Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Checking in after...

...I was going to say "the weekend", but it's been a couple weeks since my last post.

Life is moving along here - the highlights of which have been two camping trips. One to the family cabin at Bragg Creek (followed vary closely by our monthly Monday Night Scotch), and most recently an overnight to Radium Hot Springs.

On the health front, I'm seven days into a parasite cleanse - the affects of which have kinda snuck up on me. I was told before I started that I could expect to be tired, nauseous and at worst experience vomiting and flu-like symptoms. All this last week I've felt tired, but thought not-a-lot of it.

Then it hit me last night at supper. I'd felt a headache coming on all afternoon, but figured it was lack of water and possibly food. All of a sudden I had this incredible hot-flash-like experience. Then I felt nauseous... then, it went away.

I decided to go for a nap, woke up several hours later as it was getting dark. I remembered to take my three pills and one-ounce of herbal extract which tastes like cloves but contains an arsenal of herbal extracts. I went back to bed. I couldn't sleep - tossing and turning, and the headache became much worse. I moved to the living room for an hour or so, drank lots of water and tried to sleep.

Sparing you the details, I've had the flu since early this morning.


I didn't realize that "cleanse" meant from the tummy up. I'll have to check the instructions... do I continue? Is this actually NORMAL? Another 8 days of THIS might cleanse me, alright!

Turtle out.
(at least for now)


ipm said...

oh, poor you!!!

hope you are feeling better very very soon...

Anvilcloud said...

I think I'll hang onto the parasites.

Expat Traveler said...

oh wow... Hang on, depends if this is self inflicted or doc recommended... Hang in there! I sense you are alergic to the foods you adore (seriously)... For me that's pasta and sugar..

Andrea said...

gingerale - drink lots

Janice said...

Poor turtle.

I think I would stop taking that stuff. I don't think that's what they meant when they said flu like sytoms.


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