Blog entries from Runner5

Runner5 has a total of 19 entries.

  1. Runner5
    Hi everyone! I don't really have anything new to report but wanted to say hello. I've been taking my legos out and photographing them with my macro lens. ;-P My husband did a freelance gig a few months ago and they gave him a brand new Canon EOS camera -- that would have been a dream of mine before, but I just now got around to using it. https://imgur.com/cVOJ5g0 Mr. Wizard says,...
    Runner5, Aug 15, 2018
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    So in earlier posts, I echoed an unoriginal thought that CFS, at least MY version that I deal with, was metabolic in origin. I pointed to a pretty good article on Health Rising and some work by Dr. Davis (I'll try to link that below) -- and just the dart in the dark that most of all that ails us in the modern world are all metabolic issues. To me when I hear 'METABOLIC DISORDER' -- I...
    Runner5, Aug 7, 2018
  3. Runner5
    It is the blueberry season in Oregon, and I have this box, 5lbs of blueberries. They're gorgeous and exceptional this year - perfectly tart, not too watery, just the right ripeness and firm. I'm going to take some photos today - see if I can paint a picture of them. I'm working on a portrait of some bananas. :D I need to figure out how to embed images on here again. So no more bloat or...
    Runner5, Jul 30, 2018
  4. Runner5
    My period came about and I was fine one minute and woke up with fatigue the next day. But I'm doing a little better, this level of fatigue is still better than how I was doing before. And based on my wee online spreadsheet I've been keeping of symptoms it should look up in a few days. The other thing is I'm having trouble on my diet. I can't digest fructose. I can't and I have six...
    Runner5, Jul 14, 2018
  5. Runner5
    Hi everyone, your friend Postiive Paula here from the PNW, Oregon Coast. So on my last blog post had a few questions asked and my reply was too long to fit into the reply box! So without further ado... @sherlock asks.... "Have you tried an ibuprofen before bed to reduce urine production? That works for me, though I don't do it often." First thanks for the questions Sherlock! No, I...
    Runner5, Jul 10, 2018
  6. Runner5
    Originally started writing this as an answer about GET - realized it worked better as an entire blog post! GET (graded exercise therapy) f you exercise while in an anaerobic mode, it's like switching your Lamborgini over to a few D batteries and pushing the pedal to the floor. And then it's like tons of people telling you if you just keep switching out batteries or push the pedal harder...
    Runner5, Jul 4, 2018
  7. Runner5
    Hey guys, I'm leaving the forum. First because I spend too much time here, I don't have a facebook account or real life friends so it was always y'all and just y'all. Second because I'm feeling great, I'm about to head out for a run, my first run training to get back into shape. Couch to 5K. I have no fear of PEM. So in short, yeah it was a metabolic issue which I will probably have...
    Runner5, Jun 23, 2018
  8. Runner5
    "You Have Died of Dysentery" -- Oregon Trail, The Game Hey it's your girl here from Oregon (and yeah I did move here from Missouri - Oregon trail ya' know? Okay anyway...) Last week I wrote a Manifesto on protein. I was always short amino acids (L-Glutamine, L-Tyrosine and L-Tryptophan in particular) so figured -- "okay not enough amino acids? They come from protein, so I'll supplement...
    Runner5, Jun 18, 2018
  9. Runner5
    Just a thought, in most of the civilized world we take in many times more protein than recommended (and don't get even half the RDA of fiber). Even on a Vegan diet I usually get twice the RDA every day in protein. What if stripped down processed protein is as bad as processed sugar or white flour (up until yesterday I've used protein shakes for literally years which started with my running...
    Runner5, Jun 11, 2018
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    If you've followed my saga of going through a million exams lately and blood tests - I did finally get somewhere - a diagnosis of, "it's probably fibromyalgia or related illness." I also have early heart disease and prediabetes. So that's where I'm at, but figured I would give you all an update. :D I did talk to a hosptial tech about -- what's the point of knowing you have early heart...
    Runner5, May 26, 2018
  11. Runner5
    Hello CFS Posse! Your girl her from the Oregon coast writing in letting you know how my health has been doing. Last week was more hospital testing and I picked up a superbug from the little country hospital on the ocean where everything is jammed together, old people, influenza kids, strep throated moms, new babies and broken legs -- hey just mix it up, what could go wrong? So me the...
    Runner5, May 16, 2018
  12. Runner5
    My fatigue and pain levels have been a lot worse. I dragged myself into see a doctor, the only one I could see was a new person, but hey they turned out to be really competent and didn't lecture me about my 'imagined illness' or something which I've found so demoralizing, embarrassing and sad that I haven't been back to the doctor in awhile. A few new things have been going on, I'm having...
    Runner5, May 7, 2018
  13. Runner5
    I'll tell you what I told my kids. Why? WHY! Seriously. C'MON DNA - there is no reason to put me through this. You could just leave my body alone and then make me drop dead at an appropriate time. This is UNCALLED FOR. My bony little hands without any fat left in them that burn easily (steam, a bit of grease - I've burned myself 3 times this last month!), and they scratch so easily I...
    Runner5, Mar 8, 2018
  14. Runner5
    I've been doing loads better strictly following my new diet. But then some Sucralose snuck in and I've had an ocular migraine for over 24 hours. That is why this is so short of a blog post. Splenda sucks. I hate you Splenda. I hate you and your artificial goodness. May you be properly banned someday. My apologies Stevia, I don't know why I did what I did and cheat on you. I will...
    Runner5, Feb 13, 2018
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    My subconcious creative side has been caged by CFS / ME for five years but by setting out to paint, design and bring CFS from the inside dark cranies of my confused tired brain onto a canvas, or scrawled doodled into a sketchbook - it can tell me about itself and maybe give me some breadcrumbs to follow for my own wellbeing and treatment. And I've actually gotten excited enough about the...
    Runner5, Jan 29, 2018