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  • Hi justaseeker!
    I just finished reading your journal.

    Originally posted by justaseeker View Post
    This park is part of the SE MI Huron-Clinton metro park system - which IMO is a jewel! Each park has its own special aspects, and we love walking in them all. The Metro Beach park is on Lake St. Clair, the smallest of the Great Lakes - but still a beautiful body of water. That's where we walked today.
    I live a little over an hour away from Lake St Clair (on the Canadian side)
    I just found you and you've moved south

    Originally posted by justaseeker View Post
    I took two of my dogs - Papillons who just turned three
    I have two Papillons too! One is 5 and one will turn 3 next month.
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    • Originally posted by winencandy View Post
      Hi justaseeker!
      I just finished reading your journal.



      I live a little over an hour away from Lake St Clair (on the Canadian side)
      I just found you and you've moved south



      I have two Papillons too! One is 5 and one will turn 3 next month.
      Hi Winencandy -

      Nice to meet you!
      I feel like I ought to be wearing a bumper sticker that says: "Don't follow me I am lost." I am just a seeker like everyone else.

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      • Originally posted by Pebbles67 View Post
        So glad that you are having a lovely time and still taking good care of your health.
        Thanks, Paula. Life is really interesting right now, but no matter what comes my way I seem to be staying the course regarding caring for my health.
        I feel like I ought to be wearing a bumper sticker that says: "Don't follow me I am lost." I am just a seeker like everyone else.

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        • Making a long, complicated story short, I am back on the road again headed for a quick round trip to MI. I am tying up some loose ends there so that I can focus on life in the South for the next few years until my husband retires. I'll spare you the details - so lets just say that turning 60 (this fall) is promising to be more of an 'event' than I had anticipated. Seems like a major life transition is in store for me - and I am embracing the changes. The theme seems to be "simplify".

          I got a new library card, and discovered that the public library has free wifi and a pleasant environment for spending time online. I also found a Tai Chi teacher at the Senior Center, again for free. I am discovering lots of resources that I look forward to exploring when I get home again.

          I have found a local MD in my home town who will prescribe natural thyroid replacement for me so I have a new patient visit scheduled for soon after I get back home again. I found her by asking my pharmacist if they carried the Nature Throid that I take now, as prescribed by my former DO in MI. She said that - yes - they stock it so I asked about Drs. who prescribe it and got two names.

          I seem to be doing well on the natural thyroid, although we will know more in time when I have had some lab tests. Meanwhile, my focus is on continuing with the diet & exercise - doing well there other than being on the road cutting into my exercise, one more reason to want to get settled into one place for awhile. My blood sugar readings are continuing to decline with my recent average being 95 - with lower fasting morning readings and less variance after meals. Its a slow but steady improvement like my weight. Last weigh in was 173.5. Plus, I am continuing with the Iodoral - holding steady at 25 mgs until I am home again then will increase to 37.5 mg - as well as the total supplement program. That seems to be going well, too. Will do the iodine loading test in the fall, along with the fluoride and bromide tests.

          I also found one "iodine doctor" within driving distance of my home but ruled him out. His practice is a "wellness center" where the patient buys into a pre-planned program. In my case, what was recommended was the "gold package" with an initial fee of about $3,800. They wanted to repeat all the labs I recently had - only new test would be to test my lung function, which I know is good since I always have high oxygenation levels and have no lung issues. I wouldn't even meet the doctor to see if I like him/her until after I sign up for the program with that high initial cost - plus I would also be committing to several more visits over the first year, with continuing fees and costs. I'm guessing that the first year would have cost me about $5000. I am just not THAT worried about having an "iodine friendly' doctor. I am also not worried enough about it to commit to an an annual trek to MI right now.
          Last edited by justaseeker; 05-30-2012, 08:03 PM.
          I feel like I ought to be wearing a bumper sticker that says: "Don't follow me I am lost." I am just a seeker like everyone else.

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          • I am glad to hear that you are settling in down south. I want to simplify this year too. That and home repair is my big plan for the summer.

            I am only doing about 1 mg of iodine / day. It seems to be enough for now. The biggest change for me has been in my period. Since I got my copper IUD 8 yrs ago, I have had very heavy bleeding which left me exhausted in the least but often scared me too. They got even worse after I started coumadin. Anyway after three months of iodine there has been a great improvement in this area.
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            • Originally posted by Pebbles67 View Post
              I am glad to hear that you are settling in down south. I want to simplify this year too. That and home repair is my big plan for the summer.

              I am only doing about 1 mg of iodine / day. It seems to be enough for now. The biggest change for me has been in my period. Since I got my copper IUD 8 yrs ago, I have had very heavy bleeding which left me exhausted in the least but often scared me too. They got even worse after I started coumadin. Anyway after three months of iodine there has been a great improvement in this area.
              Thanks, Paula. That's great news about the iodine helping you that way! If that's the only benefit you get, its well worth it.
              I feel like I ought to be wearing a bumper sticker that says: "Don't follow me I am lost." I am just a seeker like everyone else.

