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Shortstop
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   Posted 2/27/2007 3:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello people! Haven't posted in a bit..Been on a journey to get well for sometime now.  Sometimes we go to doctors for them to draw blood and the results come back and you get a big fat NORMAL! Well of course that's what we want to hear, "normal," but when your having symptoms and you know your not crazy, all you want to hear is, "Why, I see the problem and I can fix it." LOL!
 
NOT! That pool of normal range blood work, the one size fits all range is the pits! So I guess my normal, according to the many of MD's and other docs I went to encluded, hair loss, weight gain, fatigue, mood swings, major depression, and severe aniexy/panic attacks and I am sure some I am forgetting, is all part of that being normal, right? LOL!  nono  
 
I am currently in my 7th year of activly seeking what in the world is wrong with me, taking 2 years off because of severe back injury created while exercising to lose the excess 42 lbs that attached it self to my body for no apparent reason in a span of 3 to 4 weeks. 
 
Today, I went to my Chriopractor and started a new therapy...Part of that therapy included blood work tested by a machine right before my eyes..It also included a BIA test.  These particular test I had never had done before in this manner.  The blood must be drawn in a first come first serve basis, meaning it must feel the stick with blood that does not contain clotting factors...Had to get stuck 3 times in the finger to achieve this, but that's okay...
 
For the first time in my life I was being told exactly what was wrong with me and the cause of my syptoms...From severe adrenal futigue to blood sugar issues...My HDL and LDL is at the start of going south as well...I knew it was going to say what it was saying, and to finally get it confirmed without filling out a questionaire first is amazing...
 
Finally, finally, finally I am going to be getting the help I needed...It's too bad that its at the expense of my hair, body,mind tongue and other things...Which these things will begin to restore, praise God....
 
So, if the mods allow me..I would like to post my updates on this thread.  I am going to start a 12 week therapy tomorrow to restore all things back to normal...I won't name any products or the therapy I am doing just updates and reports on my progress...I see the doc once a week....
 
SS
 Severe herniated S1 disc that caused never damage on left side and wonderful reflex tricks, mild herniated L4/5 disc, severe spinal stenosis, panic disorder, major depression and if that wasn't enough IBS with the beginning stages of diverticulosis. 


Howlyncat
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   Posted 2/27/2007 8:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Shortstop as long as you are within the rules and guidelines ( I know you will be ) post away this thread will have to be kept up though so do remember or check on next page as we are busy lately
I am so glad you have finally gotten some actual PROOF of what you have thought along
KUDOS to you ....Pays to be PERSISTANT ....EH
Yes do keep us posted and great to see you again
LYN
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   Posted 2/27/2007 8:17 PM (GMT -6)   
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Shortstop
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   Posted 2/28/2007 4:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks guys!

I am on day one. The only part of this therapy is the vitamins I have to take to restore the adrenline gland, (20) tablets alone just for that one..
I have to get used to eating every 2 hours, 3 meals and 3 snacks. Have to get it all in before 7 p.m...One thing, I am glad I used to drinking lots of water because h20 is part of this therapy...

My snack consisted of my 2 medical food protein bar.

My morning meal was my first medical food, a strawberry shake. It was pretty good. Had to run to the grocery store to get a few things for my lunch, it was yummy...It consisted of lean beef (6 oz), black beans with mozarella cheese piled on a whole wheat tortilla with lettuce, tomatoe, fat free sour cream and 1/8 of an avcado. Had a diet soda for my beverage, my only down fall. I only have one a day anyway, but not suppose to have them on this therapy, need to wien my self off of them and go to decaf tea....

My snack 10 almonds....

My dinner will be 4 oz white fish, black beans, dinner salad w/free dressing...

Last snack will be an orange...

Total water intake was 90 oz's during the day, have two more glasses to go....

The supplements I am taking support the adrenal, regulate blood sugar, extra strength fish oils....The medical foods are designed to changed the bodies composition.

Yesterday and for the past few years I have been drained and fatigued. Tried like the you know whats to lose the extra weight nothing worked...As of yesterday I weighed in at 228.

