Thanks for the ideas. I've tried dry skin brushing but it hurts my skin very much...I don't understand why. Maybe it is because I can't take showers with the PICC line (no way to keep the water off it) so I use waterless bath wipes instead...
Aloe is bad new for my GI tract and often has sulfur which I also cannot handle. I don't even do well with it on my skin.
I still don't know how I would lift the foot bath bin - when it is full of water, it is too heavy for me (not to mention, I can't lean over due to the feeding tube bothering me too much when I do). My husband works long hours and has back problems so lifting is not good for him either. My Mom has an abdominal hernia, so she can't lift either. There's nobody else around to help.
Tried to find ingredients on the website for Green Vibrance and was unable to...it kept taking me back to a page with a bunch of hype and no info. But it did say it has 64 ingredients - that's scary! I know I can't have any cruciferous vegetables, garlic, alfalfa (often chlorophyll is derived from alfalfa), wheat, wheat grass, barley grass, barley, oats, oat grass, rye, corn, corn syrup, corn starch, methionine, cysteine, coconut, coconut oil, licorice, slippery elm, animal enzymes, fish/shellfish/meat/egg/milk derivatives, or any of dozens of other herbs and foods. With the bowel obstruction, I also cannot do anything with insoluble fiber until the blockage resolves.
I have my moments when I'm not all cheery and such... I've had Lyme at least 30 years...and have been on many immunosuppressant medications from misdiagnoses over the years...so the Lyme is very, very entrenched and mostly affects my gut, nerves, immune system, and joints...although other things are also affected, too.
Sleep - well, sort of. I never feel like I get enough no matter how many hours I spend in bed...and I constantly battle insomnia.
I don't even know what to ask for, so just being able to come and vent is helpful.
Chronic Lyme Disease, Chronic Bartonella (clinical dx only), Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication/Chemical Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD ("Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome"), Osteoporosis, chronic Lymphopenia, etc.; G-Tube; Currently weaning off TPN.
Meds: Pulmicort, IV Doxycycline, Heparin (to flush PICC line), Claritin, Singulair, Domperidone, Colloidal Silver (topically & nasally), probiotics, Liver support herbs, Ailanthus, digestive enzymes, homeopathy.