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'Tis A Wee Optimal Journey

Discussion in 'My Optimal Journal' started by Tizawee, Jun 7, 2012.

  1. Tizawee

    Tizawee New Member

    Labs: I've done labs on both 04/25/12 & 05/18/12 (didn't get what I wanted the first time). In the few instances where no ranges are given, it's because I wasn't given ranges on my report(s).

    Column 1
    [TR]
    [TD]Lab Test[/TD]
    [TD]Range[/TD]
    [TD]Result[/TD]
    [TD]Comment[/u][/b][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]CBC[/u][/b][/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]WBC[/TD]
    [TD]4.5 - 11.0[/TD]
    [TD]7.4[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]RBC[/TD]
    [TD]3.60-5.40[/TD]
    [TD]4.66[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Hemoglobin[/TD]
    [TD]12.0 - 16.0[/TD]
    [TD]14.6[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Hematocrit[/TD]
    [TD]37.0 -47.0[/TD]
    [TD]43.6[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]MCV[/TD]
    [TD]80.0 - 100.0[/TD]
    [TD]93.6[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]MCH[/TD]
    [TD]26.0 - 31.0[/TD]
    [TD]31.4[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]MCHC[/TD]
    [TD]31.0 - 36.0[/TD]
    [TD]33.5[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]RDW[/TD]
    [TD]11.5 - 14.5[/TD]
    [TD]14.5[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Platelets[/TD]
    [TD]140 - 450[/TD]
    [TD]185[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Mean Platelet Volume[/TD]
    [TD]6.3 - 10.4[/TD]
    [TD]12.4[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Neutrophils % (segmented)[/TD]
    [TD]45.0 - 75.0[/TD]
    [TD]62.6[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Lymphs[/TD]
    [TD]24.0 - 44.0[/TD]
    [TD]22.9[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Monocytes %[/TD]
    [TD]0.0 - 10.0[/TD]
    [TD]10.9[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Eos[/TD]
    [TD]0.00 - 6.0[/TD]
    [TD]2.8[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Basophils[/TD]
    [TD]0.00 - 2.0[/TD]
    [TD]0.8[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Complete Metabolic Panel[/u][/b][/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]BUN[/TD]
    [TD]6 – 26[/TD]
    [TD]13[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Creatine, serum[/TD]
    [TD]0.7 - 1.5[/TD]
    [TD]0.82[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]eGFR[/TD]
    [TD]>=60[/TD]
    [TD]>60[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]BUN/Creatine ratio[/TD]
    [TD]6 – 19[/TD]
    [TD]16[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Sodium, serum[/TD]
    [TD]136 - 145[/TD]
    [TD]141[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Potassium, serum[/TD]
    [TD]3.5 - 5.3[/TD]
    [TD]4[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Chloride, serum[/TD]
    [TD]95 - 113[/TD]
    [TD]105[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]CO2, total[/TD]
    [TD]21 - 31[/TD]
    [TD]28[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Calcuim, serum[/TD]
    [TD]8.5 - 10.5[/TD]
    [TD]9.7[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Protein, Total, serum[/TD]
    [TD]6.0 - 8.5[/TD]
    [TD]7.1[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Albumin, serum[/TD]
    [TD]3.5 - 5.5[/TD]
    [TD]4[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Globulin, total[/TD]
    [TD]2.2 - 3.5[/TD]
    [TD]3.1[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]A/G ratio[/TD]
    [TD]1.0 - 1.8[/TD]
    [TD]1.3[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Bilirubin, total[/TD]
    [TD]0.2 - 1.2[/TD]
    [TD]1.1[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]ALP[/TD]
    [TD]40 - 120[/TD]
    [TD]64[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]AST (SGOT)[/TD]
    [TD]10 - 42[/TD]
    [TD]22[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]ALT ( SGPT)[/TD]
    [TD]7 - 50[/TD]
    [TD]19[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Glucose, serum[/TD]
    [TD]70 - 99[/TD]
    [TD]82[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Anion Gap[/TD]
    [TD]5 - 16[/TD]
    [TD]8[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Inflammation[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]C-Reactive Protein (hsCRP)[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD]8.5[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Homocysteine, Plasma[/TD]
    [TD]5.0 - 15.0[/TD]
    [TD]8.2[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Urinalysis[/u][/b][/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Specific Gravity[/TD]
    [TD]1.003 - 1.030[/TD]
    [TD]r />
    [TD]Color[/TD]
    [TD]Yellow[/TD]
    [TD]Yellow[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Appearance[/TD]
    [TD]Clear[/TD]
    [TD]Cloudy[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Protein[/TD]
    [TD]Negative[/TD]
    [TD]Neg[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Glucose[/TD]