Today, I feel full and feel like the supplements are sitting in my esophagus..My energy level I don't see a change just yet and I don't dare step on the scale..They will weigh me and then I will report that once a week...

Will report in tomorrow evening...
 Severe herniated S1 disc that caused never damage on left side and wonderful reflex tricks, mild herniated L4/5 disc, severe spinal stenosis, panic disorder, major depression and if that wasn't enough IBS with the beginning stages of diverticulosis. 


Howlyncat
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   Posted 2/28/2007 6:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for sharing and will check on update tomorrow
Your food allottment sounds so good but alas with Crohns I cant eat most of it ..........I am drooling here Shortstop lol
Be well friend
LYN
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   Posted 3/1/2007 8:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Howlyncat I am sorry to hear that those foods won't set well with you...:(
 
day 2...
 
Had my morning medical food shake this morning...Need to let it blend a little longer, it was a bit chalky tasting...My son stayed home from school today, (ie..Rotovirus YUCK!!!!) had to take him to the doctor this morning, so I had to make a small adjustment in what snack I was going to eat when...Also had yogurt w/strawberries and H20....
 
I decided to take my second medical food with me because it is a protein bar and I can eat that anywhere with a big mess or fuss..Only thing is that I have to eat every two hours and my 2nd hour rollled around in the exam room waiting for the doc...I managed to eat half before the doc came in, the bar is hard to eat with out water or beverage...
 
When we left I ate the other half in the car on the way home, but by the time we left it was going to be time for lunch...The best thing about this therapy is that my son wants to eat in the manner I do now..This is a good thing, as he is only 14, though 6'2" he weighed in today at 249..He was a bit shocked...So, I made us a lean beef, w/black bean, avacado, lettuce, tomatoe, f/f sour cream on a wheat tortilla wrap...He loved it...
 
I had my snack, 10 almonds
 
Dinner time I bake chicken with olive oil and lemon pepper...It was pretty good...I steamed some asparagus, and me my son split a potato...I put a little butter and fat free sour cream on it...It was really good...I served it portion controlled, which we both need to learn...
 
My last snack was 1 1/2 cups of strawberries...
 
I drank about 100 oz's of H20 today...I am full...
 
I of course took the many supplements and I still have yet to take the last round for today...arg!  I have noticed a small bit of feeling a little better...Since this is a body composition changing therapy, it does work rapidly...
 
So until tomorrow....
 
 Severe herniated S1 disc that caused never damage on left side and wonderful reflex tricks, mild herniated L4/5 disc, severe spinal stenosis, panic disorder, major depression and if that wasn't enough IBS with the beginning stages of diverticulosis. 


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   Posted 3/2/2007 5:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Now there is something I DO eat plenty of Chicken and potatoes I have had every type of chicken n potatoes going lol
YOU are doing amazing and I am not only proud of you but let your son know I am proud of him for being at your side and doing this with you '

It makes it alot easier to do with a " buddy" and in this case I think it is fantastic your son has stepped up to the plate

I would go for days w/o eating and Cait caught on to that so she started needless to say I stopped and we both eat a few small portions each day of healthy food that wont bother Crohns but I do cheat once in awhile and wow do I pay .....butt gets sore from sitting on potty lol
GREAT JOB to both
Son is at age he is able to join as well hun /daughter is a member here and gets info on how to help with my DD
Keep strong and know we are here rooting you's both on
KUDOS
Luvs
Lyn
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   Posted 3/2/2007 9:43 PM (GMT -6)   

Thanks so much for the encouraging words HL...It means a lot...I was talking with one of my sisters today, she lives in CA and I told her about this therapy and this forum...Just incase she is peeking in, "HELLO DEB!" scool

Steven is not one on forums, he is a game player...But I will tell you guys of his progess in weight loss as well...

Okay Day 3....

I woke up this morning at 6:45 am fully wide awake, not suspecting to do so...My usual time is generally about 7:15/7:30...Today I feel like I can breath again and the energy is amazing...The doc said that remarkable things happen in the first week alone, and I do believe I am starting to believe that...

