Sunday, September 23, 2012
Overall I am a very happy, active, and motivated person. I'm rarely sick with colds, flu, or other stuff going around. But I get somewhat weird things about every 6-8 years. In a routine physical my Dr. discovered enlarged left neck lymph nodes that did not respond to antibiotics. I did not feel sick and my labs were normal. I'm now recovering from having my inflamed lymph nodes in my neck removed. They were sure it was cancer. What a blessing it was to find it was only reactive lymph nodes. I haven't been sick anytime that I can remember. My nagging question is why did it do that. Is it from too much artificial food like diet soda? I drink 1 or 2 per day.
Several years ago I had Graves disease and a goiter of my thyroid and had to have it destroyed with radioactive iodine.
Years before that I had gallstones and had my gallbladder removed.
In my 30's I developed cystic acne. Despite seeing the best Drs. available (Mayo)no one has linked this all together. (If they did they didn't tell me.) Maybe there is no link. I think there is. I don't want to see how my body attacks itself again. I'm trying to eat clean and supplement with appropriate vitamins and minerals for balance. I have much to learn on the subject. I'm really working on eating my 5 freggies or more, 8 H20 or more, whole grains, no artificial sweeteners. Avoiding artificial flavors, colors etc will be much more difficult but I will make some efforts there too. I plan to increase my fish input and decrease beef (beef is my favorite meat.) I plan to limit my sugar but if I use sweetener it will be sugar. I already use olive oil or real butter in moderation and rarely use any other fats. I know real butter is not so healthy but I use it very sparingly. I read an article about tub margarine being similar to plastic.
My steps are just a start. I have more to learn and more to do I know. Suggestions are welcome.