Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Update from last post needing help

Has been a month an a half since my last post and boy!!! lots and lots had happened in my life.

I really appreciate the responses and moral support I got from all of you. I am writing this update from my last post needing help with the intention to continue posting about things that help me relax and be happy. And what I do in my little bit of "me" time :).

Last time I wrote here in my blog I was overwhelmed because of so many things going on in my life that I don't have time for my hobbies and my blog, but I guess that wasn't enough to make me realize that I need it to take it easy. At the beginning of July I started feeling a lot of pain on my mid back, then a week later my fingers on my left hand started tingling and feeling numb, then two days later the same with my toes, the next day was my arm but meanwhile my back was killing me all the time. Then two days later my face started going numb. Now that scared me!!! went to the doctor and to make a long story short, I went for lots of testing from a full blood test to MRI's, CT scans and other tests that I never heard of before, all within a month!

The results... all testing were normal. Nothing structural that was causing the symptoms. Nothing but STRESS causing me to have muscle spasms putting pressure on my never ending causing my left side to have numbness all over.

INCREDIBLE!!! I knew that stress can do weird things, but I never expected that to happen to me. But I am so strong, mentally, I thought to myself... NOPE, stress doesn't discriminate either.

So what did I learn from this scary month... That WE ALL NEED TIME FOR OURSELVES.

Yes, as simple as stupid as that sounds.

Ask yourself:

What do you do for fun?

What makes you happy?

How do you spend your "me" time?

I felt like I was dying quickly "physically" from all the symptoms I had, all because I didn't take care of myself "mentally"

I do feel somewhat better now, my body is not tingling or going numb anymore, even though my back still tingles and hurts half of what it was before.

So what did I do to HELP MYSELF? Because if you are going to something similar, let me tell you: NOBODY but YOU can do something about your STRESS.

Start doing what I like. I still have the same amount of things to do daily, like working, cooking, taking care of my family, etc.  But I take a little time here and there to do what relaxes me, to pick up my crochet even if is for 5 min. or embroider, or paint, etc. You wouldn't believe the relieve you feel to do what you love even if is for a short time.

And what I have noticed is that at the beginning you do it just for a few minutes but the feeling you get doing what you love is so amazing that you want to do it more and more.

I finally started working on my hobbies, soon I'll be posting about them.

Thank you so much for all the support and awesome advise I got from all of you :)

I hope this helps somebody out there :)