Since exercise is part of the therapy and I am awaiting for my new script to be approved by no other than Medicare, I have water therapy 2 times a week...We were also pretty active 3xs a week in our local gym, but has tapered off over the past few months, one because we started construction on the church and secondly I had a car accident Dec. 24 ...Totally not my fault and it was a hit and run to boot...I have been in therapy since, but over all doing pretty good...First day at the doc I had to lay on the table to have a simulator put on my muscles...Had a small panic attack because I was hooked to the machine, so I made my  hubby go in there with me so he could pull the wires off if need be...Now, I am used to it and I go by myself...This is a big step for me..

 

To the food portion and supplement fun....

I took my morning supplements along with my medical food breakfast and 4 oz's of yogurt..snack time was 15 grapes...All I want to know is who in the world decided that 15 grapes was sufficient for a snack? smurf After 15 I barely get to munching...LOL!

Anyway lunch was left over chicken from last nights dinner, salad with all 3 cat 1 vegies and my cat 2 vegie which was 1/2 a potato with  1/2 pat butter and ff sour cream, with salt and pepper to taste...

Snack was my 2 medical food but the protein bar this time...

Because I didn't have time to make my dinner before we went to the gym I went ahead and had my last snack then...10 almonds..

Lunch or dinner looks like it will be the lean beef with the normal things in it for awhile until I get used to preparing a wider variety of dishes cause that's what I had for dinner...

All the food I am eating is considered a low glycemic diet....Eventually, when I get used to this, it will be the way I eat for the rest of my life so I can stay healthy...

The hard part for me right now, but it is getting a bit easier as each day passes is not going to fast food for blue berry french toast sticks or to get a roast beef sandwich with curly fries...This becomes my routine during the kids school year because either we go for breakfast before school or I go to lunch at my fav resturant when I run errands..
I have noticed that breaking these addictions are the same as beating smoking cigs...The craving feeling is the same, and I find that quite odd...It has been many years since I have stopped smoking and I remember when I just stopped there was a drive in me that wanted to still smoke, but I resisted that and now years later I remain smoke free...I realize that I was addicted to food in the same manner I was addicted to cigs...Same craving, same inner pull, but now its focused on food...

I will fight that and I will succeed in this therapy to acheive ultimate health and wellbeing...I am sick and tired of being sick and tired...I am tired of not being able to take an airplane because of PD/A, I am tired of not being able to ride an elevator up more than a couple of floors, I am going to beat this thing....

Till tomorrow...

Shortstop...

 

 

 


 Severe herniated S1 disc that caused never damage on left side and wonderful reflex tricks, mild herniated L4/5 disc, severe spinal stenosis, panic disorder, major depression and if that wasn't enough IBS with the beginning stages of diverticulosis. 


Howlyncat
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   Posted 3/3/2007 5:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Hun you are doing all the things you need to do for self and that is so encouraging to see and read about I am a firm believer that if you have the faith and belief in something it makes it work even better .......
Your food regime sounds awesome and I am so bleeding proud of the both of you

After I had gone to 88 lbs and was tube fed I KNEW i had to eat even small portions my a/p would kick in and I would literally go days without food only gingerale like I posted before or water..........
I learnt lesson the hard way and I too now am adament about eating smaller healthier foods as well as Cait
I found some Nutrition Bars today and hope that my dad will also eat them he has azlheimers and we just lost mom to that almost a yr ago so he is dropping weight so much it is scaring me
I had a really rough day or 2 with him and am burnt out
BUT I do love to hear of all your success and just to keep you in the know about how PROUD I am of both of you
It takes determination,willpower and alot of strength to do what you are doing
You can and will accomplish what you are setting out to do
I feel and know this
Great job look forward to tomorrow
KUDOS...........P.S.............Call me LYN k lol
I think we can handle a first name basis dont you
Stay you ...........both doing the best
Luvs
LYN
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   Posted 3/5/2007 10:26 AM (GMT -6)   

Greetings Lyn...Yes, I am very proud of Steven...Over the weekend he made the decision to turn down fastfood.  I almost fell out...He is really trying and he's not fighting me about it...I am so proud of him...He is only 14 and he turned down fastfood...

My daily diary continues...Friday, Sat, Sun....First weekend on the therapy....Some adjustments must be made...

