Monday, January 26, 2009

Stage Specific. . .

I have never been able to stand people in their late 30's, early 40's, droning about their health. I swore up and down that I would never get this way. I am. It started with me getting a rash on my leg whenever I drank wine or beer, so I didn't drink wine until a good friend turned out to be a connoisseur and my friend is an angel and I enjoy this person's company so the wine problem because a bigger problem. On my birthday I tried a wine so I could tell him that I'd tried it and I woke up with bad itching. So. . . I went in for an allergy talk with a doctor.

This doctor asked me many, many questions, saw the rash and said that I am probably not allergic, but that my immune system is shot because my body was reacting to the yeast in the foods and it was getting worse. (I get sick several times each season-- she says that this is not normal.) She held a mirror up to my face and said I was pale. She pointed out the blue pallor in my nails, the ridges in them, and she felt my face, it being "lumpy" under the skin. These are all signs of sever mineral deficiencies. She has prescribed some vitamins for me and is testing me for food intolerances and allergies, but really thinks that my intolerances are due to absorption problems caused by the mineral deficiencies.

These problems are not age related, but she said that the calcium loss in me may cause issues should I Heaven forbid break a bone. She doesn't think these issues are age related but due to me having been pregnant so much in the last 20 years.

10 comments:

steve said...

Tea, I hope it's just mineral deficiencies. That should be easy enough to remedy. And this brief post isn't droning about your health.

P.S. Charles Gramlich over at Razored Zen (http://charlesgramlich.blogspot.com/

has a fascinating series of posts called "Who Are You Trying to Impress?" A great learning tool for writers.

Ropi said...

I hate when we invite people and they discuss issues about relatives I don't know. I don't care even if she is a fancy doctor in England or in Germany. It is nice but I don't care. I hate it even more when they do it on my birthday party which I don't desire at all (neighter the party nor this conversation). So for me anyone can complain about her health problem as long as it is not about her mestruation and other girly stuff.

Ropi said...

We study statistics at school now. It is not so horrible, is it?

Tea N. Crumpet said...

LOL-- not now. I have a good friend who teaches economics who I'd not heard from in years. He's taking my own causes and helping me rewrite problems with them, as is my husband. I wind up teaching it back and explaining how I am getting answers. My short attention span is forcing itself to get longer. . .

Ropi said...

What material did you study? I am curious or maybe you could tell me a sample task.

Tea N. Crumpet said...

On Friday I will-- I'm studying for my Thursday test!

Olivia said...

How did your test go on Thursday?

I try not to complain about my health, and I am in my early 30s. Though this week I have had lower back stiffness, must be the weather. Haha, I do sound old saying that. And I did buy Icy Hot patches to put on. I often worry that I will be in such a state in 20 years or so.

Anyway, I do agree that having children takes so much out of the body and it needs to be maintained, so hopefully your supplements will go some way towards slowing the loss.

Ropi said...

How was the test?

Tea N. Crumpet said...

I am partially embarrassed to admit this: I failed.

I learned something. The class is not hard. I had been panicking for the last few months over this. I could take some notes in with me. I wrote the wrong things down, agonizing over it. I have taken this class before and I had been conditioning myself to fail. I was leaning on my notes. I am doing OK on my assignments, making mostly B's. If I had realized that it would be so straight forward, I could have studied and passed sans the notes. I SHOULD have looked at another test with this prof and just seen it, but the person at the testing center said I was too psyched out to have noticed. So. . . I will keep up with studying every night and commit to just learning it.

I will never, EVER perpetuate the myth that statistics is a hard class. I am not going to go around whining about how many times I failed it. You cannot pass it without consistent studying, but that's college for you.

Ropi said...

Well, probably I will get my statistics-probability combined chapter test.