Post # 1
- Wedding: March 2005 - Westside Loft, New York
Mr. Bee used to say that I had so many health problems, he wanted a refund. I even created a blog where I documented my various maladies so he wouldn’t have to hear me complain.
I’m generally pretty healthy — I rarely get sick and I’m not allergic to anything — but I do suffer from eczema, back pain, insomnia, anxiety and depression. I cured my horrible migraines through acupuncture (I’m going through acupuncture right now for my back problems).
Several bees have blogged about their health problems getting in the way of wedding planning or their wedding day. What health problems do you deal with? Maybe we can support one another!
Post # 3
I have crazy allergies, not food or anything, but just allergic to lots of stuff. My hubby always makes fun of me and says I’m just allergic to everything. I also have asthma, but it doesn’t usually bother me too much. I have arthritis, had it since i was little…and NO not just old people get it. I have tendonitis in one arm and on the same arm I have a ganglion cyst in my wrist. I have insomnia, but it comes it waves where I won’t have it for a while, but then it will happen again…like this whole week, for example, I haven’t been sleeping much.
Hmmm…think that’s it but after writing it out, it sounds like enough!
Post # 4
I am allergic to avocados which causes me a lot of problems since they are in everything from shampoo to lip gloss. I am so allergic to it, it puts me in ICU. So that sucks. But I also deal with my ever changing hormone levels thanks to having a hysterectomy secondary to ovarian cancer. Other then that I am all good. And very blessed to have my health and my life!
Post # 5
I’m usually pretty healthy but every now and then, my eczema flares up and keeps me up at night because it’s so itchy! For the most part, I’ve been able to keep it under control but I hate how I can’t figure out what the exact cause is so that I can keep it away for good.
I also have intermittently mysterious allergies…I don’t know what I’m allergic to but some days, I wake up with spots and hives in random places like around my eyes, my tummy, arms, etc. My dermatologist says it’s not eczema but she can’t figure out what’s wrong – I’ve taken blood tests, changed lotions and soaps, tracked my eating, changed laundry detergents, bought new sheets, and I can’t figure out what’s causing it because it’s just not consistent.
I used to have horribly debilitating periods that kept me home from school and work but luckily I’ve learned to time it so that I take my pain killers before the pain starts to help alleviate it. It’s been much better eversince.
But really, I can’t complain. If that’s all I’ll ever be afflicted with, then I’m grateful!
Post # 6
I have a feeling that I am not the sort of person that people are going to be happy with in this thread, but thank God, I have never had any serious health issues. I do have occasional ezcema (worse when I’m stressed) and I went through one period of really deep depression, but other than that I am pretty good. I also just get colds and what-not much less than my husband does, though when I do go down, I go down HARD. I also have mild lactose intolerance, which I think was self induced because I was such a milk addict till I was 18… freshman year of college, I would go through a gallon of milk a week just in my room, not counting at the cafeteria or at my now-in-laws’ house.
Kudos to all of you who do live with health problems, physically, mentally or emotionall… my mother, brother, father, SIL, and FIL all deal with them and I know a little bit about how difficult they can be.
Post # 7
Well let’s see, I have CONSTANT allergies. . no food allergies just environmental, something is funky with my sinuses though and i am constantly blowing my nose and spitting and then eventually throwing up because so much of the mucus goes down to my stomach, also because of the constant flow of yucky-ness i get sinus infections probably every 2-3 weeks. . .lol. . it’s getting to the point where my doctors are struggling for antibiotics. Also i am a type 1 diabetic(needles not pills) and have been since i was 1yr old. I am on the insulin pump which is MUCH better then needles. Other random illnesses i have is/are Arthritis in my left wrist, both kness and ocasionally my back, Fibromyalgia and weak immune system.
Post # 8
I have hypotension. That’s right. I suffer from LOW blood pressure. Its normally not too bad, but I black out quite often and get dizzy when I stand up everyday. Apparently it’ll get better as I get older, but hypotension cna create as many problems as hypertension!
It’s even weirder because my parents have HIGH blood pressure!!
Post # 9
I get pretty regular migraines. They can be triggered from lots of different things, but I usually try to stay away from caffeine and chocolate, drink lots of water, and get enough sleep. That helped prevent them a little, but I still get them at my time of the month.
I also have tons of sinus issues and get nosebleeds a LOT (it’s really embarassing…people always assume I am picking my nose or something) But I’ve been getting them anywhere from a couple times a week to once a month for about 8 years!
Post # 10
My biggest health problem is my hypothyroidism, which thankfully is easily remedied by taking hormones.
Post # 11
I suffer from IBS – irritable bowel syndrome. Mine is mostly anxiety driven, so the more I worry about it, the worse it gets. The most frustrating thing is having to sometimes plan my life around how accessible a restroom will be. Sometimes I’ll go for 6 months at a time with no problems, but then it comes back for no reason. Normally I would worry about such a long day as the wedding, but I’m trying not to. I plan to take some preventative medicine in the morning and forget all about it!
Post # 12
- Wedding: August 2009 - Bernardo Winery
SaraBMarried – I am also a type 1 diabetic with an insulin pump 🙂
FH’s dad is also a type 1 diabetic so FH was pretty familiar with diabetes when we met that I didn’t really have to explain it to him, and it didn’t scare him off, which was nice 🙂
Post # 13
I have arthrofybrosis. It’s a scar tissue condition. When you get hurt your body produces scar tissue as a means to heal itself. Unfortunately for me, I over-produce (quadruple) scar tissue and have undergone numerous surgeries. Mostly my knees, but also my elbow, and shoulder (played tennis my whole life). Not quite 30 yet, but many days where I feel 55!
Post # 14
Both myMr and I have scoliosis. For those not familiar with it, our spines look like the letter "S." It can be quite painful at times. MyMr had surgery for it, so he now has a metal rod in his spine in an attempt to straignten it out. It definitely helped him a lot. I have chosen not to get the surgery out of 1. Fear and 2. My back does not bother me enough to get it. MyMr and I joke about how our kids are going to come out looking like Quasimoto. haha Terrible I know, but helps lighten the mood. 🙂
One thing that I find interesting is that I would be about 3 inches taller if I didnt have scoliosis (if my spine were straight). I am already about 5 ft 7 in, so that would put me at 5 ft 10 in. haha. MyMr grew about 2 inches after his surgery.
Post # 15
@AliCherri1- lol thats cool that your FH had somewhat of a knowledge before you got together lol, when FH and i first started going out he didnt even know i had diabetes until like a month after. . . . he just thought i was being rude when i excused my self during church services(i was actually getting juice)
Post # 16
I have hypothyroidism – my mother has it, my grandfather has it, my cousin has it (well some hyper & some hypo). I was diagionsed at 13 and have been on medication every day since then – but I’ve been stable for the last 7 years on the same dosage. Quite an easy disease to mange once you’re on top of it.
My most bizarre sympton- stuttering!