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TJ
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http://www.dadamo.com/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?b-storybd/m-1276361244/

I should update with a list of symptoms, etc...  I've been having a lot of "crammage" and pain lately as it seems like my whole spine (and random radiations from it) is on fire on an intermittent basis, so it will be later.
Where have I been?  That is great news that you found a root cause.  I would like to hear more.
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Ribbit, what is the specific name of the test


Ribbit used IGeneX

http://igenex.com/Website/#

They offer several tests for Lyme.

They have a reputation of finding Lyme when others don't.

Test offered by IGeneX for Lyme include:



Lyme IgG/IgM/IgA IFA Screen

Lyme IgG/IgM Antibody Serology

Lyme - C6 Peptide

IgG Western Blot

IgM Western Blot

Lyme Dot Blot Assay (LDA)

Reverse Western Blot (RWB) for Antigen

Detection of Borrelia burgdorferi with the Multiplex PCR


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I think I'm getting better...  And I'm thankful.  


Don't forget to try Dr. D'Adamo's Trehalose Complex.  In his lecture he mentions it can help with Lyme Disease.



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So glad I found this thread.  I have had LD for probably 20+ years.  I was misdiagnosed and tried everything to feel better.  I started with the BTD for O, thinking I was Type O.  I got really sick and dropped the diet.  I took the blood test 3 times and it came up A+.  What??? Both my biological parents are O on their medical records.  Go figure - must be a mistake on one of them.

Fast forward and 6 years of allopathic medicine later, I finally stopped the antibiotics and dropped the high protein diet that wasn't serving me well.  I still see my LLMD because I am on IVIg, but I am doing homeopathic drainage and cupping/bleeding to move the stagnant blood.  I am in a world of herx right now, but I feel things moving out of my body.  It can be painful at times.  Thinking positively helps.  Eating sugar messes me up.

I am starting anew on my A+ Teacher diet, mostly because my cardiologist says it suits me.  I am hopeful it helps with the recurring Lyme symptoms and die-off.  You all have posted some good stuff re: Lyme therapies.  I will try to share the ones that have worked for me.

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Welcome to the forums, Spokes!  And welcome to the A diet.  I'd love to hear about what's working for you.

Thanks, C# for posting that list.  

I had sort of a set-back last night and today.  Just unusually fatigued, plus I had to go grocery shopping and DD#1 needed some clothes, so we braved Walmart.  I hate Walmart.  With great passion (when I can muster it up).  But I figured it was better to take one trip and get what I needed than to go to two different stores.  'Cause I never know when my energy is just going to totally fail on me.  So last night I went to bed early.  When I got back from Walmart this afternoon I was so wiped out I had to take a nap.  Oddly, the stress caused my lips and gums and left hand to tingle.  I hadn't really put stress with numbness together before.  I'll have to keep my eyes open regarding that connection.  After a short nap, I was fine again.

Tom, I'll look into Trehelose Complex.  I've been taking Genoma Security along with the Cowden protocol.

Joe, have you looked into Young Living oils?  Forgive me if we've talked about this before.  My memory is failing.  Certain essential oils applied to your spine can help kill viruses.  Or whatever you're harboring.

JJ, I'm glad I could give you some warm fuzzies.


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Goldie, I was 8 or 9 when I got the tick bite.  I was in 3rd grade.  In South Carolina.  I talked with Dr. Kerry Clark at last year's Lyme Day at the Atlanta capitol building and he said I was the earliest case he'd heard of from SC.  I'll talk with him again this year and ask him if they'd be interested in taking any blood or doing other tests for their use in studies...as long as they pay for it.  It's possible I have a different strain than what people are getting today, which may be one reason it's taken me this many years to get as sick as JJ (for instance) got within just a few years.  I am where many people get in less than five years.  If that makes sense.  I can't tell if I'm making sense.

Here's something that was posted on Facebook today:

http://www.mentalhealthandillness.com/Articles/LymeDiseaseAndCognitiveImpairments.htm


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And unfortunately, Spring, it's not going to be as easy as showing people test results.  There's a lot more to it than simply health.