    [TD]Negative[/TD]
    [TD]Neg[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Ketones[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD]40[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Occult Blood[/TD]
    [TD]Negative[/TD]
    [TD]Neg[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Bilirubin[/TD]
    [TD]Negative[/TD]
    [TD]Neg[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Urobilinogen, Semi[/TD]
    [TD]0.2[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Nitrite; Urine[/TD]
    [TD]Negative[/TD]
    [TD]Neg[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Microscopic[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]WBC Esterase[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD]Neg[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]RBC[/TD]
    [TD]3.60 - 5.40[/TD]
    [TD]4.66[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Insulin Panel[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]HbA1C[/TD]
    [TD]4.7 - 6.3[/TD]
    [TD]5.7[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Thyroid Panel[/u][/b][/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]T4, Free, Direct[/TD]
    [TD]0.82-1.77[/TD]
    [TD]1.3/1.19[/TD]
    [TD](1.3 @ 4/25; 1.19 @ 5/18)[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]T3, Free, serum[/TD]
    [TD]2.0-4.4[/TD]
    [TD]2[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]T3, Reverse[/TD]
    [TD]13.5-34.2[/TD]
    [TD]25.9[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]FT3/rT3 Ratio[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD]7.7[/TD]
    [TD](STTM says it s/b over 10)[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]TSH[/TD]
    [TD]0.400 - 5.500[/TD]
    [TD]1.406/1.51[/TD]
    [TD](1.406 @ 4/25; 1.51 @ 5/18)[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]TPO Ab[/TD]
    [TD]0-34[/TD]
    [TD]14[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]T4, Free, Direct[/TD]
    [TD]13-39[/TD]/>
    [TD]23[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]T3, Uptake[/TD]
    [TD]24-39[/TD]
    [TD]34[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]TSI %[/TD]
    [TD]0 – 139[/TD]
    [TD]13[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD=colspan: 2]Steroid Hormones (Salivary) (ZRT Lab)[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]DHEA-Sulfate[/TD]
    [TD]2 – 23[/TD]
    [TD]3.4[/TD]
    [TD]Age 16-30: 6.4-18.6[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Cortisol, 5:50am[/TD]
    [TD]3.7 - 9.5[/TD]
    [TD]14.1[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Cortisol, 12:45pm[/TD]
    [TD]1.2 - 3.0[/TD]
    [TD]1.2[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Cortisol, 6:00pm[/TD]
    [TD]0.6 - 1.9[/TD]
    [TD]1.2[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Cortisol, 9:00pm[/TD]
    [TD]0.4 - 1.0[/TD]
    [TD]1.1[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Estradiol (E2)[/TD]
    [TD]0.5 - 1.7[/TD]
    [TD]0.7[/TD]
    [TD]Premenopause: 1.3-3.3[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Progesterone[/TD]
    [TD]12 - 100[/TD]
    [TD]103[/TD]
    [TD]Premeno (luteal): 75-270[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Ratio: Pg/E2[/TD]
    [TD]100 – 500*[/TD]
    [TD]147[/TD]
    [TD](*if E2 = 1.3-3.3)[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Testosterone, Total[/TD]
    [TD]16 - 55[/TD]
    [TD]35[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Steroid Hormones (Serum)[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Progesterone[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD]0.33[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]LH[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD]45.4[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]FSH[/TD]
    [TD]1.2 - 95.8[/TD]
    [TD]111.4[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Testosterone, Total[/TD]
    [TD]2 – 45[/TD]
    [TD]16[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Testosterone, free[/TD]
    [TD]0.1 - 6.4[/TD]
    [TD]0.7[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Lipids[/u][/b][/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]LDL-C, direct[/TD]
    [TD] [TD]>39[/TD]
    [TD]51[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]VLDL-C, direct[/TD]
    [TD][TR]
    [TD]Miscellaneous[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Magnesium, serum[/TD]
    [TD]1.7 - 2.5[/TD]
    [TD]2[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [/TR]
     
  2. Tizawee

    Tizawee New Member

    I began LR on 02/25/12, Friday. The day after I had my annual biometrics done at work and found out that my healthy juicing had caused me to gain 12.5 lbs in 7 months. I began snorkeling on 03/26/12. I tried to go too fast w/ the CT & wound up staring at an empty tub for 3(?) weeks. I'm back to spot icing: 6 frozen liter bottles (clavicle to pubis) and baggies of ice on supraclavicular, interscapular & L5/S1 (disc bulge that aches unless iced).



