Thursday, March 10, 2011

My health concerns for 2011

I went to the dentist yesterday only to find out that I need root canal have a infection which needs antibiotics to clear it up. Oh joy! 

If you don't know from past posts, i had ME ( am doing so well now) but i still have a very poor immune system, which means that I get sick a lot. Every little bug that comes around during winter i get. Last year, which has a fairly good year, i got tonsillitis, laryngitis, thrush, sinusitis so many times and so i was always on antibiotics and the chemist and i are on first name basis. Being always sick meant that i was stop starting gym and the depression kicked in again, i was super forgetful, and I had to have my bipolar med adjusted.

Towards the end of last year I had sinus surgery. I hope and I pray that it will sort out a lot of the problem. But going on another antibiotic, which means the second lot already for 2011 makes me very unhappy.

I think I want to go back  to a homeopath as I cant face another antibiotic and I do believe it’s the way to go. But I struggle to trust homeopaths as I have been to 3 that haven't really helped much. The one kept trying to play psychologist and I spent three sessions all about my childhood, taking lots of little white powders that didnt help when I thought enough is enough.

I am also very jaded.  When I suffered with ME for years, I spend tens of thousands of rands at homeopaths, naturapaths, alternative doctors, and to be fair, normal GP's. I went wheat free dairy free , I did the "natural way lifestyle" of not mixing  proteins with carbs, I tried vegetarian, smoothies, juicing, etc, ozone therapy, even electrical pulse therapy, yet I was so sick.
I began to suffer from serious depression and had a compete emotional melt down. Eventually I managed to find a Dr that really helps and I am 80% better with the ME,  but the Dr doesn’t believe in alternative medicine.

So, what to do??

This week savings...or not

This weeks savings....all the hand soap ( the ones in the pretty pump bottles), has finished, and so i bought 3 good old fashioned bars of soap. That's around R60 savings.
Bad news.....bought a pair of pumps at Woolies for Jordan that i could have paid half for at Ackermans. Maybe not as pretty, but could have saved around R60. ZERO winnings here today.
I haven't finished last months spread sheet yet and I must do it tomorrow.

Had the beetle and electrical inspector around yesterday. He found a list of faults that he happily attached his quote to. Rob saw red, and has decided to do most of it himself. Some of the  "faults" are ridiculous, for eg we have to earth our electrical gate motor. Its not even connected to the AC power but to DC power or something to that effect my electrician friend said. Wish my electrician was an inspector.

Have to get the phone line transferred to the new place. Panicky that the owner will cancel the line and not keep it open, so i am taking the transfer forms to her place for her to sign tomorrow. I cant risk having my business phone line not working.

Got a quote for a pool net, and still need to get another 2. I found out that some of the paving around the pool needs to be relaid if the net is to hold properly.
Adam's swimming lessons are going well. I am very glad we are taking him 2x a week and he loves it. Hope it will still be warm enough to swim with him next month. And i cannot wait until he can swim properly. Jordan is swimming like a little fish and has her first gala on Saturday. Bless her.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Sunday is a great day to reflect on how one's week has been. Its been almost a month since my last post. Work has been so hectic, and as i sit in front of the computer for most of it, I just could not face doing my blog posts as well.

So, as i continue this theme, i am adding the same scripture to this blog:

1 Corinthians:9-26 NIV Therefore I do not run like a man running aimlessly; I do not fight like a man beating the air.
 NLT So I run with purpose in every step. I am not just shadowboxing.
Pr 3.6 in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. 

Sharing some good news, we have finally sold our house. This has been a very hard and stressful time, and the weight of the burden lifted off as if physical weight has been incredible. I truly thank God for being so patient with me, as this has been a test of my faith, hope and strength of character. I think the hardest part was hope, really understanding what it is and how it leads to faith. Also, learning how to forgive myself for making  a financial mistake was hard as we almost were in the situation of having two homes and thus two bonds.

A few weeks before hand I  had signed up for "Ancient Paths, financial seminar", which could not have come at a better time. Learning about the hold mammon has over our lives was really an eye opener, especially in the light of the above situation. I am onto my third month of recording my budget and after next month will be able to sit down and take stock of where I am spending my money and how to go about trimming it.  I am trying hard here.

Jordan had her 5th birthday party yesterday and I have been very careful about my spending for her party. Each child received a party pack, a little bucket with a few sweets and chips and a little toy that was meant for the party. At the end of the day they could go home with the bucket and the toy. We had juice, watermelon, grapes and popcorn on the kids table and of course, the birthday cake a bit later on, and that was it. It was more than enough and i am sure the moms were very grateful that the did not have hyper active sugar ladened kids to take home. There was a water slide that was so much fun and everyone had a great time.
Compared to last year, I did very well on the budget side as I have always over catered. 

My goals for this coming week is to keep getting up early for my quiet time. Last week i didnt manage to do this and i could clearly see the difference and how important it is to start the day with God.