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Goldie, I was 8 or 9 when I got the tick bite.  I was in 3rd grade.  In South Carolina.  I talked with Dr. Kerry Clark at last year's Lyme Day at the Atlanta capitol building and he said I was the earliest case he'd heard of from SC.  I'll talk with him again this year and ask him if they'd be interested in taking any blood or doing other tests for their use in studies...as long as they pay for it.  It's possible I have a different strain than what people are getting today, which may be one reason it's taken me this many years to get as sick as JJ (for instance) got within just a few years.  I am where many people get in less than five years.  If that makes sense.  I can't tell if I'm making sense.

Here's something that was posted on Facebook today:

http://www.mentalhealthandillness.com/Articles/LymeDiseaseAndCognitiveImpairments.htm


I thought you said you were always fatigued though, as a young adult especially.  I have no clue for sure when I was bit.   I was bit as a young child by a regular tic that they removed.  But the time that I think started it all was when I never saw a tic.  I had a weird, what looked like to me a bruise, on my knee about 10 years ago.  We had been up camping.  I got sick for about a week and a half and it was summer. I had flu like symptoms.  The bruise was weird because it was like a ring.  Clear in the middle, but a ring.  I have a feeling it might had been than.  Because it wasn't a overly long time after than, maybe a year or two, that I developed a heart arrhythmia.  That was the only symptom I had that was an issue, which really wasn't because it always went away after a little bit.  Even while being active.  But that seemed to get worse.  It happened frequently after being active.  Exercising or working vigorously.  Which I did.  That went on for about 5 years previous to a downright super crash when I was 35.  I'm probably repeating myself again.   Which was about 5 years after the whole camping episode.  I got tested for it at the time, and it came back negative.  The doctor might have even suggested antibiotics, but I declined them because I didn't want to take anitbiotics for something I might not have had.   Funny, if I did I might have killed it.  Oh well.  But that's my fault.  It's the fault of the dumb disease, or the test, that it didn't show up on the test.  But to be honest, I'm clinically diagnosed at this point and I don't really care to spend more money on the igenex tests.  I'm just doing battle with it, assuming I have it.  I have enough info to be confident I do.  Besides clinically being diagnosed, an ND's biofeedback machine about 4 years ago told me I had it also.  So.....

Either way, my point is, I'm not sure if it was the tic when I was a young boy or not.  Or if the camping incident was it or not.  It could've been a totally different time.  I deer hunted every year from a teenager up until I got sick.  And cut up deer every year.  Field dressed usually one or more a season also.  I could've gotten bit by a deer tic any of those times and didn't know.  And even at that, I always loved being outside.  I used to walk on a hiking trail that was very wooded nearly 4x a week.  Picked berries in the woods.  I was always in the outdoors.  Nearly every day.  I also had a job for a while after high school cutting lawns.  I was outside every day.  And in the fall we'd rake leaves.  Many places had wooded areas on their lot.  It's bizarre to think about at this point.  Because I really don't get outside a lot now.  Ugh.  It's painful to think about, as I loved to be outside, in the woods.  Oh well.  Life doesn't always garaunty that we'll get we want all the time.  I have a lot to be thankful for regardless of my circumstances.


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I am sure you all thought I fell off a cliff as I have been gone so long.  Just completed 9 weeks of IV Rocephin.  As usual I don't follow any rules for anything.  Usually brain function is the last thing to return but mine is coming back.  I have moments of clarity that I did not have before.

Fatigue is worse, but I knew that IV antibiotics are hard on the body and they are treating me for Babesia, Bartonella and Ehrilichia all at once.  I decided to go all out and beat this thing to the  ground.  Pain is starting to get better.  Not eating well enough yet but sticking to my swami and going slow.  

