Blog entries from Lisa

Lisa has a total of 52 entries.

  1. Lisa
    Had another phone appointment yesterday with Dr. Buscher our CFS/MCS specialist. Seemed time to consult him since Jeremy and I had tried everything we could think of doing on our own but to no avail. It didn't take Dr. Buscher long to figure out what is very likely happening to us. This year has seen a particularly wet and warm winter/spring which has mold numbers very high. In people with...
    Lisa, Jun 3, 2010
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    I wrote a letter to a good friend last night and oddly, turns out we both had the same ideal - that the things I said in the letter need to be heard by more than just one person. This is a very candid view of my life right now. Edited only for name, "Late night chat" Hola! :) Its about 1 am here and just killing a few minutes before Jeremy is ready for bed. We forgot our b12 shots till...
    Lisa, May 27, 2010
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    I had very vivid dreams last night of driving to town and going grocery shopping. For most people this surely would have been a pretty mundane dream and rather boring even. For me, its usually the nearest I come to living normally again because most things like this are beyond me at this time. But apparently they weren't beyond me today! What an exciting and wondrous day we have had....
    Lisa, May 7, 2010
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    I had a nice surprise yesterday. My friend <a href="">Jody Smith over at Ncubator</a> passed the Happiness Award on to me. Thanks for the award Jody, I shall see if I can spread some cheer in kind! Without further ado - on with the show! The rules for the Happiness Award: 1.) When you have received this award you must thank the person that awarded you this in...
    Lisa, May 2, 2010
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    Have I mentioned that I love my doctor? I had an appointment with Dr. Buscher this morning, by phone because of the great difficulty in personally seeing him. It was time to check-in with him as to our last six months and go over what testing Jeremy and I should have before seeing him in person this summer. It was exciting to have a lot to tell him about and the whole appointment...
    Lisa, Apr 28, 2010
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    The last week has been a rough one around here for us. Jeremy started his anti-candida medicine and so has been feeling very foggy, tired, and easily run down from the die-off reaction. Today will be his first day at the full strength dose. The course of treatment lasts for three months but hopefully a week or two from now he won't hardly notice any ill effects from taking it once the initial...
    Lisa, Apr 22, 2010
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    Tuesday will be exactly four months since we made the switch to a Paleo lifestyle. I can still hardly believe how much meat we consume each week because I have never in my life been a huge meat eater. The previous 12.5 years of vegetarianism, over a third of my life and nearly all of my adult years, has been thoroughly tossed out the window in favor of meat, meat, and meat! Combined with...
    Lisa, Apr 16, 2010
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    I am finding it difficult to obtain time to write here as I would like. Jeremy's computer broke down about a month ago and while he is without it, I don't really have the same amount of free time to delve into my writing. We are still on the way to it being fixed - but the motherboard we bought was a DOA and getting the warranty filled on it is taking time. In our slow fashion though we...
    Lisa, Apr 14, 2010
  9. Lisa
    It feels like a bit of forever since I last wrote here. Thank you to everyone who has stuck with me during this slow time. There have been so many comforting and encouraging thoughts sent our way, thank you. I am very happy to be able to say that allergy season has mostly ended for the year! We are planning a small celebration for sometime this weekend to mark its passing. This year...
    Lisa, Mar 25, 2010
  10. Lisa
    The allergy season marches onwards while I remain hunkered down inside waiting for my chance to spring forth and begin my garden in a few more weeks. The alders above our tent have not fully started pollinating yet, though they are no more than two weeks away from turning our camp yellow with pollen. For the first and only time each year, I find myself hoping more for rain instead of...
    Lisa, Mar 7, 2010
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    I dont seem to be the only one noticing a very early spring around here. My springtime nemesis, the red alder tree, has begun a very early pollination cycle. Every spring, usually around late March to early April, each mature Alder tree begins to ripen their hundreds of pollinating structures known as catkins. The catkins produce an amazing abundance of pollen each spring. Within a few...
    Lisa, Feb 17, 2010
  12. Lisa
    Detox. Most people are familiar with the word, products on store shelves promising to detoxify you from last nights party or flush the junk food out of your system. But what does it really mean? The body has several pathways by which it will detoxify everything from that extra couple of shots last night to the cellular wastes produced by many biological processes which keep us alive....
    Lisa, Feb 11, 2010
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    Hello Terri! :D Nice to see you writing! I really have enjoyed going back through your other blog posts here this morning. I hope you are doing well Terri. :) Big hugs, Lisa
    Lisa, Feb 3, 2010
  14. Lisa
    Time has flown by these last couple of weeks. Today marks the start of week six and we are still going very strong. Other than El Polo Diablo, we have stuck 100% to strict Paleo zero grains, sugars (refined or otherwise), potatoes, and legumes. We only ever drink water so it has been very easy to also skip all coffee/caffeine and alcohol. This last week both Jeremy and I have begun to...
    Lisa, Feb 2, 2010
  15. Lisa
    It has been a long several days but Im finally feeling a bit more normal today. Last Sunday night we had a big windstorm in the area which felled a tree onto some power lines and knocked out our electricity. It happened just after midnight. All night the wind waged war in the tree tops overhead and we had a very fitful night of sleep. Monday morning we awoke to find the power still off...
    Lisa, Jan 22, 2010