Saturday, August 29, 2015

up in smoke

So, there are some fires in the us and the smoke has traveled to Calgary turning the city into one big giant campfire.
Because of my Sarcoidosis I am in so much pain, my throat is sore, my chest is sore, I can't stop coughing and I can't sleep. 
This whole sarcoidosis thing is new to me and I have to say I hate it. I don't know how to treat it and I absolutely hate coughing all the time, its loud and annoying and painful.
Anyways my darling husband brought me home a diffuser and I have to say its really helping. Ive also been using a humidifier, cough drops and lots of water.
This new diagnosis does stress me out i must say, its so vague and the symptoms can become way worse or completely go away.
Don't get me wrong, I would much prefer sarcoidosis to lymphoma, (the mimic pretty much the same symptoms.)
But at the same time I hate sweating all the time and being short of breath.
Hopefully this will be the end of chronic illnesses for me. 
In the meantime I will try and look at the bright side, I have a wonderful husband to keep me company while I am stuck in the house hiding away from the smoke.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Epicure Adventures!

So, since the last time I wrote I had an arm bleed and a leg bleed. They were very painful but easy to deal with and only required 4 units of octaplasma and one day in the hospital so I can't complain.
Zane also injured his knee so he has been on crutches for the past three weeks. Needless to say, it hasn't been our best summer yet but we are making it work.

I haven't blogged in a while because honestly I need a break from thinking about my illness. This summer it really started to consume me and I am praying that I will now have a few hospital less months. I have been in the hospital every month since April which has been my longest stretch of separate bleeds to date.
Anyway, switching gears to something positive I have become an Independent Epicure Consultant, which simply means I am selling Epicure. Epicure is fast and delish spices, dips and meal kits. So far I am really enjoying it. For a long time I have been looking for something that will allow me to work and my own pace and on a schedule that works for me.
I will let you know how my progress goes!

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