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  • Thanks for the giggle. Experience...

    Go have your good's night sleep. With any luck, you'll wake up in the morning and your problem will be solved along with the world's.
    5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
    Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
    Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again

    More and more, our life has been governed by specialists, who know too little of what lies outside their province to be able to know enough about what takes place within it.
    - Lewis Mumford

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    • Heh heh heh.

      Couldn't stay away from the fried bananas - had another. Despite seemingly crazy eating, I ended the day still primal, 55% fat 25% carbs, 20% protein, 1900 calories. Okay, off to bed, see you tomorrow!
      My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53052.html

      "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

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      • I've had a crazy eating day too. Oh well. I'm not even trying to punch the numbers in. To begin with, I didn't even count the meatballs, much less estimate their weight. G'night.
        5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
        Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
        Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again

        More and more, our life has been governed by specialists, who know too little of what lies outside their province to be able to know enough about what takes place within it.
        - Lewis Mumford

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        • Well, woke up this morning in quite a bit of pain, enough to make me think about going to the ER. The pain is worse and now constant. Really might be a kidney stone. I wonder how much this will cost me? I have insurance but not great insurance. Off to hospital.
          My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53052.html

          "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

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          • Shoot. I wish there was something physical I could do for you. My prayers are with you. Good luck.

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            • I really hope you get to feel better soon and it turns out it's not kidney stone. My thoughts are with you.

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              • Thinking of you from across 'the pond', hoping it turns out to be something simple easy to treat xxxx


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                • Hey Siobhan! SO sorry to hear about the pain - hate that you have to go in to get it seen to! Hopefully this is a quick fix and back to home and good primal food before you know it! Let us know what is going on!
                  Start weight: 225.5 lbs Feb 14th 2012. Height: 5'7"
                  Primal low: 186 lbs
                  Current weight: 221.4 lbs
                  Goal weight: 140 lbs

                  "You are free to choose, BUT you are not free from the consequences of your choices."

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                  • Praying.
                    5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
                    Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
                    Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again

                    More and more, our life has been governed by specialists, who know too little of what lies outside their province to be able to know enough about what takes place within it.
                    - Lewis Mumford

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                    • Thanks for the good wishes, ladies! Good news - no kidney stone. Bad news - no idea why my back hurts so much. Found an ovarian cyst and a fibroid in my uterus or somewhere. Unlikely those are causing the back pain and since I'm not planning on using those organs in this lifetime, I don't care about them. I am relieved there is no kidney stone, I was very stressed about that, thinking it could start moving and causing agonizing pain and I would be here by myself. Broken red blood cells in my urine, but that is not a cause for concern. Not a drop of sugar, hey hey. Anyway, wasted a perfectly lovely Saturday and probably a great deal of $$$$$$, but still I'm glad I got a definitive answer. The doc told me to rest, rest, rest. If it is a muscle strain, this should be the peak pain period and will start feeling better soon - that is assuming I strained it on Thursday.

                      I started to get hungry - did an inadvertent IF for 16 hours. As soon as I was done I went to the food co-op and luckily it was taco day again - carnitas and mexican-spiced beef, YAHOO!!! I ate quite a pile of that with onions and mushrooms. Then a very ripe mango which tasted like candy to me. Funny how sweet things taste when you eliminate sugar from your diet. Could not resist buying another 1/2 lb of meat to bring home. Even though it is expensive - $9 a pound - there is no waste and it is already prepared, and well-prepared at that. Would you believe I was stressing about what I was going to eat if they kept me in the hospital? I took some nuts with me. I can't even eat the peanut butter there, it is loaded with trans-fat. Can you believe that? They can't even serve natural peanut butter? I was formulating plans in my head, like sending out a friend to buy almond butter and bananas and living on those. I'm not eating jello and cookies. Didn't even eat those before I went primal. Well, okay, I did eat a cookie or two every so often. No cookie meals though.