              Justaseeker's Journal:

              http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...tml#post778214

              Iodine Research and Application Group:

              http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/group134.html

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              • Originally posted by justaseeker View Post
                Making a long, complicated story short, I am back on the road again headed for a quick round trip to MI. I am tying up some loose ends there so that I can focus on life in the South for the next few years until my husband retires. I'll spare you the details - so lets just say that turning 60 (this fall) is promising to be more of an 'event' than I had anticipated. Seems like a major life transition is in store for me - and I am embracing the changes. The theme seems to be "simplify".
                Wow, that is a big change. Glad you found a new doctor already and are settling in. I simplified when we moved hoping it would reduce my stress levels to be surrounded by a peaceful environment (on my level of the house, my husband lives on the lower level). It has helped a lot.
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                • Originally posted by Pamsc View Post
                  Wow, that is a big change. Glad you found a new doctor already and are settling in. I simplified when we moved hoping it would reduce my stress levels to be surrounded by a peaceful environment (on my level of the house, my husband lives on the lower level). It has helped a lot.
                  Yep, lots of change - and my stress levels are high right now - and simplifying does help a lot. I'll be back on the road headed South tomorrow morning. I hope this is my last cross country road trip for awhile - but life seems to be especially hard to predict right now. At least I have been able to stick with the primal diet throughout everything and that helps, too.
                  I feel like I ought to be wearing a bumper sticker that says: "Don't follow me I am lost." I am just a seeker like everyone else.

                  Justaseeker's Journal:

                  http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...tml#post778214

                  Iodine Research and Application Group:

                  http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/group134.html

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                  • Originally posted by justaseeker View Post
                    Yep, lots of change - and my stress levels are high right now - and simplifying does help a lot. I'll be back on the road headed South tomorrow morning. I hope this is my last cross country road trip for awhile - but life seems to be especially hard to predict right now. At least I have been able to stick with the primal diet throughout everything and that helps, too.
                    justaseeker,

                    So glad you are getting settled in nicely. Sorry about your quick round trip, sounds like a doozy!

                    Simplifying sounds like a little bit of heaven. My DH keeps wanting to retire, but it's tough to pull the trigger. We both fantasize about selling everything and riding off into the sunset.

                    DH and I are still doing 50 mg of Iodine. I finally got the ATP co-factors and got the companion supplements right. Still no change in his problems. I did notice quite a release of chemicals about a day or two into taking the co-factors. Had no idea how important they were. Anyway, not giving up just trying to remember it's a "journey." Just have to convince DH of that though.LOL

                    Have a safe trip south!
                    Gwynn

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                    • Originally posted by Gwynn View Post
                      justaseeker,

                      So glad you are getting settled in nicely. Sorry about your quick round trip, sounds like a doozy!

                      Simplifying sounds like a little bit of heaven. My DH keeps wanting to retire, but it's tough to pull the trigger. We both fantasize about selling everything and riding off into the sunset.

                      DH and I are still doing 50 mg of Iodine. I finally got the ATP co-factors and got the companion supplements right. Still no change in his problems. I did notice quite a release of chemicals about a day or two into taking the co-factors. Had no idea how important they were. Anyway, not giving up just trying to remember it's a "journey." Just have to convince DH of that though.LOL

                      Have a safe trip south!
                      Gwynn
                      Thanks, Gwynn. The trip was fine. Have been quite busy getting settled in now, unpacking, etc. Still feeling stressed but you know, one day at a time......

                      Glad to hear that you and DH are doing 50 mg and have the whole protocol on board now. Please keep us updated.
                      I feel like I ought to be wearing a bumper sticker that says: "Don't follow me I am lost." I am just a seeker like everyone else.

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                      • Quick update. I made the visit this week to the new local MD, the one who my pharmacist recommended as natural thyroid friendly. I LOVE HER! She is also pro low carb diet and was totally supportive of my whole wellness/medical plan! She likes my whole approach. Plus, she offers the allergy immunotherapy that I had planned to do some day (I did it once 25 years ago but wanted to redo it it now with the newer approaches) through her clinic. I was SO pleased that I changed my insurance policy back to the in area network - she is part of my local network - from the more expensive point of service policy I had before. Will save me LOTS of money without sacrificing any quality of care.

                        Am using the local library wifi today for the first time. Its a bit slow but fine for most uses. I can use the ethernet in my husband's office for other needs when a faster connection is important.

                        Am staying steady right now with 25 mgs of iodine and have nothing to share there. When I feel more settled, I'll increase to 37.5 mg and keep you posted on any changes.
                        I feel like I ought to be wearing a bumper sticker that says: "Don't follow me I am lost." I am just a seeker like everyone else.

