Adrenal Fatigue – One year later

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.

Drum rolllll:

Before

Before

After

After

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.

Yonanas!

 

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 useFrozen bananas and strawberries.

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 Fruit mashneighbor.

You put the fruit in the chute and out comes some soft serve ice-cream type food.

 

Where's the hot fudge??

Where’s the hot fudge??

I Failed Spring

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.

Gutter Sense Gutter Cleaning Tool - Improvements

Best thing ever! Click for link.

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:

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The Ultimate 43 Song Retirement Party Playlist

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

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Crowd Sourcing Retirement Party Play List

All ye fellow bloggers,

please participate in assembling the best retirement party songs!

 (For finished retirement party list click here)

Current list includes:

Take This Job and Shove It…Johnny Paycheck

We Gotta Get Out of This Place..The Animals

Gone…Montgomery Gentry

Five O’Clock World…The Vogues

Knee Deep…Zac Brown Band

 

Your ideas?????????????????

 

No More Antibiotics?

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

 

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