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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

I am hoping to get some energy to have a tidy kitchen in the morning, but think it will all be waiting for me as I am so tired, just want to go to bed but no even 9 pm. Seemed later than it was since about 6. lol

So not on any plan but eat... drink ( no not booze) but juice, hot choc. even pop which I rarely drink and nothing but walking the dog.... Why oh who knows, pretty good guess would be stress. BUT just cos I got the letter written, took to the dr does that stop the stress NOPE. now the waiting begins and for me (and yea yea yea I know worrying doesnt help), the worrying about what if. Anyway I am repeating that it doesn't matter cos thinkng and obsessing about this isn't going to change anything this minute. I am not expecting anythign from my dr for a week or 2 at least.

My son sent me an email about a site that the woman has gotten her RA totally under control by changing her food.well nearly totally. He often sends me paleo, or primal type sites as he believes it but he doesn't do that great sometimes even though he has crohns. But he cares about me I guess. He so wants me to do the autoimune diet protocol but I know that you have to be in the proper frame of mind. it is super restrictive for a month to let your gut heal.
I knwo it would be beneficial and a lot like what the naturopath had me doing but can i handle it without deviating? I honestly don't think so, not right now.

Then I think , but if not now when... you always have a reason. Do you wait till you have cancer and get scared out of your wits? hmmm. I had that scare a few years ago with that spot on my breast, it terrified me but I stress ate not the opposite.

Often times I think if I had the $$ I would love to study natural nutrition but then laugh and think be like my old dr when I was a teen, he sat smoking with a filthy huge ashtray and told my boyfriend at the time ( now my hubby) not to smoke.. so I say don't eat this eat that but omg don't look in my lunch bag!

So been on puter off and on between walks with dog ( met our new neighbour) and walk around house and doing stuff, all checking the diff sites with paleo and or autoimmune diets/disease. Interesting stuff. and really 3 basic diets or lifestyles. Paleo, GAPS and Whals diet. the last you may have heard of as the dr that has gone from wheelchair MS to able to ride her bike again adn walk etc. But what is funny and so wrong is that while I read the comparison of the 3, I was thinking which one is the easiest! DUH.. still in wrong frame of mind. but coming around. Ask hubby if I do the autoimune plan tha I was doing when we were at the other campground and I had the problems with that med lyrica, will you support me. He said can we afford it, we have sucha strict budget right now. But if we can they yea of course. Although right now it is ME that is in the way of ME.

Okay just blabbing on , thinking via my fingertips I guess.

anyway off I go and for those interested here is the site my son sent to me. if you read a ways down you can click and read her part one. i is interesting. and I also read in her success stories the one with crohns ( my sons disease) and arthritis.

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    I have a friend who did the autoimmune diet and it really helped her a lot. I've thought about doing it too.

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 9/19/2013 8:16AM

    well I am saying nothing on this one except KISS, keep it simply simple

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NEW-CAZ 9/19/2013 2:46AM

    You know my feelings on extreme diets Cinders, still reckon (as Suzie does) as few processed foods as pos, load up on freggies and have good quality fish./meat/poultry.
Your life is simpler, and healthier in an instant.
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FENWAYGIRL18 9/19/2013 12:51AM

    I wish you the best I know how stressful that can be and the waiting is the worst! It's tough when we're on limited budgets because we're sick and can't really afford to pay for the real healthy foods like filling our fridges with all the good fruits and veggies, they are expensive.
Hang in there!

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SUSIEPH1 9/18/2013 9:42PM

    Thanks for the link Cindy ..
I have found if I just eliminate all processed foods and eat mostly salads it does the trick ... I have lost 67 kilos since I started Sparks nearly 4 years ago .. Now it is so easy as its become a habit ... You can do it Cindy ... You really can .. Hugs Susie ... emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Monday evening

Monday, September 16, 2013

Boy I am so bushed. My cousin called while hubby and I were halfway through the 4th attempt at the LETTER lol and all I did was yawn. I didn't realize how much it was taking out of me, to change some wording, get it all in but not make it too long. WHEW!!!
But it is done and now in the morning I will photocopy it and the letter sent to me, along with a note to my dr and leave it for him. I hope he doesn't take too long and we can get that letter on its way.
So think I will go and read, I watched Amazing race Canada and the team that I wanted one. I only started watchign 3 shows ago but it was pretty good. Will watch again if they have another.
But for now I am heading to bed, I didn't sleep great last night, okay but would love a good nights sleep tonight. Had a good day, Great chat and tea with Mother Nature, talked to Anjays journey on the phone and fb chat with Von 1962. See what spark people has done! given me great support all over the world, from England, Australia and right in my own province and town!
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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 9/17/2013 6:54PM

    Way to go on the letter being finished hope you had a great Tuesday

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 9/17/2013 9:24AM

    Congratulations on getting the letter done!! It was hard to do, but you did it!

