Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Water Is Life

Yesterday was interesting.  I had not slept over 2 or 3 hours a night since I had been on the steroids.  I felt really bad yesterday morning but had promised Jordan he could stay with me until I left for work after lunch.  I made it through the front door at work, that was as far as I got.  My co-workers put me in a chair, my friend and co-worker Fred parked my car and brought me home and stayed with me until Rick came home.   That is how quickly vertigo, migraine and nausea hits with menieres disease.
Poor Fred,  I tossed my cookies on the way home.

Finally the nausea meds made me sleep last night and a couple of hours today.  I did go in and teach this afternoon.  Very slow, gentle classes, lots of breath work, life can be interesting.

Still on the steroids for a couple of more days and hopefully this two week bout/flare up with menieres will be part of my past for a long time.  I had gotten rather cocky, almost a year without a flare, I began to think I was bullet proof.  But heat exhaustion and dehydration a couple of weeks ago taught me a valuable lesson.

I said all of this to say this tonight.  To remind all of you as well myself, these bodies we live in are mostly water.  For function and health we have to hydrate.  Summer is fast approaching, don't wait until you are thirsty to drink water. Start the day with a glass of water, take a glass to bed with you.
And at every point in between hydrate.  I have had a rough two weeks because I didn't do what I knew to do.  Even for the teacher, transformation can be difficult.  Most nutritionists tell you to drink the equivalent of half your body weight in ounces daily.  More if you are in the heat.  First signs of dehydration is usually headache and fatigue, thirst comes later.

Water is life.  Water helps the blood flow, the heart to work, the digestive tract to function, the brain to do its best.  Water is life.  Repeat that many times daily.  Water is life.  It will even help your metabolism.  Water is life.


  1. Good reminder. I almost exclusively drink water but perhaps not quite enough.

  2. Thanks for the reminder Jilda. I hope that you soon feel well again.
    Hugs Julia