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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Boring Stuff

I seriously just walked around my room and tried to find something that would be interesting to blog about. That's kind of sad. This post will just be about my life, so bare with me!

So unfortunately, I'm still kind of sick. I'm actually kind of freaked out about the way these viruses are mutating. My coworker had to go to the emergency room on Monday, and she said there were like 150 people in the waiting room throwing up in trash cans and shit. It's like something you'd see in a zombie or virus movie- not cool. I'm just so ready to feel better. I'm also freaked out that I'll just get sick again. I'm constantly around sick kids and adults, so it wouldn't be a long shot. I guess that's a selfish thing to think, but I've seriously had a fever off and on and cold symptoms for about 3 weeks now, so I'm really fed up with sickness. I never used to get sick until I started working with kids. My mother and I have a loving term for them- "germ carriers."

Also, I have iron deficiency anemia and take iron supplements for it. I'm not as tired as I used to be, but I'm still not "well" I guess you could say. It's really hard for me to wake up in the morning. I really want to start a gluten free diet to see if I can benefit from it health-wise. I guess 1 in 133 people have celiac disease, so maybe I do have gluten sensitivity. I probably sound like a hypochondriac! Anyway, I am really kind of freaked out of doctors, hospitals, and diseases people can get. Sometimes I get panic attacks because I get so worried that something is wrong with me. I am, in short, a mess.

Last week, it was really cloudy, foggy, and awesome. I took a bunch of pictures, but they didn't turn out the way I wanted them to; so I'll just share one!

When I start feeling better, I want to start volunteering at the no-kill shelter at my local pet store with the cats. I already got an application. I think it would be a wonderful way to spend my spare time.

In other news, I already re-ordered from Black Baccara! I couldn't help myself, their perfumes are just lovely. I also placed a Haus of Gloi and OHWTO order. Yes, One Hand Washes the Other is finally open again, and their TAT is really short! I am so thankful, as I was running quite low on my black magic soap. It has done wonders for my skin. I can actually leave the house without makeup and not feel self conscious about it. It's definitely a HG for me!

I think that's about it for now. Until next time, thanks for reading, and take care of yourselves :)

Quick edit: I forgot to mention green coffee bean extract! I thought I'd try it (NOT because of Dr. Oz, whom is an asshole that capitalizes on the weight loss industry and he can screw the hell off) because it has some good benifits such as weight loss and regulation of blood sugar. I'm actually pleasantly surprised, as I've lost like 6 pounds without changing my diet and exercise routine. I know I sound like a lazy fatty, but whatever. I like this stuff.


  1. How nice of you volunteering in an cat shelter! That's great and inspiring:)

    I have anemia too, not in a great degree but I totally feel you when you say that you are getting tired easily etc..
    Iron supplements and other vitamins that I take after an homeopathic doctor's advice have helped a lot thought.

    1. Thank you, sweetie! I think it would be a lot of fun. I go to the shelter all the time anyway when I'm buying my pet food, so I already know the other people that volunteer there.

      I'm sorry you have anemia too :( It's really not fun, no matter how severe or not. I was diagnosed when I had a blood test like 5 years ago. The doctor never told me to get on iron supplements or anything, so it got really bad not too long ago. A lot of doctors in my city aren't that great, and we don't have enough for the amount of people that live here.

      That is awesome about the iron and other vitamins you take! I think homeopathy is really wonderful. What other vitamins are you taking, if you don't mind me asking? :)

    2. Not anything special really, just Vitamin C and Flax seed oil!

    3. That's awesome! And vitamin C helps the iron absorb in your body, so that's a double benifit! c:

      I know flax seeds/flax seed oil is super healthy and has been around for thousands of years. I should probably try some- I'm always on the market for new vitamins and supplements and anything with health benifits! <3

  2. Awww hope you are better by now. It sucks to be sick :( if you are constantly exposed to 'germ carriers' it is a wise decision to get the flu jab every year. Now that you are already infected, you will be immune till the next year :D

    I am vegetarian and never been anaemic, except when I had my baby. Iron gives me severe gastritis. I think the key is eating healthy everyday. If you are concerned, why not get another blood test to see what your hb levels are? You'll have a baseline to work with and you'll see improvement as you begin taking supplements. Good luck :) x

    1. Thank you, Su! I am definitely getting the flu jab next year. Yay for being immune until next year! I was kind of worried about that!

