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An update. I was part of the Raw Balance Initiative, which I loved. For a number of years before that I was eating a big salad everyday along with green juices and smoothies. Anyway I went overseas to visit my daughter and her family during the initiative and missed about a month of it. So I got back Dec. 16th and Dec 25th I started coughing. I ended up on Codeine and an inhaler. Also a pain reliever because I kept pulling muscles in my back due to excessive coughing. My whole torso felt like I was struck by a 2 X 4 and it has been like that for weeks. I had a number of days where all my concentration was just trying to breathe and inhale oxygen.
The things I tried to do to fight it were:
-wet cotton socks covered by woolen socks and then jump into bed
-many immunity supplements, oil of oregano, echinacea, vit C and many others
-tea and water till I floated
-rubbing myself down with essential oils night and day
-essential oil implant with oils geared toward the lungs
-this week I went for a colonic which only seemed to intensify my symptoms. I have had a number of colonics and I always come out feeling great
-eating lightly and high raw with a little cooked vegan food
-resting, resting, resting. My wonderful husband took over
Now I know this was a vicious virus because I have never had to work so hard to get well. I have never taken drugs except that my mother put us on a lot of antibiotics when I was young. I am still struggling and now I also have a sinus problem. I guess I am looking for hope because many times I have cried and struggled as to why this is happening. My husband says he doesn’t know anyone who works as hard at their health as I do. It can’t be detox because that doesn’t last for over a month.
I was born to a smoking mother, low birth weight, put on a sugar laden formula and grew up around a ton of smokers. I myself smoked in my teens till about 22. I am 52 and I have never suffered this bad with illness. I guess I feel like “why try anymore”. Most of my siblings smoke, drink excessively and gamble, lead very toxic lives, etc and they have not suffered like I do. I by contrast have a very functional, healthy family.
I have not been able to exercise because of my lung capacity. I have cried out to God for mercy and for healing and he is my greatest hope. Does anyone have any words of encouragement or have you experienced anything like this? Honestly, for a few days there, I thought we were going to have to call my daughter back from overseas. I am feeling a tad better but if I try to do anything I just get worn right out.
I really love Raw Food Rehab and all the people here. Does anyone know why this is happening? Sorry that this has been so long, and I am not a very experienced blogger.
Shalom and Blessings!!