Monday, February 15, 2016

Health Resolution for 2016

Recently, I was bombarded with many illnesses, one after another.
It started with a frequent stomach ache and watery st**l. Then I got a serious bout of diarrhea for a week, complete with stomach cramping and bloating. It got more eventful after the diarrhea passed. I got a yeast infection down under. I was generally tired most of the time, even with sufficient rest and sleep. I noticed I 'zoned' out, while eating, while driving, anytime. Brain fog? Dizziness started to occur, sometimes headache. I noticed an ear ache as well (left ear). The worst and worrying one was the sense of unbalance, like I was in a rocking boat. I would be nauseous when this hit me. Crossing roads and driving made me anxious cause it involves lots of head movement (which made me dizzy..). Vertigo?
Went to the doctor, BP was normal, blood test normal. Urine yes, slightly contaminated. Doctor noticed a 'fullness' or maybe swelling in my right abdomen. I did feel the pain when she was pressing it, otherwise I only felt a twinge or minor discomfort.
I was only prescribed with anti-fungal tablet for the yeast infection and antibiotics to reduce the swelling. It did cure the yeast infection. During the follow up visit, doctor noticed less swelling and she suspected it was stomach gas rather than inflammation. So I was prescribed probiotics.
All those happened within mid Dec to end Jan. I still have the dizzy spells although less frequent, no vertigo so far thank god. Bloating still. New symptom is itchiness on my neck and back shoulder, and sense of creepy/crawliness (not really itchy) on my inner elbows, back of my thighs, under my chin, sometimes in the left ear, even my eyes itch. My energy is returning, still zone out although at a lesser frequency.
I have a feeling that another visit to the doctor will not fully resolve this so I am self-diagnosing myself...candida overgrowth? I am self-medicating with probiotics, yoghurt. Take a lot of tempe. Eliminating food with gluten, reduce sugar. I do wonder if I overstressed myself with running & yoga thus wreaking havoc on my immune system? I'm tuning them down a bit for now.
Lacto5, so called locally derived probiotics. Lemon-infused drink, using extra lemon from last week arabic salad..ngehehe
That's it, my health resolution for this year, to work on having a healthy gut. I've been reading blogs on treating candida the natural way, it can be a slow and long journey. Tabaaaahh!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

BGRC Revisited

Last CNY, we had a kenduri kahwin in Kuantan. Husband's niece got married. So off we went on early Saturday morning around 815am. Traffic jam was horrible as expected, started from Middle Ring Road (T.T). The traffic only cleared after Bentong. We had to drive 2 cars, cause or parents tagged along. Tak muat satu kereta...hahaha. Husband had a plan to book MPV. The plan remains a plan...all MPV booked perhaps due to CNY. Book lambat pun ye jugak...So akibatnya, he drove 1 car with the elders and I drove another with the kids and bibik.
We checked-into a homestay in Gambang after the kenduri around 4pm. The homestay is very close to BGRC (cheaper lah...ramai2 ni). Rehat je dulu...
Next day, we went to BGRC early morning. Long queue was already there at the water park. We simply bought the entrance ticket only, no rental of floats or cabana whatever. We hardly used them last time...bazir je.
The fish bucket apparent filled up fast that day hahaha. Husband counted, every 5 mins or so, it toppled. Last time it took like 30 mins or so to fill up and topple.
Wargghhhh !!!! Feel my wrath! Splash! Splash!
Umar dah berani main air. During the last visit, he refused even to budge from my lap. Main tepuk2 air je. This time, he sat by himself in the pool, baring2 kat section yg cetek, sempat curi2 minum air pool. He finally got hooked playing the water slide. That's it lah. After this, I'm sure I'll have a headache chasing him around water parks/ swimming pools.
Superman style
The day was overcast and it rained around 12noon. Those who were properly dressed and dry, scrambled for shelter. Hayaa has this rain-phobia (takut kilat/ guruh). So when she ran out of the pool, adik2 dia pun ikut laaa lari keluar. Thankfully husband brought a big umbrella and I was also not keen to move all the sandals, water bottles, towels, bags etc. So we ended up huddling under the umbrella.
Sempat wefie
Maka kami pun menggunakan alasan hujan to cut short the water park trip, with no objections from the kids. Yehey....hahaha! Balik! Cari lunch pulak.