Health Rant

I’ve got bronchitis again.  This is the third major respiratory infection I’ve had since December, which is just too weird.  I’ll go to the doctor today and get antibiotics, but something else has to shift here.  I started sneezing as soon as the heat came on last fall, so I’ve put filters on all my HVAC registers to try to keep out any bugs that might be in the system (the maintenance man said he changed the furnace filter).  I take vitamins and supplements.  I eat my veggies.  I exercise.  I’m not sucking on or licking people.  My immune system just seems to be shredded for some reason.

I know that the energy spent during my bipolar episodes depletes the chi.  I’m wondering if all my fussing about money, my compulsions, the death of my car, etc. wiped me out.  Maybe this particular bug is really virulent and the antibiotics just slow it down for a while before it bounces back.  Maybe going off my psych meds kicked my immune system in the ass.  Maybe, I’m just telling myself stories.  I guess the thing to do is be aware of where I put my attention and energy, keep up with my healthy habits, and concentrate on healing.  My family doc is a sweet man—maybe he’ll have some ideas.

At any rate, today it’s Earl Grey—hot for me, my snuggly comforter and a cat on my lap while I watch DVRed episodes of Star Trek Enterprise.  I hope your day is snot-free.

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Fiddle gal
    Mar 28, 2011 @ 15:06:13

    I am sorry to hear that you are sick! You might want to look at it this way, it is a winter of work for your immune system. You are building antibodies this year, next year will be better! Take care of yourself.


  2. Linda
    Mar 28, 2011 @ 18:28:13

    Hi Sandy,
    Took a minute and googled Louis Hay and body talks, here’s what she has to say about breathing and bronchitis:

    “Breathing Problems: Fear of (or?) refusal to take in life fully. Not feeling the right to take up space or even to exist at times.
    It is my birthright to live fully and freely. I am worth loving. I now choose to live life fully”

    “Bronchitis: Inflamed family environment. Arguments and Yelling. Sometimes Silent.
    I declare Peace and Harmony within me and around me. All is well”.

    Don’t know if any of that resonates with you, but there you have it…



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