Each moment of every day living with AI (autoimmune) is like a box of chocolates. You know the rest. It’s those pieces you stick your finger into the bottom, but then neatly put it back into the wrapper because you’d rather have the caramel. Except with AI we don’t have the choices to return what we get.
Funny (though not haha) how symptoms come and go in different areas of the body at variant levels of intensity/pain at any time of the day or night when living with autoimmunity. Your body just decides at some point that you are the enemy and all war breaks out. Being on the front line is very dangerous yet that’s exactly where we also need to be…to fight back against this monster invasion.
While it’s actually been a really good couple of months…seeing pain go down in many areas, I made some very bad choices Halloween night and paid a huge price. I couldn’t leave well enough alone. I gambled – eating and drinking things that were not in the AIP (autoimmune protocol) diet. And I paid a high price. Dang. When will I learn?
So for two days I’ve been taking extra anti-inflamms, black cumin seed oil and other good things to detox, undoing the self-inflicted damage. Oh, I’m not taking ALL the credit though. Another change in weather this week helped/didn’t help my nose-dive.
Three days ago I had a long phone consult with my new Dr (an MD who uses alternative methods) in Orlando. She looked at my blood work, decreased my Synthroid dose (yayyy) and started me on NP Thyroid (yayyy again). She was pleased with my therapies, LDN (low dose naltrexone) and supplement regimen and made a few suggestions. I feel real good being under her care now! And I’m still extremely happy with my results with NSA (Network Spinal Analysis) chiro treatments. Recently some of the symptoms of Dysautonomia were creeping on me again, so I went back to Ortho-Bionomy last week. The cool thing is while I had been having O-B weekly, it will be 2-3 weeks between treatments now, maybe even monthly! I still use the Hummingbird almost daily and I’m able to go for 30 minute mountainside walks! Also, I saw a pedorthist last week who gave me recommendations on new boots (had to say bye-bye to my current cute pair of Vibrams) and put some custom inserts in my shoes. By the way, he recommended Drew brand boots. I better get shopping – winter is here!
So it’s all good! Thanks for reading and being a part of my life for a minute.
Habakkuk 3:19 says:
‘The Sovereign Lord is my strength;
he makes my feet like the feet of a deer,
he enables me to tread on the heights.’