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Clean

Thursday, May 19, 2011

I have a friend who would be so proud of me today for letting someone really clean my apartment. It isn’t because my house was a disgusting mess. (Although it got a lot dirtier the longer I’ve been sick, much dirtier than I would prefer.) It’s because I hate asking for help. And the physical stamina that house cleaning requires has been way beyond my capacity for over four years.

It was a big struggle, but I allowed my mother to trick me into letting someone who cleans her apartment clean mine when she was away and didn’t want the person to lose her usual pay. That was a step. I was totally uncomfortable. While the woman cleaned the rest of my apartment, I spent the afternoon cleaning out and reorganizing my kitchen.

This time was a bit different. I actually asked the cleaning person to come and spend a day here to remove as much cat hair as possible…now that I don’t have cats. I actually asked for help with something I wanted but couldn’t manage to do myself. That’s a big deal for me. Since she was here the whole day, I couldn’t manically clean one area for the entire time. Instead, I had to respect my body and spend some of the time lying down, LYING DOWN while SOMEONE ELSE was CLEANING MY APARTMENT. I attempted to do so with a minimum of guilt and a minimum of shame that I can’t take care of this 500 sq. ft. space.

There you have it. My apartment is much cleaner. There is much less dust and almost no cat hair (there are a few closets I didn’t let her empty out to vacuum). It feels like a different place, like a load has lifted, and I don’t have to constantly think of what it would be like to clean up if only I had the energy.

Mind you, there is still more to do. Or actually, there is less to do, because I got help this time.

Coiling

I coiled my face again. It’s still completely strange. I’ve not added anything new or longer because I’m expecting the Lyme Herx from Tuesday’s session to kick in shortly.

  • Babesia, chest, 5 minutes; liver, 5 minutes
  • Candida, abdomen, 10 minutes; chest, 2 minutes; head, 2 minutes

Detox

I think that cleaning the apartment reduces the number of airborne toxins that enter my body. The person who cleaned my home used very mild, natural detergents so that I wouldn’t have to deal with fumes. It was a good idea, especially given the state of my lungs in recent days.

  • homeopathic support
  • kombucha
  • juiced greens
  • skin brushing
  • BioMat
  • castor oil pack on liver

Body

I think I had a sweat in the early morning. I was dreaming about whether I would get a short haircut this summer based on how bad the night sweats are. Then, I think, my hair was damp when I woke up at 5:30 am.

When I woke up again at 8am, it was the usual aches and pains: hands and feet, lower back. Moving around seems to help with the hands and feet once I get past the initial increase in pain. For my lower back, the only thing that helps is heat: hot shower, BioMat.

I was tired but not exhausted today. I did a lot of sitting or lying down activities, like activating my dad’s new phone and entering his contacts. Those activities aggravated my hands, wrists, elbows, shoulders and neck. I still feel the pain.

On the whole, I think the acupuncture did raise my energy level a few notches. I was able to do a few minutes of standing activity to rearrange some stuff in my apartment after each area was cleaned.

I was tired this evening and a bit of a space cadet. My mind keeps wandering and I forget what I’m saying or doing.

Tonight, I’m having a lot of floaters in my vision.

I’m still waiting for the Lyme Herx to start from Tuesday’s coiling session. Who knows, maybe my arms and neck are where it begins this time…

I’m looking forward to a peaceful sleep.

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