Developments. Long Road Back. #Paleo
Hello World. Been a while, huh.
I wish I could say it’s been a Tahitian vacation or I’ve set some sort of speed-eating-bacon world record in my time away. Unfortunately, I’ve been kinda dying. I’ve spent every day since Thanksgiving in wretched pain. I thought it was my back again. Over-indulgence over the holidays. The weather.. I just got worse and worse, until I was forced to use my cane again, as well as dust off & pop the cherry on the walker I got but never had to use until now. After Christmas, I went back to clean Paleo. Mostly meat, egg w/ some veggies. I was still having some dairy, and margarita’s, etc, but I’ve ratcheted back on one thing after another with only an increase in symptoms to show for it. Until I was bedridden. Racked with pain and overwhelming full-body spasms, not even a shit-ton of Advil and Tramadol could touch, Google and I finally hit on maybe needing some supplements – things like Magnesium, Potassium, etc support muscle function – and I’m sorry, but being at the mercy of other people to feed you can really diminish your nutrient load. I didn’t want to be a pest. & I really thought I needed to tighten up my plan, that this or that was the problem. Just got worse and worse. I hit bottom.
I even sent my husband out to Whole Foods to label-crawl the aisles in search of a few things for me. I got a multivitamin & potassium to add to the fish oil and magnesium I already had. Within 24 hours of starting this ass-load of pills, I am a different person – I don’t need the walker or the cane. I don’t have the pain that necessitated Tramadol. I actually have some energy.
I do have an appointment with my doctor in the morning. The list of things I need to check or rule out is depressingly long. & I am still not 100%. There is residual hitchiness, soreness, etc in my hips of all places. I’m still aching some, but not enough to consider taking the Tramadol. & my blood sugars have been something to behold. I’ve had two incidents that the writers of Steel Magnolia’s would have been proud of. The last one left me almost unconscious, fatigued, dripping sweat, nauseous, and full-body tingles like everything fell asleep & was coming back to life. Thank God for the raw, local honey I had, because we have NOTHING else in the apartment even remotely capable of helping me recover from that kind of crash.
To say I’ve been on an emotional and physical roller coaster this last couple of months would be an understatement. I am so eager for an answer. I’ve been researching like crazy. When it feels like your body is betraying you, like it’s shutting down – and everything you are doing isn’t helping like it should..
Compared to how I have felt the last while, I feel amazing today, but I do know I have a ways to go. Depending on the underlying cause(s), it could take days or weeks to recover, or just be the best it will ever be at this moment. I just want to know, so I can do something about it – if there is anything to do.
I will report again once some results come in. HUGS!!!
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