January 2015 Health Update

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Month 3 on full health protocol…

– Friday, January 2, 2015
Day 2: I have started the highest dose this month with 3 drops of the main oils 3 times a day. I’m having some increase in joint inflammation and some flulike symptoms but I’m hanging tough! Every month after I will continue on this level until I’m well and beyond to stay well.

– Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Day 6:  About the same… Not too terrible but still extra joint inflammation and stiffness. Plus, I’ve had some super sleepy times where when I slept it felt like I was healing.  I definitely haven’t been as chipper because I’m having to focus on getting through the days functionally even though I just want to snuggle down in bed and try to heal some more.

– Friday, January 9, 2015
Day 9: I was just thinking yesterday that is has been nice that I haven’t had a day lately where it was really hard to walk and move or where I felt like crying because of the pain.  I am thankful for the progress…. Then I wake up this morning terrible. It hurts to move, breathe, walk or use my hands.   Just awful! I must be herxing bad… Gonna try and sweat some of it out in the sauna.  Not gonna let the enemy win!

– Saturday, January 17, 2015
Day 17:  My Personal Moment for TERRAFIT: I am so thankful I have a team doing this with me because I need to know there are others making the healthy decisions with me, that I’m not alone. I can walk by the bag of m&ms because I know you are too! I can force myself to exercise because I know you are too! My weakness is sugar & chocolate and having a reason to not eat them is better for my body! I want to be well and kill the Lyme Disease in my body and my body won’t  heal if I eat sugar. In the past I would sit down and enjoy a bowl of ice cream because I couldn’t really exercise because of the pain in my body. I LOVE to exercise!! Before the Lyme tried to kill me and destroy my life I was a runner, bike rider, roller blader and hula hooper!! Now I fight the fact that I’ve been deprived of some of my favorite things, why should I be deprived of yummy sweet treats too! Now I’m forcing myself to exercise when I feel sick and when I’m in pain because I have to keep moving. If I want to be strong when I’m well I have to do something on the road to health!
Success this week: I was able to do some of the hopping/jumping in the workouts. It was hard because all my joints are so painful and I’ve lost so much muscle in my legs but I was physically able to do it. During the last Challenge I couldn’t do it at all. Plus, I was able to actually do the cardio which I couldn’t do last time either because it was too much for my body. I am so excited for the progress!! Doing TerraFit while I do my healthy protocol helps me stay focused on getting well and not give up during this tough battle. I plan to win the war!!

– Sunday, January 25, 2015
Day 25: Earlier this week I was feeling positive. I survived this month’s tough protocol (that ended on the 14th). And I can tell that I’m better than last month and each month I am better than the last! I’m really happy about that! I continue to be able to do more and handle more and I’m getting stronger. But it is still in such tiny bites there are days it is frustrating. Especially on days like today when I’m having a “bad day”. I didn’t get to rest like I needed to yesterday on my Saturday. So, extra exhaustion on top of feeling icky means I don’t feel good. Weak, achy all over, joints more inflamed, lymph nodes a little swollen and really tired.

Even though I’m improving I happened to look at my legs the other day, when they were out in front of me, and I noticed how atrophied the muscles were… They were just hanging there with no definition. Man! This Lyme disease has done a number on my body! But I’m going to rest today and shake off this rough day and keep moving on up!!

– Saturday, January 31, 2015
I am definitely better than the month before and the month before that. I can actually ride my bike. I’m rarely napping and rarely lay down during the day, only about once a week. That is a huge improvement. I still have rough days and still have flu like symptoms and extra pain but I can do more and handle more. Oh and I can actually handle snuggles with my hubby without feeling like my ribs are breaking. I still have an ache in practically every cell of my body but I can enjoy being next to him at least for a while. 🙂 I’m very thankful for that!

– Saturday, January 31, 2015
So Having a personal moment and sharing the obstacles I have with Terrafit and making healthy choices for my body. I’ve been pondering this all day and there are just too many to list. Which kinda bummed me out. So I couldn’t really figure out how to share it. So I guess the main thing is my big obstacle is Lyme Disease and what is does to my body. I feel like a cheetah trapped in a broken snail’s body. I have the drive and motivation but a body that doesn’t work right. So I feel really frustrated because I have to be so careful to not do too much. First I have to feel good enough to actually exercise but then when I get going I would love to go harder and longer. But if I do I risk getting sicker or possibly injuring myself where my body can’t heal itself. Instead of being sore for a few days it could take months to recover. So having to baby myself is frustrating. But then it is also frustrating that I physically can’t do things because certain parts of my body don’t work right or are too painful to use properly. Oh and because I miss out on enjoyment eating yummy food is something I feel like I should get to do even if it is unhealthy.

So wow that sounds so depressing!! But I’m determined to keep strengthening my body as it heals so I can be strong and healthy when the time comes.

I finally got my bike moved back down to the living room so I can ride it when I feel like vegging in front of the tv.  Onward and upward!!


“Joy is the echo of God’s Love in your life!” There may be pain in my body and tears in my eyes but there is joy in my heart!  I will not let the enemy steal my joy!  I share so you don’t feel alone in your journey to health.  I share so you know that you are loved by our Heavenly Father.  I share so your heart can be full of joy no matter what!  We are not home yet! Hang on tight to joy and share it with the world!

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