Oh the ways our body likes to remind us just who is in charge.
I’m back from vacation, and feeling really good over all… but I have to share with you a couple of episodes I had on vacation that were down-right scary.
Before I do that, I’ll hit the highlights:
– I swam a lot, soaked up a lot of sun, had a great time with our kids and got to bed on time every night.
– Despite having to make every meal but one on our trip, the kitchen was HUGE and allowed for the kids to help me without us tripping over each other. (NOTE: Larger kitchen and full pantry functions much better for 10)
– There was an outdoor table for 10, and the weather was perfect the entire time. (Yes, you may puke, but it was…)
– I’m pretty sure that I was supposed to live somewhere warmer than Kansas, but vacations are good too.
Ok… so that was the highlights. Here’s the low-down on what else happened.
Our first night in New Mexico, we booked a Homewood Suites room. It had 3 rooms and a full-sized fridge, which was perfect! As my daughter and I did our usual OCD clean-routine, we buzzed around the room and my oldest son brought in cartloads of tubs and bags. I remember making sure the air temp was in the range we were wanting…. 72. But as we buzzed around, I kept getting hotter and hotter.
I remember things getting a little fuzzy… and when I went out to get another load – something in the hallway smelled… funky. Like incents, or something strange. It was a casino town, and I was concerned about just sending my son off down the hall with no cell phone because he mentioned there were a ton of people in one room “like a party” he said. So, I was trying to text my husband what was going on… Only I suddenly couldn’t text, or think… my mind was getting really fuzzy, and I felt like I really needed to lay down before I passed out! My daughter was getting concerned as I was slurring my speech as well.
I didn’t know what was happening but it was like my energy was zapped and I couldn’t really even care. It was awful… like an instant flu-paralyzing feeling.
Thankfully, about then, my husband came in with the rest of our kids – and figured out they had the heat on in the rooms, not the AIR… and the blowers were roasting us. For someone who did hot yoga last year, I was surprised with my body’s reaction to the heat in about a 10 minute time span. Maybe it was just too much, too fast… I don’t know, but I took note. After some food, water and COOL AIR, my body came to, and I could help with getting the kids to bed.
A similar thing happened the next night. When we got to the house we rented, as the evening wore on, we realized the kitchen, (which had many west-facing windows and no window coverings) was roasting – an almost identical event happened… just as the night before, and I began to get concerned for our trip and my well-being. I was hoping this was NOT a pattern. We decided for the remainder of our trip that any baking/cooking would be done earlier in the day – and we’d have our lighter meals for dinner – to avoid heating up the kitchen, and making myself sick!
Voila!! No more issues with that the remainder of the trip!
So, if you’re battling adrenal failure, you know what I’m talking about. It isn’t just physical and emotional stress that gives you the shakes, makes you flu-ish and zaps your energy almost instantly… it can be environmental stress as well, including the temperature. I did a great job of not “shocking” my body with cold this winter – and always wearing plenty of layers – and I do a pretty good job of just avoiding most stressful people and situations anymore… but apparently I’m going to really need to watch it with heat and lack of circulating air this summer. (and continue praying that my body is healed from adrenal failure soon!)
I hope and pray you have SPRING weather where you are! After a long week back with grey skies, cold temps and rain (which was a blessing, don’t get me wrong) I’m THRILLED that the weekend looks to be gorgeous! 🙂 Enjoy this link to the top 3 reasons Mainstream “Medicine” could be failing you, and what to do about it!
We get to pick up and travel again really soon – thankfully the next trip is only 5-6 hours, vs. two days by vehicle! I’m planning now what we will eat, and pack… because that is such a key part to making our trips successful and keeping things Healthy for Him!
“This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones.”
Posted on May 2, 2014, in Auto Immune Disease, Auto Immune Protocol (AIP), Celiac/Gluten Sensitivity, Our Struggles and tagged adrenal fatigue, auto immune disease, celiac disease, gluten free, gluten intolerance, healthy for him, large family Paleo, MS. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.