I am doing some heart tests to make sure all is well there.  I am bradycardic and just want to make sure nothing electrical is going on.  Palpitations are going away with the antibiotics.  I am dizzy a lot, but my blood pressure is low and I think it has always been that way.  I think the medications are lowering it further.  Very slow improvement, but I will take any improvement.  Keeping the faith through it all.
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From the thread of two years ago by Cloe..    

http://www.dadamo.com/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?b-storybd/m-1276361244/

ABJoe, I'm so glad you brought this up.  I see an osteopath who does sacral cranial adjustments and for the past year while following my SWAMI, everything in my head seems to either jam up out of nowhere and I need to see my osteo for a release and then it takes a few days to feel
the movement....I have the exact same issues with my ears...pressure, stuffiness...not discharge but congestion that drives me crazy....THe more compliant
I am, like when I take supplements like Deflect twice a day and Polyflora with Live Cell A....or eat
lots of soy and foods that would have powerful effects for a blood type A, my cranial joints move...Sometimes they're tighter...other times looser...and I've never been so sensitive to weather
changes, especially low pressure systems...My head jams up in low pressure systems.

For the past two weeks, after an osteopathic adjustment, I was absolutely at my wits end...but today after a good night's sleep, I woke up with less "crammage"....Don't laugh...that's the word I used to describe it as if everything gets crammed together in my head.

It comes and goes....

I might have days where I think my whole head is going to explode...and it's not a headache...

I did have a few accidents that related to my head...One was when I was in my 20s and got
catapulted from a wave in the ocean onto the beach...landed upside down with my head smashed
into the sand...A few years ago, I got hit from behind by a truck while driving...Even though I
saw it coming in my rear view mirror, and braced myself, there was trauma that went deeply into
my neck and back muscles..which might have caused more crammage in my head.

OMG...I can't even believe another person has mentioned this....Maybe there are more of us than
we know.

When I started the diet, I had severe sciatica from my spine shifting badly after my rear ended
car accident....It seems as if it worked itself out completely but moved higher and now is all in
my head.

Osteopath does understand what I'm explaining, and each time I see him,he has adjusted me to where I leave his office in a better place.  But I do keep on shifting.

I have a feeling this is going to take more time.  Healing is happening on a  really deep level, I'm
quite sure.  Even my thoughts are different since I'm on this diet.  Less uptight....more relaxed...
and sometimes "letting go" affects all the muscles in the body...and head.


1)   I have had similar headissues issues for years and decades after accidents,, all that anyone has to do, I did .. as of late I have tried the Trehalose Complex ,, I think it has diminished my near daily headaches.. Not all the way and hard to explain, but I 'think' the headaches are less severe, and the nerve muscles are less 'congested' going up my neck to the top of my head. I am doing TC about 60 days at a teaspoon a day.
2)   I am again suggesting that you try this -posted before- :
Here is on exercise for EVERYONE .. for back and neck pain and for RELAXATION while doing GOOD for you!. Especially those who jog and push their body forward, thus creating a hunchback stance when getting older..

1) Choose a time when you can spend 20 minutes beginning to end.. take the phone with you or let it ring.. take eye shades with you or listen to TV .. just don't read a book as it would bend your neck.

2) THE IDEAL here would be IF you can do it without many books or just a skinny one under your head. But to start with, take as many books needed to be comfortable as that is most important -- this is not a one time CORRECTION.

3) If you can get on the floor (and get up again) lye on the floor and place your knees and feet in a square angle over the couch, scoot close to the couch to support your knees but not hanging from them........ If you are not able to get off the floor, then build a couch pillow tower on your bed.

4) Support your head comfortably. Eventually you will only need a one inch book/pillow.

5) Now lie down for 20 minutes with your arms comfortable.

6) After a while put your hands on the floor straight out and rotate one arm at a time (holding the shoulder with the other hand to feel the shoulder rotation.) Turn the hand 'out' slowly and 'in' again making sure that you move the shoulder cuff but NO STRESS.... Then shift to the other side and do the other arm and shoulder a few times. Essentially you will not feel any changes .. but the body knows what to do.. ALLOW it - to do it..

7) Now push ONE shoulder at a time into the floor comfortably.. for a few seconds.. feel the pull back across to the other side hip. Repeat a few times and relax then do the other side..