                      Anyway, scare is over although the pain isn't. I hope it will ease up shortly. At times like this I wish I could teach the cats how to do household chores, or at least clean up after themselves. Not that they are dirty, but when I can't even bend over it is hard to keep up. I think I will have to sleep in the guest room tonight, the mattress is harder and my mattress is directly on the floor (best for the back, but I can't get up and down right now). The thought of making up the bed is daunting.

                      On a very positive note, I have Loren Cordain's new book The Paleo Answer. Can't wait to dive into that. This may sound crazy at this stage of the game, but I am wondering if there is some way to make a living with the paleo/primal lifestyle. If I got a nutrition certification - no idea how long that would take or what it would cost - and then got some kind of paleo credential - hmmmmm. I would love to counsel people and help them be healthier and happier.

                      On a positive note, I saw the chart the nurse filled out in triage - she checked 'normal weight' and 'appears in good health' on my assessment. Thank you!

                      I'm going to go outside and dive into Cordain's book - thanks again, all!
                      My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53052.html

                      "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

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                      • I took a dark chocolate bar with my to the hospital and foolishly left it in the car. Of course it melted. What's a girl to do? Spoon it over a banana, of course!

                        I can live without grains, but probably not bananas.
                        My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53052.html

                        "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

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                        • Glad to know it's not kidney stones. I hope you find out what was bothering you. A muscle strain would be nice, in that it can get better without more intervention, and doesn't signal any long-term problems.

                          I'm going to have to read your journal less often if you keep talking about bananas and chocolate!
                          5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
                          Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
                          Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again

                          More and more, our life has been governed by specialists, who know too little of what lies outside their province to be able to know enough about what takes place within it.
                          - Lewis Mumford

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                          • Sooo glad you seem to be OK ... I am loving this blog.

                            Went to my daughter's 2nd year art show and then out on the town with her, husband and my brother. Apart from vats of red wine (???) I ate steak, salad and well ..... ok chips (US fries) but in a French Cafe/Bar so v v good. I'm finding that even when I have to go 'off piste' there are degrees of choice one can make. I have had minimal grains since February ... just the odd piece of home-made cake. Husband had some toast (1 slice) with his 'full English' this am (breakfast: mushroom, tomato, bacon, sausage and egg) but I had an omelette .... feeling good!! Came home and had a mackerel salad and tonight had 2 beef burgers (patties??) and salad for supper. Really once you get your head around this primal lifestyle it can be done even when you're eating out.

                            I have several melted bars of chocolate in my car ' for emergencies'!!!!! Maybe I will re-melt them over bananas ... sounds yummy!

                            Hope you have a good night and all is finally well xxxx


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                            • Thanks all, it is really heartwarming to think there are people out there thinking good things about me! I am feeling pretty low. The back is marginally better but my stomach feels like someone has taken a machete to it - the ibuprofen is not stomach-friendly, certainly not in these doses. I'd rather have a sore back than stomach pain with nausea. Spending my time curled in a fetal position. That seems to be best for my back, honestly. And I SWEAR, I am not a big baby. I am usually pretty brave and not so bad with pain and discomfort. I wish I could just go to sleep and not wake up until this is over! I even asked my ex-husband, who is still a very dear friend, to come here and help me, but he is far away visiting his family. My two very best friends here in town are 1) away in Cincinnati and 2) having a house full of family for Mother's Day, so I am on my own and really feeling like I can't cope very well. The cats would help but they just don't have thumbs and even though they can jump really high, they can't reach anything. They do sit next to me on the bed with very solemn expressions on their cat faces. I went out to get something from my car (quite a project) and the landlord's 100 lb lab jumped on me - wanted to scream for real! I love dogs but that dog is out of control - normally an annoyance but today more than that. Okay, I will stop complaining now and just chill for awhile and dream of bananas.
                              My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53052.html

                              "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

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                              • Robaxocet? (sp?) That's what I use when my back is spasming, fortunately not a frequent event. When it does, it usually brings on nausea too, and the two together are horrendous.

                                Soaking in a hot bath?
                                5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
                                Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
                                Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again

                                More and more, our life has been governed by specialists, who know too little of what lies outside their province to be able to know enough about what takes place within it.
                                - Lewis Mumford

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