Friday, March 7

a good day...

today is a good day, i knew it would be because i went to bed telling myself so. i have learnt that the thoughts of our todays contribute to our tomorrows. sometimes i lose my path and this week i know i did, but at least these days i am aware i am doing so. that in its self is a huge improvement.


and so i awoke with a lightness i have not felt in quite the while and was tres keen to continue day 2 on my elimination diet. over the past year and a half i have continued quietly upon my merry (well not quite at times) searching ways trying to understand what ails my body, and i have high hopes those searching ways have come to an end thanks to my soul sister and her 'detective cap wearing ways'. 

whether my feelings of seeing a change in the right direction are real or imagined, i do not care, i only care that today i hear my body thanking me for not giving up and for continuing upon this path until an answer has been found and perhaps that answer is histamine intolerance. who knows, it will be a while till i do. however for now i am feeling good today, and that in itself is worth taking time to acknowledge, to be thankful for and to marvel at how such a small imbalance left over time can produce such chronic symptoms.

16 comments:

Elicia Holden said...

Such lovely news darling, Tif. A truly beautiful day
xo
elise

Lynn Holland said...

I too am coming out of a long period of imbalance and your words of how your feel rang so true to me.
So here's to happier healthier times.
"May we be well
May we be happy
May we be healed"

Lynn :) x

Kathy said...

So pleased to hear used dog is still with us, was thinking of you lots yesterday. My dog Disney of 17 years (who was just like your little Olive) died 4 weeks ago and I miss her every day x see you in April x

Julie said...

Oh I do hope you find your answers dear Dottie. I just wanted to pop by & say that I am SO very glad to hear that dear old Used Dog is perhaps on the improve. I do love that dear old soul & love it when you post photos & you can just gaze into those soulfull eyes.
Old dogs are just something so precious - its like they kind of click down a cog or 2 & just go into the next phase of their lives ... I treasured the years I had with my old second-hand dog. Happy weekend to you across the miles ... Julie x0x0

Jane said...

Hello, I wish you all the best with your elimination diet journey and hope it brings you relief. I just thought it may be worth mentioning that I went through something perhaps similar last year, thinking at the start that it could have been histamine intolerance (after a long time of strange and wearying symptoms) and after no luck with diet, eventually discovered I had become allergic to feather pillows and cushions and quilts in my house - all over my house - which were causing inflammatory symptoms (eczema, sore joints, puffy eyes). Got rid of the feathers and voila! Oh I really hope there's a simple solution like that for you. xx

Stel said...

Tif...all the best with the elimination! Once you figure that out -JOY. For me it was the change from pasteurized to raw milk, a revelation.

Giddyauntlola said...

Glad to hear you are feeling positive. The sun is out here in the UK and after so much rain it really lightens the soul and makes me feel good. Hope you get to the bottom of what ails your body :)

thriftwood said...

Glad you're having a good day ... you deserve it! xx

Elizabeth Goh said...

Hi - Just wanted to share that I went through about 20 years of not feeling well and all sorts of expensive tests that went nowhere. A friend suggested I go the naturpath doctor who diagnosed Celiac in her and family members. Well, I saw Dr. Wangen at the IBS Treatment Center (Seattle) and a simple blood test found highly reactive to chicken eggs (not duck, go figure) and a huge variety of things. Changing my diet has made a huge difference and I prefer that to taking a lot of medications. Just a thought in case you want to try that. Hope you continue to feel better and better. :)

Carol said...

have you tried eliminating gluten as it is a problem us whities of english decent are known for.

daisymarmalade said...

Do make sure to check prepared foods and drinks for the sweetener aspartame. This is the cause of untold, unexplained aches, pains and other problems for many people who think they are doing the right thing by avoiding sugar. <3

dottie angel said...

thank you daisymarmalade, yes i am aware of what horrors artificial sweetners do to you and i do not use them. i have found coconut sugar when sugar is needed, to be a good alternative and stay away from refined sugars too. i try to avoid prepared foods and don't drink anything other then water and coconut water which does quite nicely.

dottie angel said...

thank you Elizabeth for sharing. it is quite extraordinary how just certain foods can cause untold misery for so long. i am pretty excited about the improvements i am seeing in some of my symptoms especially when i have been cutting out and trial and erroring for so long now. i have someone on the eastside i go to and like you, went through a lot of procedures to find out what ails me but it is really down to us as an individual to take charge and understand our bodies and keep on trying even if we never actually rid ourselves of things, we at least can try to make the chronic symptoms become less so. basically we learn to control it, rather than it control us :)
stay healthy my dear, glad to hear you are on the right path x

dottie angel said...

dear Jane, so glad you found out what was causing you to be unwell, i have been feather free from my bedding for a long time now, also no pets sleep on it and such like, it would cause me real trouble with my breathing at night along with other things. so happy you are on the road to feeling tres peachy!
thank you for sharing :)

dottie angel said...

Lyn, so happy to hear you are coming through, it can be quite hard to find the little light at the end of the tunnel, but it looks like it has guided you safely through and for that i am thankful. love and light to you at this time, x

dottie angel said...

thank you dearies for the most loveliest of comments! funny thing is i didn't think my comments were on for this blog post but obviously they were. your kindness and suggestions are most wonderful and i wish you all much healing and much love and light in your lives, Tif xx