To be honest, I just haven't been feeling well, and I was concerned that it was new symptoms related to my neuropathy.
I love my new doctor. Back in July, on Women Speak, we talked about the problem of finding a doctor who listens to you. You can read that here. I now have that doctor. He was right there in front of me. He is my mom's doctor and he was my daughter's doctor when she was a teenager. He is a knowledgeable doctor who listens and above all really cares, and he takes my insurance. HOORAY!!
I am having problems with the pain from my neuropathy, and he bumped up my medication a bit to see if I can tolerate it. I don't tolerate pharmaceuticals very well and try to use alternative treatments when possible. The other symptoms, however seem to be from an acute sinus infection and fluid behind my ears. So I am on an antibiotic for that.
The good news is that I have lowered my blood pressure through juicing. A few years ago my blood pressure was really high. Yesterday it was 118/74. Perfect. I have shared what I juice in the past, but I know some of you have asked me about it so I am happy to share it again. I have tweaked it somewhat through research. I use an inexpensive juicer that my younger sister found for me on Ebay.
Laura's Juicing recipe.
handful of dandelion greens (from Whole Foods)
stalk of organic celery (I just recently added this)
one organic apple
half of a lemon
I try to make sure it is all organic, but I definitely never use anything but organic apples, carrots, and celery because of pesticides.
So today I will carry on with my normal routine as long as my brain isn't too foggy from the meds. The sun is shining and it's warmer. Thank goodness for a reprieve.
Have a wonderful day.