Saturday, June 12, 2004
As you can [sort of] see, the car-buying process is [basically] over. I bought the exact car I wanted. And [laughing at myself] I didn't even test drive it first. I did tons of research, as you know. And the CR-V came out on top every single time I questioned myself. It's just that much bigger than the RAV4. It got slightly better consumers reports. Without realizing it, a couple of yoga instructors recently bought a 2004 model and rave about them. A fellow dogwalker has a 2002 CR-V and still raves about it.
The difference in price between a used 2002 and a brand new 2004 was minimal. So, I got what I wanted - A brand new 2004 black Honda CR-V. It had 33 miles on it when I picked it up from the credit union [it has over 100 miles on it now]. I appreciate everyone's input during this process. It really helped in my extensive search.
I'm sorry I haven't posted sooner but [thanks to my brilliant doctor] we found at least one reason for my fatigue: mono. Yes, that's right, the 'kissing disease'. I didn't know much about it until I researched it the other night. It's highly contagious but [presumably] not airborne. It's passed through the saliva. So this could mean I've shared more than martinis with friends over the past few months.
Looks like it's going to be a quiet summer for some of us.
At least now I know I have to be resting. I kept trying to push through - thinking my work had gotten so busy and my body hadn't adjusted yet. But apparently I've been trying to push through with a weakened immune system.
There's no treatment for mono. I have to ride it out. Aches, pains, sweats and all. Eat well. Drink lots of water. But mostly I have to rest. It's suggested that I do not partake in strenuous activity, not lift heavy things and not play contact sports because a blow to the abdomen could rupture my spleen. -- What the heck is that anyway? One website said the spleen is useless and often removed. But if it becomes inflamed and/or ruptures, it could be dangerous.
But hello? Strenuous activity, lifting and contact are all part of my work! I need to be in top physical condition. So this is a rude awakening for me. I'm resolving to put all of my energy into my work - nothing else. That means, no more working at Goda Yoga. Recording and performing have to be put off till I can sing and hold my guitar for longer than a minute - without feeling faint. And bear with me on the lag time between journal entries and comments. I can't risk jeopardizing my work. Especially now that I have a car payment.
Luckily, easy walks and some yoga are essential to getting well - even with mono. I actually feel much better when I'm walking and stretching. But I just have to remember not to push myself when I feel tired. Even if it's after just a few minutes.
Timing sure is everything. Now that I have a DVD player and Netflix subscription, I can sack out on my new bed and zone to the TV. Only thing is, I have no desire to even turn the thing on. I want to be out and about, riding in my new car with the wind blowing in my hair singing loud with Jason Mraz on the CD player.