Dehydrated~

silhouette6Two years out and getting better all the time!

“Donda was partying before they called it partying.” – My older sister telling me what our mom said. Gave me a great laugh, and reminded me to get a glass of water.

If I had a dollar every time someone said to me, “You’re so smart with health, but you don’t drink water. I don’t get it”.

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I don’t get it either. Pathetic. 

I forget to do it. 

Vino at the end of the day comes along with meetings and dinners. 

There’s a great deal of free Starbucks in my life.

Water bores me. 

People close to me think it’s because I consider it a rule, and I’m a rebel. As funny as that sounds, maybe that’s true?

I do get that very large glass of water in me every morning with my thyroid replacement med.  I have two profound examples on the value of consuming water. 

Years ago, my older sister was getting married, and I was in the wedding. My mom knew how I was with water, so she made me promise her I would drink eight glasses of water a day until the wedding. At the time I lived hard with partying, smoking, not sleeping, and she knew it. All she had to do was add, “For me?” So I did. Regardless of what I was doing I would interrupt it to say, “Oh wait, let me get this water in me.”, while I grabbed a straw and went to work at it.  As friend’s mouths were hanging open from shock.  Week by week, my mom would squeal with the delight and pride of how my skin looked. It did truly take years off my face. Well, I’m definitely not narcissistic, I didn’t stick with it. 

Second proven example: 

While unknowingly carrying overlooked, misdiagnosed, and mistreated cancer I was spending one of my many nights educating myself on the mystery of one of the symptoms I despised the most. My anxiety.  Now, Sloan Kettering tells me that was a symptom of cancer, but at the time it was a debate with two doctors between MS and Lyme for me. I didn’t trust either doctor but I trust myself. During my research, I read over and over how purified water is a life saver to anxiety. I thought “Bullshit. It can’t be that simple”. I still couldn’t get that damn amount of water in me.  After my surgery I was told the importance of a thyroid in a woman is so paramount it can cause problems such as anxiety. The meds to replace your thyroid also have a side effect of anxiety. I thought, “What else is new?”. But I started the water. Astonishingly enough, if I get the proper amount in equal to my weight, I feel zero anxiety! It works! Just make sure it’s purified, and do your research to be sure your purified water choice is free of fluoride.

So, I’m told our bodies are 60% water. Blood is 92%, and the brain and muscles are 75%. Oh yeah, and these bones that are aging by the second, 22%. I’ll come back with more of my health advice when you can count on this Aquarian to be a consistent water bearer.

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You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may tread me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I’ll rise.
~Maya Angelou

 

About DondasDigs.com

I am a mama, wife, freelance writer, childrens rights activist, singer/songwriter, self employed music producer, music enthusiast, and dry comedian. Also, have lived and won the fight of ambiguous injustice in misdiagnoses, health challenges, and recovery. Along with being highly opinionated, all for your entertainment and my creativity. ALSO possibly the biggest Elvis Presley fan you'll ever meet, without collecting all the junk. ~~~~~~~~~~~
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