Monday, February 16, 2009

Monday stuff

I got my bloodwork back last week. It looks better than it has in a long time, so I was wondering why I feel so bad. ANA has been 1:1200 for the last year and a half, which is way, way high...last one was 1:160. Much better. Low inflammation. My joints are worse, even, than my tissue pain. My wrists keep giving out. I've been exercising more, and my feet hurt. I thought, I'm not sure 20 more years of this is worth it.

It's been kind of depressing. I've upped many supplements and my energy has improved immensely, hence the exercise--which could be the pain cause. I've had to restrain a kid a couple of times, and had no problem during or after...but suddenly something changed.

I decided to go to the chiropractor this afternoon and work my way through doctors. I didn't plan on saying much...he's a great chiro and all, but never really impressed with me much. Except today. He told me he'd been at a conference about autoimmune processes and wondered if I'd like to be a guinea pig....just his cost for the supplements. Anyway, long story short...EVERYTHING he told me lined up with my inner voice telling me what I needed to do--today I have just had liquid smoothies and a veggie soup that I concocted. He tested me for allergies and, amazingly, I'm not allergic to things that I used to be allergic to. 30 day trial and not a lot of cost.

I had prayed this morning for SOMETHING, ANYBODY to listen and help me out here.

I hope this was an answer.

12 comments:

Missy said...

I have been dropping in on you yesterday and today just reading and was about to leave a comment on the last post that I miss you - and voila! here you are! I've been pulled into prayer for you the last couple of days, that's why you've been on my mind. Isn't it cool how that works? :)

Looks like I should keep praying, too, that this brings some long-lasting benefits to your health and quality of life.

Pray for me, I've gone off the deep end. I'm making paper mache dinosaur eggs and a wig out of panty hose and white yarn. :D

Kansas Bob said...

I hope that it was the answer too..

Mark D said...

Very cool, Karen! That is, assuming that supplements and diet are the main parts of being a guinea pig. I have missed you and am sorry for being away from blogland for so long.

karen said...

Thanks, Missy...I can get into that project!
Thanks, KB....I wish prayers answered for you and Ann, too.
Hey, Mark! I check your blog...and totally understand your reasons for being away. Glad you stopped by. I've been gone, a bit, too!

Kevin Knox said...

Wow. Praise the Lord, Karen. May He move you closer to strength!

I'm reminded of how the Creator subjects us to futility, along with all His creation, but He does it in hope. May this be a foretaste of the healing that is to come.

Connie said...

Good news...have been praying for dietary direction for both of us...
I believe you have bumped into a road that will yield some blessings!

Robert said...

wow karen!!!! so very cool!!! I hope it keeps on as you said healthwise i need to apply what you said too to my diet diabetes is no fun but you encourage me to eat smarter :)

Abby said...

I hope this all works out for you <3 It can be frustrating when you know there's something off but nothing seems to be helping it, but God-willing, this will do the trick for you.

karen said...

Thank you so much for encouragement, all. I am much better today! The adjustment, though a bit painful at the time, seems to have set some things right. I'm looking forward to my doctor's "program" for me. 30 days of clean eating....can I do that??

brian said...

Karen, That sounds like great news. I hope this is what you've been looking for.

Missy said...

Yes, you can do it! Think how fast the last 30 days have flown by. ;)

Barbara(aka Layla) said...

It sounds very encouraging Karen!!! Keep us posted.