Lets me start by saying that at the beginning of 2019 I was really excited (Like most people) to start the New Year, and even sent a mass email to my students/subscribers telling them how we were going to rock it.
Well, things did not go according to my plan, unfortunately; I got sick. I started getting sick in January 2019 and everything went downhill from there. Somehow my ears were hurting me, I was coughing, my throat was itching, I had headaches, I felt dizzy all the time, no energy, sleepy, irritable, frustrated, depressed, you name it I had it. So I thought all these symptoms were of a regular cold or something, oh boy was I wrong.
I had all the symptoms of most diseases out there, lol. I was so scared that I did not even visit the doctor because I thought he was going to tell me I had something really bad. Plus I don’t like the health system much because I had bad experiences in the past with bad some diagnosis.
Little by little things got worse and I was not able to work, read emails, and basically was in the worse shape of my life. I had to drink coffee among other things just to get out of the bed at times. I told everybody I was fine and just went with my day and prayed to a higher power to not let me go without seeing my kids grow and become productive individuals for the world.
After months of being sick, I decided enough was enough; I needed to visit a doctor and I did. They found out I had an infection, gave me some antibiotics two days ago.
I feel good enough to write in my blog again, but not only that but I am ready to work and deliver. I imagine this infection has been with me for a long time and who knows what damaged it caused.
What did I learn from all of this? You guessed it 🙂 . To visit the doctor once in a while and make sure that things are ok.
Things that I was doing wrong with my health:
- Eating too much junk food
- Eating out in different places too many times
- Not drinking enough water
- Not exercising
- Stressing too much
- Not sleeping much
- No balance, between work and personal life
- Not periodically going to the doctor
- Not eating enough vegetables and fruits
I started the antibiotics two days ago and (like I mentioned earlier), and now is when I can tell you how sick I was. Guys don’t neglect your health because you will end up paying a price you might not want to pay.
Take care of yourself, balance everything in life and don’t overdo anything; not even the good things.
Until next time your friend Edwin Diaz!