6 December 2010

There is life after adrenal fatigue!

I am a machine!

I am done writing Christmas cards, I have picked the treats that I am going to make (and have a list for Mr. JB to purchase at the grocery store tomorrow) and I have chosen what I'm going to buy for Mr. JB after much internet searching.

And I haven't fallen on the ground in exhaustion.

I remember last Advent when I could barely muster the energy to put one tree up, let alone the three that I usually do! This year I have our pre-lit tree in our bedroom (yes, I have a Christmas tree in the master bedroom, there's also a little one in each bathroom!) as well as the real one in the living room. I haven't decorated our main tree, but that's on deck for tomorrow after yoga and before G.lee.

I am feeling a little bit of panic since I will be having my laser eye surgery on December 20th. I won't be able to drive until Christmas Eve, and I definitely don't want to be rushing around then! I didn't want to have my surgery over the holidays, but since I'm having P.RK and not LA.SIK, I have to be seen by a doctor for three consecutive days to see how the healing is coming along. Mr. JB is going to have to drive me around to these appointments since the recovery time is just slightly longer than L.ASIK. Although it wasn't part of my original plan, I'm glad that I will be glasses-free at Christmas! What a great present for myself!

I definitely think that the H.ydrocort and the vitamin/liquid herb regimen that I'm on is the reason why I feel so good. Mr. JB was fighting the worst illness ever (he had viral bronchitis and he even stayed home for a week!), I didn't get it AND I didn't get the flu shot (not that I could since I'm allergic to eggs). I don't know what my hormones are doing, but I feel like a new person. It is totally worth all of the money that I'm paying out of pocket!

Btw, I've totally changed my IF prayer. I have given up asking for "God's will," I'm plain asking for a baby. Really, it's the intention that I have in my heart anyway, why beat around the bush? I figure after five years I can just cut to the chase and ask. It can't hurt, right?


  1. It's GREAT to hear that you are doing so well! What a relief that must be. :)

    Oh, and sometimes my prayers just consist of, "Gimme a baby!!!!" :)

  2. LOL at Hebrew's comment! Gimme a baby hahahahahaha... ;)

    I loved this post because it gave me lots of hope, and I feel less alone!!! I feel like such a loser because I can't both make dinner AND clean up, hardly ever! I'm too tired! So now I know it's not my fault ;) and perhaps there is hope...

    So excited for your energized Christmas!!! woo hoo! :)

  3. can we see pics when you are done? I love seeing peoples decorations!

  4. I'm so glad you've got the energy back! You're way ahead of me.

  5. JB, I am sooooo happy to hear this!!! Such a joyful Advent, and I know you'll have a blessed Christmas! I love your direct prayer, too! :)

  6. I'm lol'ing at Hebrews, too!

    That is awesome, I think I may start praying that, too!

    So glad to hear you are feeling like a new woman on your supplements and vitamins.

  7. That got a laugh out of me! Last prayer circle round, I asked for God's will too but I'm on the "I want a baby" train as well. ;)

  8. This post makes me sooooo happy!!!! :) from the eye surgery, to the energy, to the prayer...YOU GO GIRLIE!!! :)

    Praying that this joy continues!!! :):)

    Ps...Hebrews, lol, that's awesome!!

    Pss...do you think I have enough !!!!!'s in this comment?!! ;)

  9. You know, it's funny you posted about praying for God's will, because when I was talking to my older sister about our potential adoption a couple days ago she said she had been praying for God's will. And I was a little...offended, I guess is the best word? How about asking him to make this adoption WORK!? I don't know why it made me feel like that, but I feel like we're allowed to be a little more specific with prayer!
    I know, totally unfair, but hey...we've all been pretty patient so far I think :).
    So glad you're feeling more energy! That is great news, and perfect timing - normally this is the time of year people get sick and worn down :).

  10. I agree, let's quit beating around the bush, just plain ask for the baby already :)

    great news about your eye surgery - great present to yourself is right!

  11. I'm glad you are feeling better and that you should be glasses-free at Christmas. I love the direct prayer too.

  12. I want your medicines :). I think it's fair to tell God what you actually want. There may come a time when praying for a baby ceases to make sense, and you need to pray to know God's will, or to desire His will, or for peace with the idea of not having a baby...but if that's where you're being called, I think you'll know. If motherhood is the next thing for you, it seems to me the New Testament is pretty clear about being persistent in prayer.

  13. What if God wants us to adopt a little baby from Haiti? It is all so unclear... sorry to be a Debbie Downer...

  14. Too Funny...just be specific...I get it....

    That is great that you have your Christmas cards done..I have a feeling I'll be spending most of my weekend doing that. It's okay...I actually don't mind doing them.

    That is so awesome that you feeling energetic and great!

  15. Hi, I'm a stranger. Haha. Just going to get my adrenal support stuff this morning and so your post caught my eye. So excited that all of this might actually work. Success stories are so encouraging!

    But I actually decided to comment (rather than just stalk) because of the eye surgery. Totally do it, it will be SO nice. But make sure you get all of your original eyeball measurements first, and keep them where you will always know where they are! I worked at an eye surgeon's for YEARS, and we saw lots of people who had lost their measurements and later had to have cataract surgery, which failed because they went off of the "new" post-surgical measurements, rather than the original like they needed to. Then they'd end up in our office with emergency "save my eye ball" surgery. So now I tell everyone... get and keep your original measurements!!! :) Good luck!

  16. You go girl!!!! ;) I totally am praying very specific prayers this Advent as well and I am thanking God in advance for granting those prayers - presumptuous - maybe, but I don't know. Venerable Solanus Casey said to "Thank God ahead of time", so I figured why not...I don't think it could hurt. I am glad you are doing so well.

  17. Not just praying....begging, pleading, asking, petitioning, urgently, desperately, consistently, expectantly. Won't stop until we see how God answers this prayer!