Besides my job, this week has been a busy and exhausting week. As a recap, I went to yoga for the first time in a bajillion years on Monday. It was so hard — I am so out of shape. I also had to deal with insurance (re: my son’s ABA therapy), gather garbage, do some wash, change the kitty litter, and wait for the roof to get replaced. It was just stressful trying to do a lot in a little time. Boy, was I in a pissy mood. Tuesday, I felt utterly crappy and I had my allergist appointment that led to 4 new medications that have not aided in making me feel better but just cruddier. Wednesday was my son’s ARD for 1st grade. Already nervous about what services could potentially be cut, I was still feeling utterly horrible physically. Thankfully, not much was cut. We were, overall, in agreement. The shortness of the ARD (the last one took 2 days) gave me time to rest, which I NEVER get to do. Thursday, a friend drove me to our sons’ first Field Trip in kindergarten. They went to the Fort Worth Museum of Science and Nature. Can I tell you how exhausting a field trip can be? My mother noted it may exhaust me more since I am older than a lot of the moms — thanks! Today, I got to have a nice “normal” workday at home. Unfortunately, the roof work started today, which means I got to hear hammering since 8:30 this morning.
I did make a few decisions today despite the noisiness. I decided to end my chiropractic care. I went through the suggested 15 session schedule and have seen no improvement. I am definitely going to have to take a different course of action when it comes to my back. The only time chiropractic care helped was in NYC when I went to an integrative practice. They would not even adjust me for the first few weeks — just do stem and hot/cold therapy. After adding adjustments, physical therapy was slowly started. Finally, 30 minute back massages were added. It worked like a charm and was a fantastic approach. I may try to find a similar practice here.
My other decision was to stop taking 3 of the 4 medications the allergist prescribed. I’ve decided to finish the course of antibiotics but stop the rest. Nothing has changed in my overall being and definitely not the areas they were targeting — cough, labored breathing. I emailed the office and they said to follow-up Monday if there was no change with being on the antibiotic.
Next week, I am hoping to conquer yoga 2 days. I know, crazy. I will definitely go Monday and let you know if I survive.