Today I woke up feeling great. Energy, joy, hope, peace. Happiness. All this despite the nasty sinus cold that started yesterday. I've gone through almost one box of kleenex, I am carrying a hot pack around with me, slathering Watkins' medicated ointment all over my nose and lips every couple hours, and my head and muscles ache. But I can't complain. I don't feel anxious, depressed or nauseous. I feel better than I have in so long.
It is so wonderful to feel light again. :)
I want to say that the medication has not fixed everything that was wrong with me. I still am short of breath most of the time, and I still have a place on my chest that aches constantly. It is on the right side and feels like the pain is in a bone. Also, every evening I get what feels like a lump in my throat that sometimes makes it hard to sleep. I think that that has to do with mucous and post-nasal drip, and I plan to battle that after I am well established in my eating and on the Cipralex. I have an appointment with my doctor this week for a prescription refill and I will let her know about the lingering chest pain and shortness of breath. We'll probably just continue to watch it - I have been suffering from these two things for over three years now and all tests have indicated there is nothing wrong with my anatomy.
Today's weigh in showed that I have gained two more pounds in the past week. WOOHOO, it is working!! I have not been denying myself anything - when I feel hungry or crave something, I go for it. I did have some IBS issues on Friday and yesterday that reminded me I still need to pay attention to what I am eating and I will adjust to accommodate my body again, but for the most part, food is not causing me pain. And I am thankful for Christmas cookies, PowerBar and peanut butter. And banana-avocado-orange juice smoothies. :D