Thursday, October 16, 2014
So the last two weeks have been huge inflammation flare. Daily I wake up not with just stiff hands but ones locked into place. The tendon swelling in my wrists got so bad it itched terribly from the stretching. Can't dress myself, brushing teeth really hard, stayed upstairs one night as my leg got locked and I had to wait until a reasonable hour to call my hubby to pull it back into socket.
Then yesterday I awoke with nausea and tad of a headache. Just got worst as the day progressed. I existed on banana and toast. Then later a situation that reminded me of Crohn' s, won't detail tmi.
Tried to sleep last night...but never could fall asleep due to pain. So tired of this. Getting healthy, can't even figure out how to do the simplest things. I'm so scared of a fall as walking feels like my knees are pumped up on jelly. My friend found a site that could help me with disability but I'm having trouble each day just getting the basics, shower, dressed, meal prep, eating done. It seriously takes me all day. My positive for the week is I got a device that helps open jars, bottles and lifts tabs - so much easier.
Thursday, September 11, 2014
What the heck happened to me last night?
I got together to help a friend while her car was being fixed. I was more exhausted than usual, but pushed myself to get up early as she has been the very best at understanding and support during this period of my life.
After picking her up we went out for breakfast. I choose healthy. I got 1/2 cup of strawberries, 1/2 cup of blueberries, drank a glass of water, 3 cups of coffee (I would have been too tired to drive otherwise) and she gave me her biscuit. My tummy was full due to the water and coffee so I saved the biscuit and strawberries for later.
We went to her home and did some gardening planning, talked and by 4pm I ate the rest of the biscuit and strawberries.
After coming home, I made dinner for me and my husband. It was a casserole with zucchini, tomatoes, garlic egg, milk and cheese. We only had a little cheese left so maybe 1 cup went in. With in minute of having this meal I was feeling sever cramping.
Then it got so much worst. The cramps were so bad that I was screaming uncontrollably. I made me feel cold chill shaking and I started vomiting. Normally after vomiting I feel better, even when having the flu - but this just made me feel like my whole gut was in knots. It continued pretty much the whole night. The pain was mostly upper right side, right under the ribs so it could have been GI tract, gallbladder, liver - too high for appendix and no fever.
I woke this morning, tired but my stomach was being better. I didn't eat breakfast as didn't want to tempt fate. In the early afternoon, my husband offered me a taste test of two types of chocolate he has purchased. I had one square of each and within moments was again in severe pain.
I have been drinking tons of lemon water now to keep up my hydration. I made some white fish and ate it super slowly bite by bit. I got a mild amount of pain but not bad. I ate an apple without pain.
Now I am hunger, but super reluctant to eat much. So gas? gallbladder? Liver? a 24 hour bug? bad food? Not sure but you can be sure I'm being careful what I put in my mouth right now. Since the apple was the only thing that was really ok, I see more in my diet going forward. Nothing like being super hungry but ever thought of food is evil.
Thursday, August 07, 2014
I have gained three pounds after doing very well on tracking and doing normal moving (I don't call that exercise just not sitting around).
Frustrating not to see fab result when you know you have been doing it right. But I know what this is water and salt. I've been drinking more and Salsa and pickles have great taste for low calories 'cuz that sodium tastes great.
As long as my blood pressure is normal, I'm not changing a thing. I've not been feeling super hungry so whatever I'm doing it working well enough.
Also going to change the batteries in my scale to make sure it is doing a good job.
I use to daily take fiber pills, that keep me full, lowered bad cholesterol and keep the water et al moving through - so when I can next afford those, will add it to the plan.
P.S. Have you been keeping up with the news on Ebola? Unlikely that is will effect the US, but some thoughts. Most of our chocolate comes from Africa - the virus would not spread via a food source like this, but looking like border restrictions might start happening. This would make it hard to have products shipped. So buying products that you use (I do use dark chocolate) now might be a good idea. Also just another good reminder to have some basic stocks back (brown rice, peanut butter, tuna, dried fruit, vitamin C rich drink mix, tea or coffee, vinegar (cooking and sanitation) and don't forget WATER. I always have back stores, but with our tight budget my long term storage is probably just a month. This is true weather you are in Hawaii facing a current storm, waves of viruses, winter storms. This is the best time of year to get a huge bag of vegetables like carrots or onions and dry them for use over the winter. Which reminds me I should visit the u-pick farm and freeze, dry for the winter next week.
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