So my weight today is 86.9kg. Up by 200g. Thing is we are right in the middle of IVF right now, so I'm not going to panic about my weight. Yes I want it to go down, obviously! I'm huge.
I am still at the threshold of 87kg, so provided I stay at this point for the next few weeks, all will be swell.
What I am having a wee bit of trouble with, at the moment, is my sinuses.
I get hay fever, and I get it badly. And since I am spending around 2-3 hours each day feeding calves my hay fever is playing up. No where near to the degree of how it is when I am around horses though, where I am sure at times I could actually die!
Sneezing, coughing, sore eyes, can all lead to my struggling to breathe, which usually hits me when I am sleeping. True! I can be fine, go to bed, only to wake up three hours later struggling to breathe. It can be very frightening!
Normally I would take an antihistamine. Or three ...
We are in the middle of IVF and I don't want to take anything that may negatively influence the drugs that are being injected into my system. I did think about contacting the clinic to see if it would be ok to take a tablet (or 7), but I haven't. I'm good like that!
Fortunately a couple of weeks ago, or was it last week?, I did a go.ogle search as I was getting terrible tooth pain associated with the sinus trouble, and
I discovered that steam inhalation might help, and help it does.
I now do an inhalation right before bed, for 10 minutes, which seems to see me pretty much right for the entire night. I might wake up and need to blow my nose, but it is much better than a coughing and wheezing fit.
And I do an inhalation first thing in the morning for 10 minutes.
And BONUS, what better opportunity to connect with God, than 2 x 10 minute phases in the day when my head is over a steaming bowl and under a towel. Perfect!
I have also discovered my breathing is easier when I have 3, thats THREE pillows to sleep on. Trouble is that 3 pillows can make my neck and shoulders a bit sore, so from about 4am - 6am I get rid of one pillow, and sleep on my usual two.
I have to say I am so relieved to have found a God directed solution to my hay fever allergies while I am feeding calves and doing IVF. I don't know what I would have done if I hadn't discovered such an easy, and FREE solution to, what could have been, a serious problem.
And the sinus induced toothache? GONE! I am so relieved because it HURT so BAD!
I did hear on the news that Dr Go.ogle was more likely to be wrong rather than right, but in this case I feel truly blessed by what I found. So if you suffer sinus trouble, and didn't know about breathing in a bit of steam, give it a go. You have nothing to lose!