Going Full Force

So I had the worst period of my entire life! Or at least the worst that I remember since being on infertility drugs. On Sunday, my lower back was the worst it's been in a very long time. It hurt so much I wanted to cry. I took two Tylenol, then an hour later two Alieve. It still hurt. After walking around Philly a little it felt better. Today I still feel like I'm recovering from someone hitting me in the lower back with a baseball bat. BTW, I know why I feel this way. I was starting to get all smug and letting myself have some dairy products or a half a whole wheat bagel. And let's not even get started on how much I drank on St. Patty's Day. Bad, bad Heather.

But you must get to the bottom sometimes, to make your way back up to the top. So I've decided to go back to the full TCM ways I should be following: no dairy, no wheat, no alcohol, no caffeine (I've decided to even give up my cup of green tea in the AM). I'm also going to contact the acupuncturist I was referred to from the birth center here in Wilmington. I was seeing a different one and stopped about a year ago because I felt like it was very rushed and I didn't know if she was really listening to me or if she wanted to help. I felt like she thought that since I had one child, I should be happy. I'm also following a specific diet for my type based on the book The Infertility Cure. I know this is one of my biggest hurdles to keep my diet in check. So I will be posting regularly what I've been doing and eating in order to keep me on track, so sorry if it will be a bore, but this is my blog anyway. Giving up alcohol will only be difficult on the weekends when we are out with friends, but I'll do it. It must be done. I'm also going to go the the Fertile Heart website today and buy the imagery CD. I need something to relax to at night.

So far today I've been a very good girl. I took my two shots of wheatgrass juice on an empty stomache. Then I took my vitamins and tinctures of false unicorn root (good for spleen) and milk thistle seed (good for liver - have to make up for that alcohol, LOL!). On my way to work I did have 1/2 cup of green tea. I came into work and went to the cafeteria and got some honeydew, canteloupe, and pineapple. I need to try to have summer melon fruit for breakfast for some time in order to clear out my damp heat symptoms.

Wish me luck!

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