Hey everyone! I know it’s been awhile since I’ve updated. I’m still struggling with my health-issues. When they first came along, I kept telling myself that I can work through it and keep this blog going. But it’s been weeks now and I realize I can’t do that, and I can’t just keep everyone waiting either. I really have been working on the next chapter, it’s just so hard to be creative when you feel so crappy! So, I’ve decided to officially put this legacy on hold. 😦 This is heart-breaking for me, I’ve put so many hours into this blog, and I have SOOO many ideas for future generations. I WILL DEFINITELY come back to finish this legacy, it just has to wait awhile. I won’t be on wordpress much anymore, but I will do my best to keep up with your stories! You might even see short-stories from me every now and then when I’m feeling well. I am so sorry everyone! I’ll miss you guys. 😦
I know a lot of you don’t want to know all the long boring details about what’s going on with me, you just want to read the story! And that’s fine with me, but I feel like I owe those of you who do want to know an explanation. If you want to know, read on! If not, skip it! Anyway, here’s what’s been going on.
These “health-issues” I’ve been talking so much about is just that. IssueS! It’s more of a ship-load of small things that add up rather than one serious problem. To start with the little things, I have both anemia and low blood pressure. Low blood pressure can cause dizziness, headaches, and other symptoms, while anemia can cause such a wide range of things it’s hard to even begin to list. But, neither of those are a very big deal, I just have “off” days sometimes. Getting to the bigger things, I’ve had stomach problems since Kindergarten We never figured out exactly what it was, as it wasn’t a super big problem. But recently, my doctor diagnosed me with Celiacs disease, or gluten-sensitivity. Which basically just means I can’t have anything with wheat or flour in it. No bread, no pasta, no baked goods, etc. NO COOKIES! *Gasp*!
So, I’ve had to stick to that lame diet. It sucks. It’s hard. It’s new….we’re still learning a lot about this stuff, and making a lot of mistakes. This is definitely one of the bigger things going on right now. It’s kind of a life-changing thing, even if it’s not too serious. (For me. This disease can kill people if they accidently get some wheat in their diet. I, however, am not nearly that sensitive!) So that is something that’s effecting me, and this blog, a lot.
One more boring health explanation! Almost done (Kind of!), don’t worry! Alright, so, I was born with a condition called VSD, which means I have a hole in my heart. If you’ve never heard of that before, it’s not a very big deal. It’s incredibly common, actually. The name (and the use of the word “condition”) just makes it sound all scary. You might have even been born with it and not know it! In most babies, this hole closes soon after their born. Well, mine never closed. Which still isn’t too big of a deal. I’m supposed to get a quick check-up every 1-4 years, and take antibiotics before a dentist appointment. That’s all. Shouldn’t really have an impact on my life outside of that. Well, lately I’ve started to have trouble breathing. I thought it might be asthma, as both of my parents have or have had it sometime in their life. My doctor said it could be something much more serious, though. As I grow, the muscles in my heart can change. Normally not a big deal, but with the hole in my heart, it could be. If it shifts a certain way, (or something like that. I hardly know what I’m talking about.) my “bad blood” could leak into my “good blood” (is how my doctor put it) and that could cause serious problems, including difficulty breathing. If that’s the case, and if it’s bad, I might have to have open-heart surgery to fix the hole. Scary, but probably not going to happen. That’s the worst-case scenario For now, we’re testing for other things that could be causing it. In and out of the doctors every week, yay! And so far everything had come back normal. Not sure if that’s a good or bad thing. So, that’s what I’ve been dealing with lately. And you just got a short medical lesson, haha.
-Boring Details Over!-
With the constant doctors appointments, the new diet, and just over-all feeling crappy-ness, it’s hard to do much of anything. But in a few months, when this diet-thing becomes the norm for me, and we figure out what’s happening other-wise, I will gladly come back to this legacy and finish what I started. I wish all of you luck, and I’m so grateful that you took the time to read my blog! I’m not giving up on it!
But hey, at least I’m not one of those legacy writers that randomly leaves for months or just stops writing all together without giving my readers any warning, right? (Trying to make myself feel better.) I couldn’t do that to you guys! Alright, wall of text over. Sorry. I just feel like I have so much to say! You guys can still always contact me about anything at anytime. I’ve helped quite a few people with their blogs (lay-outs, how to get more followers, etc) so if you need any help, shoot me an e-mail. Or you can just say Hi. 🙂
PS: Sorry for any grammar mistakes in this. I did not proof read well at all!