It's been a while. I have been struggling with my IC, also known as painful bladder syndrome, and figuring out what to take, what to eliminate, etc.
I have been taking Marshmallow Root. I bet you didn't know marshmallows grow like a plant, did you? Well, the miniature marshmallows are the seeds! Seriously, this is something I take to help coat my bladder with mucous. Sounds gross, but if it helps...
I am still using my Javacid in my coffee. I am down to two cups per day, oh, sometimes three, but the Javacid is a must to help reduce the acid in the coffee.
I am using Prelief to ward off any problems with acidic foods. I am not sure if this works.
Off of my list of foods are anything with tomato base, my fruit juices (except pear which I might have to go to a health food store to find) and of course, SODA! I can expect to pay the piper if I drink any. I am drinking more and more water and vegetable juice (without tomato) in the morning.
Of course, I have my blue (not purple anymore) pills. They are similar to the others, but much less expensive. They coat my bladder, numb it and make my pee a beautiful blue green!
Yesterday was the first day I didn't have to take one of those! I ate "clean" foods and didn't experience any problems! Glory alleluia!
A week ago I went to the Wildtree tasting party. I signed up so I could buy things for myself. They have many food enhancements (spices) that are low in sodium and sugar and don't have the evil additives! I got my kit, and amongst the catalogs, etc. I got a ton of rubs, oils, and spices and mixes!
Of course, many of mine came in little baggies to be used for tasting parties, but I am not planning on parties. I am buying for myself, and anyone else who needs something here and there.
I was checking out chicken recipes yesterdays, so Wednesday I am going to use the product for the first time! Tonight I am going to our Red Hat dinner!
Saturday I had a Stampin Up party. The demonstrator made this card for me:
We made these two cards:
Have to share this picture of my great great nephew that my sister sent me:
I wish I saw him more often, but for some reason, his Mom and Dad never tell me when they are coming to town! My sister is lucky if they call her in advance! Oh well, young people.