52 hours after my infusion I crashed. Now this isn't too surprising considering the prior three days of activity. Multiple doctor visits, first IV, loss of pet and going out to sort of celebrate our anniversary (yup worst anniversary in our 21 years of marriage). It felt just like a very bad caffeine crash. About 2pm today I just couldn't stay awake any longer. I laid down in bed and didn't wake up until after 4pm. This was after having a decent night's sleep. I had a hard time waking up. My son had to make dinner on his own. I'm doing a bit better now but still feel buggered up when I stand. My legs feel very heavy and crampy. At least my brain is working. My head seems to have remained clear even if my body is dragging badly.
I'm back on my grass fed meats and eating fewer and fewer grains and sugar so I'm sure that is helping to keep me clear headed. I've even taken up book reading. I can't seem to do it for a long time. I used to be able to read all day but I'm not struggling like I used to. I can sit and read for an hour or so before becoming tired. I'm so happy books are back on the menu of activities. As part of our night out last night we headed over to Barnes and Noble, auspiciously to keep my kid company until he headed out with his friend, but I had an ulterior motive. I wanted to go book shopping. I came home with a stack. I know it will be months before I get to go again and I haven't done any serious book shopping for a long time. It was great fun leaving there with a huge stack. Right now I am thoroughly enjoying Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children which I'm switching off with the GAPS diet book.
I've been skipping around in the GAPS book since I'm trying to learn how I can aid the detox from the IV. I'm already doing some stuff right like taking Alpha Lipoic Acid and drinking Kombucha. Yogurt made me worse so it looks like I'm going to have to make some home made sauerkraut and add the juice to my diet. It is easy to make I just have to find a head of organic cabbage and do it on a day when I can shred the entire head and then kneed it with salt. Sounds like lots of work. I'll have to do it on a high energy day and take lots of breaks. If I start the kraut tomorrow it should be ready in time for this week's IV. I only need a few tablespoons of juice and not the kraut itself so I won't need a large batch thank goodness. It is supposed to be warm this week so it should ferment in 5 days which lines up perfectly with the Friday detox. I might have to cut grains, sugar and chocolate right out during the herx period.
I think my next big purchase is going to be a juicer since that the number one recommendation for detoxing. I've been putting the purchase off since I didn't have the energy to deal with it a month ago but I'm doing a bit better now so it is time to reconsider. Hopefully I can start a Kombucha ferment as well. I have the ingredients I just need a large glass jar. God I wish I could drive and shop.
Patience. Patience. Patience. I am doing better than I was a month ago. And much better than two months ago. I'm not spending as much time prone. I'm cooking again sort of. I can make myself somewhat complicated breakfasts. I can read. Tomorrow I pick up more raw milk. I'm buying extra this time so that I can make yogurt. I finally have all the stuff and it is wicked easy. Woohoo! I can hardly wait. Things are definitely heading in the right direction despite my crash today.