Post SVF Stem Cells – Six Week Update:
Since my last Blathering, I have experienced a combination of up and down days. I’m elated to share, my down days have been nothing comparable to pre-stem cell therapy. What a blessing this has been for certain.
Did you happen to notice the two key words in my opening sentence? “Up” and “days”. There is even a plural context!
Outside of my two weeks of treatments at Infusio, it has been quite a long time since I could share having quasi decent, much less multiple “good days” in a row.
Mind you, I’m not climbing mountains, nor will I be training for an Ironman anytime soon, but hallelujah for upright days. Woot! Woot!
My body still requires a great deal of rest, and I spend the majority of some days in bed sleeping. No other symptoms per se, simply tired and needing to sleep. This is an indication my stems are busy working, repairing, and healing this body. And with 40+ years of chronic illness damage, these new cells have their work cut out for them.
When a sleep fest isn’t needed, the most notable reflection from just the past few weeks is an increase in my energy level. This might seem like a contradiction: needing more sleep vs. increased energy. But what a positive diametrical twist.
I’M FEELING IMPROVEMENTS!
So, yes, my stems are indeed busy. Busy “Making Terry Great Again”. Ha!😆 Could this be my new healing slogan? 🤔
In addition to increased energy on my up days, my nausea and headaches have lessened. These are definitely welcomed improvements.
As suggested by Infusio’s nutritionalist, I’ve returned to taking digestive enzymes right before I eat. I’m also following a strict, low histamine diet, which seems to be helping tremendously. I’m doing everything I can to keep unwanted inflammation at bay. These dietary changes and my body’s recalibration process combined, appear to be helping to heal my GI system. Another happy dance moment!
Interjecting a little Lyme Loonies reality/humor.
Cartoonist – David Skidmore
The halfway point to my 100 days (post stems) is quickly approaching. Going into this treatment, I truly had no idea what to expect from my body and it’s ability to heal. Especially with the carnage of failed treatments piled up behind me. Looking back over the years, it’s sad and somewhat haunting.
Right now, I’m in a good place. I’m more than pleased with the progress I’ve made. There were no preconceived milestones I should have reached by this point in my stem cell healing journey. Patience is a valued strength I am trying to exercise and grow upon.
These new cells are beyond precious to me, and I’m going to do everything in my power to provide them a safe and stable working environment.
Gradually and thankfully, I’m reintroducing stretching and light exercise into my up days. Can’t wait to hit the pavement and start walking again soon. This might seem rudimentary, and assuredly pales in comparison to the athlete I was during strong and healthy times. After being so miserably sick, bed bound, weak and weary for such a long time, I’m absolutely thrilled with any form of movement.
This type A, likes to be in control, strong-willed Taurus, whose preference is to be the hare: get there fast and win the race NOW – has been forced to become the slow-paced, yet determined tortoise. Who, by the way, will still win this race. Truth!
Being a patient patient will be my ongoing status throughout the next several months. I’m actually becoming quite fond of this new “patience” gig. Who says you can’t teach an aging female puppy new tricks?!
This sums up where I am to date in this healing journey. Although there may be a lack of overly exciting news to share, the encouragement I’m feeling due to the (noticeable to me) improvements made in the past few months is truly AWESOME. And priceless!
Even though I have truly wanted to shout from the rooftops, I’ve been somewhat hesitant to boast about how my flares and litany of miserable, debilitating symptoms have subsided. Not only because it remains quite early in my post stems healing, more importantly, I am sensitive to the many of you who continue to suffer – daily – with your own battles of sheer miserableness.
I understand and completely empathize with the darkness that can be felt, and frustration of not knowing if there will ever be a light at the end of the chronic illness tunnel. My heart continues to go out to each and every one of you.❤️
PLEASE continue to search for the right treatment path for you. It’s out there. My hope and prayers are that the necessary and successful treatment options will one day become attainable for all.
PLEASE continue to reach out through the various social media outlets to lean on your fellow chronic illness peeps, especially during the most trying of times.
You are not alone in this journey.
An army of warriors is on standby, more than ready to help lift you up when you may be struggling. There, as well, to help celebrate you and your encouraging triumphs.
We got you!
Until my next Blathering – May each new day provide you light, peace, and abundant joy.
For all who are currently suffering with illness, may you be blessed with additional strength. Healing hugs, love, and prayers are being sent – from me to you.
Positive vibes and Blessings to all!
Terry💚The Blathering Lymie
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