When I’m home and not dealing with big issues, I push my treatments until I reach the edge of what I can handle. I knock myself out, or just short of that, to get my health back as soon as possible.
Then there’s life. I’m bored of being a sick person for over 4 years. So when there is an opportunity to do some regular living, I jump at the chance. These past few days, I haven’t been Ms. Sickie. I’ve been Tante Rose (Aunt Rose in Dutch). I’ve been hugging and cuddling with my nephew. I’ve been singing and napping. I’ve been changing diapers. Living. It’s nice.
So I haven’t done all the things I should for myself. I’m craving juiced greens. That’s the biggie. I didn’t have enough energy to do my laundry and the dishes and also do the juicing. Fortunately, I made enough veggies yesterday for two days. That way, I got to rest before spending the afternoon with my nephew. (And thankfully, he wanted a nap when I was with him, so I got to nap for a half hour, too.)
I’m right on the edge of my energy level to do this amount of childcare (a few hours in the afternoon). I think I can do it for another week, with the weekend being less intense because my sister isn’t working. Then I’ll need a day or two off completely. By then, my brother-in-law will be here and we’ll be splitting the work among three people. I’ll be able to spare some more energy for taking care of me.
It’s worth it. These few days of relative normalcy are so important. I’m amazed at how much my sister is able to accomplish. Then I remember that I used to be like that, only without an infant to wake me up in the middle of the night.
- Babesia, chest, 5 minutes; abdomen, 5 minutes; ilium, 1 minute each side; knees/elbows, 1 minute
- Candida, abdomen, 10 minutes; chest, 2 minutes; face, 2 minutes
- homeopathic support
- skin brushing
I’m tired. In between the moments of being “on” to attend to my nephew, I can feel the fatigue. I lie down on the couch frequently. I sit on the floor with my nephew to sing to him. I find ways to interact in a low key but very connected way.
I had a shirt-changer night sweat last night.
This evening, I have a headache, an earache in my right ear, and pain in my eyes. I had pretty intense light sensitivity all day. I’ve had some pain in my joints in my hands and my feet.
I’m detoxing one of the Lyme treatments: my urine has had that special smell for a few days.
I’m ready for bed early, that’s for sure.