|bananas. and cranberry?|
She reminded me that I had coffee and dairy the night before my test, so I thought it was interesting that "whey" was off the charts but coffee was not. Although I'm not allergic to coffee, I'm supposed to limit my coffee consumption due to its inflammatoryory properties.
|Goat milk and cane sugar|
Another student, C, was present for the appointment, and he was actually the one who did my treatment today. It was weird to get a Castor oil massage treatment for my shoulder from a guy. He noted that the pectoral muscles tend to contract when we spend a lot of time hunched in front of a computer and they talked some about ergonomics. They suggested I be aware of balancing both sides, like if I am leaning to one side, then lean to the other, or carry things on both sides.
They also did "blocking" which was not at all what I thought it would be. It is a way to gently realign since I'm lopsided. With me laying face down on the table, he picked up my feet and moved my legs to different positions, then put my feet back down. Then they put rolled up towels under each leg; on the right, it was closer to my hip and on the left, it was closer to my knee. The towels stayed in that position until after the massage therapy was complete.
K reminded me to schedule the appointment with the "chiropractor" they recommended. I won't be able to go back to Dr. H (I only saw Dr. H on the way out) for 3 weeks, so I may be able to fit another appointment in--we'll see. I felt very good when I left but found that I was having some additional pain within an hour, maybe a residue of yesterday's breakfast. I should mention that my upper lip has been numb since sometime yesterday. This happens occassionally and when it first happened, several non-medical people thought it was an allergy thing but the doctors in my life at the time said no. I wonder...
|Pecans and carrots.|
- 1. talk to the doctor (in 3 weeks!)
- 2. find an allergist or nutritionist to make sure I'm getting what I need in my diet
- 3. cut out everything that shows any bars in the graphs (I'm not even sure that's possible)
- 4. get another allergy test done (pay for another blood test), maybe in the next year (since the tests are somewhat not accurate, as evidenced by the wheat and egg graphs conflicting with my August test). *big sigh*