Tuesday, October 01, 2013
So the chiro got my x rays last night and says he is going to continue his current course of treatment. Whereas I appreciate what he has done so far I was hoping against hope that he would have an "AHA!" moment when he looked at them and be able to tell me exactly how he could fix my problem. Unfortunately this is not a Lifetime Movie so that did not happen.
I'm disappointed but optimistic. We have two more weeks of the first cycle of treatment then he'll do another evaluation before starting on the next cycle. That along with exercises and stretches (if he will ever let me actually DO any) will hopefully help and I won't be paying this guy $50 a session three sessions a week for the rest of my life with no relief and no change. I can't walk or stand any longer now than I could three weeks ago and that depresses me to no end. I'm not quite ready to give up on him though, he said he will help me and I have to give this a shot since nothing else has worked.
That being said, strengthening my core and my quads can only help while I drop some of the weight I'm carrying on my knees and back at the same time. I am going to join a gym toward the end of the month although the only thing I'm approved to do is the elliptical. I feel like ten minutes on the elliptical (where I experience no lower back pain oddly enough) in addition to my three to four minute fast walks a few times a day can only help. Cardio is cardio. I did ask him again last night when I could start working on the stability ball but he's a little concerned I might hurt myself, not to say that he is wrong, I fell down walking across a field! :)
He also is convinced that I would lose more weight if I (a) got my candida under control (didn't even know I had it) and (b) stopped eating all grains of any kind. I'm really hesitating on the second one. I eat clean - whole grain breads, steel cut oats, brown rice or quinoa and I don't eat a lot of it. He wants me to cut out all carbs except for the "good" carbs I get from vegetables and fruits. I'm already cutting out as much refined sugar as possible to curb my sweet cravings and it's working. I'm resistant to his suggestion to cut out all grains but I'm considering it. Feedback would be nice on this. Anyone have any opinions? Experience to share? I've been tested I do not have a gluten allergy or intolerance.
I did go to the natural foods store and $100+ later (ugh) I am in possession of all of the supplements I think I need to beat this candida thing. He said there is a test but he doesn't think I need it because my tongue is coated white and because of my sweets craving. So apple cider vinegar 2 tsp in 16 oz of water three times a day, garlic, probiotics, evening primrose and caprylic acid in addition to the fish oil, B complex, Calcium, Multi, CoQ10 and D+ I'm already taking. Goodness!
One piece of good news, I found out Saturday that I no longer have low iron so I guess my iron plus c that I was taking did the trick and I stopped taking those. In October I'll get a full well visit and blood work up and see what else I might be dealing with. I'm also going to ask the regular doctor about this candida thing but in the meantime I will take the supplements since they can't hurt me.
Getting old sucks!