okay I took all the stuff out of the cupboard and noticed some holes that were probably at one time used for plumbing of some sort - I put a good thick layer of duct tape over them, cleaned all the surfaces with a disinfectant and now the smell is gone. So..... I'm guessing there is something dead under the house or in the wall. But I can't smell it in the cupboard now. I closed it up and left for 2 hours and when I came home it just smelled like cleaner - not DEATH! So I think I fixed it.
Doctor appointment went well. All is good - glucose 87, thyroid is perfect, vitamin D is perfect, FSH shows that I am completely menopausal (didn't need the blood test to tell me that). All my liver enzymes are great! My cholesterol ratio is 2.9 - excellent. Total cholesterol is high, LDL is a bit high, HDL and Triglycerides are excellent! I haven't seen numbers this good since I was 29 years old -- pre-statin therapy. I've been off statins since going primal in late 2011. I am very happy with knowing my diet has fixed my cholesterol troubles. We talked about how cholesterol for women really doesn't mean much, and she isn't concerned. Especially since I have no heart disease in my family. What she IS concerned with is my C-Reactive Protein - a marker for cardiac inflamation. 1-3 is average...... mine is 4.0. So not terribly high - but she wants me to lose weight, eat better and exercise more in order to bring it under 3.0. She also said to use liquid fish oil, take 81 mg aspirin per day and take curcumin (or cook more curry) She isn't going to test again for a year - so I have a year to work on it. Overall I'm pleased with the results.
I'm doing things right and I'm making my body healthier! Blood tests don't lie!
She also did a urine screen and it was CLEAR so I'm not sure why I'm still having UTI symptoms. I'm taking the AZO again to calm my pains and discomfort. Here comes the deep orange pee! I'm going to do some research to see if Evening Primrose, Black Cohosh or Dong Quai can have a negative effect on my bladder - cuz I started having UTI symptoms about a week after I started taking them. Of course, when libido came back hubby and I were very active for a few days! YEEE HAAAA!