SI Pain: 0/100 | Rib Pain: 0/100 | Concrete Back: 3/100
Today I feel great.
It is such an incredible transformation from yesterday where I had some nagging niggles from the AS. All of it was getting me down and my head was in the wrong place.
If I had to describe the pain from yesterday, it was that I felt like I was in an ‘on the cusp’ place.
I could get out and do things, but it was an anxiety day in terms of not knowing which way the AS was going to go.
I didn’t know whether I was going to get plunged into a horrible, debilitating flare which could last for two weeks or more…
Or I knew it might be ok.
Since doing the diet I’ve found mini flares can go within two or three days which by itself is life changing (compared to how things were).
I think yesterday I just had the feeling that I was going to go into flare and that the fast had just delayed the inevitable.
At the start of the flare I was going into normal flare mode but then the fasting was so effective it almost felt like I was cheating death… and that was going to have to pay for it in pain eventually. So when I felt aware of the AS yesterday I thought that was the signal the flare was going to come back.
That was the main thing that was causing me anxiety and bringing me down.
But today I have absolutely zero pain and have loads of energy. That happy upbeat feeling where you can do anything.
It is such a turnaround and I can’t believe it.
I was filling in my wellness plan and I was tempted to put zero for stiffness because I really couldn’t perceive any when I was sitting down.
I stood up to check and it was there but it was really really minimal. Maybe 3 out of 100.
Today has been crazy busy at work, but I think there is some satisfaction in the sense that things are getting done and ticked off.
I’m also taking the full gamut off tinctures for the first time since coming back from Namibia.
It is a ridiculous amount of supplements I’m taking each day at the moment. There’s L-Glutamine, bone broth, vitamin D, omega-3, vitamin K2, lion’s mane, Chaga, Hen of the Woods, liquorice, olive oil and borax and other things which I’m forgetting here.
Maybe some are helping maybe some are nonsense but am in the mode where I want to try and test and experiment.
Trying to undo 20+ years of gut problems that have triggered AS is a challenge. There is almost nothing that can be solved by a magic click of the fingers.
You have to put an enormous amount of work and trial and error and testing different things to find out what works for you. It takes time and even then you have blips sometimes.
But it is so so worth it.
Start from scratch and rebuild. Analyse everything…
Stress levels, exercise, food,supplements, everything.
You are building your own bespoke super wellness plan and it’s going to take time.
Two small negatives from today…
The cough has been terrible today to the point where Kat says I should go and see a doctor. My knee is also annoying me but it’s not terribly painful, maybe a 9 out of 100.
But other than that an AMAZING day. A big success for fasting to blast away flares.