Today was a classic Saturday with a cold. I was miserable again. I started out worse off than yesterday. The head cold was worse. The chills and sweats were worse. My throat and sinuses burned. My ears hurt and popped. I didn’t want to move. But this time I couldn’t sleep. I woke up craving florinef.
These transitions are difficult. I remind myself that if all I accomplish is a lower dose of florinef, that will be better than before. So I took the reduced dose of florinef with breakfast and went back to sleep for several hours.
The rest of the day, I’ve been lying down reading, listening to the radio, watching a movie with my mom. Resting is pleasant. By some miracle, my usual aches and pains in my musculoskeletal system were dormant. My intestines are letting off some foul swamp gas, but that always happens when I get a cold. Light sensitivity appeared later in the day with a mild headache. Still, as long as I’ve been lying down, I’m alright.
I’m still supposing that I can completely clear the fungal infection and also get off florinef so it doesn’t come back. That would make the temporary suffering this week seem like a drop in the bucket.
Each time I hit this kind of snag, I try to remember that healing is a process of getting rid of the original cause, cleaning up the mess caused by the illness and its treatments, and rebuilding my body along. Florinef was a key part of rebuilding my body this past year. Now that it has outlasted it’s usefulness (in the cost-benefit analysis), it’s time to clean up the mess that it caused.
The antifungal is part of that clean up process. Hopefully, it won’t generate as big a mess of its own.
Slowly and steadily, I’m adding in more coiling time. Today I added my feet to the Lyme-joints treatment. I also added 15 seconds more to my shoulders on Babesia. I’m trying not to get aggressive enough to add big Herx symptoms, but still consistently make progress on all the areas that have tick-borne infections.
- Babesia, ilium, 1 minute each side; knees/elbows, 1 minute; liver, 5 minutes; chest, 5 minutes; shoulder blades, 30 seconds each
- Lyme, hips, 1 minute each side; knees/elbows 1 minute; shoulders, 15 seconds each; feet/ankles, 1 minute
- Candida, abdomen, 10 minutes; chest, 2 minutes
I used a neti pot today. This little device does help with my sinus symptoms, loosening things up. It took me several years of knowing about it before I convinced myself I wouldn’t drown by using it.
- neti pot (for my sinuses)
- diatomaceous earth
I think I said most of it above.
I had chills and sweats at night. The urinary hesitation is calming down again, but isn’t gone. The chest rash flares every time my body heats up.
I’m very tired. I have been all day. I’m hoping that a good night’s sleep will allow for improvements, unlike last night when it let me sink deeper into this messy state.