It has been about a year since test results showed that my cortisol and aldosterone levels were really low. Click for first post on symptoms and causes.
I did not wish to wait until my next doctor’s visit to test again so I found the lab they used and requested a cortisol test. If I retest aldosterone levels, it will have to wait for a regular MD visit and traditional lab work.
Something seems to be working!!
I also did an AM blood sample that showed a level within the normal range.
For a few weeks prior to the test, I was not taking any adrenal support supplements. I was still using an increased amount of salt in the form of Himalayan salt.
I have a new toy! It took me a month to get it out of the box and play with it but I think its a winner for occasional use.
Whenever I had spotted bananas that I would not get to in time, I peeled and threw them in the freezer. I also cleaned, prepped, and stored some strawberries when there was a BOGO free deal at the store.
I let them defrost for 15 minutes…well closer to 30 after talking with a neighbor.
You put the fruit in the chute and out comes some soft serve ice-cream type food.
Spring cleaning is not just for closets! You may recall that I have an unusual way of cleaning.
Last week, I decided to clean the mold off of the back patio. My tools: water pressure and bleach. It worked before, it should work again. Nope. I poured some bleach in a small area and decided to let it soak in and work its magic.
In the meantime, I would be productive and clean out the gutters. I cleaned a small section and went back to the patio.
Nope still covered in nasty, stubborn mold and grime.
Back to the gutters. I made it half way through one side and headed back to the patio.
Started to focus on water pressure from my little water hose. It worked, a little…
My shoulder was sore from the gutter reacher pole thing and I was dizzy from leaning over to spray the patio at close range.
The only solution at this point:
This is what we have so far. Thank you for the suggestions on the last post. Feel free to add if you are inspired.
Good Times Roll – The Cars
I Am Woman – Helen Reddy
I Feel Lucky – Mary Chapin Carpenter
I Gotta Feeling – The Black Eyed Peas
Knee Deep – Zac Brown Band (Jimmy Buffet)
My Generation – The Who
Take This Job and Shove It – Johnny Paycheck
Toes – Zac Brown
We Gotta Get Out of This Place – The Animals
Won’t Get Fooled Again – The Who
Gone – Montgomery Gentry
She’s Leaving – Rascal Flatts
Already Gone – Eagles
I Believe I Can Fly – James Ingram Continue reading
All ye fellow bloggers,
please participate in assembling the best retirement party songs!
Current list includes:
Take This Job and Shove It…Johnny Paycheck
We Gotta Get Out of This Place..The Animals
Five O’Clock World…The Vogues
Knee Deep…Zac Brown Band
I had another trip to the LLMD this week. After a long discussion of everything past and present, we decided to stop the antibiotics. Hooray!!
We have hit the little Lyme and Bartonella boogers hard. The symptoms I have now may be a combination of side effects and dead booger toxin build up. So I am embarking on a month of detox. If everything progresses as planned, I will then have a month or so of herbal stuff to boost the immune system and finish off any evil boogers lingering about.
Detox helpers I am not taking:
- Chlorella – I took it for months until my system started to reject it.
- Milk thistle – My reaction to this one was immediate. Instant bad mood in a pill.
Detox helpers I am taking:
- Alpa-Lipoic acid
- Parsley drops – Parsley and Burber drops are part of the Cowden protocol to treat Lyme. Follow link for more information.
- Burber drops