GENTLY is the key to this 20 minutes RELAXATION of your NECK and WHOLE spine/ adjusting ONE nerve at a time.. Until you lengthen the spins to where you only need a one inch book/pillow.. The BODY will readjust it SELF.. Do this and you will save more money on chiros ..

Price 850 please send it to me.. Pretending I am the doctor on 5th Ave. .. A price well worth having paid for.. This is the true value of my sharing his instructions with you. Haha

3)   anyone having unresolvable blockages is able to call me for some other help.. send me your phone # by email.  


Being here is invaluable, but not enough. We need ALL the Doctors. I needed them for a very small cancer spot-I could never feel!!! Please do your mammograms! Doing so saved me from cancer later on. I am grateful! Thanks for learning from my experience! I was lucky! I wish the same for YOU!
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And unfortunately, Spring, it's not going to be as easy as showing people test results.  There's a lot more to it than simply health.


It seems that some of the people around you need to allow room for some skin between you and them. I guess many of us know people who we have decided will never change about some things or anything. Sad.


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Joe, have you looked into Young Living oils?  Certain essential oils applied to your spine can help kill viruses.  Or whatever you're harboring.

Every time I've tested any essential oils, the answer has been "No".  My practitioner thought some might help as well, but the answer to her, even with really dilute oils was No...  At this point, I'm not arguing with my body!

I appreciate the thought...

I knew iodine was important for thyroid, but recently learned it was necessary for healthy myelin, the "insulator" around nerve fibers.  I'm hoping that with renewed emphasis on maintaining iodine levels and with taking Trehalose Complex to assist the cleaning, that the nerve healing will get finished quicker.


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I did oils for over 2 years daily.  And then all of a sudden they make me feel very strange every time I use them.  They definitely helped when I was using them.  But they can be very strong.  Very strong.  I do sniff a few from time to time, but haven't actually applied any in a long time.  You are probably already doing enough.  And everybody reacts differently.  Or there may be a time when they will work for you.  Problem is they're expensive.  Just like any of this stuff that's good for healing.  At least if you get good ones.  


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1)   I have had similar headissues issues for years and decades after accidents,, all that anyone has to do, I did .. as of late I have tried the Trehalose Complex ,, I think it has diminished my near daily headaches.. Not all the way and hard to explain, but I 'think' the headaches are less severe, and the nerve muscles are less 'congested' going up my neck to the top of my head. I am doing TC about 60 days at a teaspoon a day.
2)   I am again suggesting that you try this -posted before- :
Here is on exercise for EVERYONE .. for back and neck pain and for RELAXATION while doing GOOD for you!. Especially those who jog and push their body forward, thus creating a hunchback stance when getting older..

1) Choose a time when you can spend 20 minutes beginning to end.. take the phone with you or let it ring.. take eye shades with you or listen to TV .. just don't read a book as it would bend your neck.

2) THE IDEAL here would be IF you can do it without many books or just a skinny one under your head. But to start with, take as many books needed to be comfortable as that is most important -- this is not a one time CORRECTION.

3) If you can get on the floor (and get up again) lye on the floor and place your knees and feet in a square angle over the couch, scoot close to the couch to support your knees but not hanging from them........ If you are not able to get off the floor, then build a couch pillow tower on your bed.

4) Support your head comfortably. Eventually you will only need a one inch book/pillow.

5) Now lie down for 20 minutes with your arms comfortable.

6) After a while put your hands on the floor straight out and rotate one arm at a time (holding the shoulder with the other hand to feel the shoulder rotation.) Turn the hand 'out' slowly and 'in' again making sure that you move the shoulder cuff but NO STRESS.... Then shift to the other side and do the other arm and shoulder a few times. Essentially you will not feel any changes .. but the body knows what to do.. ALLOW it - to do it..

7) Now push ONE shoulder at a time into the floor comfortably.. for a few seconds.. feel the pull back across to the other side hip. Repeat a few times and relax then do the other side..

GENTLY is the key to this 20 minutes RELAXATION of your NECK and WHOLE spine/ adjusting ONE nerve at a time.. Until you lengthen the spins to where you only need a one inch book/pillow.. The BODY will readjust it SELF.. Do this and you will save more money on chiros ..