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NEW-CAZ 9/17/2013 2:12AM

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KELLIEBEAN 9/16/2013 11:23PM

    I'm glad you got the letter done.

So great to have supportive friends and it makes it interesting when they are far away and we can learn about different cultures.

Sleep tight!


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SUSIEPH1 9/16/2013 10:17PM

    Great you finished the letter and that you emoticon emoticon emoticon are happy with it.
glad Hubby helped ..
Sleep well Cindy .. Hugs Susie ..

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    I'm glad that is over. It should be a relief off of your mind.

I slept pretty good last night but seem to always be tired lately.

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Monday going to be a good day

Monday, September 16, 2013

HI sparkers, slept okay, woke in night with back pain and leg/muscle pain but not too bad now. The weather has turned cooler than the past 2 days so perhaps that is some of it.

I am hoping I will meet up with my friend to go over the letter but now thanks to another friend and a few others who gave me ideas, I no longer feel this need to get her help. If she can't do it this am, then I am just going to put some changes and fine tune the one I have.

Also going to meet up with Mother nature for tea!!!! YES we always have a good chat and enjoy a tea.

Saw this on FB, it so sums up so many things in my life, however have become much better at thinking positive and also thinking why not, why can't I ( or we) do .... go.... so love this as it resonated with me - where I am and where and what I am striving for.

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 9/17/2013 6:52PM

    oh that is so true and sends me running so many times

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CRAFTSFAN1 9/16/2013 8:06PM

    Go for it until you get the results you are looking for. There is not reason why not.


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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 9/16/2013 10:45AM

    Fear is a real barrier to happiness in my book.

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 9/16/2013 10:45AM

    Fear is a real barrier to happiness in my book.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 9/16/2013 10:13AM

    I'm glad to see you getting the letter done. Like I said previously, in the states they turn everyone down for disability and the only ones who get it are those who pursue it. It usually takes over a year up to 2 years with no income. They have to get it because if they don't many of them would starve to death. My mom was one of them - severely handicapped - she died early due to her medical problems and she was initially turned down. Her doctor testified for her. She was in a wheelchair and when she died they coroner said he had not seen a body as deformed as mom's was. You don't know what the future holds as they don't really seem to be doing a lot for you to correct your situation. You can't afford to give up.

I love tea and it has become my treat. I just bought some new kinds and unfortunately saw that one of them has caffeine.

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NEW-CAZ 9/16/2013 9:34AM

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SUSIEPH1 9/16/2013 8:52AM

    You know something Cindy? . I think you are getting more confidence in yourself ..
When you face your fear and get past it .. You will feel much better in yourself .. The medical conditions will still be there, but the way you think will be better ..
Not only our body is weakened by illness, but so is the mind ..
I know with the fibromyalgia I am often confused ..
The pain of arthritis is also debilitating .. Put the two together and it's disaster.
Perhaps once you have sent your letter and accompanying letter and health results from your doctors you can relax..
Thinking of you Cindy .. Hugs Susie. emoticon emoticon

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WOW so much info and hope

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Thanks to spark person Sparkluke who was motivator the other day, and he mentioned his mum having fibromyalgia, and her blog, I have gotten a new appreciation for all that you can really do to help yourself if you really truly want to be better.
My dr said that most of my synptoms are still arthritis and a bit of fibro but I know that most of this relates to arthritis too. it is inflamation in your body. I did much better when i was eating as the naturpath suggested.
I just took the time with breaks to walk and stretch and went back to the first of her blogs. I learned how she was not able to move, think, had to quit work, ached evrywhere, didnt sleep well, pain in knees, back, feet, elbows ( hmmm sound familiar?) and how she slowly has gotten better.
Now know that there are going to be some people that will scoff, or say OMG that is too much work. Well I agree, it is an imense amount of work but if you really want to get well and not just wish to be well, and hope that someday some magic thing is going to make you well, but are willing to try and work and work hard to do these thinsg I have no doubt that it will work.
I am going back to my eating less processed and less sugar as that is what I have been having issues with again. I will then get out my vinegar etc. which i used to use and mostly still do for cleaning, I will add more ginger and garlic to my meals. eat the foods that are said to be anti inflammatory. My biggest challenge will be to clean up the shampoo, toothpaste, cosmetics ( dont use a lot ) and find alternatives that are chemical free. Yes you can find recipes on line for that too.
YES a lot but take it one step at a time... I hope that some of my friends go read her blog, and more than that do what she has done. TRY don't say omg too much work, too $$, has been provenby her and some other friends of mine and myself that eating healthy is not that much more as long as you cut out the other stuff. cant buy chips, pop, etc for family and healthy for you and not expect it to be less. but none of us need it.
Anyway........... I am going to get a big drink of water cos I am super hot again, hot flashes galore the past 2 days, wonder if that is why I am not sleeping as well etc. then going to go and read for a while. I have a healthy book from library that I will start.
So hope my friends take my advice, and I too can stick with it. HUGS to all and hope that even reading it will stick in your mind so you may start some of this sooner than later.......

