This post is all over the place...forgive me..it's the lack of sleep...
And boy, I'm hanging on to that quote..lol
I was exhausted when I finally got home tonight. Just plain tuckered out. I should have just eaten a little something and called in a night. But since tonight was the start of Survior and the Big Brother finale I decided to stay up and watch it with the kids and the hubs. Neither show interests me really at all, but since I'd been held captive all season and pretty much 'had' to watch BB I figured why not. As far as Survivor goes, it's Big Brother with body odor. That's really the only difference. I grew tired of both series a very long time ago.
I would not do well on either. I'm pretty sure someone would get decked within the first day or so....probably a female. Talk about the worst in people coming out. Good Grief. The language that passes for 'ok' now never ceases to amaze me. The things girls say now that at one time would have labeled them a you know what seem like it's not big deal. They throw the F word around like a sailor. When did this become OK? At what point does a generation decide "yeah, I want to be trash"?
Well, glad I got that out of my system. On to something good...well good for me that is. Five years ago at age 42 I started having aches and pains when I would get out of my car. It was weird. My hips would just ache everytime I'd get out and only when I was getting out of the car. Getting in was no problem. This went on for weeks. I had no idea what was going on. I went to the Southern Womens Show where they have a free bone density screening. I thought "what the heck. It's free. Why not" so I go in and put my heel in this little thing and the lady does a reading. Now, I thought the whole thing looked a little hokey. I mean what info could they possibly gather from my heel? Well, apparently a lot.The lady looked at the reading and said that it couldn't be right. So she retook it. She asked me my age again and said "honey, you need to go see your dr. Your numbers are very, VERY low." Well, that scared the heck out of me and I called the dr the next day. I went in and told her about the reading. She ordered a regular bone density test AND blood work to check my Vitamin D levels.
What did it all reveal? Well, my bones were in really bad shape. I was heading straight for osteoporosis, quickly. And the reason? My vitamin D level. I was just about bone dry. My levels were dangerously low. So, the dr gave me a prescription super vitamin D supplement that I think I took for about six weeks. She checked my level again after six weeks and it was great. The pain in my hips had stopped and I thought everything was peachy. Well, I didn't do a maintenance program with the vitamin D. Within weeks I was right back where I was. So back on the super duper pill and then onto LIQUID supplement vitamin D for the rest of my life. She sent me to an endocrinologist and he determined that my 'PARA' thyroid glad just wasn't working...not thyroid but PARA thyroid (it sits behind your thyroid).
My dosage of vitamin D has had to keep going up to get my levels where he wanted. Yesterday I went for my five year scan again. When the dr came in to talk to me about the results he was practically giddy. He zipped his chair right over to me and said I want you to see this. I said "good news or bad news" he said 'good. VERY good'. He said what he was going to show me was practically unheard of. It NEVER happens. I went from having bone density levels in the 20th percentile to being up over 90!! He said 'you now have the bones of a 25 year old" and how did you do it? I was so confused because my recent bloodwork showed my D levels to be at 30 (which is low) but I had changed what I was doing. I had been taking an entire dropper full of it. That would be about 35,000 IU...yes 35K. I thought that maybe that was overkill so I had cut it back to what the dosage was on the bottle which was 5K (only 5 drops). He told me to up it to 10 drops a day and come back in six weeks to have my blood rechecked.
This one little vitamin is a miracle drug. I'm convinced of it. When all this started my dr said that we actually overuse sunscreen....the main thing we get our vitamin D from. She said take your pick of how you want to die. Skin cancer or osteoporosis. Neither, thank you very much.
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Well, goodnight...or do I mean good morning.?