Price 850 please send it to me.. Pretending I am the doctor on 5th Ave. .. A price well worth having paid for.. This is the true value of my sharing his instructions with you. Haha

3)   anyone having unresolvable blockages is able to call me for some other help.. send me your phone # by email.  


Yes, but you've put it so simply this time. My shoulder is out and wakes me with pain, I have been fixing it in place with a pillow each night. This technique sounds good. I'll give it a go.


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I did oils for over 2 years daily.  And then all of a sudden they make me feel very strange every time I use them.  They definitely helped when I was using them.  But they can be very strong.  Very strong.  I do sniff a few from time to time, but haven't actually applied any in a long time.  You are probably already doing enough.  And everybody reacts differently.  Or there may be a time when they will work for you.  Problem is they're expensive.  Just like any of this stuff that's good for healing.  At least if you get good ones.  


Your talking about sniffing reminds me of when I had Candida overgrowth. If my sinuses started bothering me I would shake the bottle of Nystatin, open it and take several deep breaths of the dust. Worked wonders every time.


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SOMEPLACE in this thread there was a link to all 300 symptoms.. I think Ribbit posted it.. any chance that you could post it again??


Being here is invaluable, but not enough. We need ALL the Doctors. I needed them for a very small cancer spot-I could never feel!!! Please do your mammograms! Doing so saved me from cancer later on. I am grateful! Thanks for learning from my experience! I was lucky! I wish the same for YOU!
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SOMEPLACE in this thread there was a link to all 300 symptoms.. I think Ribbit posted it.. any chance that you could post it again??


http://www.nationallymereport.com/symptoms/300_medical_conditions.htm


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No clue, Goldie.  You're talking to someone who can't remember what she ate for dinner last night.  I have some lucid moments, but remembering a particular post isn't likely to come to me....

It's my low back that keeps me up at night now.  I really need a new mattress.  No matter how I lay, it hurts those bulging discs.

JJ, I have been fatigued and dizzy and achy and out-of-it since I was very young.  I know I had short-term memory issues even before I got the tick bite.  What I mean is, that was such a normal part of life for me that I don't consider it that bad.  I wasn't SICK sick.  I was just weak and tired and felt yucky.  It took me 25 years to get so sick that I thought I was going to die.  And some of you have gotten there much more quickly.  That's what I was trying to say.  I don't think I communicate my thoughts very clearly anymore.  


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And Kim, it is SO good to see you back!  I'm glad those abx are working for you.  


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"Everything is permissible for me, but not everything is beneficial..."  I Corinthians 6:12

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Ribbit.. thanks..

As for
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I don't think I communicate my thoughts very clearly anymore.
  

It might be hard for you... but you do fine ...

I always learn more from the ones who suffer then (even myself) than when they are all learned.  Keep up your good work.

When getting a new bed be careful.. I sleep in many and often the oldest is best,  I don't like the memory foam ones, (even at 3000.-)  I like a bed that goes UP and DOWN..

maybe you could find a place where they will cut a slice of foam at about 1.5 inches.. it might be all that you need for comfort..  all the best always.   Your posts have made a big difference in my life.. moved me much closer to understanding LYME.  Thanks  


Being here is invaluable, but not enough. We need ALL the Doctors. I needed them for a very small cancer spot-I could never feel!!! Please do your mammograms! Doing so saved me from cancer later on. I am grateful! Thanks for learning from my experience! I was lucky! I wish the same for YOU!
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I think you communicated FINE!!  I was just saying I MIGHT have had it for a long time also.  I really don't know.  For me, it could've started as early as 5 years old or so.  Or, like I said, it was the time about 10 years ago.  Or anything in between, due to all the outdoor exposure.  Or, possibly all of the above.  We've even had tics in our house this year.  Already.  I've found them in our bed before in the last two years.  

