Balancing Act

I’ve taken a break for a bit because of overwhelming issues that became a challenge to overcome. I’m not a quitter. Even so, I’m still dealing with it going on a couple of months now. I have done some research and found some clues as to why I’m in the situation I’ve encountered.

I’ve battled depression a couple of times in my life and then the last time was not long before I retired. I consider myself the most sane I’ve ever been in my life till recently. It’s not that I’m not sane. Just battling the same issues the same way I previously have except for now I have something to work with.

I have A-fib and have dealt with it since I was in my late 30’s and it plays a factor in the overarching issues. The condition when it gets more obvious to me leaves me drained. I have no energy and find sleep to be my harbor away from it all.

So one evening I was doing what most doctors would say don’t do. I was on WebMD looking at symptoms of what I’m experiencing and it came down to something I had not considered. The symptoms pointed to hypokalemia. That’s low potassium. My wife suggested a banana, which is loaded with potassium and tryptophan. The potassium for the A-fib and the tryptophan for the depression. It seems to be an overnight success.

The very next day I did not experience a single episode of A-fib and my mental state improved tremendously. So I went to the local pharmacy and got a potassium supplement and started taking it. The A-fib has not completely gone but has improved markedly. An occasional banana for the tryptophan has combated the depression.

I’m not saying I’m totally one hundred percent, but I will say the improvement had gotten me back on track and I feel almost completely over the issues I’ve been battling.

Not everyone can benefit the same way I have, but the point of this post is to let you know you have the possibility to overcome your situation if you find yourself with your back against the wall. Go to a doctor. Do some research on your own. Don’t let your present circumstance become your daily life. Go after your situation to get back to normal at the forefront. God gives us all a sound mind and we can maintain it if we fellowship with Him. He will give us answers to function properly within this world. I find keeping focused on Him has given me answers. You can too.

About Jim

I'm a 72 yr old guy, who had worked in Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune for 28 yrs and now retired as of 31 Dec 16. I've worked in medical records, Health Benefits Department, Billing, the IT department and retired as the Personnel Security Manager for the hospital. I'm a musician and Corvette enthusiast. Yes, I have had two. I traded my second Corvette for a Harley Davidson Fat Boy mid-summer 2019. I've already ridden about seven thousand miles. I'm also searching for a fresh new outlook on life with new spiritual insight among other things. I was ordained a minister on 20190202. I've become certified with the American Chaplaincy Association through Aidan University in June '21. I've found that with the unconditional love of my companion, Libby Rowe life is complete through God. She's a beautiful, vibrant, giving woman who gives her all in everything she puts her mind to do. She and I married on 24 July 2015. She was ordained in February 2022. She has a blog too called Under a Carolina Moon. Give it a visit.
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