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    Paula- true about the sugar but it sounds like you are off to a good start today. Keep the momentum and the self talk. Glad you can walk now. Get some more rest today.
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    My husband drove to Delaware early this morning to go say goodbye to his Aunt. He made sure that I was ok with this before he left. I am ok with it, but scared and lonely too. With my throat so sore and halfway closed up, I feel panicky. Anything that inhibits my breathing freaks me out. The good news is that there seems to be some improvement in the swelling even from this morning.

    In truth, this whole situation has upset me. If I didn't have my husband yesterday, I never would have gotten to the Dr. and gotten the care I needed. It is so scary how our bodies can betray us. I feel weak and helpless at the moment and I hate it.

    This is why it is essential that I not eat sugar or wheat today. Eating junk would just add to the crazy feelings. I did have a few bad things yesterday in addition to the ice cream. This morning my inner voice was demanding more junk, but I resisted.

    Maybe tomorrow I can accomplish a few things around the house. My boys have been great, taking care of their brother, cleaning and washing dishes.

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    too bad you don't have a CPAP machine around pushing the air down your throat would give you a bit of comfort I bet. I am sure I would feel a bit panicky about the breathing thing as well.

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    Feel better soon Paula!! Throat infections are just horrible horrible things!

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    How are you feeling today???

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    hope you had a great night's sleep and are starting to feel yourself again.

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    Happy Mothers Day
    I got a very good night's sleep and my throat and leg are both better. I will not be able to take the muscle relaxer during the work day because it makes me sleepy. I was dozing on the couch this morning after taking it.

    The stress of this event has set off some bad things. What I noticed is that I am having the symptoms of irregular heart rate that I had as part of my adrenal crash last year. As I start to fall asleep, my heart rate dives from the 70s into the 50s. Then I wake with a start. This is a type of apnea and can be extremely dangerous.

    I have been very flippant about the fact that I take coumadin and that keeping my clotting factors level between 2-3 is essential. If I go below 2 by eating too much, I could make clots. If then I clean up my act and go too high, the clots could break off and kill me. This makes my binging especially dangerous. I will be ordering my own blood monitor and checking once a week at least.

    This brings me to nutrition. As much as I love lchf and fasting, I think that for now I will go with the even balance of macros. Carbs 50-100, protein 75 to 100, fat 100ish. I need to be eating some vegetables. When I have my monitor, I can try some fasts or lchf days and adjust my coumadin intake accordingly.

    Sadly, I have to give up on the weight loss goal for now. I will have to stop weighing.
    My health is at stake. Being so debilitated scared me. How is it related to nutrition you ask? It was only 2 weeks ago that I had my horrible binge week. Mark wrote an article in June 2008 about binging and how it debilitates your immune system. I binge about every 2 weeks, so my immune system never recovers. I likely got the infection due to weakened immunity. I pulled my groin muscle by tossing around in bed trying to find a comfortable position because my ear hurt so much.

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    Several things just happened at once here so I need to add 2 more separate posts.

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    P, even if you have to give up the weight loss goal, you are taking care of yourself and being incredibly smart about it. I'm so glad you are finding answers, even when they're not exactly what you'd hoped they'd be. It's hard to face the reality of our own personal situations, but it sounds like you are doing that well.

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    Bill arrived home from DE with Mother's Day gifts in tow. The boys wrapped them quickly and gave them to me. My card said, "Mom, I now know your secret identity. Can I borrow the invisible Plane" The card plays the WW theme.

    I got candles, a candle snuffer, tea, the Les Mis movie and a Gretchen Wilson CD.

    I am having a lovely, relaxing day.

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