Thursday, November 18, 2010


zzzzzzzzzzz....oh. Hi. Yeah, I'm awake. Are you??

Well, clearly I don't have much to write about lately. BUT! For those of you who know that I've been battling this...fatigue thing for the past 5-6 months, there is good news! I FEEL BETTER!! I FEEL NORMAL!! This is a huge relief because I was beginning to think that "exhausted" was my new normal.

I'm not sure what caused this shift in energy for me. Two things I've done differently in the past week or two: I've been running again and I can't tell you how much I needed that. It's a catch-22 when you don't have energy, because the last thing you want to do is exercise, but I know I feel better and more energetic when I do. So that's helping.

And I tried acupuncture. When we were in Boston recently a few of us were chatting and the topic of acupuncture came up. David's brother Jim has an awesome new girlfriend, and she mentioned that she had suffered from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome years ago, and the thing that finally cured her was acupuncture. Well I have made many, many visits to my conventional doctor, my naturopath, and a pulmnologist over the past several months, with NO improvement, so I figured trying acupuncture was worth a shot. The guy I went to is also a practitioner of Chinese Medicine (which I guess goes without saying for an acupuncturist) and in addition to the poking, he gave me some Chinese herbs.

So I don't know if it's the running, or the acupuncture or the herbs or a combination of the three, but I AM SO BACK, BABY!! It feels GREAT to feel great again.

Look out world, I'm ready to kick some ass.


Dee said...

Hoooooray for you. Completely fatigued is not a normal. It is , no doubt, the combination of all three and that's good.

Just be careful whose ass yu kick.

Sheri said...

I'm so happy you feel better but I have one question.... what did you do with your hair??

Casey said...

That's awesome, Kate! Congratulations on getting your mojo back.

JACKI said...

YAY! Another thought... A couple of winters ago when I sorta went through my depression stage, I started getting Vitamin B6/B12 injections and they did WONDERS. I was able to get off of my anti-depressents and do just straight vitamins.

Jodi said...

Glad you're feeling better sister! I love acupuncture and believe it helps all kinds of ailments!

Dee said...

ME TOOOOOOO hair pics . altho you ARE coming for Tday. are you going to surprise us ?