Hello… It’s been a fair while since I last wrote. A few reasons for this. My IBS adjusted to the Wahls diet negatively when I increased the sulfur amount. I went through many food tests at home to find this out. So life for me was still massively better however I needed to remain at home in reach of the bathroom. After many weeks I started on a Low-FODMAP diet which has eased the situation lots. I then got a cold and some weeks later am shaking the last of it off. I very rarely get colds and was sure glad I was on the Wahls Protocol for this one. Although I have stayed at home and had breaks from my training programme I have still felt remarkably well, all things considered. So I’m ever so thankful for this. I have felt okay about staying at home for these weeks…I guess it’s due to minimal challenges whilst my MS itself is treating me well. Soon I shall begin going out solo again…and with others.
So…it’s early in the morning, I’m sitting on our garden bench – a long time since I’ve been able to do this and I will say that the back of the bench is a bit hard for my somewhat boney back these days. Plus I’ve gotten use to the back of the wheelchair or lounging chairs.
I’m in a reflective mood as the last four months have been intense on top of a previously intense situation with our old home. Yesterday the lovely old Victorian farmhouse was sold to a newly wed young couple. We had some challenges living there; serial litigator neighbour; stairs with more random steps upstairs; poor public transport; rural and even further from my folks and family. So the surrealism of being off of the property ladder will sink in. The aforementioned has of course affected my health. I’m so happy that my body has bounced back…or forwards…by continuing to heal and to strive to be healthier.
Sometimes I want to go and eat something easy; regular; the same as others…and then I recall my health challenging me beyond belief and living in bed with continuous struggles. So of course the motivation is immense and I continue to live with the Wahls Protocol food in order to enjoy life.
I like that I am so often amazed and appreciative of my healing body. I love that my body is healing naturally without pharmaceutical ‘aid’. This sits so well with me and that in turn relaxes me. I’m enjoying my little meditation time – the calmness actually works for me these days. Perhaps now the brain messages have chilled out, and got in line in what feels like an orderly fashion, I have the ability to feel calmness.
Be good to yourself…enjoy the moments around you.