I have to make sure to remember to take with me my snack, as we had to go to H.Depot to purchase a rather large lumber order.  We have started the building portion of our church....I am so excited! When I went with my hubby I didn't realize it was going to take forever to purchase the lumber plus we had to pick out the doors...I just wasn't thinking...Since I have to eat every 2 hours and my body is beginning to adjust to this, by the time 2:00 p.m. rolled around I was considering gnawing on wood, lol!

One of my snacks are right at the start of service, so I have chosen that at 11 I will eat my almonds very quietly as service proceeds.. tongue I just don't think we will be changing service time to suit my need of a snack... smurf

Saturday is our dine out day for the family...Stopping this right now and staying in to cook something is going to take getting used to...Especially me, I used that day to take a break from the kitchen, now I will be in the kitchen, no big deal for the health of my family..

I am getting adjusted to the 24 supplements in the morning, 20, 2, 2...and the 2 in the afternoon, and the same 24 in the evening....

I check in tomorrow at the doctor...They will run a new blood scan and weigh me in...First week completes tomorrow...

I will be checking in tomorrow...

Food choices this weekend were about the same, just did some minor rotations with it...I found a new smaller whole wheat tortilla that is also carb friendly, the taste is pretty good...

I need to branch out and explore a wider food base....I will try that this week...

 

 

 


 Severe herniated S1 disc that caused never damage on left side and wonderful reflex tricks, mild herniated L4/5 disc, severe spinal stenosis, panic disorder, major depression and if that wasn't enough IBS with the beginning stages of diverticulosis. 


Howlyncat
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   Posted 3/5/2007 9:19 PM (GMT -6)   
You are sounding better everyday '
I am so happy for you
I have a daughter that would do same
Proud mommas we are
keep it up and nope dont think service will wait lol
You have a great sense of humor to boot
KUDOS
Keep the faith and keep the posts coming I read every day
PROUD I AM........of you both
Fast food a No ......WOW now thats progress and a strong will .........good going for Stephen...........
Read up on you tomorrow
Take care and stay strong
LYN
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   Posted 3/6/2007 7:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Completing my first week today...Have to say that the first week was and is still is taking the time to adjust to the eating every 2 hours...
 
This morning I went in and checked in with the doc...They ran a new BIA on me to get the new numbers...What it showed was the following...
 
My adrenal function has gone from nothing to working and just after the first week the doc said it was really looking good...My standing blood pressure went down a lot..This is a good thing...
 
I lost 2 lbs on the scale starting weight was 229 I weighed in at 227...
 
The water is getting into my cells at a greater pace...
 
There are more things, I just can't remember all the things...I will have to start writing it down so I can post for progress notes...
 
Over all he was  well pleased and wanted me to get in the gym more....Which is my plan...
 
Doing great on the food and water intake....I just got in from going to the mall, we all waited to get home to eat instead of getting something quick from the mall food court..I had chicken baking in the oven while we were gone...glad I did, I was pretty hungry from the walking....I actually walked one end of the mall to the other and didn't suffer a panic attack...yeah me!
 
till tomorrow...
 Severe herniated S1 disc that caused never damage on left side and wonderful reflex tricks, mild herniated L4/5 disc, severe spinal stenosis, panic disorder, major depression and if that wasn't enough IBS with the beginning stages of diverticulosis. 


Howlyncat
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   Posted 3/7/2007 6:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Great news from the doc shows you are doing it right .........
I look forward to your posts daily and appreciate that you are posting for us to see
It is fantastic what you are doing for self and for what son is doing
Keep posting
I do read ALL....
And please yes the docs stuff would be interesting I am retired RN.....would hopefully ( if not foggy lol) understand all the bloodwork and analysis)
Kudos for that mall trip and no A/p or panic attack
Keep the Faith
Til tomorrow
LYN
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   Posted 3/7/2007 10:58 PM (GMT -6)   

I am glad to see you are doing so well.  I am also going to see a Chiropractor for my fatigue.  I think I will stay on my meds for the PO/A.  I hope this is the answer for both of us.

