So, I did rather fall off the face of the planet, there, didn’t I?
Well, wha’ ha’ happen was…
I volunteered at the fundraising auction my grade school held, and something in the building they held it in (not the school itself, but elsewhere,) set off a bronchial allergy attack of truly epic proportions. I made it through the final performance the men did for the warden on Tuesday, and then promptly DIED.
More or less. Reports may be greatly exaggerated. What I do know is that by Thursday I was having difficulty breathing while doing things like walking, so Friday I stayed in bed. Then I spent a week or so dragging my carcass to necessary activities, and vegging out on the couch the rest of the time because I had the energy output of an potato – enough to get by, but not for complex emotional processes (thanks, Portal2!) I am all better now (more or less,) in part due to Jeff insisting I be nice to myself and rest, and in part because I started eating small amounts of meat again.
See, here’s the thing: I gots me some issues. No, really whole subscriptions, but one of them is that I suffer from depression which, much like my ADD, is medication-resistant. Now, I don’t for one minute buy that some magic dietary regimen will cure me, but I do know that letting my blood sugar roller-coaster is kind of like handing explosive ammunition to a pyromaniac with anger issues and an arsenal. Things will not end well. Add to that the fact that I was experiencing fatigue brought on by low iron, and the cocktail was… Unproductive.
Now, before my brother does a little happy-carnivore-I-told-you-so sort of dance, let me state that I think it is entirely possible to manage my blood sugar problems and the iron issues without resorting to eating meat or relying on supplements. It probably wouldn’t even require a significant increase in time or planning, or weird changes in what I eat. But as I’ve mentioned before, I also believe that eating meat is part of a responsible and sustainable agricultural model. So, I’m living my principles and getting the nutrition my body likes, without having to restructure my time such that something I love doing gets less attention.
So now I am eating eggs at breakfast, meat with lunch, and a vegetarian dinner. And my energy levels are picking back up. That’s good.
It also means that I am back, more or less, and will now be posting here more often, instead of using all my limited energy to post pretty things over on tumblr.
Also in there somewhere I won a Pioneer Woman drawing for an Anthropologie gift certificate, which I have since put to good use. Perhaps I shall arrange for pictures, in the near future.
Next up: How I Went to Prison, and Why I Want to Go Back.