Hello? I wonder if anyone is still out there seeing as I’ve been gone so long! I did want to pop in with a bit of an explanation for my absence. Although I’ve still been reading blogs and trying to comment as much as possible, Krista’s Kraving’s has fallen by the wayside. :( Since the end of May I’ve been struggling with some back/neck issues that have made me pretty uncomfortable. Especially when sitting at the computer for long(er) periods of time. When this first started I didn’t really know what was going on with me. My arms were going numb, my upper legs were weak, I pretty much always felt off balance, almost passed out a few times and just going up the stairs was enough to exhaust me. I ended up at the ER once scared out of my mind (which didn’t help any). Needless to say, anxiety set in pretty bad. After an MRI of my brain to check for lesions (which came back clear, AMEN!) and LOTS of blood work (which tested for things like Lupus, rheumatiod arthritis, thyroid, Lyme Disease to name a few) we discovered that 1) my vitamin B12 was low and 2) the muscles in my back and neck were tight to the point of pretty much constant spasms. The end of May into the first part of June was a really dark time for me mentally. And to add to the stress, in the last 3 weeks of June we lost 3 friends and the saddest of all, my father in law. It got to the point where too much was being piled on and I could feel myself hitting my breaking point. In the last month or so, intense physio 2 times a week and ART (active release massage therapy) once a week have been a TREMENDOUS help and I finally feel like I’m coming back to myself. For a while there it was all I could do to get through the day. Never mind cooking, baking, blogging, etc! I’m slowly getting back into my “normal” routine which feels SO good! Although I’m restricted somewhat when it comes to activity, I’ve been walking a lot and this past week was able to tour around Canada’s Wonderland and the beach with the fam. It really is amazing just how much our muscles control our bodies….and not just in movement. I’ve learned that they can play a roll in causing anxiety, over active bladder, heart burn, jaw pain, racing heart and so much more. Crazy stuff, I tell ya!
Anyways! Sorry for the ramble….but at least now you know what I’ve been up to, right? I also want to put out there that I do quite often update my Krista’s Kraving’s Facebook page. I’d love to see you over on that side of the world, too!
Bye for now!