Ebefree69


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   Posted 3/9/2007 2:56 PM (GMT -6)   

I hear you...The fatigue can sometimes get to be so over powering and at times I had to struggle to even breath...This therapy is doing wonders so far...

I am gaining good energy back, clear focus, and I feel over all just plain better...

I am posting in before the weekend starts because I won't post back until Monday..This weekend is a fun and exciting one, as the building portion of building our church begins tomorrow... yeah I am very excited to fianlly see this begin...Years ago the Lord showed me this ministry, my husband became ordained a few years ago, and He prepared us for what is taking place now...Keeping it simple is a key to our ministry and it works well...We are converting our 2 car garage and 2 car carport into the church, it's so much fun...

I noticed that when I missed my after supplement, I actually felt the difference, I was a bit sluggish...I was able to take my car in by myself, without my husband, and have the oil changed...My car is/was my safe zone..I made sure I always have my keys and oh if I forgot where I parked, world war started! I was able to hand off my car and just go sit in the waiting area and watch TV without being anxious...That is a huge step....

I do have to expand my food as I am eating around the same things every day I am just switching out lean beef for ground turkey...I will make it a point over this weekend to add a new food.....

 

 

 

 


 Severe herniated S1 disc that caused never damage on left side and wonderful reflex tricks, mild herniated L4/5 disc, severe spinal stenosis, panic disorder, major depression and if that wasn't enough IBS with the beginning stages of diverticulosis. 


Howlyncat
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   Posted 3/9/2007 5:32 PM (GMT -6)   
I am so pleased for you
I am with you in Spirit my friend and so glad you and hubby are a big influence to ppl.......
This is so great and I am soooo proud of you and your accomplishments both within yourself and your Spirituality
It is a fantastic feeling isnt it
I am a Church Member for Council but nothing close to what yous are doing
I have a great sense of self spituality and love it

As for your health you are showing ppl this CAN be done
SO So proud of you
See you on Monday
God Bless
LYN
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   Posted 3/9/2007 5:33 PM (GMT -6)   
I am so pleased for you
I am with you in Spirit my friend and so glad you and hubby are a big influence to ppl.......
This is so great and I am soooo proud of you and your accomplishments both within yourself and your Spirituality
It is a fantastic feeling isnt it
I am a Church Member for Council but nothing close to what yous are doing
I have a great sense of self spirituality and love it

As for your health you are showing ppl this CAN be done
SO So proud of you
See you on Monday
God Bless
LYN
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   Posted 3/13/2007 12:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Will be looking for your update
Take care and stay strong
Luvs
Lyn
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   Posted 3/13/2007 9:08 PM (GMT -6)   

Just completed my second week...Went to the doc today and had a new BIA...It showed my body was under stress.  The BIA measures a lot of things but one it measures is lean muscles verses fat mass.  Today, my numbers showed a 5 lb fat loss and a 4 lb muscle gain.  This is a good thing...The scale weight does not move, this is the internal fat that is being converted into lean muscle, also called changing the body composition.

Also, the numbers compared to last week showed that my body was under stress. My cells are fighting the change, but this sometimes happens...Over the period of the next two weeks my numbers should drastically improve...I also have had a few days of increased back pain.  This inflammation also showed up in the numbers.  It also showed that my body needed a kidney cleanse and support.  The supplement I got also removes the water gain from your body and does not touch the water in your cells...

I am still at 227, but the fat loss internal is a good thing...Once my fat loss starts up big time and converts into lean muscle my metabolism will spark a fire and then my weight on the scale will move big time...yah! More calories burned than taken in...

My body was apparently on it's way down pretty fast...I know the Lord guided me into this therapy....I can actually see the numbers move, and the graph it charting my process...I skip next week and then get tested the following week...So not to much to report in the next week...

 

 

 

 

 


 Severe herniated S1 disc that caused never damage on left side and wonderful reflex tricks, mild herniated L4/5 disc, severe spinal stenosis, panic disorder, major depression and if that wasn't enough IBS with the beginning stages of diverticulosis. 


