Thursday, May 31, 2012

Fast Day 1

I'm an hour and a half away from completing day 1 of the water fast.  Other than a slight headache its going very well.  My knee is clearing up and my hands have been pretty good all day. 

My Verse I'm praying...
"Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us, and establish the work of our hands for us; yes, establish the work of our hands! 

Oh how I'm praying for the Lord's favor!

Time For An Update And Trying Something New

Wow!  It's been over a year since I've updated this blog.  Actually I thought I deleted it and was surprised to find it still up and running.  So here's the upate in a nutshell.... (copied from my other blog.)

~meds were affecting my liver and kidneys
~switched meds
~some things are better, some are not
~everything remains unpredictable
~more popping, more cysts
~my options are becoming more limited
~having a harder time maintaining a good attitude

I've been doing some more research and I'm trying something new.  It's a 3 day water fast followed by a 4 day rotation diet.  The premise behind it states that it takes 3 days for a food to clear your system.  Clear the foods.  Start over by introducing one at a time.  Chart the progress....blah blah blah.  

So I've been food free since 3pm yesterday.  My reading tells me to expect detox flares.  Sure enough I woke up in the middle of the night with a throbbing knee.  My experience is that knees and shoulders don't last long but are pretty intense.  This one is not so intense, but I won't be walking my neighborhood today. 
Is it a detox flare?  Or would it have happened anyway?  I don't know. 

So my plan is to lay low for a few days.  Drink gallons of water.  Pray.  And smile. 

And yes, it would've made more sense to wait until after VBS, after Texas, and after our Colorado visit.  But I figured, why wait?  By next week, I'll be eating again and maybe even feeling better. 

In the meantime I want to be sweet to family and not go off on the person standing the closest or melt into a puddle of tears.  Both of which are entirely possible. 

Will you pray for me?  And if you have any experience with rotation diets can you pass it along?