I hesitate to write this at this time because I feel like I am still in the middle of things and might not have a complete prospective, but I also want to get this done while things are fresh. In early October 2011, I thought I was sick, but I think the reality is that I was sick as much as a year earlier and October just brought about the latest round of symptoms. It really doesn’t matter what the physical manifestations of my illness were, because they are just symptoms. I also had some symptoms during the summer of 2011 and some in March 2011and even some in December the year before. It’s possible that if I examined things before that, I would find more symptoms. What does matter is that all these physical manifestations probably came from the same underlying cause – stress.
As I have been trying to figure out how to deal with my stress-related chronic illness, I have tried to find any means possible to get relief. Some things work, some things don’t work, some things work some of the time and not others. The whole journey has been a difficult path, but one that I needed to take; otherwise, things would just get worse.
At this time, I want to capture what I have learned. For the most part, this is to remind me of what I have learned and cannot afford to forget. If this can benefit you, so much the better, but remember that I am just sharing work works for me. Each must find their own way; I can only share my experience.