This is a photo my brother took of a bunch of my empty medication and supplement bottles along with lots and lots of half empty bottles of promising treatments that never worked.
Good news! Things are looking up! My energy level is still below my baseline but I’m definitely feeling better. I think it will just take a little while for my body to come back into balance after stopping the medications. It’s relied on those “chemical helpers,” as my doctor calls them, for a long time and re-establishing homeostasis might take a few more days. I’m not worried that I’ll have to go back on them though. The pain is not increasing and I seem to be improving little by little. Hooray!
I used to have to stop almost every hour to take some pill or concoction. I had medications alarms set from 7am to 10pm and I couldn’t go anywhere without packing a purse full of medications and supplements. I got so good at swallowing pills that I could take over 10 at a time whether I was nauseous or not. It wasn’t fun! I’m so glad I no longer have to live at the mercy of constant medication alarms!
On another positive note, I don’t seem to be reacting to Ramona anymore either. I’m still being cautious to avoid holding her on my lap but I haven’t reacted the few times I’ve gotten close to her. We even had her sleep on the driver’s seat the last two nights and I slept just fine. I think it’s likely that all of my family’s efforts payed off and that just being in a sunny pristine environment for a few weeks has brought the contamination down a lot. Yay! I’m so happy it worked out and I can’t wait until I can cuddle with her again!
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