In the spirit of enjoying life outside my condition and treatments, we just returned from a short weekend in Las Vegas. We stayed at a hotel with a kitchenette, so I could have some meals at the hotel room when I wasn’t feeling well enough to go out. On this trip I had 2 rough days (nice to have the kitchen those days), but I also had 2 good days, too. I rested at the hotel pool, went to see 2 shows, and we went out to dinner. It was a great trip and I am so very pleased we planned it.
This is now week #9 and the first week in which I am actually noticing changes in how I am feeling overall. I have fewer near-motionless days the couch and less time spent in the bathroom vomiting. I even have some good hours in which I can get my computer work done (I have kept my job and not taken a leave of absence from work through all these treatments). Of course, I still have those hours where I am just as sick as a few weeks ago, but now those time periods are only a few hours long instead of the entire day.
Yesterday was a big day for me as my intense bloating has dissipated a bit for the first time since treatments began. My abdominal bloating has been one of the oldest symptoms in my Tick-Borne Illness experience, so any relief in that area is most welcome.
My nausea is still ever present, but I have befriended fennel seeds which seem to provide me much natural relief. I carry little pouches of fennel seeds everywhere with me, so I am not caught in a vomiting situation in public far from a bathroom.
Recently I have had one new symptom: a black hairy oily tongue (see photo below). Yes, it does indeed sound unappealing and was even beginning to creep in between my teeth. After about a week of intense scrubbing and brushing with hydrogen peroxide, we have gotten this black mold mostly off. My acupuncture treatments also seem to be helping in this area.
To keep the candida at bay in my GI (gastro-intestinal) tract, I am practicing proper food combining and continuing with a focus on a very healthy and nutritious plant-based diet. Since I have such weak GI functioning, watching my food combining helps a bit with my bloating and stomach pain. Poor food combining can lead to indigestion, intestinal gas formation, fermentation, bloating, and putrefaction. Food combining means I eat the foods together which have a complementary decomposition time periods. Hence, I try to avoid eating large quantities of proteins and starches together in the same meal, avoid mixing fruits with other foods, etc. More on food combining here: http://www.alderbrooke.com/chart.php Also a vital aspect for me is to keep my portions small and eat more often throughout the day.
As I am getting a bit stronger overall with some good hours here and there, I am still focusing on some form of exercise or movement each day. Many days, it seems I am going through the motions, but overall I feel the balance between healthy rest and daily movement/exercise is critical for me.
Onwards and forwards I proceed!
Thanks for visiting and may health and happiness be yours!
If you'd like to consider donating blood plasma+ platelets, please contact the American Red Cross
THANK YOU for sharing life ♥️
(Platelets+Plasma donations require large machinery,
hence are done at ARC offices not at mobile drives)
Key blog posts:
Like the 133+ million Americans,
TEDx Talk "Why I Smile"
Ready for my TEDx Talk
Pulmonary Hypertension 101
Look Who Woke Up
Heart & Lungs are Fried
Scottsdale Lyme Treatment
Relapse & Snafu
IV Line Infection
I am Walking Now
Will You Remember?
Blocked IV Line - Pass the Drano
Treatments are Working
Lyme Roller Coaster
Going to the Mattresses
Lyme Bulldozer Treatment
One Step at a Time
Focus on Living
IV Pump Demo
Traveling with IV Supplies
Tackling Lyme with IV
Reducing Hidden Inflammation
SITE INFO & COPYRIGHT
© 2011 - 2018
Welcome to this website. All visitors to this site and its pages are required to adhere to the following conditions:
• The material and contents of this site are provided “as is” without warranties of any kind, either expressed or implied. This site is not providing any medical advice, implied or otherwise. The suggestions are not intended to diagnose, cure, mitigate, treat, or prevent any disease. Please consult with your qualified health professional before making any changes to your diet or lifestyle.
• The content of this site is protected by United States and international copyright laws. No part of this site, including but not limited to written material, audio, and visuals, may be reproduced in any form or by any means without the prior written permission of Christina Danyluk, the author. For further information, please contact Christina Danyluk.