here is her blog.......

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BARGAINSHPR 9/15/2013 1:12PM

    Sometimes it is hard to do what we know is best for ourselves when there are a lot of doubters out there and negative people. So I'm glad you're pushing forward in spite of the "OMG" people. Kudos and a big hug. Take it one day at a time baby steps if you need to do. Don't forget to celebrate the successes no matter how small.

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 9/15/2013 9:35AM

    great to see you are starting to eat proper again, I thought my new eating lifestyle would be impossible but 8 months on it is now just what I do

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    i think diets like this are the best way, especially for someone like you with your medical problems.

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CHRISTASP 9/12/2013 7:42AM

    Thanks for sharing!

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FORMYDARLINGS 9/12/2013 3:15AM


This sounds very interesting and I am going to read her blogs. I hope you find some peace and relief by making these changes and that you are able to set your mind on becoming well again.


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SUSIEPH1 9/12/2013 2:54AM

    Glad you are thinking about what certain foods do to your body ...
I eat mostly gluten free .. and very seldom eat processed food.. I have found that the arthritis is less likely to flare and the fibromyalgia is less painful.
All the preservatives and additives in processed foods are quite dangerous ..
My aches and pains are much less evident when I am eating raw and healthy ...
Hope it works for you too .. Hugs Susie xx emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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RAINBOWMF 9/12/2013 2:43AM

    We can all do it, we just have to want to.

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NEW-CAZ 9/12/2013 2:31AM

    I don't touch processed foods now, in fact on the one or two occasions when time has been short and I've resorted to one I've hated the taste anyway!

It makes sense to have fresh fruit/veg/ meat to me!

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LILYDOG11 9/11/2013 11:01PM

    Definitely stay away from processed foods. Also when I was young we didn't have much money and for toothpaste we used baking soda, funny now they add it to the toothpaste but you can substitute that for your brushing. Hope I've helped and best wishes.

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Monday eve

Monday, September 09, 2013

HI all!!!
Well a first for a long while! Very little pain after this am, but have been very dizzy and tipy when we were out. Good thing hubby stayed near. lol
So got home from the store and next door has her laundry all over and across our shared front step. her bra, and winter hat, panties, winter vest, geesh. and get this the sun is on the other side of the house in the afternoon, but she has all this out in the front yard! OMG Said to mur hmmm bra, panties a dress... he said I didnt' bother to look and bet she forgot she put them out there.

Hubby moved all dads furniure away from the walls, and measured for what we neeeded. We went and got that today and now tomorrow he will start it. So we are really pleased at what we needed and aside for a lot of cuts to make in hallway shouldn't be too bad. hope to get the framing for closets done, he isnt sure he will get the doors on but maybe.

My friend that was to help with letter and was sick yesterday ended up at dr today with a eye and sinus infection and meds. dr said stay in bed and let the meds work then see how you do. So she will call tomorrow. thats okay as I only got my return call from red x today.

Well presume dad got to his brothers, as noone has called to say where is he? LOL I hope he has a good time, he will be beat today that was a 5 hr flight as he had 2 stops. oh well he will be okay I hope. hoping they nap as ghe does and he wont say I want to lay down. lol he is a big boy and can speak for himself if he wants.

Guess better go and take allie for a walk. I am tired and it is early... but think will make a smoothy haven't had any in whlle.
Hope all are well and doing their best. I can honestly say I need a kick in the butt big time.
HUGS all and cya later'

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    LOL. The "intimate" laundry was too much. Your neighbor must be very weird.

I'm eager to get back to remodeling too but hubby is down in his back and my hand is not healed and, I have to watch my heart rate. Always something.

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 9/9/2013 6:52PM

    hope your dizziness settles down, have a great evening

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