    I've lost 15 lbs as of this morning. I slept 8 hours last night for the first time in a very long time.



    I would love to say everything's rosy on my wee journey to Optimal, but this week it's not. My tinnitus has been worse for the past week plus I've been looking at www.stopthethyroidmadness.com to get a handle on my thyroid lab results. As it turns out I have several of the symptoms listed. My PCP emailed me that thyroid is normal so we're going to have to have a conversation about symptoms when I go for my follow-up visit this coming Monday.



    What's been keeping me going is, I remember some smart person posting that when sleep kicks in, hormones aren't far behind. I know that CT will help thyroid once the sex hormones are under control. So I'm going to see what my PCP wants to do about the sex hormones. For the record, I subscribe to Dr. John Lee (physiologic doses) not TS Wylie (pharmacologic doses).



    If anyone chooses to comment on my labs, I'd be grateful for any assistance. While I can read the results, I have no idea of what to do with the information.



    Elin



    PS: After reading others' posts about eggs I cut them out last Sunday, and my wheezing has almost completely disappeared. That may be why my hsCRP was so high when labs were done. Thanks to all who weighed in on eggs!
     
  3. Tizawee

    Tizawee New Member

    Night #2 sleeping 8 hours without waking. I feel like Wonder Woman!
     
  4. Jack Kruse

    Jack Kruse Administrator

    The CRP was a HS CRP? If so that is why your hormone panel is a mess........Free T3 is real low so dont be fooled by a decent TSH......most people use TSH to trend thyroid recs and that is a bad method in my view.
     
  5. Tizawee

    Tizawee New Member


    Yes, it was hsCRP. That result is from before I quit eating eggs & cheese, which were giving me a huge histamine reaction. I'm going to talk w/ my PCP on Monday about desiccated thyroid and topical sex hormones. Then I plan to re-test in October or November.



    Slept through the night again last night. Hoping that it gets to be a habit.



    Elin
     
  6. Jack Kruse

    Jack Kruse Administrator

    good plan.........
     
  7. Tizawee

    Tizawee New Member

    Ah well... last night I woke up once about 3:15am to void my bladder. Even though I didn't sleep all the way through, I feel good. I go to bed @ 9pm and have an alarm set for 5am. This morning being Saturday my alarm was off and I slept until 6:15.



    Good sleep is better than any drug I've ever heard of.



    In my world Saturdays are for errands. I'm off and running...



    Elin
     
  8. Tizawee

    Tizawee New Member

    Went to bed @ 10 last night; woke up @ 440 this morning. It's not 8 hours but I'll take it. :)



    I ice every evening from 7pm-8pm. Last night I noticed 2 things:



    1- Whereas I haven't been able to feel any cold in my lower abdomen at all since I began this CT journey, I was very aware for the first time that my uterus was cold - not uncomfortable, just an awareness of cold.



    2- I put a sandwich-size baggie of ice on either side of my neck when icing to hit the BAT that lives there and for the past 3 nights it's been more water than ice when I'm done. Also, it's no longer painful at the 15 minute mark. I'm really not aware of it's being cold and have to re-adjust the baggies' positions several times to make sure they're where they should be.



    Today is my cook-for-the-week, do laundry, get ice day. Git 'er done!

    Elin
     
  9. Tizawee

    Tizawee New Member

    Saw the PCP today re thyroid/adrenal issues. She's decided that she wants to fix one at a time so we know what's working. We agreed on estrogen/progesterone via sublingual liquid or troche. We'll re-assess in 3 months. So, I'll also be going to the store for Rhodiola, lubricarion and Eleuthrococcus ginseng (not panax though).



    My "homework" is to bring my stress levels down. Gonna have to put on my thinking cap on that one.