                        Justaseeker's Journal:

                        http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...tml#post778214

                        Iodine Research and Application Group:

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                        • So glad to hear from you. I hope you get settled in nicely soon. I am so glad you like your new doctor!!! That's huge!!!

                          I am doing 25mg and DH is doing the 50mg of iodine, but I cannot tell you what a difference having the right companion nutrients has made. I am detoxing chemicals like crazy. I can smell it in the urine. (Sorry!) I was hoping DH would get some results, but nothing yet.

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                          • Originally posted by Gwynn View Post
                            So glad to hear from you. I hope you get settled in nicely soon. I am so glad you like your new doctor!!! That's huge!!!

                            I am doing 25mg and DH is doing the 50mg of iodine, but I cannot tell you what a difference having the right companion nutrients has made. I am detoxing chemicals like crazy. I can smell it in the urine. (Sorry!) I was hoping DH would get some results, but nothing yet.
                            Thanks, Gwynn -

                            Settling in is going well - but evidently will be a slow, ongoing process. I am just now starting to feel relaxed and my sleep quality is improving. Everyday I do a little something toward creating my new life here - and also make time to just do relaxing things like reading for pleasure.

                            I find that the only thing that I am missing is the ability that I had before to take the dogs for simple walks around the neighborhood. In MI, most of the streets in my neighborhood had good sidewalks and the area was dog, hike, and bike friendly. That's NOT how the area that I live in now is. I live on a county road in a forested area where predators of various kinds are an issue - and the neighbors let their large, vicious dogs run loose legally. Walking the dogs is not easy to do safely.

                            Also, the local town doesn't have residential sidewalks - is not bike or hike friendly, other than a designated trail that is about 7 miles long and scenic. So, taking the dogs for a walk is a major event now, but we make time for it three times per week on this trail. That's really only minimal exercise for us but at least we have that right now. I'm hoping to do more with them soon.

                            Yesterday I went to 37.5 mgs of iodine and so far I don't see much difference from the 25 mg I was doing the previous several weeks, other than the higher dose may be helping me to relax and sleep better. I can't imagine doing the iodine without the companions, so I'm glad that you found the right combo for yourself. Please hang in there with DH, it may simply take more time for him.
                            Last edited by justaseeker; 06-22-2012, 09:15 AM.
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                            • Great to hear from you. Ugh, what a pain about the dog walking.

                              I'm still doing 1 mg iodine / day. any more than that and I gain wt like crazy. I am working more on getting my hormones into balance. I'm using the protocol in the Schwarzbein Principle II I can't do hormone therapy, but I am eating 6x a day.
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                              • Originally posted by Pebbles67 View Post
                                Great to hear from you. Ugh, what a pain about the dog walking.

                                I'm still doing 1 mg iodine / day. any more than that and I gain wt like crazy. I am working more on getting my hormones into balance. I'm using the protocol in the Schwarzbein Principle II I can't do hormone therapy, but I am eating 6x a day.
                                Good to hear from you, too.

                                Yep, its a pain - but you know that saying about necessity being the mother of invention? Well, we're getting inventive and so far so good. The situation is spawning new ideas, like our taking up (again) canoeing and taking the dogs with us - won't be exercise for them but will be stimulating fun for them which is important, too - and it will be exercise for us. We're doing the research and acquisition part now and planning local trips to lakes later this summer or fall. Here we can boat year round. If all goes well, next year we'll take the whole circus on the road for a mountain lake vacation.

                                My increase to 37.5 mg iodine is going well. Only real change I noted is increase in intense dreams for a few days. That's back to normal now. Seems to be helping my allergies. Will be going to 50 mg in a week or so.

                                I had my allergy test yesterday and it was "interesting". I need to have it repeated next Monday because I reacted to the negative control that should have not provoked a reaction. We ruled out everything except possible cross contamination of the fluid - she had just cleaned tools and set up the new batch and I was the first one tested. I did NOT react to an injection straight from the vial so I think it IS a case of contamination. Anyway, although the results are NOT valid they are interesting so far.

                                First of all, I am surprisingly having only mild allergy symptoms without any antihistamines, which had to be stopped for a few days prior to the test. Normally I am pretty sick with allergies here this time of year. So, I am staying off of the antihistamine until after the re-test on Monday. Also, I appear to have several new allergies, including to cat and dog dander (yikes) and several regional things from all categories - trees, weeds, grasses, molds. I had zero reaction to some of my previous allergens that were in my previous immunotherapy, so that's encouraging. Anyway, will share updates when I know more next week.
                                Last edited by justaseeker; 06-29-2012, 01:23 PM.
                                I feel like I ought to be wearing a bumper sticker that says: "Don't follow me I am lost." I am just a seeker like everyone else.

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