Story of My Life

Well, it’s 3:00 am, and I’m wide awake thanks to prednisone and my cough.

So I guess you can say that I’m not all better.

Ultimately I notice a HUGE difference when I’ve had dairy, so I know that’s a major issue. Going dairy free has helped. But I know there is more going on.

I saw my new nurse practitioner on Friday, and I love her. She is compassionate and knowledgeable. She has been in the medical field for 20 years. She knows that it’s allergy related (we have tried everything else that could be causing a cough), but she doesn’t feel comfortable to do any allergy testing. She said that I definitely have lots of fluid and mucus in my head and ears.

She prescribed a Prednisone taper and Singulair. She also referred me to the allergist in town and said he’s amazing. My neighbor actually uses him. It just takes several weeks to get in.

So in the meantime, I’ll continue doing what I know helps some (meds and being dairy free), and I’ll get in with the allergist when I can!

I’m a little concerned that I’m allergic to my puppy. I’m willing to treat my allergies however I can to keep him. But there’s a huge chance that I’m not.

I have so much coming up.

Tomorrow I’m going to meal plan/prep for myself because we’re headed to my parents’ house Tuesday and not coming back till Saturday morning. So I will need to make sure I’m fully stocked to have dairy free food while I’m there.

I need to finish planning and then organize for school. We are starting in a week. I changed some things last minute.

The 15th and 16th we are going to Dallas to celebrate my birthday by going to my favorite melodramatic theatre that we used to go to on my birthday every year. I also get to have lunch with dear friends. Then the 19th through 22nd we will have our staff retreat. Lots of fun and good stuff coming up! But I’m also looking forward to routine.

I’m trying to learn to go with the flow. Homeschooling life is way different than when the kids were in school. I have to create routine which can be hard. But it’s good for my adhd boys.

I’m trying to figure this out. I started to, then I started homeschooling which is amazing, but it means I’m spending more time pouring into others. It has helped me a lot to get my focus on others, but I know that if I do things that bring me joy and are self care, I will be more equipped to pour into my kids. Also, time with Jesus (in His word) is lacking a these days so I’m working on that as well.

Despite that, God is good, He loves me as I am, and I will never be perfect. I strive to be more like him in truth and love.

One day at a time!

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