I apologize I’ve been absent since I developed asthma in May and could not seem to improve. Obviously one would think that there MUST BE medications but in my case, there is nothing my body can tolerate because they contain steroids. I cannot use them. Finally in July I recalled my doctor mentioning something called mast cells that were causing the original MCS that lead to asthma that lead to anaphylaxis, hypotension and fainting, migraines and joint pain.
As you might imagine, I became depressed about what seemed to be completely outside my control nor responding to anything I tried. I am extremely sensitive to most medications, preferring holistic medicine tho, at this point, if I could find something my body could tolerate I would definitely give it a try!!!
One of the more difficult symptoms I have developed is cognitive “fog” tho it feels more like a complete impairment, like some of my brain cells simply went to sleep. They are still napping….
Writing this post is difficult. I struggle to find the words to describe what is actually happening with this illness. I know there are some who are suffering with CFS, ME, MCS, fibromyalgia, arthritis and chronic pain syndromes…. actually the list is endless. I actually have Mast Cell Activation Disorder. I might add there really isn’t a true test for this illness to prove exactly what is wrong. On the bright side, researchers, doctors, hospitals and such are frantically researching this mysterious craziness that is having this disorder….
So I’m trying to share what I’m learning as time goes by. I am reading everything I can find on this illness. I suspect I’ve had it for years and the recent oral surgeries and jaw infections certainly didn’t help the breakdown of my immune system. I am glad to have those teeth removed and the infections gone but wonder if it was worthwhile given how things seem to be slipsliding along sideways.
The tree which moves some to tears of joy
is in the Eyes of others only a Green thing that stands in the way.
Some see Nature all ridicule and deformity,
and by these I shall not regulate my proportions; and some scarce see Nature at all.
But to the Eyes of the Man of Imagination,
Nature is Imagination itself.