The great news is that despite all this busyness, post-parasite protocol, I am now feeling the best I’ve felt in my adult life! I had my 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th days where I had time without pain in the last 25 years!
I felt so energetic and had such minimal pain that I skipped my quarterly five-day water fast. With this change in pain, I’ve decided to adopt a wait-and-see approach with extended fasting through 2021. That’ll be a six-month break from the process. At present, it seems I don’t need the stem cell generation from those fasts to help my chronic pain. Achieving this level of health in the busiest work months of my life is quite a surprise for me!
I continued taking daily doses of uva ursi and grapeseed extract to combat the klebsiella that turned up on my August stool test. Dealing with that bacteria could be another reason why I’ve felt fantastic during this period.
Interestingly, I had one bad span with elevated pain near the end of October. I thought it portended some prolonged pelvic, shoulder, neck, and head pain that rated in the 5-6 range. That’s way above the 0-4 I commonly have. It came about from sitting too long on hard chair seats. The exam I took had a lousy one I had to be on for almost four hours. Lack of sleep and travel were also contributors.
With symptoms like these, I was gearing up for my first flare-up in over eight months. I skipped exercise, did more deep breathing, and let myself sleep 1-2 hours more. I even paused my daily coffee intake and stopped my yummy morning heat from Nose to Tail’s Tongue Thai’d spice blend since it has some ingredients that don’t jive with autoimmunity. To my surprise and delight, all the symptoms passed after two days. I was right back to full function with almost zero pain! The resilience I’ve built with my health is amazing to me. It’s shocking that a glimpse of the awful past could reemerge and vanish so quickly. This is yet another step forward in my recovery story! Health like this is a cloudless warm day where anything is possible.