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THIS accounts for the pain!!!!

Posted by fiddlepogo on Saturday, July 14, 2012

I got a call from the ER- the results from the lab came back- I had bacteria in my urine, and they prescribed an antibiotic... and:

it looks like I had THREE infections going-

since the gut is feeling better I must have had an intestinal infection,

the lower back is feeling better (that must've been the urinary tract infection)

and the ear infection is doing better.

I've got some energy back!!!

As far as the allergic reactions, I guess when my gut is irritated from infection, it's hypersensitive to anything I'm borderline allergic to as well.

I think what happened is that I had TWO different flu bugs in about the space of a month... and together they exhausted my immune system much like the swine flu did a couple of years ago. Then the bacterial infections kicked in.



11 comments on “THIS accounts for the pain!!!!”

mudbug Says:
Saturday, July 14, 2012 @10:52:51 AM

Sorry to hear how bad you feel. You made me thankful for my health. I can and do eat anything I want, although I watch my caloric intake

sophiabrugman Says:
Saturday, July 14, 2012 @11:06:59 AM

OOO Ooooo my dear fellow! we are what we eat! an old remedy : a jigger of apple vinegar with a teaspoon of honey, a squeeze of lemon in a glass of water aids in arthritic pains,,,,,, coffee messes with our blood sugar,,,, lots! Sugar is a condiment,, not a food source,,, as so many of us are addicted to that stuff now,,,, i eat cocao beans for energy,, bittersweet ,,, and the vinegar mix is a wake-up call in the morning for the gut,, to be able to digest the wonderful stuff I indulge in during the day!! ie;organic carrot birthday cake and homemade ice cream!! be well!! and enjoy the body's call to rest!! dream of wonderful gypsy fiddles

richdissmore Says:
Saturday, July 14, 2012 @12:25:22 PM

may be all you need to do is loose your belt your pants are to tight a lot of teenage girls wear there clothing to tigth and have trouble with there legs and pain in there gut this may not be the case go to a Dr.

fiddlepogo Says:
Saturday, July 14, 2012 @1:26:44 PM

Unfortunately I'm DEFINITELY allergic to lemons and all other citrus.

Once I mix in the plain yoghurt, the yogurt is not very sweet at all... less sweet than an apple. The only time I use white sugar is when I run out of milk for the coffee or vanilla yogurt and have to eat plain... and that's VERY seldom, and don't do either very sweet.
I can have either chocolate or white cake, not that appealing, but it's often the only thing I can find to eat at pot-lucks besides dinner rolls or biscuits. I often scrape off nearly all the frosting, because I can't stand it that sweet.

The coffee is a relatively small amount too, and not brewed too strong... and I even put a potassium tablet under the basket to cut the acidity.

Acid stuff is a problem with me. Part of the reason for my allergies is a apparently that my mucous membranes have been akaline all my life, or at least since my teens. Guitar strings last a LONG time for me! But pollen is usually acidic, so when it hits my mucous membranes the reaction is VERY strong. I have to be careful about the yoghurt I eat... any brand that is too acid doesn't work.

My pants COULD be a little too tight... it seems my size always wants to stop on an odd number of inches... for a while it was 35, then 37, now 39, I think.
But pants come in 34, 36, 38, and 40.
So I have a choice between too loose and too tight, and if they are too loose, I have to cinch the belt tight or I will lose them!!! And the belt is very unforgiving.
So I tend to get the pants a little tighter and cinch the belt looser. The problem with that is that it's rough on the buttons and the fabric where the button is sewn on.
I've popped buttons, one BROKE(!) and one ripped a hole out where it was sewn and that pair has a CABLE tie in place instead of a button now!!! (The belt covers it up)

OTJunky Says:
Monday, July 16, 2012 @3:41:45 AM

That last paragraph is a really good explanation for why men invented suspenders. It probably also explains why a lot of old time fiddlers wore (them and why many still do.

--OTJ

fiddlepogo Says:
Monday, July 16, 2012 @12:13:50 PM

LOL!!!

Maybe I need to dig out my blue suspenders... except WHERE are they after two moves???
And buy some in a couple of other colors.

KCFiddles Says:
Monday, July 16, 2012 @6:16:39 PM

L-glutamine, belly pain - gluten sensitivity? How are you with bread, MSG, and the like?

There's a simple blood test for that.

bj Says:
Monday, July 16, 2012 @7:34:11 PM

Allergies are your body's way of telling you that it's overstressed from detoxifying itself of something else nasty. So it you have that many allergies, chances are there is something else in your environment (ie a heavy metal, or an insecticide, or another toxin you are especially sensitive to) that is totally stressing your immune system so it has nothing left in it for the normal stuff . . . that then causes allergies.

fiddlepogo Says:
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 @1:32:31 AM

L-glutamine and gluten are not the same things.
L-glutamine is an amino acid used by the immune system, large muscles and the gut lining.
Weight lifters use it to keep the large muscles from robbing the immune system of glutamine.
I'm fine with gluten... I can still eat wheat... but I'm allergic to my wife's Kamut (gluten free) bread!

Well... the key problem is that I live in California, the land of fruit and nuts!!!
And I happen to live in a major orchard area that GROWS the fruit and nuts.
And when you have orchards, you have MASSIVE amounts of one kind of pollen.
And walnut pollen is particularly nasty stuff in large amounts. THAT was what started my allergies.
They say it's REALLY common for people to move to this town with no allergies, and start developing them in a year or two. I've even heard it's the 2nd worst place in the world for allergies. And my wife loves it here, and... it has become home... even though every spring is a long struggle.
I'm now allergic to both almonds (that blossom in February) Walnuts that drop pollen in March, Mulberries and privets that drop pollen in April, and a bunch of other stuff that extends into May... plus in May the winds kick up and stir up the previously dropped pollen and get it airborne again.

IdleHands Says:
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 @6:39:33 AM

u need to get into this ionized\alkaline water thing, and eating suprrfoods

fiddlepogo Says:
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 @9:53:31 AM

I'm already am aware of the akaline water thing. I can't afford to go whole hog on it, but I use akaline mineral water to drop my pH level if it's getting too high. Some foods that I tolerate well otherwise are quite acidic, so balancing them out is important to be able to continue to have them. I'll check out the "superfoods". Thanks.

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