Friday, February 20, 2015

I Don't Feel Like Dancing

Or doing much of anything else really.  Jack and I both are on Day 3 of having the crud.  Not sure if we picked it up when we went to UM, as any school is a breeding ground for viruses, or if I picked up going to the gym.  At any rate it doesn't matter.   We got the crap now.  I'm starting to feel just a tad better but poor Jack has been running a semi-high fever today and feeling quite poorly.

So, we've both been stating inside except for when chores make one of us go out, like bringing up more firewood, tending the chickens and so on.  I admit Jack does most of this but I've been trying to do a bit more since I've been feeling a tiny bit better.  A great deal of that is also to relieve boredom!  I hate being sick and stuck inside, although it has been SO cold here the past few days I have not really cared that much this time.  Let me stay inside with the warmth and a hot cup of something.

When I felt it coming on I went ahead and made a big pot of chili because I knew I would not feel much like cooking and that has helped out a lot.  And I've passed some of the time by watching the birds and chickens through the windows and attempting to get some halfway decent photos of either, but that hasn't gone so well!  The day before we got sick, one of the girls cut her foot really bad and we needed to doctor it so I was attempting to catch her for this.  Of course, she screams bloody murder when I grab her and this upset Big T, so here he comes running to save the day!  I was very proud that he valiantly attempted to rescue his woman from me, so I tried to not take it personally when he jumped up and kicked the crap out of me, not once but twice!  Right beside my knee cap too.  I've even got bruises from it!  But he was doing his job and I was able to talk him down and assure him that I was not going to hurt her.  He scolded me pretty good but walked off to check on the other girls.  I think he's going to be a pretty good feller.  He seems to keep a pretty good eye on things.  I raised my little boy right!!  Haha!

So, in good news though, I have continued to take the iron supplements and within 5 days all of my anxiety and leg pain has gone.  I was able to get in 2 good workouts at the gym before this crap hit and had no bad effects from it.  I even went two days right in a row to see if I could prompt something but I felt fine.  Now, I will acknowledge that this could just be a great coincidence and there could be some other reason for my anxiety and pain to have left.  But I can't think of what.  I have tried everything I could think of for the past 2 1/2 months and it always came back early the next morning and often lingered well into the day.  I can't tell if it has helped the shortness of breath and heart beat because I haven't felt well enough to do more exercising but I'm thinking that will be improved too.  So I am very excited about that. 
In the past 7-8 years I have had unexplained problems with anxiety, leg pain, shortness of breath, etc. but could never figure out what was going on.  I always figured it was hormones!  Even went to the doctors for it but no results there either.  Now, some of them did test me for anemia but, like I said, I found out through reading that you can often be very low on iron and still not be anemic.  I also take into account that I have been craving steak something fierce for the past 2-3 months and I have found it is to your advantage to pay attention to any food cravings you might have.  Your body knows what you need; it just has trouble telling you sometimes.  I also read that raw oysters are a great source for iron, better even than steak, so that gives me a great excuse to indulge in some soon!!  If I can afford them that is! 

So, that's all I feel like writing tonight.  Hopefully I'll be over this junk soon and will have some kind of project or something to show.  I hope you folks up in the northern areas, where it's really cold!, are doing okay and staying warm.!  Have any of you gotten any record snowfall amounts?

What fun or comforting indoor activity do you enjoy when you're down sick?  I've been watching movies but I'm not much on that for several days in a row.


JO said...

The bad and the good. Sorry to hear you and Jack are down with the crud. Nice warm tea and chili or even soup it always a help. But sure glad to hear the supplement is working. I suffer from shortness of breath and maybe I should really give this a try.

Hope you both heal fast and get out an about.

ErinFromIowa said...

Sorry about the viral stuff.
Yay! about the supplement.
Funny. I have been out of my vitamins since yesterday and I can tell!
Things I do energy permitting: Knitting; all sorts of winter wear. Small crafts I can do with my feet up such as make cute gifts out of felt. Mobiles are a new interest. I hang origami dangly things on them. I listen to music on Pandora and podcasts on iTunes and YouTube while keeping busy.

edifice rex said...

Hey Jo! thanks! Supposedly, iron deficiency is one of the most common health problems that many, many people don't know they have. Especially women.

Hey Erin! Cool projects! I need to get back into sewing. I used to really enjoy it.

Ed said...

My younger brother had something similar where he was always getting low on iron when he was a kid. At the time, my parents were on a vegetarian kick. Eventually they got off that kick and my brother went back to being normal. I remember it being tough watching him eat a ham steak while the rest of us had salads!

Good to hear you hopefully have one ailment figured out!

edifice rex said...

Hey Ed! thanks! I am really optimistic about this one and it truly seems to be helping.
I don't believe I could ever be a vegetarian! :D