#LADYVAMPLIFE

11/21/2013

 
I'm too old and too much of a mommy to be about that night life. I just found out that I'm very anemic. The doctor says that I'm down two pints of blood and the comments I got on FB after posting about it was "Where did your blood go?" (insert laugh here) and "How do you take in more blood?" I don't know the answer to either of those questions.
Apparently I have iron deficiency anemia.
So of course after I talk to the doctor I talk to my real doctor WebMD
and check off my symptoms...Iron deficiency anemia symptoms may include: extreme fatigue? Check! Shortness of breath? Check! Headaches? Check! Dizziness or lightheadedness? Check? Irritability? Check!  Unusual cravings for starch? Check!

Apparently I've been blaming being exhausted on my 2 year old and my shortness of breath while working out on being out of shape,
my headaches on my need for an updated eye script and my dizziness on standing up or moving around too fast, my irritability on the fact that sometimes I'm a bitch (I'm aware) and my craving for starch on the fact that starch is good. Bread? Yes. Pasta? Yes Please. Mashed Potatoes, French Fries? Loaded with bacon and cheese if possible Thank you very much. And that's just because it tastes so good and I like food.
But apparently it's so much more than that.
And when my doctor used the word transfusion it was one of the scariest words I've heard in a long time. But then the follow up was that it wasn't recommended yet. I could lose another 2 pints before we'd start talking transfusion at my age. Start with that next time please... and thank you

So I'll pop my iron pills with orange juice twice a day and hope for the best. I'd just be careful with bare necks around me. Just saying.

 
 
I've been writing since back in elementary school when my teacher taught us about similies and metaphors. I still have old black and white composition books with short poems and random drawings from too many years ago.
Writing is what I love. One of the things
I've been wanting to do a blog for the longest time. I don't get time to write in a diary anymore so since I'm on a computer most of the day most days this became the most obvious option to start writing again.
So I'm starting today....
With Thanksgiving right around the corner and Christmas sneaking up on us right after that, it has me thinking....

Can we celebrate a holiday in its entirety before moving on to the next?
It's like having a conversation but instead of listening you're just waiting for your turn to talk
Can we let holidays be celebrated in the spirit in which they were intended?
Celebrating life and sacrifice and unity and not e-commerce and an overabundance of unnecessary things
I won't get into the celebration of Christ's birth for Christmas because even though that's the intention of Christmas it is so much more
and if you don't believe in Christ or just believe in another God, I don't judge. I only speak for myself and the holidays I celebrate.
But same things go for Kwanzaa and Hanakkuh
I am thankful on Thanksgiving but I try to be thankful all year round for all the blessings that I know I have
For Christmas I try to relinquish my realistic sensibilities and enjoy the magic of the holiday
celerate the tradition of family gatherings and the spirit of giving, peace on Earth and helping the less fortunate
but I've always been easy. I enjoy homemade cards and comic strip wrapping paper. I'm a girl at heart. A kid, really.
So I'll be excited to decorate for the holidays and get dressed up like my family always does and enjoy the lightheartedness of putting all differences aside and watching the joy on my daugther's face

Merry ThanksChrismakuh!