Well, I can't account for the whole time I was gone but for the most part I was sick. Not sort of sick, not really sick, but the sickest I have ever been in my entire life!! I am entirely serious. Mark keeps saying he can't believe how sick I am, that he's never seen me so bad ever. It's true. The first couple of days were a blur because of my extreme fever. It's funny as I had been tracking my temperature for reasons I'll write of after then all of a sudden, it was super high.
Then when my fever broke, I started getting cold sores. I have always had them from time to time. But not like these suckers! My whole right side of my face was puffed up and it was so blistered I couldn't move my mouth. My neck glands were so swollen that I could not sleep laying down since it hurt my neck so bad being on a pillow. Yesterday they were at their worst and today they are almost gone.
The miracle of coconut oil! I had been putting it on since I got the cold sores and the healing process has been going very fast. I've healed what would normally take a week in two days. I am simply amazed. This morning I was carefully wiping my mouth off after eating something and layers of scabs came off (sorry, gross I know!). There is no swelling, just some scabbing which will probably go away quickly.
Wow. Food really is medicine!
So why did I get so sick? First of all, I think a big reason is that I haven't been taking my Vitamin D and cod liver oil regularly. I did last year and never got sick (except the odd cold). As well, I believe that I have adrenal fatigue. I was actually going to write about it much sooner, actually, right after my last post I was thinking of what I was going to write. Then things started happening. There was a lot of stress in the family, our washing machine broke, things piling up around the house, money problems, other things I can't even remember, Christmas, just stress stress everywhere. Plus I had taken to eating poorly because I have no energy to do anything.
I started looking up about it and came across Matt Stone's 180 degree health blog. I was blown over because he could of been talking about me. It's been nearly a couple of week since I read it (well, 10 days as I found it the day I wrote my last post). He talks about RRARF, recuperative (or is it restorative) rest and refeeding. It is a way of healing your metabloism so you can function again. Basically, you find out if you have metabolic damage by taking your temperature every morning for a week. If it unusually low, then you proceed (my average is 96.5, sometimes its lower). Then, you spend about a month resting and eating. Not just eating everything, but a specific way and as often as your body needs. And I haven't gotten to what you do after that yet.
I don't want to butcher it but if you sign up, you get a free e-book which explains everything. It just makes so much sense to me and why I am the way I am. It helped me understand why I am so darn tired all the time and have so much trouble losing weight. It is a life numbing, crippling fatigue that I am hoping that I can over come because no one understands what it is like. I plan to start in January simply because of the stresses of December and holiday eating.
I am still recuperating from being sick so I have not been cooking. I was hoping to have some holiday recipes on the go but I think I have to find my kitchen first ;)