Dance, Diet, etc.

It’s been a while since my last post.  Sometimes for me that is because not much has changed, but sometimes it’s a good sign.  For me my health has taken a change for the better.  I still have some major issues, but my asthma is now under control, which made a huge difference with my quality of life.  My Psoriatic Arthritis is now doing well with the remicade infusions back to being regular, and my numbers are good.  That isn’t to say I don’t still have daily pain, and sometimes my heart feels like it’s being crushed, but it does mean I get out of bed every single day, and I have been able to go back to dancing!  With my asthma controlled and the PsA controlled I am now able to focus on my migraines, and am seeing a neurologist, and my gi system, and seeing a specialist for that.  I am allergic to ALL foods (since my surgery for fundiplication, which is what helped the asthma) and can not eat without medication.  There is some possibility EVERYthing wrong with me is related in some way to PsA but in the US there doesn’t seem to be Autoimmune doctors.  Instead we get sent to doctors to treat whatever symptom our autoimmune illness seems to be attacking at that moment.  For an illness that attacks the joints, bones, organs, and GI system, eyes and skin, that makes it rather rough.  Anyways, I had to get to the point where I could breathe and walk before I could focus on getting rid of the many migraines a week, and the digestive issues, but now I can. Getting back to dance has been a life saver, not just with my health but with my emotional well being.  I have always loved dance and never felt quite like myself without it.  I may feel exhausted the next day after dancing, but it sure beats feeling exhausted after not doing a thing.

Going back to dancing made me focus on another health issue.  I had to do something about my bad shoulder.  Yes, I knew it was probably my arthritis, and not a lot I could do about it, but it hardly moves without severe pain; it’s hard to dance like that.  So I started going to a Chiropractor.  After frustration and no help that lead me to ask around and find the best Chiropractor I could.  It’s been about two months and I have improved about 50%.  This Chiropractor has also put me on a no carb, protein and fat with some green veggies only diet.  I hate it.  I hate it because I really don’t like eating meat, and I am in day 10 of a migraine.  He finally explained to me today the reason for it.  If my body doesn’t have carbs to burn it will burn my fat for energy, which is where it has been storing all my toxins, which will lead to me feeling awful.  Ok then.  Bring it on.  I can take it.  If the result is improved health somewhere down the line… (hopefully not to far away) I can take a little extra abuse.  This is not my first 10 day migraine.  I can deal.  But man… what I wouldn’t do for a bowl of brown rice right now…



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