Thursday, July 9, 2015
I'm still feeling like CRAP. Not being one to ever trust doctors, I know that while I will be seeing an infectious disease specialist next week, I'm also implementing my own health program, and have been since the day I woke up with all my joints inflamed. I think that I have Chronic Lyme. Although bitten by many ticks this year and prior years, I can trace back my symptoms to many years ago being very sick with a fever and body aches for about 9 days. Since that time I've had many occasions that I've had painful joints, body aches and exhaustion that has lead me to the doctors office for a Lyme test. Each time this has happened I've gotten a negative test and all other tests taken at that time have come out with in normal ranges, so I'm sent home with no answers, and being who I am, I immediately get eating healthy, get outside and exercise as much as possible, get lots of sunshine and generally take good care of myself. I always feel really good with in a short amount of time. Things happen, as they do in life, and I slip up, I eat really badly for weeks, months and the cycle seems to repeat itself. This time....worse then ever before. I'm looking at this time around as a gift...not as a battle as so many call it. I want to build myself up not wear myself down *battling*. My program is going to be the one I've been following for the last 15 years, but with a difference, there is no more messing up, as that is why my resistance is so low and why I'm sick right now, STRICT Paleo, Meat, Seafood, Vegetables, including fermented foods everyday, and pastured eggs. No fruit for right now. Lots of homemade bone broth. Organic Green tea, coconut oil, fish oil, digestive aids, and acidophiles. I need to get back outside into nature, just put one foot in front of the other and walk. I'm going to do that right now. I'm also starting a Yoga practice for Lyme Patients. My goal is to feel good enough to go on the two day CRESLI whale watching trip out of Montauk Point leaving on August 9th, one month from today. I can do it and I WILL BE WELL.