Next week is busy on the health front too, back for another mammogram to check out an odd breast symptom; probably nothing, but you don't leave this sort of thing. An MRI to check my rectocele in preparation for getting that surgically corrected and then my lipoma removal. Mum is coming along to the first and last appointments, I'm very blessed with my mum.
I'm also starting a candida diet, I've bought 3 books, but the one I'm following is the Candida Crusher one by Eric Bakker who is a NZ Naturopath who's been treating candida patients for 25 years with a lot of success. This week and part of next is the first step which is called Warm Turkey, you basically remove all the bad stuff from your diet slowly and then move onto a Meat, Vege, Egg, Yoghurt diet for 3 weeks or so before adding a few more things in carefully and starting the supplements to kill the candida slowly and replace the good bacteria. None of it's cheap of course, but it's one of those things I need to do if I'm going to get healthy again. Exercise will be starting again too, it went on hold while I wasn't feeling well and although I'm still not right, I have got back into the housework and a little rowing to hopefully help me feel better.
Oh, and the reason I think I have candida? The list of symptoms matched me very closely, I have most of them, I had oral thrush as a baby and I've had problems with thrush most of my adult life. Also add in being on the pill for a very long time, having had 2 babies, some very strong antibiotics and my very sweet tooth all pretty much guarantee I have it. I really want to get past this, to get healthy and I don't think I was truly ready for this earlier. Now I am, and Dh has said he'll support it as long as I keep exercising, this I can do, exercise is part of the programme anyway!
The good thing about all this sitting around feeling sorry for myself? I've been weaving and knitting a lot. The dining room loom is now empty and up on Trademe to find a new owner, which means Mairi (my Macomber loom) is closer to being fixed up and set up.
|My fabric which has been fulled in the washing machine and made from carpet wool|
|I also finished the plain socks for Ian, he's now worn them for 3 days straight and I'm going to have to steal them in order to wash them!|
|And last, but not least I'm now partway up the leg for my socks too!|