September 22, 2023

It is the time of the month…the women would perceive.

Each month, I would get dangerous cramps which makes me breathless, giddy and helpless. It is throughout such intervals of illness that I’ve morbid ideas – what if I drop lifeless and die? How can I keep away from such pains? Why do I’ve to undergo like this? Can I simply take away my womb?

It is also throughout such instances that I pause to consider my well being. I begin to suppose I have to train extra, eat higher, deal with myself higher, and deal with my well being. After I’m my typical self, I do not hassle a lot with such ideas.

Anyway, for the primary time in my 30+ years of life, I’ve began acupuncture…in a bid to get pregnant. I’m wondering how lengthy and the way rather more I’ve to spend.

Getting pregnant shouldn’t be a straightforward activity for me. After the TCM session, I do know I’ve plenty of points to sort out. I’ve poor sleep, poor urge for food, frequent again aches, frequent cramps, chilly toes and arms, poor blood circulation, poor digestion. All these did not matter, I simply let it move for a few years. However to the doctor, these might be why I’ve points conceiving.

Which makes me suppose – I ought to prioritise fixing my well being first and never hassle concerning the final result. 

The acupuncturist is aiming to deal with my poor sleep, again aches and cramps first. However regardless of my third weekly go to, I nonetheless have not seen any enhancements. Worse, my blood move turned low. I do know. I’m impatient. 

I requested for no medicines. I cited I’ve poor digestion and I’ve taken TCM drugs 1 12 months plus again for a number of months to no impact. The doctor did not power me  however stated will probably be finest to couple remedy with medicines. I have to admit I requested for no medicines due to price. It price $12/day for these powder. Already the acupuncture units me at $100+ per go to. However, I’ll oblige quickly. The doctor advised me and my hub to strive taking 1 week of drugs after interval to assist. I may should oblige with going for twice/week acupuncture.

At instances, I feel there’s one thing incorrect with me. Generally I bear spending the cash, typically I do not. I readily bought dietary supplements like ubiquinol, vitamin d3, omega 3, probiotics after studying that it helps with fertility. Particularly that ubiquinol which price 50 cents per tablet. Although, after taking it for months, there is not any outcomes. 

I have been shopping for natural soup to brew after interval. Every pack price $6 and I used to be advised to drink it for 3 days. 1 new pack for every day. That is $18.

I used to be advised to brew purple dates tea to drink every single day after interval. I am going to estimate it at 50cents/day. 

But it took me a while to go for acupuncture as a result of it isn’t low-cost. I made a decision to go for it since that is one technique I’ve not tried. 

For my very own reference, plainly I have to put aside ~$600/month or near $1k if I’m going for acupuncture twice every week.

It could appear silly to calculate these, however I wanted a way of how a lot I’m investing in my well being. I suppose spending on my well being is best than shopping for a brand new iphone 14, which I am holding again from.

The great factor is I’m nonetheless getting my paycheck. However the layoff information are getting nearer to dwelling and I am getting jittery. I’ve been feeling bored at work and if layoff comes, I suppose I am be one of many first as a result of I am underneath the radar. I hate show-time with my bosses. 

I’m casually looking for jobs however I do not see any roles and firms I like. Huge tech is a no-no (see meta, google, shopee), banking could quickly be affected (see goldman sachs, credit score suisse), govt sector is simply too inflexible for me (pals wanna get out to pte sector however they’ve difficulties transiting out)…the listing goes on. I’m dealing with mid-life profession disaster as a result of I do not know what to do. I dislike working, and possibly belongs to the “quiet quitting” batch that folks scorns at. My mum would scold me for having no drive. I simply need a month-to-month earnings and sufficient time to get pleasure from my life, not OT until wee nights. I might like to do a distant job, if situations are proper. I may relook at whether or not I need to take paycut to tackle a extra relaxed job. 

Anyway, sufficient ranting. I really feel like I am over divulging how ineffective I’m😔

How a lot do you spend to keep up your well being? What suggestions/dietary supplements/meals do you advocate? Joyful to be taught extra!