    Slept 8 hours last night. Still icing for an hour a night.



    e



    PS: Almost forgot. I lost another 3 pounds! Yay!
     
  10. Tizawee

    Tizawee New Member

    Picked up my hormone Rx from the compounding pharmacy yesterday after work. It's in troche form. Each troche contains Estriol 0.2mg, Estradiol 0.5mg, Progesterone 40mg & DHEA 5mg. I am dosing w/ half a troche twice a day. Pharmacy says it should take 6 - 8 weeks to reach optimal blood levels.



    Fingers crossed.

    e
     
  11. indigogirl

    indigogirl Silver

    Hi Elin,

    You seem to be chugging along! Good work!

    I use troches, too. Seems most women on here doing BHRT are using creams or lotions. I wasn't absorbing the lotion so we went to a troche and now I'm testing better levels. I'm not familiar with Lee's method...have heard of him...will have to look into it.
     
  12. Tizawee

    Tizawee New Member

    LOL, chugging along... well put, indigogirl! That's exactly what I'm doing: BAB, work, dinner, ice, sleep, start all over again the next morning.



    This is my first experience with troches. (Used OTC cream for a few years but the new PCP doesn't like 'em.) I'm concerned that the estrogen is too high, but I'm willing to be patient while my body adjusts. Are you having good results? Did you have to wait long to feel any change(s)?



    Dr. John Lee began treating women with BHRT in his clinical practice in the mid-70's before anyone knew what it was. He wrote "What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Menopause" and several other books all about balancing hormones. He advocated physiologic doses (equivalent to normal body function) instead of pharmacologic doses ("considerably greater" than what the body produces). His books contain almost as many biochem lessons as Dr. Kruse' blogs! One of his books, "What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Breast Cancer" was co-written with Dr. David Zava, owner of ZRT Lab, the lab Dr. Kruse recommends for saliva testing.



    e
     
  13. indigogirl

    indigogirl Silver

    Learning about hormones is so confusing...thankfully there is info out there, but who to trust? I started to look at Dr Uzzi Reiss' info online, have looked at Dzugan (makes sense to me, too pricey), am now reading an e book by Dr. Daniel Kalish.

    I'm on Biest and progesterone. For the first 4-6 weeks on the troches I had breast tenderness, which I didn't have on the lotion, so I felt that it was working (meaning I was absorbing it) and lab worked showed I am. My GYN thinks my levels are good. Colleen Coble (posts here) thought they were in the toilet...and I trust her knowledge. Trying to figure out where I go from here!
     
  14. Tizawee

    Tizawee New Member

    I am not familiar with Reiss or Kalish & have only heard about Dzugan from this forum. Knowing who to trust is why I stuck with Dr. Lee. His approach makes sense and doesn't cost an arm and a leg. I only know Colleen Coble from her posts here.



    Perhaps, like your tenderness, my swollen fingers are a sign that my body is doing something. I hope so. Don't want to blow up like a balloon.



    e
     
  15. Tizawee

    Tizawee New Member

    Apparently I'm not as far along with CT as I thought. Grrr. Now that my female hormones are getting some help, I'm down to 20 - 30 minutes of icing before shivering starts. Most times I can make it to 45 minutes before I have to stop but it really depends on how tired I am.



    Tinnitus hasn't stopped and now my hands get cold in the afternoons at work. Both are thyroid signs, I believe. My PCP is going to check my labs again on Sept 21st... so I only have 13 weeks to wait. Woo Hoo.



    I had a bad week last week. On Friday, June 8th, a friend died very suddenly. His memorial was Saturday, the 16th then Father's Day was the 17th. My second father's day without a father. No easy feat for a Daddy's girl. I found out that I'm an emotional eater: I just had to have some chips so I got a bag of sweet potato chips and ate the whole thing. I don't feel physically bad but my weight loss has stalled. And there's no telling what kind of damage that canola oil did. To repeat myself: Grrr.



    Okay, enough with the poor me's. Back in the saddle, Elin.



    Off to CT.

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  16. Tizawee

    Tizawee New Member

    I "borrowed" this format from two ladies who frequently post in the forums. Thank you both!



    Week 18, Day 1 (Sunday, 07/01/12)





    Waking Temperature: 97.3F

    FBG: 93 (high; maybe from too much coffee yesterday?)

