Next June will be the 20th Anniversary of my diagnosis of Fibromyalgia and my fortunes over the years have varied. During that time I’ve been forced to find the path that works best for me.
In 2014 I made a promise to myself that I would find a way to kick this damn illnesses tail rather than have it kick mine. I started off doing all the things I thought worked and in doing so worked out a few that didn’t. But I am much better than I ever remember being in my life to the point that when I go down it’s so much more difficult to deal with than it used to be.
Diet has always been key to my fatigue. Certain foodstuffs like pork and beef make it horrendous. I love food and working through various diets to find what works. Following a TV interview by Martin Shaw I went vegan (with a few relapses). Why I don’t know it was a gut thing, but it was the beginning of a new life for me.
Overnight my painful mouth, hives and my IBS disappeared. My fatigue has been more manageable and the pain is gratefully reduced.
Earlier this year I had a few months of feeling fantastic. It was a remission like I’d never had before. I listened to a web broadcast about leaky gut recently. Now as a long standing Fibromyalgia sufferer I am a skeptic. Over the years I’ve spent a lot of money trying to feel just a little better. There was no way I was signing up to anything but I was surprised to have him reel off several things I was doing when I was feeling great:
I was eating a lot of sauerkraut and pickles; I had a glut of blueberries in the freezer so ate a lot of them and there were loads of butternut squash and sweet potato in my veggie box. (Provided by the lovely people at Scotgro)
So from tomorrow I’m going to get the kitchen sorted:
We’ll see what happens. I’ll try to take pictures of the food this week as Banana-Bug is out of her cast and I feel more inclined to force her to help me.
I haven't changed my religious beliefs but this interview changed my mindset and life in a lot of ways. Why I still don't know - I was doing research for a book.
The Kimlin Family