“Life is a highway & I’m gonna ride it all life long”
Hello fellow wellness adventurers…… Mad CAPpers
I have not been able to post for some time as my life has been…..well, eventful.
Now, this has been some good with a good measure of some not so great.
Regarding the protocol; I am just completing pulse #20 for my 2nd year anniversary on full treatment. It has had my “usual” intestinal upheaval. I have only been able to get to 1 gm of flagyl a day for 5 days. In the past I was able to occasionally go to 1.25 gm a day for 5 days, however, this was too stressful for my cleansing organs & in particular my liver.
For the 1st time since starting the protocol pulse #19 was…well, pretty darn amazing. I now know what some of you have posted about. I experienced increased energy to the point that I was thinking … hhhmmmm…. perhaps I shall go beyond my 5 days at 1 gm. The fear of the “Troll Queen” ever daunting & my liver concerns had that notion squashed in jig time. Steady wins the race.
I continue the Sodium Chloride & Vitamin C, 10 gms of each daily for 72 hrs protocol between pulses. This is supposed to help with my Lyme disease per my M.D.
Some things remain for me, my mind is still not cleared which concerns me. It is better than 2 years ago, no question. The thing is with these illnesses & CPn, you just don’t know how sick you really were until you have cut through some of the dense fog. I make really stupid mistakes- like, leaving the hose on all night beside the house which caused water to leak in the basement. Words I am not thinking pop out or something else replaces it entirely, word retrieval is often difficult, concentration is not the best & the brain still shuts down into auto pilot which has my memory messed up, so… the fog is still here. I wonder if the parasites & bacteria have left some permanent damage.
So, I continue on this wellness journey with thoughts of stopping treatment & proceeding with intermittent within a year. No rush though, so until the Holy Spirit say stop, I will keep going.
Recently, I had a comprehensive food allergy blood test done in the WA,
Since the food allergy results, I have seriously been considering dropping a bunch of my supplements as well. I would leave NAC, C, Resveratrol, chitosan, CoQ10, Milk Thistle – Lyme, Yaeyama & my female natural supplements –progesterone cream, pregnenolone, dong quai, black cohosh. I had to discontinue Curcumin (Turmeric & Curry) due to allergies. I will try to reintroduce the Curcumin in 3 weeks. My recent breast thermography was A++ & I seriously, at least partially attribute the results to Curcumin.
A lot of my energy has also gone toward the mental stress of the day to day marriage grind. Since my marriage in ’05, my medical malfunction & pretty well bedridden status within 4 months, my relationship took a downward spiral. My husband is a workaholic with a high stress demanding job & he just made some choices as to not be around. I realize it pretty much sucks to be with someone who is ill A LOT…however, it totally bites being the one who is ill ALL THE TIME. Not having a spouse there for you when the chips are down & the going gets tough hurts on so many levels.
The toll these illnesses take on relationships of all kinds is difficult. The loss of employment, the loss of people you used to call friends…well, you may know what I am talking about. Friends, families & spouses who just don’t get it & may be having a difficult time themselves. I venture to say that 99% of you know exactly what I am talking about.
For me, these past 8 months have been mostly emotionally stressful. Most of you know I am a Christian & I will say, the “enemy” attacks believers & especially women Jesus followers relentlessly. He hates God & he loathes women, the giver of life. With the help of my Faith family of prayer warriors, I am seeing some light. Praise God, he is always nearby & there is nothing we go through that our Father hasn’t seen before. I have read some good books, Captivating, Wild at Heart, Walking with God & now The Bait of Satan is really good & of course the great Holy Bible, the best of examples for life.
Thankfully, what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger & I have learned a lot about my Holy Father, myself & relationships. All of my relationships are now stronger through it all.
Anyway, this has taken me about 4 weeks to write here. I hope you all are doing great! I know one lady I met on Facebook I told about our site is actually here. She reports to me
that NAC has increased her energy.
I will report in again when the basement reconstruction is finished, I have a bit of energy to actually continue working a bit on my digital slr photography & my 23 yr old daughter, with 2 cats in tow, has moved back home so she can go back to school in Sept. to finish her Arts degree. YOI, on top of that…. I want to move to a newer house.
One day at a time & still some days, one hour at a time. I am sorry that I haven’t been more help on here the past while. The rails were coming off & I had to get back to center & had all I could handle on my plate.
That is all for now, you all are in my prayers.