12 September 2010

A New Lease On Life

Thank God for whoever invented H.ydrocort.

For the first time in over a year I have had the most productive week of my life. I was able to teach, plan, go to yoga, see my girlfriends (I went out on Friday night until 11pm!!!), visited with family and I even had enough energy to finally move our home office to the basement.

I would not have been able to do all of that without H.ydrocort.

I was on adrenal supplements that were prescribed by my naturopath, but they did nothing in comparison! I did have to take a nap on Wednesday after school, but I think that was normal considering my body is still trying to adjust from the sloth of summer to being a whirling dervish.

What I'm most happy about is the thought clarity. I can plan things logically and not feel so absolutely overwhelmed. I even went grocery shopping on a Saturday afternoon all by myself! I have not been able to do that without almost crying in the aisles of the store in a very long time.

It's been a little over a week and I am praising the Lord for the gift of this medicine. I wonder if the extra estrogen from the E.stace is helping with anything (any advice out there?). The HCG is definitely helping with the crazies, but I wonder if having two new drugs in my system are both helping.

I have to go to the lab to get my blood drawn before school. My Napro doctor wants me to have my Peak +7, insulin resistance (I'm not 100% sure and the requisition is two floors up and I don't want to run up to get it!), DHEA levels (since my spit test in July said that my levels were high) as well as my fasting glucose levels. I'm also seriously considering doing the food allergy test that she recommended in the spring, although I'm petrified that it will limit my diet even more.

I love feeling a sense of accomplishment. The only thing that I wasn't able to do was figure out the WiFi connection to our new printer. There is no way that I would've been able to do all that I did today without a two hour nap. Mr. JB was shocked that I didn't nap at all today! I don't want to speculate about what the H.ydrocort is doing for my reproductive parts, but I'm hoping that it's helping out in that department!


  1. I'm glad you are feeling better!! Where do I sign up for that magic pill?!?! Energy and clarity, AMAZING!

  2. I LOVE hydrocortisone and miss it SO much. It's seriously a wonder drug for those of us who need it. I'm glad you are experiencing the positive effects!!

  3. This is so great!!!!! Makes me secretly want some....

  4. Woohoo! Anything that can get you through the day without a nap is awesome in my book - I could use some of that!

  5. Yay! I'm SO GLAD that you found something that really helps! :)

  6. I'm trying not to be jealous that 5mgs of hydrocort got you moving...Ugh! I need like 30!!!!!!! But am only taking 20!!!

  7. whoohoo! I'm glad you're feeling better!

  8. Can you send some hydrocort my way?
    Glad you are feeling better!

  9. I'm so glad you are feeling better! I agree with Leila! haha