Waking up on Monday to a thunderstorm is pretty nice. I love thunderstorms! They relax me and hearing the rain is so peaceful. Monday should be the beginning of a fresh, new week. But, for me, Monday is just another painful day.
My new diet has been so hard! I don’t mind going gluten-free. That’s not difficult at all, because there are tons of gluten-free choices at the grocery store. I can also drop the Splenda in my coffee. But, not drinking diet coke is misery!
I drink diet coke for nausea relief. The replacement for diet coke is supposed to be sparkling mineral water. This is not at all a replacement. The ginger/honey syrup was too gingery and not sweet. Maybe I got the mix ratio all wrong, because it’s horrible. The next time I drank sparkling mineral water I added freshly squeezed orange juice. That was a little better, but it didn’t help my nausea.
When I added some plain sugar, it was tolerable. I guess I’ll need to do quite a bit of experimenting with flavoring before the sparkling water hits the spot. My nausea levels can get pretty overwhelming, so I need all the help I can get.
My LDN prescription ran out on Friday. Unfortunately, the doctor’s office was closed. This meant I had no LDN over the weekend. I noticed a doubling level of pain. Maybe the LDN was helping after-all. I should be able to get the medicine refilled today. For now, I’m having to take much too much Ibuprofen.
My experiment with D Hist didn’t work out. I was to take 3 times the amount of D Hist for seven days to see if I could cut out the added Benadryl. Benadryl is not part of my normal prescription list. I only added Benadryl because I’ve been in a Mast Cell Disorder flare for months. Well, today I added Benadryl back into my pill box.
Well, Monday isn’t a fresh, new start. Monday is just like every other day. Monday brings discouragement in my treatments. And, Monday reminds me about how difficult it is to change my diet without total suffering. I hope and pray that as this day progresses, I’ll be able to tolerate the changes without getting sicker.
I hope and pray that you all have a good Monday. Whatever we face with our health, we need to keep pushing ahead. I don’t mean that we should push ahead in a way that is harmful. I just mean that we can go forward in an intentional way, fighting our negative thoughts and feelings and not giving up.
Disclaimer: I’m not a medical expert. My post is my opinion only, and is not meant to be taken as medical advice. If you have a medical concern, please consult your personal physician.