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Kicking Fibromyalgia's ass..!

Discussion in 'My Optimal Journal' started by Karen & Glen C., Jan 17, 2019.

  1. Hi, my name is Karen Constable and I have lived in Orange NSW 2800 Australia all of my 45 years.
    I'm married to Glen whom I've been with for 14 years and have 2 kids with him ( both delivered by c_ section.)
    Since I was a kid I've always gotten sick from whatever cold or flu was going around but as a teen and working i seemed to get sick a lot more and also got dizzy quite a lot. Then as I got older I was getting way more sinus infections than I would usually get and was having too much time off work.
    Then 12 years ago I was hit by lightning while shutting a farm gate, I saw it hit the gate between my hands and everything went white around me and it was extremely loud. I blacked out an when I came too I was still holding the gate, I thought " FUCK I'm alive", I was so amazed that l was still alive, then I stumbled to my husband's ute, he got me to the hospital and my eyes were washed out and a specialist got a piece of metal slag from the gate out of my eye, I was kept in hospital over night with a heart monitor on.
    I saw the eye specialist for a couple of months after and it took at least three months for the pain in my body, my bones, my muscles and my eyes to get better.
    Things kept spiralling down with my health, I was working at Bunnings and remember my feet feeling so sore and picking up stock put on shelves, could hardly pick up a drill, my arms felt so sore and weak.
    So eventually I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia after months of tests and had to leave work and go on a disability pension which I found very hard to do.
    After my second child I got pretty overweight and decided to join Curves. I lost 30 kg in 9 months and have been going for four years ( now in my blockers) I've maintained my weight and built lean muscle than I've ever had, being fit has really helped with the illness.
    I'm still retaining fluid as it would seem and will be seeing my GP and getting bloods done for Leptin.
    I'm noticing a lot of improvements in my body already in the short time I've been nudibaking every morning in the sun and CT face dunks and going in our cold pool.
    Lumps in my armpits are nearly all gone
    ( I have three family members who have had breast cancer) and now I have better eye site, better moods, better sleep, less headaches, barely any PMS, HEAPS more energy, barely ever use moisturizer now as my skin doesn't need it.
    I've said to Glen " I feel like there's a fire in my belly".
    One of the biggest things ive noticed is my glands in my neck aren't as swollen and sore.
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2019
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  2. Jack Kruse

    Jack Kruse Administrator

    welcome.......but we need more about Mom and Grandmom to make sense of this.
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  3. Cheryl.

    Cheryl. Grasshopper

    Welcome, what a story! Glad you made it.
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  4. Hi again, well my Mum had one sibling , a brother, she had breast cancer and had one breast off , she survived that but later in life got cancer in her uterus , she died from this at age 81, this is hard to share as I was 7 1/2 month's pregnant with my boy.
    I'm the youngest of nine children, would have been 10 but she had a misscarrage.
    Her mother died when I was very young, I'll have to ask my older sisters why.
    On My dads side, his mother died from breast cancer.
  5. So I've asked my older siblings about my Mum's Mum and it turns out that she died of a heart attack, she also had diabetes.
    I remember as well that my Mum had an irregular heartbeat and scleroderma.
  6. caroline

    caroline Moderator

    Hi Karen and welcome to journal land.......

    How is the health of your children?
  7. Hi Caroline, both kids are nice and healthy.
    My Daughter has been very brite all through school she was in year 7 last year in the highest class, our boy is in year three this year and is quite witty as well.
    They get a cold now and then in Winter but they both wear blue blockers and catch the morning Sun.
    We don't get much blue light anymore and it shows in them for sure.
    Regards Karen
  8. caroline

    caroline Moderator

    Have you thought of home schooling Karen?
  9. caroline

    caroline Moderator

    We were at the ocean this morning at our usual time ....and I am so impressed with all the really young kids learning to surf. I know that isn't possible for you guys .....or maybe one day?
  10. Yes the thought has crossed our minds, we are going to talk to the principles at both schools and try to get some changes made there as they say they care about the students futures.
    The ocean sounds great to me
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  11. Me again, I'm having a lot of joint pain lately, it's been a hot summer here and with the fibromyalgia it really knocks me around.
    On the upside I'm weaning myself onto the three meals a day biggest to smallest, it's a challenge but I'm up for it.
    Also yesterday we found a great Butcher with grass fed meat and it's sorced locally, win win.
    Getting the kids to eat seasonally has been a bit hard but they are both adapting to our family changes.
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  12. So this afternoon the family and I went to 4th crossing, it's a creek that has amazing little waterfalls and its very beautiful there.
    My husband Glen was quick to get his gear off and Earth in the lovely cool flowing water.

    I couldn't help but do the same and am so glad I did as it felt amazing , soon after our daughter and son followed suit and got in.

    This is where we want to have CT baths in Winter, can't wait for that.
  13. caroline

    caroline Moderator

    fantastic pic Karen!
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  14. Thank you, it's so pretty there.
  15. We turned the light switch off in our power box a few days ago, so none of the lights in our house switch on and we hardly ever switch it back on.
    It doesn't bother me at all, it bothers the kids a little, a few candles on and I'm happy as.
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  16. This morning Glen and I went to our GP to look at getting our tests for reverse 3T and salivary levels done, after a couple of phone calls I have the referral.
    The doctor wanted to know why of course so Glen told him quite a lot and the doctor looked stunned and asked us if he could send his fibromyalgia patients to us.
    He is also going to the optometrists to get his prescription glasses tinted.

    The doc was genuinely gob smacked... obviously we gave directions to JK to which he jumped straight on the pc and pulled him up...He actually couldn't believe how good we look and said you both look younger.! I replied mate you look run down and then it was grab your popcorn peeps because your about to be schooled doc..
    He admitted that he couldn't remember the last time he was naked outside, he admitted not knowing the consequences of blue light and vitamin A... I couldn't shut up honestly..this is a good test for the kids schools shortly..
    On the way out I noticed this poster that was selling a type of drug to help with depression so I politely made mention that I dont want to see that up next time we come back...how good Dr Chen was,,,really he listened.. Thanks JK..!
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2019
  17. caroline

    caroline Moderator

    I love it Glen! where you able to get a rT3? I have been told lately that they don't do it anymore. The last time I got it done as part of my labs I had to pay $80.00.
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  18. Well it's $80 for one and $147 for the other 'rT3' and has to be sent to melbourne..funny cos the doc pulls this funny face and goes "I've never given one of these"..
  19. caroline

    caroline Moderator

    exactly what my Doc said too. He asked why I wanted it done.....it is so fundamental to see if your thyroid is working properly.

    We have a new Doc now and I asked for a hsCRP. This new Doc is very clued in but didn't know why I wanted it. It turns out I couldn't get it done.
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