Hey guys, not much to report–today is CD6, day 3 of injections. Boring. But I thought I’d share with you that…
Not only have I “upgraded” my diet and exercise regime, but I have decided I needed more ‘edge’ (thanks to an educational post from My Hope Jar and a handy one from The Crooked Path Through IVF *both of whom are now pregnant*) and so I researched some of those supplements and decided to add:
1. Thorne Basic Prenatal (bought on Amazon.com–it has methyl folate)
2. Myo Inositol (powder, because it’s suggested 4 grams per day and that’s A LOT of capsules)
3. Ubiquinol (this is the “bio available form” of CoQ10)
5. Chromium Picolinate
6. Royal Jelly
***I was already taking***
7. Fish oil capsules
8. Vitamin D (sublingual–I have low Vitamin D even with supplementation so I take A LOT and try to get sun)
9. Calcium Citrate + Magnesium + D3 (cuz there’s not that much calcium in the Thorne vitamin)
10. Enteric Coated Probiotics (not all the time, but I toss them in cyclically)
So, I will now commence to take ALL the supplements, in addition to ALL my medications (my faaaavorite of which is my nightly Mesalamine enema–thanks Colitis!) It’s literally several handfuls of pills. Also, I have Glutamine powder that I add to my protein powder, so I figure I will add the Inositol powder into this daily concoction. Just so ya know, Glutamine is the most abundant amino acid found in your body, and it is what your body is seeking when it starts metabolizing your muscles for energy, so, increasing intake of Glutamine helps to build and maintain lean muscle mass. Also, “they” have found that people with Ulcerative Colitis benefit from supplementing their diet with Glutamine.
My goal (naturally) is to be consistent about taking all of these things in correct amounts at the appropriate times.
I can tell you that I saw a BIG difference when I started taking the Thorne prenatal vitamin about 3 weeks ago. This may be TMI, but my bowels were not great–very light and yellow-ish in color. I added this vitamin and all of a sudden my bowels were dark brown and I felt quite a bit more energetic! I don’t know what was in them that I needed (there are so many things I can’t tell you which made the difference) but I intend to take these things for the rest of my life–seriously.
I’ve been working out pretty much every day–getting outdoors as much as possible to get some sun and increase my Vitamin D. I feel f*cking awesome!
I AM SO GRATEFUL FOR MY HEALTH
I have been plagued by chronic illness (escalating and getting worse and worse) for TWO YEARS. I had only a vague memory of what it was like to feel mentally and physically STRONG–another good word is ROBUST. For awhile I could hardly get off the couch. I was so cold. My joints ached and I’d have to rest after doing the freaking dishes. My brain was so cloudy I would IMMEDIATELY forget anything that wasn’t written down. A “full” day for me was: take a shower, go to the grocery store, make dinner–that was what I could accomplish when I felt GOOD last year.
Now look at me. I had 10 things on my “To Do” list and I accomplished more than that! I bounded down the trail this evening (came home hot and sweaty) and I still have energy to do the dishes!
It doesn’t seem like much, but to someone whose quality of life took a nose dive–days like today make me want to get on my knees and thank God for allowing me to LIVE my life again.
I feel VIBRANT.
And on that note, I leave you with a video of a badass dance crew performing to Q-Tip’s “Vivrant Thang”