This post-partum recovery time has been like no other. I am always tired and weak. I am still having headaches. I was encouraged by a friend to go see a doctor, so I made an appointment. (I go tomorrow afternoon) I had to wait a few weeks to get in to see him, but now I am starting to think that is a good thing.
Because, this past week my finger joints have started hurting. It is getting harder to hold a spoon, or cut fruit with a knife. And, yesterday after church I was hardly able to unbutton my shirt to change it. And, when I was trying to put up my hair my arms were VERY weak, and it took several attempts to complete the job. These are usually the first signs in the downward spiral of my unnamed disability (though it seems to be vitamin D deficiency). I am thinking that my Vit D3 levels have plummeted after delivery, and I need to have them re-checked.
Please pray for my doctor that he will wisely order whatever lab work I need to identify the source of the problem. And, pray for me, as I continue to research Vit D deficiency on my own, that I would get the bottom of the problem - what causes my body to be deficient. Sure, I can buy supplements for the rest of my life, but I would rather know what I can do to prevent the problem.
I have read in Nourishing Traditions, by Sally Fallon that vit D cannot be absorbed without plenty of animal proteins being consumed. So, I have tried to drink more milk, eat more eggs, use more real butter, and eat more meat... but I do not think this is helping. (But, who knows, maybe I would have been worse by now without taking that step.)