<my oldest holding the newest baby cousin>
I feel good today! And for that I am VERY thankful! This is my third day of feeling very, very good. And I had a moment today that made me tear up with joy. I was helping my 4 year old straighten his room, and I glanced down at the desk in his room and saw some artwork that my 15 year old had done when she was 4.
Her cute scratchy signature immediately brought me back to a clear memory of her when she was 4…her little face, her smile, her cute bobbed hair. Y’all…I had a *memory* of my baby!
After how badly my brain has been functioning, it made me tear up a little. I wasn’t sure if my memories would all come back to me. I thank God for his graciousness to me for that little glimpse back. I can’t tell you how precious that was…what a gift.
Last week, I posted about why I have not been blogging lately. According to my lab work, I am in the middle of treatment for stage 2 adrenal insufficiency (aka adrenal fatigue). At the time that I wrote, I was in the middle of what most people would call a bad “detox”. And when I say “bad” I mean horrible, terrible, no-good, feeling like a raw nerve, don’t want to eat or take my vitamins but forcing myself to anyway type of thing.
I don’t recommend it.
I e-mailed my Dr., but the symptoms continued to get worse. He e-mailed me back, using phrases like “MASSIVE die off” and “VERY TOXIC”, and indicated that I needed to significantly slow down my treatment and revert back to the first phase again. What a HUGE bummer!
I shared with some friends and asked them to pray. One of my friends mentioned glutathione as being a major factor in detoxing. So I did a little reading, and realized that maybe my B12 levels were too low…it’s a major ingredient your body uses to create glutathione. And I know my body has a genetic defect that makes me really bad at converting it to a usable form. I had been supplementing my maintenance dose, but I realized that was probably not enough.
The next morning, I popped a sublingual B12 under my tongue after my breakfast and supplements.
WOW! Within the hour, I felt like a new woman! I could NOT believe the difference. I’ve continued to support my body with adequate amounts of B12 each day, and have felt progressively better.
And for that, I am thankful. So very thankful!
Hopefully, I will be back at this blogging thing soon! I really want to tell you guys what I’ve learned through this process. Thanks for your love and support, and for all of your sweet comments!