Monday, May 27, 2013


Yesterday I felt so good I was out and about in the yard doing things that needed to get done.  WOW it was a good day and I was proud of all I accomplished!  Then came bedtime.  I couldn't sleep and would only doze off for an hour or so and then lay there awake.  So instead of staying in bed I got up and started watching TV and decided I must be hungry.  Where this idea came from I don't know...this is the stupid part...I decided to eat some biscuits and gravy.  I think that me having been gluten free almost a year eating real wheat biscuits and having an intolerance to pork eating sausage gravy was tantamount to someone telling me to jump off a bridge and me doing it!  WHY?

Well today I have spent in bed rolled up in a little ball begging my stomach to quit hurting.  I have nausea, no vomiting, bloating, my stomach rumbles and grumbles every five seconds!  Diarrhea?  Yeah that too!  I feel like someone has worked me over with a baseball bat and every muscle in my body hurts...not an ache a pain!  I guess that doctors suggestion that I not eat gluten wasn't just a suggestion that my foolish brain was telling me  as I rationalized eating those biscuits...4 of them...they tasted so good!  This won't happen again for a while.  I am miserable and unfortunately I have to take blame on the reason why! has an interesting take on the up rise of autoimmune disorders on their site.

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The American Autoimmune Related Disease Association is citing some statistics from the NIH regarding autoimmune disorders.  It is "one of the most promising areas of new discovery"  right now!

The Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Women's Health, autoimmune disease and disorders ranked #1 in a top ten list of most popular health topics requested by callers to the National Women's Health Information Center.

I think I have the highest learning curve when I do dumb things like last night...I love Google it helps me put things in perspective.  btw Heather thanks for the iPad!  It works well when you are stuck in bed!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

GMO Foods

Just thought I would share an article I read today and see if anyone else had any thoughts on this issue.  What issue you say?   The issue of genetically modified grains and food sources causing all sorts of medical issues.  I really think my CFS/ME and Fibromyalgia are affected by if not caused by GMO foods.  Where did I come up with that paranoid supposition?  I went to the gastrologist last year after having increasingly painful episodes of nausea, abdominal pain, rectal bleeding and other associated  problems and he told me he thought I had a gluten intolerance/allergy or an atypical celiac disease.   I had blood work, upper and lower scopes of my gastrointestinal track but nothing showed up proof positive but he told me to quit eating gluten and see if it improved.  I quit eating gluten last October because of that and because I had read a lot of people were having less severe issues with Fibro and CFS/ME when they quit gluten.  I was really surprised that in one week I was still having the allover fibro pain  BUT I didn't feel the burning skin crawling sensations all the time where I wanted to scratch my skin off.  The pain was less intense and my stamina for exercise didn't improve but I quit having the nausea, stomachache, and GI bleed that I had been having for 2 years.

I know Chuck is tired of hearing me rant on this but I believe following big business blindly like sheep to slaughter is really going to do that...kill us all.  Big business cares only for one thing...let me give you a hint cause it has absolutely nothing to do with me and you...Caching, caching, caching...sound like a cash register ringing up a sale?   Yep that is what is driving the big corporations like Monsanto and agribusiness corporations.  They say they are out to make a better food source so no one will be hungry or in need....Bull!   I read an article on by Thierry Vrain who retired 10 years ago after a long career as a research scientist for Agriculture Canada titled

Former Pro-GMO Scientist Speaks Out On The Real Dangers of Genetically Engineered Food


In the article he cites research being published in Europe and Russia showing that lab animals are dying of horrible things after being fed diets of all GMO foods.   

Go read the article and come back and tell me what you think!   

Monday, May 13, 2013

Fibromyalgia Awareness 5/12/13

Today is a day of awareness.

If you have Fibromyalgia &/or Chronic Pain, Chronic Fatigue/ME today is dedicated to us and the thousands or millions like us around the world. 

I can't remember the days before I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and chronic pain.  I woke up the other day and while laying quietly in bed I had a moment when I almost panicked because I wasn't hurting...then I moved.  I am never without pain.  I have learned to live with the pain to the point I don't think much about it I just deal with it.

I hope that the public becomes more aware that this disorder is real and we may look normal and try to act normal but we are anything but normal.

Encourage friends and family to become more aware by joining with the National Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Association to educate the public as to what they do and what they help fund.