Tuesday. Just heard from my doctor. I get to put off the next procedure for 3 more months. Why? Well because apparently I still have antibodies in my system. They should be gone by now. In fact, instead of being gone they increased. Boo. Not to worry, I will squash them Apparently my antibodies think there is still something to fight in my system and they will cause inaccurate results if she tries to give me the next set of injections and blood test. So no injections. Who can blame my antibodies for wanting to hang around? I am just a fun person to be with. I have until June 29th to have all the antibodies gone from my system or they are going to have to nuke me again. Oh, it’s on my little Antibodies, it’s on. I just need 3 more months of healthy eating and plenty of sleep and fresh air and sunshine and I am convinced I can lure all those little antibodies lemmings out of my system and watch them jump off the cliff one by one. I will do everything in my power to not get nuked again. (The doctor did say that sometimes it can take up to 3 years for the antibodies to go away and that is when I get to say I’m cancer free. So it’s not like it is some kind of unusual occurence.)
I am, in fact quite cheery about my test results. Why? Because cancer schmancer, my Iron and Vitamin D tests came back okay. Not fantastic but they were equal to what they were 3 months ago (my Iron is 29 which is not anemic and my Vitamin D is 26 which is not anemic either.) But here is the kicker. I have not taken a vitamin in two months!!! Yep. I tossed them. I don’t believe in them. I think they are a big fat scam. I’ve been working hard to stay away from processed foods (no Angel but I’m trying). I’m eating up a green storm. I’ve been going to the Juice Generation and getting the Green drinks once or twice a week. Kale is the New Beef (line stolen from Dr. Furhman.). Fresh fruits and veggies and tofu. Keeping it low on the grains but still have some everyday. (I’m a 1/2 cup brown rice gal instead of a 1 cup brown rice gal.) This week I have added TVP to my diet and I think that is going to help a lot. Today I’m off to replenish my hemp powder supply and refill my chia bin. Take that Anemia! Take that corporate America Vitamin Scam!! Okay, I make one concession. I will take Iron pills if I feel droopy but I think enough Kale and Sweet Potatoes and I won’t even need those.
Doc is adjusting my medications again. What a shock every 3 months we change it again. I told her when I went to her office that she would be lowering my dosages. I have been feeling very tense in my muscles. My hands cramp a lot. I haven’t had any leg cramps recently but I feel tense and there is no other explanation that the increase in my medication. Sometimes I look down and my hand is cramped into a clench and there is no reason for it. And I was right, she is lowering my dose, just a smidge.
I don’t get to graduate to 6 month checkups yet but I think one more 3 month check up and I’ll be ready to graduate. I’ll get there by hook or by crook.
This morning I completed Day 1 of the Deepak Chopra meditation challenge. Was a nice little meditation. It should be interesting because they are going to do a bunch of different kinds of meditations over the next 21 days. 21 days is supposed to start a habit. That would be nice. (If anyone actually reads this and they want the day 1 file so they can start the challenge, they can email me and I can send the actual meditation mp3.) Echo, echo, echo….
Reading Tim Ferris’s new book The Four Hour Body. I’ve actually been a follower of Tim Ferris for many years via his Four Hour Work Week in which I am a firm believer. I follow his blog and have been reading excerpts from his book. He was on Dr. Oz yesterday. I watched the show and was impressed with some of the ideas. I started this morning with his mandate of 30 grams of protein first thing in the morning. (Since my doctor already had me doing that I don’t know who to really give credit.) I will report more as I start implementing some of his other ideas like ice baths (seriously, it’s 14 degrees out) and grape fruit juice (big fan.) Oh and the pre-binge squat fest, interesting… I’ll write more as I try.
I’m 25 days into my Purple Teeth Challenge. To be honest I kind of forgot I was doing it. I guess I’ve done it so many years that it has kind of lost its novelty. (Or that 21 days thing really does work). It’s not been a real challenge. I have just one more week and then I can have a glass of wine if I want. For 4 points!! (One of the casualties of the new WW points system).
I think it will be a good week. I’ve been tracking up a storm. I feel okay. Ready to go tackle some hill repeats — with purpose.