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Tempting Freedom

I just realised my last post is dated 2018.

Tons has happened since then.. I had a bout of “bacterial overgrowth”(i think) on my foot, where the skin just started to ooze and ooze with no end, get worse, spread all over the feet and swell. I had to get 2 lympathic message sessions to calm it down. Oh god, rip my wallet.

Talking about wallet, yes rip. Rip my wallet. It is giving me a stern reminder that i need to work to even get treatment now.

BUT RECENTLY, IT HAS BEEN THE BEST DAYS OF SKIN SINCE ?? AFEW YEARSS???

I was reluctant to blog, because, i dont wanna jinx it again. 🤷

My skin:

Face: Cheeks has been the best so far. Today my right cheek tho, looks like it might ooze again with the redness rising. But my darling left cheek is dry and abit flakey. No complains as long as it doesnt start to ooze again. My dam left cheek tho, has a dark dot on it. I looked at it and it kinda worries me if it might be signs of a lyme bite. Ugh.

Arms: Legions that surfaced has calmed down again. Abit dry but smooth and healthy.

Fingers: Left palm is perfect. Right palm is up and downs. Today i ravaged it again due to moisture trigger… I was washing the celery juicer stuff, cant help it.

Neck/shoulders: Mild legions that surfaced seemed to have calmed down. Generally smooth

My skin was so good for my HK trip. I dont really know what caused this leap, but i was being conservative by not trying too much supplements that might give me a reaction. My cheeks were like so good and minimal oozing. I wonder if its really the celery juicing that i started. I started juicing 2 weeks before my HK trip and stopped during the 1 week trip. Can say that i am recovering from/in midst of small a flare(from glutathione and pineapple tarts? XD)  when i started on the celery juicing tho.

What i am currently doing:

  • Daily celery juice
    • I try to aim for around 400ml everyday, 30mins before meal or 2hrs after meal
  • Oregano oil supplement
  • Olive leaf supplement
  • Milk Thistle with artichoke & dandelion
  • L-Glutamine supplement (2g everyday, started 2mths ago? bottle finished today, not sure if i haz the money to buy another bottle and i dont feel like theres specific improvements)
  • Red Dragon Fruit (I eat 1 almost everyday which is about 400g+?)
  • Zinc Picolinate (on and off)
  • Roasted Dandelion Root Tea (on and off)
  • Pau D’arco tea (on and off)

 

I actually paused my probiotics and didnt eat as religiously. Havent been eating the vivomixx(VSL 3).

Its been so well im considering to re-join the workforce part time. But idk if the stress/cheating might kill me again. Ugh i dont wanna count.. how long.. i havent held a fulltime job.. UGH

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Day 155 – peace

And today, i finished the rest of Karen Fischer’s eczema diet book. Been googling all day about recipes, salicylates, leaky gut…

What i ate today:

Meal 1/lunch: juliet apple, chicken rice, papaya

Tea: rooibos

Vitamins: i think i ate some tablets of c and lactogg

Meal 2 & 3: rice with carrot slices, cabbage, brocolli and bits of pork

On another note, i think both my palms feel amazing today, except the patch on my right palm, below the small finger.. I kinda forgot my palms had been so bad before! I didnt really take pics in between though.    

 

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My arm’s progress

I thought my arms is looking better compared to past month. So i compiled some before and after pics. 

Last mth my arms were TERRIBLE. I suspect they flared upside down from the nasty salmon bone soup. 

Today, my arm is still itchy and spotted by scratch scars etc, but it generally looks less splotchy. Gosh, im glad it passed 🙂

  

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Day 62 – small cheat day & Day 63

Day 62:

Weekends make me wanna cheat. They make me wanna dine out. And today inevitably, my mum is going on a day trip to malaysia, and so theres no dinner. So…

What i ate today:

Breakfast: banana and stirfried rice strips(guo tiao)

Lunch: Nasi Lemak (coconut milk rice) with fried chicken wing, fried ikan bilis with peanut(but i didnt eat the peanut) and fried fish cake. I gave away the egg that came with the set

DinnerVelvety Mushroom Stroganoff (Gluten free) and Caesar chicken with mushroom half wrap from the Soup Spoon

This soup spoon meal is like a luxurious one. Seriously it felt like one, even though i take away and ate it alone at home on a friday. But who cares, im in my comfy room, having quality time with myself, soaking my leg in dss/acv and eating dinner like a queen!

I think at the 2mths mark, i do see some improvements, although in other areas it might be worsening. Of note is my fingers. They healed pretty well 🙂

 

Day 63 – peace at home

What i ate today:

Breakfast: none

Lunch: Glutinous rice with chicken

Dinner: Chicken rice, banana and some apple chips (that i ate last time and got a small flare)

Read quite abit on the book i borrowed from the library. Lots of interesting talk about fits, seizures, schizophrenia etc and their relation to gut health. I still dont quite get how to make chicken stock though :S and what is the soft tissues that i should be eating?