Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Good News This Time

I went to the doctor this week and he was very pleased with the way my body is responding to the supplements that are treating my adrenal fatigue. He gave me great hope that, yes indeed I am on my way to healing. He encouraged me not to change my activity too much, but that he had hope for a full recovery. (Which makes me wonder just how concerned he was)

I have felt significantly better in the last week or so. I can have three or four good days before a major crash, which is a great improvement. The challenge is still knowing just how much my body can take.

Last week I walked five days out of seven. The first two were 15 minute walks, and the last three were 30 minute walks! This is all after doing nothing, and I mean nothing, in the form of exercise, or even moving further than from the couch to the bed to the bathroom. ;-) Great improvement, I think!

The severe hypoglycemia has become much easier to manage, I suspect due to the miscarriage. One thing that was a struggle was a 5-7 pound weight gain (this after losing a lot of weight this past year) I was so relieved to find out that, more than likely, most of it was from carrying a precious baby! The best reason for weight gain, right?

My emotions are still across the board, varying daily. Depression is still a factor some days. My family continues to take great care of me! God continues to carry me, speak to me daily, listens as I cry my heart out and then gently puts me on the right path again. I still struggle with this forced rest, but am learning so much and so thankful for all God is doing in all of us.

From the beginning, I have been uncomfortable sharing too much about my health, as I feel the Lord's purpose for this blog is to encourage my daughters and women to 'look well to the ways of their households' so I put a link on the sidebar to the blog I started to track my journey to healing from this adrenal fatigue. (I had read it is wise to document the progress as it is a long, up and down journey.) I don't update it as frequently as I should, and most of what I have already shared on this blog is on that one. I know some of you are really praying for me and are interested, for which I am so thankful. When I update that blog, I will put the date in the sidebar that I did so.
Obviously, I will continue to share what the Lord is showing me, I just don't want to 'bog' this blog down with all the health details. Make sense?


Best Life said...

Oh I am so glad it is helping. I have been reading your blog for a while now and I am interested in your healing process.

I also have 9 kids and was diagnosed with the same thing last spring. I am not getting the good results I had hoped for when I started the treatment. I am using all natural remedies, so maybe it's just slow.

When people ask me if my energy is better I realize that it has gotten better in that I don't have huge crashes anymore. But I also still feel like I don't have enough energy.

My main blog is private, but here's a link to my open blog. I just wanted you to know I was reading. Lisa~ www.livingmybestlifeii-lisa.blogspot.com

Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

Praise the Lord! I'm so glad you are doing a bit better. It must be agonizingly slow, but at least you are making some progress. I'm so happy for you!

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

So excited that things are getting better for you. Thank you for keeping us updated. I'll continue to pray for a full recovery. I'm amazed at all you are learning through this trial.

God Bless,

Camille said...

What a blessing to read this Michelle! Don't get down on yourself for the ups and downs...step by step...moment by moment...WITH THE LORD! He will carry you through.

I think it makes perfect sense to do the "health journey" blog and this one...keeps things simple...or simpler! ;-)

Have a wonderful week!

Jenn @ A Country Girl's Ramblings said...

Honestly, I don't think what you are going through right now bogs down your blog. It is part of your life and can be used as a real learning tool for other women as you travel on this journey. It shows trials and triumphs in real life.

So glad you are feeling better! I will continue to pray for you!

The Girl in the Pink Dress said...

I'm praying for your healing- physically and emotionally. It is so hard sometimes, but the feeling of comfort Jesus gives is so wonderful. He is always there...it's great that your family is their for you...DH can be such a pillar of support! Always praying;

Michelle (She Looketh Well) said...

Jenn, Trust me, I fully intend to continue to share the spiritual aspect of everything in my life, including my health struggles! Kind of hard to contain it, ;-) I just don't want to post every doctor appt. or supplement change, ya know?

Michelle (She Looketh Well) said...

Best Life, I am having a problem getting to your link, could you email me? Thanks

Michelle (She Looketh Well) said...

Best Life, I am having a problem getting to your link, could you email me? Thanks

Connie said...

So glad to read that things are improving. What a journey you have been on ...

Monica Sharman said...

Yes, definitely a challenge to know and figure out how much our bodies can take. God teaches...
On the openness in sharing---the if you share, I will pray. :)

J said...

I don't think you are "bogging" this blog down one little bit at all and I am thankful to read that you are healing and doing so much better. I admire your honesty and transparency in sharing your struggles. You are a blessing to me!

Misty M. said...

Glad to hear you are feeling better and able to go for walks even. Not that there is any comparison, but I have had lots of exhaustion from pregnancy and it bothers me when I don't have the energy to get up and do all the things that need to be done for my home and family. I am sure it is difficult for you. I hope you are back to full capacity in no time!

Linda said...

So glad that you are doing better, but I will keep praying for you.

My heart goes out to you and I pray that the emotions will level out as days go by.

You are amazing and I love your trust and your faith and your testimony.

May our God continue to heal you and to bless you abundantly.

Linda @ Truthful Tidbits