The most important thing was to figure out why I was so fatigued with no relief. I talked about my health hurdles in Looking Back to Move Forward. In May I had a Sleep Apnea test. Both my doctor and I were surprised that I do not have this. We were still looking for what we hoped would be "THE" cause/source of my fatigue. Instead we were able to eliminate a possible cause (which was a sort of progress).
Long story short, I worked with all of my medical professionals in 2013 get this figured out. Turns out it wasn't a single thing but several things that together. We addressed the Vitamin B12 and Vitamin D deficiency with serious supplements (including B12 shots). Once the vitamin levels were up to normal I was better...but not "normal". But the good news is we got my asthma under control.
During my GYN visit I asked her to test my hormone levels...on the "off chance" that this may be a contributing factor. I'm so glad I thought to ask about this. Turns out that these levels were surprising low. I'm so happy to report that with increased supplements I'm feeling so much better!
A few more discoveries were made in 2013...but I will share them another time. The good news is I feel I've had a break through (or two) and will be able to have a fun 2014.
Below are two posts that set the tone for 2013 which was a good year.
New Beginnings and Getting My Zen On.