the dyingness: a year later
I had my yearly physical today and updated my doctor on the progress of the dyingness and my diet, etc. and my doctor, upon learning that I was feeling better and that I did think I had candida and that it was in check, said “well, you were defying modern medicine”…finally at least some recognition of the fact! But what I wasn’t expecting was for him to ask about my breathing and heart and, upon reflecting I had to admit that yes, I have trouble breathing quite often and yes my heart hurts, beats fast, etc. quite often…more often than usual lately…and, after I left I thought about all of the times (starting about a year ago with extremely painful breathing) so perhaps he’s onto something — he thinks I may have asthma! Nowhere near what I had expected to come out of today — I had expected nothing to come out of today.
Anyway, I had to go for an EKG to see if my heart is okay, which was a bit odd (but so easy compared to ALL of the tests I was having this time last year including that awful tube in the nose) and I have to go for a breathing test.
This has given me the opportunity to reflect upon all of the health issues I’ve had over the past year and to realize how far I really have come — these issues (breathing etc.) were once that I had pushed aside because they weren’t causing me immediate pain but I guess asthma kind of makes sense. Can you think of what else it might be?