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Glasses

Just doing a random, quick update to say, “Look at me! I have my first pair of glasses!”

I finally had to admit that things in the distance were pretty blurry, and it was getting worse. Signs on the street,  or in stores, etc, were blurry to the point I couldn’t read them, any kind of text on the TV was blurry, and so on. Ken paid for my eye exam, and bought me my glasses, and now I can see properly! It’s amazing!

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Posted by on January 20, 2013 in health problems, random

 

2012 Goals

I don’t bother with “New Years Resolutions” because no one ever holds to those anyway. But I do have some goals, things that I really do need to focus on. The New Year is looked at as a fresh start, and so this is why I decided to think more about my goals.

1. Take better care of my health. Which means eating healthier pretty much all the time and working out more. This is actually pretty important, and not for vain reasons, because I have been having some health problems.

2. Find a steady job. I don’t know what more I can do to find one, but I am determined I will find one this year. I have to catch a break sometime, why not in 2012?

3. Get more involved with the “geek community” in Indy. Make some close friends, which I am lacking out here.

4. Find ways to spend less/save money. Ideas: Cook at home every night (don’t get temped by fast food, which is not good for my health anyway). Do as much of my grocery shopping as I can at Aldi. Things like that.

5. Work with my daughter on getting her GED, we already have an awesome GED prep-guide.

Umm…That’s seems to be all that I can come up with.

 

Health Problems

Had a bit of a scare this past weekend that at first I dismissed as “nothing”, probably because the alternative is scary, and then there’s the fact that I have no job, no insurance and no money.

It started when I went to pick something up and when I bent over, just slightly, I got this sudden sharp pain in my chest. I straightened myself out then a few seconds later it seemed to go away, so I tried to bend over again, another sudden shot of pain. That time it didn’t go away, I’m not sure how long it lasted but I was in pain for awhile, if I had to guess I’d say it lasted 20 minutes. Even after it stopped I still had some pain when I moved certain ways, I was also nauseous, had trouble breating and felt sleepy.

I probably should have gone to the ER, Ken wanted to take me, but I was worried about money, and simply thought it was nothing. Since it’s suspected that it’s heart related I’ve decided to completely alter what I eat so it’s all ‘heart healthy’. I ate somewhat healthy before, but not always, and I didn’t focus on ‘heart healthy’ stuff, like salmon, etc. It’s not a fix, but it will help a little (according to what I’ve been reading). The next time I start getting any pain, or even feel “wrong”, I will be heading to the ER. I’ve also been looking into some sort of health insurance, but it seems that I can’t afford any. And since no one wants to hire me I can’t get any through a job.

At some point I know I will need to see a doctor, or simply go to an ER, it’s going to be unavoidable. But this is freaking me out and I just wish the problem could go away on it’s own. I just wish I could get health insurance.

So screw all you assholes who are against health care reform and want those of us who can’t find a job and can’t afford insurance to die. Because really, that’s what you’re saying you want. And screw you Indiana for not having a system for people in my situation, like MassHealth, that they had back home.

 
 

Migraines.

I get migraines, normally I’d get them a couple of times a week but lately I’ve had them everyday. They are mostly “tolerable”, other times…not so much. If you have never had a migraine consider yourself lucky, I have been getting them for over 15 years and they can get bad. The really bad ones can make you physically ill; I have thrown up, the room will be spinning (even if I am simply laying down, being still) which obviously makes me feel nauseous, I can’t take any noise at all (everything seems louder than it actually is), can’t take any light so I need to be in the dark and my head feels like it is going to literally explode, it hurts so bad I actually end up crying. Not fun. At those times I just go into my bedroom, no light or sound, curl up on the bed and hope for sleep to take me away.

Sometimes I have no clue why I’m getting them, but most times they can be caused by bad weather (bad rain storms, for me anyway) and mostly, stress. And of course thanks to not being able to find steady employment I have been under a lot of stress. But the last couple of years I noticed that I get them almost everyday in the colder months, as I have been lately. I believe it’s because we have a little mold problem, and I simply NEED fresh air. I LOVE fresh air, it always makes me feel better. That’s why I hate the colder months, as well as the really hot ones. In winter windows are closed and heat is on, summer windows are closed cause of the AC. Seriously, those months are like torture to me, and anytime we get the kind of weather that has a nice breeze and it’s not too hot or cold (depending on season) I run around the house opening windows.

OK, enough about the migraines. Some months back I found out that ReBoot was going to be released on DVD, I’m a big Reboot fan and collect lot of things. When seasons 3 & 4 were released on DVD I snatched them up as they came out, unfortunately seasons 1 & 2 were not to be found, and sometimes I thought it never would be released. So glad that I was wrong, and am now happy to have ReBoot Seasons 1 & 2 on DVD! They also released the whole series on DVD, but it was too expensive for me (plus all I really needed was the first and second seasons.)