Although you're probably right.  Because I was an athlete in high school and all that.  And I was never as strong as some of the other guys, I was still pretty active and strong.  I think my natural body is just not as strong as some.  Skinny, and ectomorph.  I wrestled 140 in High School.  Although there were times after high school that I could keep up with anybody installing cabinets and hauling them around.  Except I think it was more about my work ethic that it was how naturally strong I was.  I'm sure some guys had to use less of their energy to do the same amount I did, because they were bigger and stronger to begin with.  Anyways.............

My point is, you're probably right.  I didn't have nearly as much fatigue as you did growing up.  Or cognitive problems.  So the lymes probably did start later in life.


We sprung for a tempurpedic about 4 years ago and I love it.  I sleep better in it than any other bed I've been in.


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And I was never as strong as some of the other guys, I was still pretty active and strong.  I think my natural body is just not as strong as some.  Skinny, and ectomorph.  I wrestled 140 in High School.
Wow, I barely made it to 120 in HS.

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Although there were times after high school that I could keep up with anybody installing cabinets and hauling them around.  Except I think it was more about my work ethic that it was how naturally strong I was.  I'm sure some guys had to use less of their energy to do the same amount I did, because they were bigger and stronger to begin with.
Like digging a hole with a shovel or a backhoe?  
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That's hard work.  I've done a little digging in my time and it's not something I ever wanted to do a lot of by hand.


By the end of wrestling season senior year, I was losing 7 pounds to hit 140.  I went about 150 when I graduated.  Then over then next 10 years or so I gained about 20 pounds.  And I was overweight.  I had a desk job at the time I had my health crash.  I think 140 is about right for my size and frame.  Maybe 150.  Last night I hit 128.5!!!!!  YAY!!!!  What you're weight now TJ?  Are you able to eat more lately?  Or are you too busy detoxing?  I hope all is going well. Or as good as can be expected.


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I weighed 132 two days ago.  I'm still not wanting to eat much.  I should be done with this antibiotic middle of next week and maybe then things will take off because my gut flora can build up and help more with the digesting process.  I've been eating meat once a day, some nuts, lots of fruit, and a little veggies, in addition to the shake.  I doubt I'm getting 2000 calories daily at this point.  At my height and build, I'd like to get up to 170.
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Congratulations, JJ!  You now weigh more than I do!  

Here's the weird thing about girls who used to be chunky.  The fat mentality NEVER GOES AWAY.  I weigh less than 125 right now.  I still feel fat.  I look in the mirror and say, "That's the nicest my waist has looked EVER, including in high school."  And yet I still feel fat. I weigh 20 pounds less than I did in high school too.  And that's after four kids.  Too bad it took being sick to get me to this weight.   I still have no appetite and I force myself to eat.  I know I need to eat because I get tired, not because I feel hungry, if that makes sense.  This is certainly a new thing for me (in the past year or so) because always in the past I ate a whole lot and kept the weight on, even if I was eating healthy food.  Ah, lovely things thyroids are.

I'm waking up more easily in the morning now.  I spent 5 1/2 hours in the garden yesterday and was only sore for a little bit this morning.  I didn't realize time was passing because it was very cloudy.  I thought I'd worked for maybe 2 hours and was shocked when I saw the clock.  

I'm beginning to be able to think about the future again as well.  I'd already started making plans, y'all.  Like getting rid of projects I never seemed to get around to doing just so Rob didn't have to go through as much stuff after I kicked the bucket.  I don't think I'm going to kick the bucket now.  So I still have all my project materials.  I just need time.     Today I called a lady in S. Ga. who raises berries and fruit trees and I ordered two dozen bareroot blueberry plants to pot and sell at our little local farmers market for at least double the price.  I just have to make sure they live for a year and make enough roots to fill out the pot, and then I have $$$.  I bought 20 little fig bushes several months ago and they're all leafed out now and looking nice.  I don't know that they'll be ready to sell this summer or not (I'll have to check and see how big the root system is, because you don't want somebody to go plant their bush and end up pulling a stick with a leaf on it straight out of a 3-gallon pot of dirt.  The roots are supposed to touch the edge of the pot). Anyway, I'm actually able to make plans for the future now, and it's doing something I love--growing plants--and I'm planning on being here a while longer.    I got STUFF to do!


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