Thursday, August 14, 2014

I'm Back!!!

Nothing to Disclose

I know I've been disappearing a lot recently, and I can finally explain why. Things have just been a little rough for me this past year. But, after a bunch of testing, seeing two different specialists (in addition to all my doctor's appointments), and getting sick way too many times, I finally know what is wrong (we think...).

Let me start from the beginning. Back in September (yup, it's been going on that long), I caught a really bad cough that made me lose my voice. So, I went to the doctor, he gave me antibiotics and an inhaler, and had me schedule another appointment to make sure the treatment worked. I went back in November, and was still having a little bit of a cough. He put me on a stronger inhaler and had me schedule another appointment. Fast forward to February, and I was on inhaler number three to try, plus another medicine with it, and ended up sick 3 times in one month. Obviously something else was wrong. That led to me being put on yet another inhaler, and having to do breathing tests. Then a chest x-ray. Then I had to go see a pulmonologist to see what he thought was wrong, and he had me do a blood test, and gave me a nasal inhaler to try along with my other inhaler. And then I got sick again because of the meds. I went to see an allergist, and he had me get a sinus x-ray. After all of that, every single test came back just fine. I know that is a good thing, it was just frustrating that after 9 months no diagnosis was found. 

Finally in July I was back at the doctor and seriously frustrated with the lack of progress. Basically I had my entire respiratory system checked, and nothing was wrong, but I still had a mysterious cough. The diagnosis that was decided on was that I'm too stressed and I'm making myself sick. This is why I haven't been blogging much, I have had zero energy because of all this. I'm in the process of figuring out how much I can blog without making myself sick. I'm thinking of starting out with 1-2 posts per week. Hopefully this is the last time I have to blog about my health.

If anyone had any ideas on natural stress relief, I would love to hear them. So far I am looking into aromatherapy and I will be trying yoga. "Puppy therapy" is another thing I am trying. Hopefully soon I will have my stress under control and be back to my normal self.

Luna is also interested in learning yoga...



  1. Kelly, I wish you all the best with your health! Luna looks like she just wants to snuggle and make you feel better! <3

    1. Thank you :) I can feel that my health is slowly improving, and I am hoping that after a few more changes I will be back to normal. And yes, Luna was snuggling. Puppy therapy is awesome :)