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I'm trying to get healthy. I'm trying.
I have no major health issues, and for that I am grateful, but there are things about my body I've been neglecting for the last few years. Last Friday I finally went to the doctor to discuss some chronic issues and four hours later I left with so many prescriptions and appointments for specialists, I now know what it feels like to be geriatric (you know, when your life after 70 tends to revolve around those kind of things.)
Oh, and don't get me started how at the dinner table on Sunday, I went on and on to my friends about these tests and treatments and blah blah blah and bless their hearts they acted interested.
But let's talk about Vitamin D. The orthopedic was like, "Um, your vitamin d levels were 17 last year, let's test you again and see if it's any better. Normal range is 50-100."
Lo and behold, my Vitamin D levels are currently 13. It's surprising because I spent the Summer swimming almost every day for an hour and trying to get something that resembled a tan for another hour. But I also sometimes wore sunblock and that blocks everything good and bad.
A Vitamin D deficiency causes a number of issues, mainly low energy and mood. At dinner, my friend said, "It's remarkable how much energy you have for someone that deficient." And then that got me thinking, "Actually, I have been pretty tired a lot lately. And overwhelmed."
Guys, I am so overwhelmed by the weirdest things. I have collaborations with some big companies and I barely have the mindset to email them and say, "I need more time to get my ish together." And forget about returning phone calls or those 5,000 unread messages in my inbox. I know some of it is my vapid personality, but I'm hoping getting my vitamin d levels up will help me focus and give me the mental and physical energy I need to get on top of my life.
And maybe (maybe) it'll make my not want to cry when I have to get up before 8 am.
Have you gotten your vitamin d level tested recently?
I think you should. A deficiency is quite common.
photos by Sarah Bella