July 19th, 2018
Today is day 4 of ONLY meat, fat, water, salt, and still on coffee. I am having trouble giving up coffee.
Went to bed last night at 11PM. I usually am in bed by 9PM – for the last 4 years.
I slept deeply. Pain did not awaken me. I slept through the night!! This is the first time in 5-6 years.
Woke up this morning at 6am with a lot more energy.
Head much clearer than it has been in possibly 20 years. Clear head is not only remaining consistent but getting clearer daily. Again this is only day 4 of meat only, fat, salt, water, coffee.
Quantities of food are quite small.
My body’s musculature is tightening up. I sit more erect. I can hold myself up. I feel energy in my body. I usually feel energy draining from my body with every passing minute. I often feel as though death is around the corner as my life force is drained from me. Then my head collapses, my eyes droop, and I need to lay down. I usually lay down around 3pm and move very little till then next morning. Despite the pain I move, can remain seated and have a conversation. That may seem simple but for over 5 years having a conversation has been like carrying a boulder up a mountain.
Mood is a lot better except when active. The pain is accompanied by snappiness, curtness, abruptness.
I can write more than one sentence without frying my brain. I have been writing posts, email replies, and this blog since 8am. This transition is not only surprising it is changing my life so rapidly I do not know what to make of it.
I am not taking any pain killers. The pain in my legs when I stand is unbearable. I walk now holding walls and chairs to get to other rooms. The pain when I sit is LESS. The pain when I lay down is LESS. The pain has moved up along the spine. The latter was not evident before Monday.
I have not left the house since last Friday. I am unsure how I will be able to get anywhere. I will try grocery shopping Saturday and use 2 canes then the shopping cart.
I take hormones and for the first time forgot to take them. I also do not want to take them. Not sure what to make of that either.
I think I forgot to mention all my experiment goals.
Here they are in order of importance:
1- Increase in energy.
2-NO MORE PAIN! And be able to walk
3-Produce hormones again.
4-Weight loss (an added bonus)
GOAL 1 has exceeded my expectations on day 4. Let’s see how much more energy is possible!
You might say that pain would be number 1 on my list but it is not. No energy has been the worst. The pain of course is bad, but now that I have energy it makes it a lot more bearable and I can take more steps to healing the pain.
I am sitting here incredulous that:
I am still writing.
My head is clear
I feel energy moving in my body.
We are nearing 11am and I am usually thinking about laying down. Right now that is the furthest from my mind.
Am I in a dream or is this real?