Saturday, July 20, 2013
We usually get it from our parents, yet few people are willing to reveal anything about it as there is a stigma attached to it. Yet, at least 40% of the population have this condition. People treated are from 12 years and many under 20 people already have these problems.
Well, what is it? I tease and say it is “very closed veins” as in varicose veins.
I had ultrasound guided Sclerotherapy last Monday since I had 3x Phlebitis in my right leg in the last 6 weeks and it is a very painful inflammation.
The specialist injected an agent mixed with air to make white foam which is easily visible with ultrasound. The foam is injected into the vein and causes a chemical injury to the inside of the vein wall. The specialist explained it is like ‘superglue’ for varicose veins, in which glue is inserted into the veins to destroy them.
Early research suggests that the glue not only glues the vein walls together, but also destroys the wall of the vein – an essential part of the process if the vein is going to remain closed permanently. Also when one is prone to headaches the injections might bring on migraines.
I need to go back after two weeks since they could not get to the very inflamed vein. Because the veins are inflamed, I have a swollen and a red angry reaction to the injections even now a week later. Yes, of course it will go blue, purple, green etc. but the worse part for me is the pain. I am having painkillers and an anti-inflammatory tablets.
The specialist said the vein walls heal itself over the ensuing weeks and month to form a scar which effectively seals the vein shut.
So all I can say now is… It is what it is. I can’t use my elliptical for 6 weeks but I walk at least an hour a day.
I will heal and in the mean time I am so very vein!
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
I still have candida and I am taking anti-inflamatories for another problem and I know from experience that I will get false readings from my scale. I still have to retest goats cheese and wine. Steak is ok for me.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Since I am eating lots of vegs every day of my life, I really don’t think starting the programme over will have any negative results for my liver. Once again one must realise that Recitas is speaking to the American audience who are eating an American diet. I have never been exposed to the American diet as we always cooked from scratch and don’t eat fast food except for once or twice a year.
So far I know that I can add butter beans, chick peas, rye crackers, white bread, white basmati rice, brown basmati rice, red capsicum and the combination of steak and white basmati rice to my diet without any negative results.
I am uncertain regarding goats cheese and red wine.
These are my results so far. Take into account that I have stopped The Plan over the weekend. I will not do so again, that is for sure…
6/6 = 84.3 kg
7/6 = 82.5
8/6 = 81.5
9/6 = 80.8
10/6 = 80.9
11/6 = 80.7
12/6 = 80.6
13/6 = 80.7
14/6 = 80.8
15/6 = 80.8
16/8 = 81.0
17/6 = 81.8 Monday Start over
18/6 = 81.2
19/6 = 80.5
20/6 = 80.1 This is the lowest weight so far.
Starting weight converted to pounds = 185.46 Today = 176.22.
I have lost a lot of time but let it be. There is merit in it for me to keep on testing.
Weight loss so far = 9.24 pounds.
Friday, June 14, 2013
Ok, here things are getting muddled. It is easy to see what is happening when I am a good girl. What if I am not?
On day 7 I gained 100 gram or .22 pounds and the same on 8. Why? Day seven I stayed course, but for the life of me I won’t eat all that garlic sauce. No, I love garlic but the moment it is too much… well I’ve had it. I think a lot will depend on how strong that garlic is and the ones I have here at home is very potent.
I did not make the potato chips as it is way too much to turn on the oven for 3 chips. And to be truthful, I am not a big fan of chips. Once or twice a year, then it is nice to have a portion but more than that, I simply just don’t care that much about it.
Day 8 & 9
I had my flax seed breakfast every morning but I am beginning to find that the full cup of flax seed is too much for me. With the fruit I can actually go with half a cup and still be very satisfied.
I am now weighing my water intake plus milk and sugarless teas to make sure I am not going over my water allocation.
Last night I was hungry so I had more vegs, all has been tested before.
Today lunch time we had bits and bobs out of the freezer and I had a bit of pork, chicken, beef and chickpeas with satay sauce.
For a snack I had 4 Brazil nuts and it is not on the menu so tomorrow should I test reactive, I won’t know which of the new foods, the nuts, the beef or the peanuts in the satay sauce caused it.
I am taking the day off tomorrow as we are getting guests over. I will still eat my normal breakfast and soup for lunch.
All I know that before The Plan, if I don’t stay on course, I am gaining rapidly.
There is merit in this way of testing one’s food. I will do course corrections from Monday on. I will not stop. Watch this space!
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