A little update

I feel like there are three different types of bloggers. The ones who don't share any personal information at all which leaves you intrigued and tempted to stalk them (example). Then there are the bloggers who over share and you end up knowing the details of very personal moments that you really didn't want to know (no example, that'd be mean).

I try to be in the third group (the middle one). I'm willing to share my last name, way too many pictures of myself and a video of me standing on my head but that's where I draw the line. Which is why I haven't shared too too much when I am feeling sick.

I know what you are thinking, everyone gets sick so stop whining! I am not talking about getting a cold or the flu. I have nicknamed myself Medical Mystery Melissa. Aside from having severe asthma and allergies, I have a mystery illness which no one can diagnose. It's not as serious as I'm making it seem (apparently I'm dramatic) but it can really knock me down when it's acting up. I thought it was another food allergy but that doesn't seem to be it. Blood tests have come up negative as have the other ideas people have thrown at me (celiac disease).

Anyways, I just started on some natural medicines which I'm hoping will make me feel back to normal. I just wanted to let you know that I'll blog as often as I can but it's not easy to take photos of yourself when you feel so tired, in pain and uncomfortable in your own skin.

I hope everyone had an amazing weekend! I do have pictures of a baby shower I went to so I'll be posting those soon. xo


  1. I absolutely love your new blog design and I'm so sorry you've been feeling sick. You have been one of my favorite bloggers since I started blogging. I love your perfect balance of style + your life. Keep doing what you're doing! And I hope you find out what your mysterious medical mystery is. Until then, you're in my thoughts.

  2. Hi Melissa,

    First off, I also try to be in the middle group. I share the quirky and funny, and I do share the downs as well as the ups. I try to be honest with my struggles as a new Mom, but also to not overshare. I ask myself, "How would I say this to a roomful of people I'm speaking in front of? Not my best friend." And I share it in that way.

    As such, I would like to share with you that I too had a mystery illness that no one - not 8 different specialists - could diagnose. Finally, everyone got so fed up they just labelled me with something. They said I would have to live a very constricted lifestyle and take drugs. I wouldn't stand for it! Truth is, that the only thing that healed me was a wonderful naturopathic doctor. It took two full years and a strict regimen of supplements and diet for me to be healed. But what's two years in a lifetime? And I am healed. I lead a very healthy life, but I don't have to be contrained by what I thought would be a life-long illness. I am healed and cured.

    I'm writing this because I want to encourage you that your body does want to heal itself. And just because regular doctors can't diagnose you, doesn't mean you can't be cured of what ails you and lead a healthy life.

    So good luck with your natural treatments. And if you ever want to email me about what I had, or my treatments, I'm happy to share. I believe in natural medicine (herbs, homeopathy, diet).

    take care!

  3. Oh Melissa, I hope you feel better soon!! Nothing more frustrating than no answers!! Hang in there! ;)

  4. Sorry to hear you're feeling under the weather! I've been lucky enough to be in relatively good health for most of my life aside from a few silly allergies to things I love (pineapple, cats) and so I can't imagine how little fun it must be to be experiencing your own medical mystery. Hopefully it passes- or you can at least find some answers- soon :) In the meantime, I totally understand your desire not to be the over-share blogger. I actually tend to share very little personal information on my blog, but I think that's mainly because I don't think anyone wants to read about my career in the insurance industry and long-distance running goals :)

  5. Thanks for being honest missy. I hope you feel better and find out what is wrong with you. That must be so frustrating. You are in my prayers.
    <3 Kastles

  6. I'm not sure what kind of natural treatments you're doing now, but I know the greatest Naturopathic Doctor in White Rock. If you're interested, I can share his details with you!

  7. I'm so sorry to hear you're not doing so good, Melissa - being sick is the worst, especially when no one can tell you what's wrong with you! I really hope you start feeling better soon, stay happy and have lots of down time, ok? Sending internet hugs your way. :)

  8. {I probably fall into the category of over-sharing!}

    I'm really sorry to hear that you aren't feeling well and there's nothing anyone can do to fix it right now! That has to be incredibly frustrating. I can't even imagine. I'm hoping and praying that you're able to get some relief while trying to diagnose the problem.

