Week 4 Day 3
Slept like a champion! Whoo! deeply and restorative. My goodness I needed that.
I am finding that lessening the stress on me by allowing our bad neighbors to simply go away has helped tremendously. We used to get 4 to 6 phone calls per day and hear about how awful their lives are. or ask us to dog sit for the day or help them haul, lift, tug, wash...whatever it is they are doing. They are both really bad gossips, very nosy, I have found this past week without the ringing telephone and whiny neighbors is starting to feel nice.
Had company all day yesterday it was really nice to see DD and her friend but I was happy when it was time for them to leave. I guess I am not used to sitting in a hard chair most of the day. She made some weird dish that I refused to eat, and while DH will eat rocks, I am more picky. So, I had the energy to visit without saying "sorry im going to bed." which i have done the last several times I saw them.
my skin is much less red today. I am starting to refind my old creamy complexion. I am less puffy as well. my under arms are less swollen, my neck glands have almost come back to normal and my belly bloat seems to have calmed quite a bit. I had a quick visual migraine yesterday, but since I was pushing myself i wasnt surprised.
Funny thing, I have had a liver spot on the back of my hand for ten years now. I have done nothing about it. just left it. I have found its about half its darkness.
I am reaching the tail end of phase one. I am excited that each day I run dry on yet another bottle of meds. Each day I am one step closer to being able to get the "jack treatment" instead of just being supplemented. She was quite worried that to push me on the machine without stabilizing me would throw me into an MS attack and leave me blind or something equally disastrous.
DD who is really smart about nutrition, suppliments and so forth as reading each bottle and announcing what was in it. I told her I didnt want to know, but she would scream it out anyway.
So, on Week 4. do I feel I have made progress? yes! I do feel like I am taking 3 steps forward and 1 step back. I have more energy, I am less wobbly, I dont feel I need my cane, my feet are not buzzy, I am able to stay up long enough to visit with friends or go out to dinner, even on a hot day. I am able to walk even in the heat. my tummy has calmed greatly and I feel so much less hungry. I was told that even tho I was eating, my tummy was so twisted I was not absorbing my nutrients from my food and was malnourished, even on a good diet. I eat a small dish now and I am happy 3 hours later. I used to eat and one hour later I was starving.
Elevated LFTs Beta DC 7/07