As you know, I have a LOT going on in my life at this time of year. The RA is still acting up, work is crazy and only getting crazier- the usual for my late July/all of August life. As I mentioned last post, we are also in the process of trying to buy a house. If we cannot do that, we will need to consider moving to a single level apartment. Needless to say- my stress level is through the roof.
Now- I am sure that it will change later this week a little when we meet with the mortgage broker to see if we qualify. I am honestly prepared for either answer- I just need to know. Waiting has never been my strong suit and medical test after medical test, diagnosis after diagnosis has made that worse if anything. But either way- there will be more changes.
Stress is manifesting itself in hives. Itchy, itchy hives. This happened last year too so medically I am prepared to treat it (Benadryl at night, Claritin or Zyrtec during the day and lots of oatmeal baths) so that's a good thing.
What I need from you are your best ideas and tips. How do you combat stress? What do you do to relax? Send me all of your ideas, good, bad, sane, crazy- I am entertaining all options!
Thanks in advance!