Journey To The Outer Banks

Breathtaking, isn’t it? Last week was full of breathtaking moments as my family and I embarked on a journey to Hatteras, North Carolina, on the southernmost tip of the Outer Banks…accessible by car, that is. What a journey it was! First came the air travel and the obligatory panic attack.  I’m so used to panic attacks at airports that you’d think by now I could ignore them completely.  Nope.  The anxiety and agitation reached a peak, and my poor husband just didn’t know what to do with the blubbering mass of (quiet) hysterics that had become his wife.  I inhaled … Continue reading Journey To The Outer Banks

How Can I Eat a Cookie If I Can’t Have Wheat?

I’ve always heard that we ARE what we EAT. We’ve known for years that ingesting too much sugar can lead to all sorts of diseases, such as diabetes, and that a high fat, high carb diet can lead to heart disease.  But what happens when we find out that the healthy food we eat is the source of our infirmities? I recently completed a blood test called the ALCAT to check for food intolerances.  The ALCAT measures the way a person’s blood cells react to certain foods, chemicals, drugs, and other substances.  A control sample of my blood was charted. … Continue reading How Can I Eat a Cookie If I Can’t Have Wheat?

Good News….

Well, it’s confirmed that this lady DOES have a brain! And the brain does NOT show any signs of a breakdown in the protective covering of the nerves, which would be MS…so MS is not likely.  Whoo-hoo! The other news is that there is damage to nerves in my neck — a fact that didn’t surprise the doctor after looking at my X-rays. I’m all out of whack, and my spinal column is pressing on the cord and causing damage.  Unfortunately any kind of adjustments to my neck cause intense fibromyalgia flare ups. So no more adjustments, at least for … Continue reading Good News….

The girl has a brain!

Today I plumb near vibrated the fillings out of my teeth.  Well, technically I was not the one doing the vibrating, but since I was stuck in the middle of an MRI tunnel and IT vibrated, I jiggled along for the ride. When my brother, who is deaf and wears hearing aids, told me that HE could hear the noise of an MRI when he last had one, I knew the sucker had to be extremely loud.  I also knew it would be a tight fit.  What I didn’t reckon on was the intense vibration.  Or the itch I got … Continue reading The girl has a brain!