      That is so awesome that you're vegetarian! I know this is no big achievement, but I was vegetarian for 7 months. I highly respect anyone that can be vegetarian or vegan and stick with it! I'm not sure what caused my anemia, as I was actually eating really healthy when I was diagnosed. I do try to eat healthy nowadays too, and I definitely always feel better when I do! That would be a good idea to take another blood test, you're definitely right! :) I know everything takes awhile to "kick in". Thanks for all the lovely advise!

  3. Oh, poor you! I get what you mean about panicking. I never used to think twice about my health and then a couple of years ago I had this weird chest pain and thought I was having a heart attack or something and went into panic overload! Turns out it was muscular but it scared the hell out of me and now every time anything happens I go instantly to WORST CASE SCENARIO. Back pain: oh no, I'm going to become paralysed! New freckle: SKIN CANCER! The last few days I've had a sore, swollen ankle - no idea what I did to it. But last night I was watching TV and noticed my calf was a bit swollen too. First thought: BLOOD CLOT! Ugh.

    Anyway, hope you feel better soon. Kids are just germ magnets - when Lily was little she used to make me sick about 12 times a year bringing home all the germs from daycare and school. It took me years to build up an immunity to them.

    1. Oh Dee, you poor thing! I'm so glad I'm not alone when I think worst case scenarios! I'm glad your chest pain was muscular and not something worse! The first time I ever had a panic attack, my heart beat so fast and my breathing was like hyperventilation- I didn't know the symptoms of a heart attack, but I thought I was having one like you said you thought was happening to you! I was so scared, and it was also a very miserable, uncomfortable experience. Everything felt fuzzy, and I couldn't even watch TV to distract myself because it felt weird to even watch TV, and freaked me out more. I even got cold flashes and tingles in my hands. Anyways, I ended up realizing what it was later that evening, but I've had panic attacks since then. What sucks is I get them if I freak out about my health, so I have to be really careful to just be self aware and tell myself I'm not going to try, try to make chamomile tea, and fall asleep.

      Is your ankle feeling any better? I'm so scared to get a blood clot! My boyfrend's sister got one after she had surgery on her leg, and she had to put a heating pad on it and take it easy.

      Thank you for your kind words! I am actually finally feeling better, despite having a stupid headache that ached down to my teeth today. I've never gotten a flu shot, but I'm definitely investing in one next year! I

    2. Tell myself I'm not going to die*
      Not try

      Ahhh I hate typing on my iPhone with my fat fingers. Sorry for the typo, hehe!

    3. The ankle swelling is going down - it looks almost back to normal this morning. I still don't know what caused it though, very strange.

      When I went to the hospital with my chest pain, the doctor told me I had also had a panic attack brought on by the pain, which is why I thought it was a heart attack - he said they are very similar feeling. I was obsessed though and I had tons of tests done to make sure my heart was okay because I didn't believe it could have just been muscular. It's caused by work - I have RSI kind of pains through my whole upper body if I'm not careful. But it turned me into a total stress-head about anything health related. Ugh.

      My doctor told me I should try meditating to calm myself down when I start getting freaked, but I've never been able to quite get the hang of it. I can't seem to switch my brain off. Have you ever tried anything like that?

    4. I'm sorry you've been through that mess! Stress is awful, and it can truly take its toll on our bodies both physically and mentally (as you know well!). I sent you a DM via twitter about meditation. Sorry I've taken so long to write back to your comment :(


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