later. But wellness was not going to stay with me. I went to the emergency room with yet another sinus infection and went back on antibiotics for the third time. I worked the days that I could and made it to class when I could. The rest of my days from March until two weeks were spent sleeping. I went to my regular doctor and he could not name what I have. I finally went to an allergy specialist and he said I have asthma and inflamed sinuses. Yes these were part of the source of my illness. I saw another physician for the hormone changes in my life and have begun to balance the hormones in my body. I felt well enough to return to work last week finally. The illness has no name. It is a combination of things. I will see 2 or 3 more specialists and maybe get to the bottom of things.
How does all this fit in with minful living? I have learned to forgive myself for being ill. I take one day at a time. I think things through more thoroughly now. I have learned to research things and decide how I am going to take the next step. I have learned to sit down and memorize things now. I examine how to do my steps in jewelry making much closer. I am giving myself permission that I will be well soon and may return to college if things continue in a upward spiral. I know there will be days of falling back as I spent today with a migraine at home from work. But things can only get better.