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A day of rest…sort of

Friday, June 24, 2011

My goal today was to rest. It came after a week of childcare for an infant (completely wonderful and fulfilling and tiring and only for a few hours a day, no less). It came after a Lyme disease coiling session. It was much needed rest.

I sort of met my goal. The usual downfall of rest days is that I get lonely. I saw my sister and her family off this morning just before 8am. If that was all the human contact I had, I’d have watched movies all afternoon.

Instead, I spent 45 minutes with a plumber learning about bathroom fixtures old and new (1940s vs. post 1995).  He fixed the plumbing problems. He threw in the plumbing lesson for free since I asked to watch and learn.

I also spent some time having lunch with the landscaper/gardener who was working on the yard. He was pretty funny. We discussed dating and children, house repairs, hornets’ nests, tick fever (aka Lyme disease, which he knew about long before the 1970s), plumbing, and gardening. We laughed a bunch together. His honesty amazed me. He told me I looked like I was in my mid-40s. (After my heart resurfaced from wherever it plummeted to, I told him I’ve aged a lot on antibiotics.) He also told me that a previous resident of the house died in the room I’m staying in. So I guess we talked about death, too. By the end, he invited me to stay till the end of the summer. I’ll have to check in with my sister about that!

The rest of the day, I was in bed making phone calls. The phone calls were not as restful as napping, but I was happy to reconnect to many of the people I usually talk to or spend time with when I’m at home. Lying down was exactly what I needed. I left the dishes in the sink until the morning to let myself have more time resting. One day off. Then I’ll get back to family time and keeping after myself.

Coiling

  • Bartonella, abdomen, 5 minutes; chest, 2 minutes
  • Babesia, chest, 5 minutes; abdomen, 5 minutes; ilium, 1 minute each side; knees/elbows, 1 minute; shoulders, 15 seconds each
  • Candida, abdomen, 10 minutes; chest, 2 minutes; face, 2 minutes

Detox

I didn’t spend any time on the BioMat. I didn’t want to be warm as I rested. Who knows why?

  • homeopathic support
  • juiced greens
  • lemon water
  • skin brushing

Body

I let myself rest today and now all the tiredness and fatigue show. I look worn out with bags under my bloodshot eyes. I’m moving around slowly. I feel the fatigue more. It isn’t sleepiness, just a weariness to the bone.

I had mild joint pain. I had some urinary hesitation. I had a big night sweat with shirt change last night. I still have breast pain and abdominal swelling. I had floaters in my vision. I have light sensitivity and a mild headache tonight.

It was good to have a slow day.

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