    Weight: 152



    12 oz Coffee



    Breakfast: ~ 8 oz cod left over from last night (BG 1 hour postprandial: 111)

    Within 30 minutes of waking? Yes

    Lunch: 12 oz bag o’ broccoli (heated up, of course) w/ 3T CO + salt/onion powder

    Dinner:
    Cod baked w/ CO, salt, turmeric

    Within 4 hours of bedtime
    ?
    yes



    Cravings?
    No

    Snacking?
    No



    Morning Musings:
    Today is day 125 on LR. It just looks easier to track doing week/day so I’m going to be using that format from now on.



    This is the summer I’ve been waiting for for two years: oral surgery is scheduled for Saturday, 07/14/12. I’m finally going to get my snaggle-teeth taken care of and get a partial denture so I have a full mouth of straight teeth again.



    (I have what’s commonly referred to as Meth Mouth: I was on OMG doses of pain management meds for 7 years. I got myself off the meds in May ’09 and have finally saved enough $ for oral surgery + partial dentures.)



    Tomorrow @ 0630 I turn 55. I woke myself up @ 0600 on my 13[sup]th[/sup] birthday just to see what it would feel like to become a teenager… No change. I still had mild muscle/joint aches all over and felt a certain amount of hopelessness about the world. I could never understand how, if life was full of pain and hopelessness, people could manage to be so happy and successful. It would take me 28 more years to discover I have celiac disease and another 13 years to find and eliminate almost all allergens from my diet. It wasn’t until my friend (Bugsy in this forum) showed me this web site that I figured out I have a leaky gut. It was just a few weeks ago I discovered I have a histamine reaction to eggs(!). I know I won’t feel much different at 0630 tomorrow morning but it will undoubtedly be the best birthday I’ve ever had.



    Earlier this week Dr. Kruse offered Optimal Living logo shirts on his FB page. In celebration of this most excellent birthday, I ordered one. Mrs. Kruse had it made and in the mail within 2 days. I chose a polo shirt so I can wear it to work, and it’s one of the nicest I’ve ever seen. The logo looks great! I’m waiting to wear it on Wednesday, my birthday party, and will post pics. Once I get down to goal, I’ll order another, more flattering shirt.



    I work in an incoming call center for one of the largest insurance carriers in the nation quoting claim status and benefits to doctors and hospitals. We bid for shifts on a quarterly basis. We just did shift bid, and beginning a week from tomorrow I’ll be starting an earlier shift. It’s important to me because it means I’ll be able to eat dinner before I leave the office, which means 4 hours before bed. (I’ve lost over 20 lbs on the Reset + CT even though I’ve been eating as late as 1900 most evenings. My bed time is 2100 so, not good.) Now I’ll be able to eat and CT according to protocol. I’m hoping that’ll make a difference in my results.



    Evening Observations:
    I made an appointment w/ Dr. Kruse for Wed a.m. It has to be by phone because I don’t skype. I hope I’ll be able to take notes fast enough! LOL! So excited to be hacked by the Master Dot Connector himself and to have stumbled into a bargain to boot! C’mon Wednesday!



    That’s enough for now.
     
  17. Tizawee

    Tizawee New Member

    For my birthday I got myself an Optimized Living polo shirt & a one-hour consultation with Dr. Kruse. Life is good!






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  18. Tizawee

    Tizawee New Member

    Week 18, Day 2 (Monday, 07/02/12)





    Waking Temperature: 97.3F

    FBG: forgot to do it. Grrr…

    Weight: 152



    12 oz Coffee



    Breakfast: ~ 8 oz cod left over from last night

    Within 30 minutes of waking? Yes

    Lunch: no

    Dinner:
    Cod (again) sautéed in butter, nothin’ fancy

    Within 4 hours of bedtime
    ?
    no



    Cravings?
    Yes. Cheddar cheese, after dinner, approx. 4 oz.

    Snacking?
    Yes (see cravicngs)



    Morning Musings:
    Happy Birthday to me! It’s been a great day. DH got home from his trip. I got myself an Optimal Living polo shirt, a consult w/ Dr. K and have scheduled oral surgery for the 14[sup]th[/sup]. It’s been a long haul but I’m finally getting back the Elin I know.



    Evening Observations:
    None. I'm pooped. Going to bed.
     

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