Monday, June 28, 2010


I had staph and the viral outbreak, so good thing I took anti-biotics! I'm feeling better, but I think I should go on a suppressive therapy since I plan on being in the sun as much as I can. As for the the non-dissolving stress..I don't know what to do about it.

This weekend is kind of a big deal!
Last year I had attended Potlatch, but only as a carry-on, photographer, cheerer, and partier. I said to myself, and a few people, that next year I will be here- on my own team.
Potlatch is an ultimate frisbee tournament, where many folks from all about the nation come in to do it up right. It's 3 days of at least 3 games(yikes!), and lots of partying.
I have resisted the urge to play for the last 2-3 weeks, I'm trying to let my shins heal. While the tearing sensation persists, it's gotten a lot duller. Doesn't mean that if I should get out on the field it will magically be better.
I bought athletic insoles, I'm interested to see how they will perform... they feel good just walking around in my cleats. I will also have Icy-Hot, Ice packs, and heat pads at the ready for the weekend.
The plan is to heat patch in the mornings, stretch-warm up. Remove heat when ready to play. Ice packs after the point/game. We'll see how it goes!

Friday, June 18, 2010

A dash of stress

I'm not entirely sure where it's coming from, but I am feeling a little ball of stress in my tummy. No matter how hard I've ignored it, as usual, my skin has reacted.
I have a herpes virus dormant in my system that is from cold sores, but people with eczema don't get lip cold sores. It is more like chicken pox. Very painful, quickly spreading, and potentially fatal chicken pox.

As you can guess now, my stress has manifested into the sores on my chest and on my neck, with little random blisters on my shoulders, tummy, and face.
I would totally provide an example for you, but the images are so gross, and it makes me really upset to remember how my first outbreak was. If you do google dermatitis herpeticum, that's basically what my entire chest looked like. It was horrifying.

I went to the dr, and they cultured just in case it was staph, but i know for a fact by the tingling sensations all over my body that these are blisters.

Anyways, now i'm trying to realize what i'm holding inside, what I need to mentally exfoliate or take care of.
It's amazing how powerful our mind and bodies are. I need to listen to mine and take care of it. I'm ignoring my shin splints which is limiting my participation on the 3 ultimate teams i've paid for. I have this flyer to finish and get printed ASAP, because it will be distributed over July 4th. I'm trying to brainstorm guerilla ways to help save the homestead.

On second thought, maybe it's just too much sun that's triggered it. My chest/face has been burned at least 3 times already. X.X

Friday, June 4, 2010


I need deep therapeutic sleep.