Friday, August 14, 2020

Skirt

 I made Becky a skirt! I have not sewn in so long. It's not perfect, but she loves it and it was nice to mess around with my sewing machine again!!

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Reuben Turns 5!

 

Reuben is five! I have a lot I want to do with him before he turns ten. He is wonderful and amazing and I am so proud of him, and I am so grateful I have been allowed to spend the last five years with him. I love you Reuben! 

We had a great birthday party with church friends!

Saturday, August 8, 2020

The State of my Health

In July I did 30 days of Lyme Herbs from the book Healing Lyme by Buhner. As you heard in my last post, I had 10 wonderful days of LIFE where my chronic fatigue was banished and I had energy and vitality again!! 

But, alas, this was followed by 4 or 5 (I cannot directly recall) days of severe fatigue, pain, and brain fog, the return of all my symptoms and the loss of my independence and life. I figured a little of it out-- my blood pressure was too low, for one. Taking less of some herbs helped a lot, and the slow climb back to "normal" began.  It wasn't instant like first 10 days--I just slowly got better day by day until around day 24 when I felt okay again. However, two symptoms have lingered--my gut bloat, and brain fog. I am not healed. 
I hired a naturalistic doctor. She doesn't take insurance and she is $75 an hour, but I was desperate. She does have two degrees, but is not actually a doctor as in the normal sense. (She went to Trinity School of Natural Health and is a certified natural health professional and has a doctor of naturopathy) I could have seen another mainstream doctor, but I am done with them. I don't want to throw the lot out with one or two bad experiences, but after a lifetime of bad experiences, I am done. I am grateful they help so many others in the world, but for me--I think I am going to switch to a naturopathic practice overall! My hour phone consultation and subsequent 90 minute visit to their farm was wonderful. I am on a host of supplements. She diagnosed me with candida and perhaps some parasites and put me on the supplements for the next 60 days. I will see how I feel after 60 days and report back.

Right now my chronic fatigue is a lot better. I am very tired after lunch, but I am taking a nap and wake up refreshed and energized where before, when I was suffering, I would rise more tired than I had gone to bed! I am a lot better. My chronic fatigue is only marginally effecting my life where a month ago I had no life besides fighting my extreme feelings of perpetual weary unrest. 

We have started homeschooling. I am trying to be enough to a household where I will never be enough. God will have to sustain me and the children, and isn't it wonderful that he does! God and his rich mercies and solidness is everything. 

One more thing-- something is wrong with my eyes. Whenever I try to read or look at a screen for long period of time, they itch and burn and I get terrible headaches. I don't know what is wrong. I have gone to the eye doctor, and they don't know. Well, on their recommendation I ordered some reading glasses and they do help a lot--but it still hurts after awhile. This new malady is keeping me off computers and away from screens. I can't even knit. Something about looking at things that are close to my face is irritating my sight. It makes me feel old and on top of all the other health issues I have going on, is upsetting me more than I would like to admit. I am mourning this. I love to knit. I feel like I have lost a part of myself. I wish I knew what was wrong, but I do not--leave a comment if you have ever heard of such a thing. 

I have a lot of things to post. Reuben's birthday pictures (where I horrendously cut my toe) and I did some sewing for the first time in years. Hopefully I will be able to post them soon as my eyes allow. Hopefully I will be able to edit the last of the vlogs and finish writing my book. A lot of what I do uses the computer, and I have not been able to get on it in weeks. I wanted to take a break from the internet for awhile, but I also want to use the wealth of knowledge when I need it! Oh, well.

How are you?