I had my bloodwork done a few months ago and turns out my vitamin d was nearly nonexistent. Dr. Heitzman made me promise to get my butt outside and in the sunshine. Simultaneously the counselor I was seeing at the time suggested that I needed to increase my antidepressant because I wasn’t feeling very “Sunny”. And my skin, mostly my face, was dry and freaking out- turns out vitamin d is pretty stink’n important. I promised to get myself into the sunshine, didn’t increase my antidepressant, and smother my face in moisturizer constantly. As you can see from the video, sunshine makes me giddy and a little crazy. I hope you enjoy my rambling.
If you haven’t yet seen the efforts of IAmALS.org please take a second to check it out. As part of my community, it’s wonderful having you to love and support me through this diagnosis.
I AM ALS was built by the ALS community for the ALS community, including people living with ALS, caregivers, families, advocates, and beyond. People that amaze us each day. Drive us each day. And who are dedicated to standing up, speaking out, and daring to dream that together we can win the fight against ALS.
Wednesday was my final AnswerALS trial appointment, crazy that it’s been a year already. I don’t have any other research on my list at the moment but something will hopefully fall my way soon. Also, I’m almost done with Every Note Played by Lisa Genova. Amazing book.
Lastly, I wanted to remind y’all that even if you don’t have social media you can keep up with posts from the SunnyStrong home page.