  9. Hope your mystery is figured out soon! :) Feel better girlie!!

  10. i'm so sorry that you are feeling sick! get well melissa!! we support you here through the blogosphere!

  11. Okay first of all, BOO on your medical mystery. Go away, Medical Mystery. Leave Miss Melissa alone. (I can get uglier if necessary.)

    Secondly...yeah okay you got me. I am an undersharer. But now that I know you're intrigued I HAVE to keep it up, mystery's that are NOT medically related are fun, right?!

  12. Have your doctors explored the possibility of fibromyalgia? When I was younger, I was a bit of a medical mystery myself - I had blood tests, MRIs, sleep studies, you name it! When nothing came up, some doctors claimed it was just all in my head. It wasn't until a rheumatologist who was familiar with fibromyalgia saw me that I finally got answers.

    Fibromyalgia affects people in different ways, but, for me, the symptoms I notice most are widespread pain, muscle knots, general feeling of discomfort, fatigue, not feeling refreshed after sleep, headaches, and some issues with digestion. Fibromyalgia is often tricky to diagnose because of a lack of knowledge about the illness, but the medical field is starting to learn more. I would definitely talk to your doctor about it if you haven't heard of it before.

    I hope this helps! I still struggle with adjusting my life and dealing with the onset of new symptoms, so please, please, please feel free to get in touch with me if you ever have any questions or just want to vent. I know what it's like to feel like you're an old maid trapped in a young person's body!

    Good luck, and I hope this flare up passes quickly! Epsom salt baths are great for muscle aches!

  13. I really hope you get that sickness figured out soon! Your blog is definitely unique, you don't share too much but I can see that you share your humour and quirky-ness. I always can't think of much to write on my blog, I type something then I feel that it's too personal and then I'm left with no words again. Well keep up your blog!! It's great :)


  14. Oh my goodness, that's some scary stuff. I hope they're able to diagnose you soon so you can quickly get back to normal. I'm sorry you have to go through this! Stay strong and get well soon!

  15. I'm a slack blogger... I just haven't had anything interesting to blog about.. not engaged... not pregnant...

    But I love yours! Hope you feel better soon.

  16. Oh Melissa, I am going through the exact same thing! I got my gallbladder removed 4 years ago but I still have pain and other "issues". I've had the barium swallow, a camera down my throat, I've been tested for celiac disease, allergies, etc., I've given up aspartame and I still have digestive/stomach issues that are undiagnosed. I hope the natural medicines help you. If they do please let me know what you tried. Thank you!

  17. Melissa, I'm so sorry to hear you are feeling sick. I hope the doctors can figure out what the mystery illness is soon.
    I hope you get well soon!

  18. Sorry you haven't been feeling well. I know JUST how it feels to not feel comfortable in your own skin...that's why I haven't been posting either.
    Here is to us both finding a solution to our medical problems!

  19. Is "too much information about being sick" sharing my OJ story in my most recent entry? You can use me as an example, I don't care ;)

    Haha, anyway, I hope you feel better soon. This sounds like a lot to deal with, and I give you credit for having patience with your health. Thank you for sharing with us.


  20. I hope you find out what it is and how to fix it soon! I just had a friend talk to me for a while tonight about how natural medicine is the way to go so hoping that this will work for you too. Feel better soon and take your time with new blog posts! Go easy on yourself and know that you will still have me as a loyal reader whenever you return :)


  21. I'm not sure where I stand in this. I don't really say much about myself, but I do share quite a bit of things. Sooo maybe the middle?

    Anyway, I found your blog on Style Bloggers Map, and really glad I did. Your style is cute, casual and not at all overboard trendy.

    Definitely have a new fan. Great blog!


  22. Medical Mystery: Melissa Knight. TLC special??? I think so!


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