Latest Health Update

Hello dear friends and readers. I come to you all with a heavy heart and in complete frustration. I was ‘well’ for maybe three days tops. I’ve doing all of the right things – high dosages of Vitamin C, cayenne pepper, lemon tonics, ginger, garlic, echinacea, zinc, pre/probiotics, and even Beta Glucan. Pulling out all of the known stops here. Using everything that the experts say work, everything I’ve known to work in the past, and everything I’ve researched recently. And yet, I am once again sick. I am still doing all of those things and haven’t stopped doing any of them for the past 25-35 days (as I’ve added things). And I won’t stop, even though I am so frustrated and feel like I am banging my head against a brick wall.

My symptoms returned on Monday. Fevers, chills, body aches, lethargy, upset stomach (can’t keep solids down), brain fog, light and sound sensitivity, and dizziness. I don’t even know if this is still the flu or another cold that has hit me or if it is something different altogether. I am just so tired and so weak and spending about 75% of my day in bed sleeping. When I am up, all I feel like doing is lying about and reading. It even hurts my eyes and ears to watch Netflix or something else on the computer, even at low volume and a dimmed monitor. I should probably give in and just go to the doctor, but I know antibiotics won’t help whatever this is. That’s evident since I am taking so much natural antibiotics and they aren’t helping or are helping, but slowly.

I hate feeling like an invalid. I went through this for several years when I was in Oklahoma and I don’t want to feel this way anymore. Anyway, I just wanted to update you all on my health so that you know why I am not doing much these days other than book reviews. It’s about the only energy I have… to read and then write a few quick reviews. My brain isn’t functioning too creatively right now.

Keith, just wanted to let you know that I am going to try to write a part to the Zanzibar story for Sunday. It may take me until then to get it written. I know where I want it to go, just getting there may take time.

I also want to work on Andromeda Dreaming, but I am foggy on where I am going with the story and need time to sort it all out again. I know I knew where it was going at one point, but now, I am just not sure anymore.

Prayers, healing thoughts, and healing energy are all welcomed here. Much love to all of you.

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23 thoughts on “Latest Health Update

  1. I send the Word Of God to heal your body from the top of your head to the souls of your feet in Jesus Name! You are Healed!

  2. Hope Gillette says:

    Honeysuckle tea and vegetable juicing (Gerson therapy minus the coffee enemas) visit my blog for more tips. Best of luck!

  3. How are you feeling now my friend?

    • Lori Carlson says:

      Still a bit under the weather.. finally broke down and went to the doctor.. turns out, I still had some remnants of the flu, a bit of bronchitis and a pretty severe kidney infection. Taking antibiotics still and sleeping a lot. Hoping to be fully recovered soon. Thank you for caring and asking, my dear friend *hugs*

      • Oh no! I’m so sorry that’s no fun at all. I do hope the antibiotics work I had to ‘break’ and go to the doctor and get antibiotics for a bladder infection a year ago so I totally feel your misery, try to take some Vit C and stuff to boost your immunity, drink a lot of water and look after yourself your body is tired and needs pampering it sounds like, I hope you are soon feeling better – do know I am sending you healing and wellness and lost of love my friend xo

  4. Embeecee says:

    Get to the doctor anyway. Maybe antibiotics won’t help, doctors can’t force you to take them, BUT a doctor might have a clue as to what’s going on. Getting the ‘flu’ over and over and over says to me that something’s wrong in your body and while you know your body best, fresh ideas aren’t a bad thing and might provide you with something new to try that works (however temporarily). If you’ve had this before, obviously there’s some sort of immune system problem that has re-appeared. I hope you figure it all out and feel much better soon!! 😦

  5. tigre23 says:

    Hope you feel better soon and that it is just the flu and not anything more serious – peace and blessings 🙂

  6. Joy Gill says:

    Out of interest, how many of you who have suffered with a virus this year, have had the flu jab? Blessings Joy

  7. Joy Gill says:

    Healing thoughts and Blessings coming your way. Be kind to yourself. Joy

  8. calmkate says:

    You are in my prayers and thoughts, please get better soon!

  9. Embeecee says:

    Healing light and hope being sent to you! According to the rumors here in Utah, this particular year’s strain of “flu” is an evil thing…and relapses are common. Most folks (including me it seems) have had it, gotten over it, only to have it reappear again in 5-7 days or so after the first bout. The second go-round is worse apparently. I woke up yesterday sneezing and congested, by night fall my nose was running off my face, and today I woke up achy and feeling vaguely flu-ish. There is a pile of kleenex in the bin that is huge. I’ve had cold and hot flashes too. So my sympathies. I really do hope you feel better immediately. Gives hope to the rest of us! 🙂

  10. Goodness.That is a long time to be unwell. I shall send you some healing hugs 😊

  11. Sorry to hear you are suffering so Lori, I hope you start to feel better soon. It can take months to rid yourself of these tenacious viruses.

  12. joey says:

    Much healing to you, Lori. I know how hard it is to be sick and take so long to recover. I do advise you to see a dr, if only because I’ve learnt the hard way myself a few times. Rest as much as you can, gentle soul.

  13. I hope you start feeling better soon. There is a bunch of illness runing around my town (flu, stomach bugs, colds etc.) Seems once you get over one you get another!

  14. Soul Gifts says:

    So sorry to hear that you are still/again not , Lori. Sending you lots of love, healing, blessings and prayers xxxx

  15. No rush, Lori; get yourself healthy before anything else.
    I’m struggling a bit at the moment, too. Clare came back from UK with the flu ten days ago, and although I had been appropriately jabbed, I ended up with some of the symptoms. As of today, I’m weak and lethargic (so no change there) and with a chest infection that doesn’t want to leave me. Previously, I’ve always been able to fight these things off in a few days, but then, previously, I wasn’t over 65!

    • Lori Carlson says:

      Oh dear, Keith.. that chest infection has been horrible to get rid of.. my dad had it with the bout of flu and the worst of it lingered for 3 weeks.. he is mostly better now, but still coughing and a bit congested. It has now been over 4 weeks since he got ill. Please take care of yourself. I hope you and your wife get well soon *hugs*

  16. renxkyoko says:

    I’m sorry to hear you’re not feeling good. I hope you get well soon. Take care.

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