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   Posted 3/14/2007 2:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Well I am glad you have made more progress and got your numbers
I will surely be looking for your updates I am truly pleased and proud of you for all and Stephen's hard work
LUVS
LYN


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   Posted 3/17/2007 11:31 AM (GMT -6)   

Sorry I haven't posted updates as often as I want to...We have been rather busy and some added issues joined the household...

I started this journey weighing 228 lbs as of today I weighed in at 219....I am pleased as punch....We had a pretty nasty bug hit the house, coughing, fever, and congestion...I was the lucky one and only have the cough and congestion....

This week coming up is the week I skip...Meaning I don't get a BIA or see what the numbers are doing....The week after is a big week...We check blood work and do the BIA as well...I am excited to see what is going happen...This will tell me a lot...

I feel great, my mind is pretty clear, no more brain fog...I am also noticing that my heart flutters are gone...The aniexty edge is also gone...Its now a mind over matter issue with me...

When the 12 weeks have come and gone, this therapy will have cost me a bit, but I am seeing that it is well worth it...

Till two weeks from now...Take care...

 

 

 

 

 


 Severe herniated S1 disc that caused never damage on left side and wonderful reflex tricks, mild herniated L4/5 disc, severe spinal stenosis, panic disorder, major depression and if that wasn't enough IBS with the beginning stages of diverticulosis. 


Howlyncat
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   Posted 3/17/2007 2:21 PM (GMT -6)   
tongue             yeah                     yeah                      yeah                  yeah                       yeah
 
I am so happy for you ,you have really done so well and you sound great too I had to do a little dance for you
 
Thats too bad the " crud " has hit home with ya's and I hope it dont get as bad as what Cait and I had could not stay awke at all no matter how we tried ate soup and took meds
 
I will be witing for your update
 
I am so pleased you are sharing this with all it is great that you show ppl what can be done
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   Posted 3/22/2007 1:17 PM (GMT -6)   

Thought I would post this update...I had to see my doc today for physical therapy, the same doc I am doing the therapy I have been posting about...

For the past 5 days or so I crashed...My fatigue, sleepless nights, irratability, etc...came back...Nothing in the diet changed and I am being perfect at taking the medical foods and supplements...SO....

Even though today was just my PT on my back and neck, we discussed how I was feeling...He is very suspicious of my thyroid...

I went today and picked up my labs I had done back in Oct 06'...I had a TSH and TSH Free done...My numbers on the TSH were 0.70 and my Thyroxine Free was 0.91...These numbers seem to be crawling down...Back in August my MD ran a TSH and it was 1.35...

We worked on the adrenal glands and have them working pretty good, cleansed my liver and presently cleansing my kidneys...

My next appointment is Tuesday...We will run a BIA to see where I am....Will update Tuesday night....

 

 


 Severe herniated S1 disc that caused never damage on left side and wonderful reflex tricks, mild herniated L4/5 disc, severe spinal stenosis, panic disorder, major depression and if that wasn't enough IBS with the beginning stages of diverticulosis. 


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   Posted 3/22/2007 3:38 PM (GMT -6)   
So sorry about the crash but I am sure it will come together for you
I would also think thyroid
Please do let me know how it goes next Tuesday
Thinking and praying for you always
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   Posted 3/27/2007 2:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Just got in a bit ago....I have some surprising news....It looked as though my thyroid was going to be the culprit because of the symptoms of fatigue, weight gain, unable to lose the weight, unable to sleep well, hair loss..etc....
 
Today my doc looked at my blood work and said, "Your thyroid is in great shape," BUT, "Your red blood count, monocrite, and hemocrite, (spelling) is low and this is why you are feeling this way and having these other symptoms...Your body is not getting sufficient oxygen and I can pretty much say that your not breathing well at night...
 
He is sending me for a sleep study to see how my breathing is at night...
 
So the intrigue grows....
 
I gained good water in my cells, my numbers inched up a tiny bit...But we are moving in a good directions....
 
I skipped next week so I won't post until then....
 Severe herniated S1 disc that caused never damage on left side and wonderful reflex tricks, mild herniated L4/5 disc, severe spinal stenosis, panic disorder, major depression and if that wasn't enough IBS with the beginning stages of diverticulosis. 

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