Another Update – March 2016

Hello Everyone!

I hope 2016 is treating you all well. Spring is almost officially here which is very exciting! I wish this post was a recipe, but it will have to be another update.

Shortly after my last post, my health started declining again… very rapidly. I had some pain in my feet for some time but it became almost unbearable. I also started getting horrible joint pain all throughout my body, swelling, and the crushing fatigue is back. I do not think this is related to the parathyroid disease that I went through. I have a family history of auto-immune diseases RA and MS… and I am very afraid that all the stress I have been through may have triggered something in my body.

I made an appointment with my doctor but at the last minute I was told she called out sick… so I had to see another lady I had never met before. I was very unhappy when I left. She kept telling me things like “You are too young to feel this way” (To which I replied: “Yea well I was also too young for parathyroid disease but I just went through that!”) and just tried to blow me off. I really think she thought I was just a pill seeker by the way she was treating me. But the funny thing is that I did not even ask for anything for the pain. (Because I did not want to be labeled that way!)

So I am currently in limbo… no diagnosis on what is wrong with me, but suffering tremendously. Nothing for the pain, except tylenol which barely touches it. Just making it through the day has become difficult again. I actually had to break down and buy a cane last week, because I am sick of limping around. It was hard to do, but has helped. I have an appointment with a specialist in May, I am praying that they will be able to help me. I was just thinking yesterday that I can not remember the last time I baked something, or went outside to take pictures, or took my kids to do something fun. I am having a hard time with this mentally as well as physically because I will never get this time back. My children will never be this little again. I am very sad that I am missing out and they are not getting the mother they deserve. If anyone has any suggestions for making life easier while raising kids and living with chronic pain & fatigue I would love to hear it, please leave a comment.

I have thought of just shutting this blog down, but surprisingly there are still many views everyday… thank you Pinterest LOL. So I will leave it and hope that one day I can focus on it again. Right now I need to focus on getting better and use what little energy I have for my family.

So after that bad news I must give you all some good news. My husband and I are buying our first house! We have been joking that we feel like “Adultier adults” now 😀 I actually just drove by it again tonight. Maybe that is weird but I don’t care because I am too excited! I am mostly excited about my new lovely kitchen and the yard. The yard is tiny but we plan on turning the entire thing into a garden. I have so many ideas in my head for the new home. I hope my health will cooperate for me to get things done and I hope I can blog about at least some of it as well 😀

Until next time,

❤ Ashley ❤



4 thoughts on “Another Update – March 2016”

  1. Ashley, I’m so sorry to read that you are in such a bad way. First and foremost, pray, pray, and pray some more for God’s plan. Next, start searching and taking herbs and I would happily recommend drinking coconut kefir. Coconut Kefir and whole natural foods do wonders for the body. If possible, don’t eat any canned or boxed foods, nothing ‘processed ‘ and absolutely nothing that has GMO’S or any chemicals what so ever.

  2. Ashley, I’m so sorry to hear you are in so much pain. I hope your Dr. will be able to figure out what is going on soon. In the meantime I would try to just eat as healthy as possible, definitely limiting any foods that contribute to inflammation and I would try any homeopathic remedies that might help. For instance, whenever my joints ache, I take an arthritis formula. There are some cell salts that might help you, too, and maybe a detox soak….like with Epsom salt in the water. Good Luck! Hang in there! I know you’ll get through this. God is with you! 🙂

  3. Hi Ashley
    I have been following you for a while now and love the simplicity of your recipes and blog and I hope you will not shut it down.
    Have you ever heard of the book “wheat belly” by William Davis,MD.
    I have read it and it is shocking the amount of problems some people can have from eating gluten. By just removing ALL gluten fronm their diets for a couple of weeks to a month, the patients of that Doctor gain back their health fully. There was one story of a young man in his twenties who had a heart problem since his birth and was doing extremely badly when he went to visit Dr. Davis, so much so that he could barely walk and was crippled. After just a couple of weeks (or maybe a month I don’t quite remember) of cutting out gluten from his diet he was already walking and had no more signs of any heart problems.
    So if I were you I would give the gluten free diet a chance. That means no cereal and no pasta and no anything with wheat or gluten.
    Best of luck to you.. Don’t lose hope and stay positive. Mental stress also plays a big role in our physical health. Thank God that you are still home with your children.
    You can contact me if you need anything.
    Take good care
    Sincerely ,

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