DARLINGS! I haven’t written for a while because there was nothing of interest to add. Now there is. This is the story of fatty stools and a gallbladder…
Know thine innards!
So! Let’s talk gallbladder and toxic reactions! Let’s discuss FATTY STOOLS!
I’m probably not the usual candidate for gall stones or improperly functioning liver but over the past two months something unusual has been happening. First let me fill you in on what could have switched my stool elimination from seemingly normal, to pale, fatty and rather explosive.
- I got fucked up by my own ego. I was due for a photo shoot too promote my workshop tour of Tasmania earlier this month so I got an eyebrow tint the day before. What a fucking disaster! Way back in 2007 I stopped dying my hair because of a severe allergic reaction to paraphenylenediamine (PPD) . I had a patch test done, explaining to the salon the disastrous reaction I’d experienced 11 years before. The person did the test behind my ear. MISTAKE! It should have been done at the corner of my eyebrow (I am informed WAY too late).
Friday, eyebrow dye.
Saturday photo shoot.
Sunday slight itch.
Monday, fuck me! Check it out! The reaction was bloodcurdling.
Eyebrows leaking watery yellow fluid, and no on the wiser as to what to do I persevere, taking over-the-counter anti-inflammatories and antihistamine Zyrtec.
Tuesday – I ended up in the ER of St Vincent’s Hospital at 3 in the morning. I wait for hours, amidst junkies and a couple of unhappy schizophrenics. Is it because I am an inked witch?
I cancel all my clients until Saturday.
Roadkill in a Once Upon a Time Forest, with the Tasmania Pagan Alliance 2018
Wednesday, 8 a.m. – some ego-bloated doctor informs me it might be an allergy (no shit, Sherlock). He does not really look and walks out again after 1 minute. That same afternoon I booked in to see yet another qualified medical practitioner. A local GP.
Wednesday, later 4.pm. – bloke calling himself a doctor takes a swab. Says it MIGHT be a staphylococcal bacterial infection and if so I would be highly contagious. Just in case, here, take this antibiotic and we’ll call you Friday with the results.
All the rest of Wednesday, and all Thursday I’m wearing disposable gloves and being SUPER careful. I cancel a meeting with my daughter, just in case.
Friday I wait all day. Nobody calls. I turn up at the surgery at 4:30 p.m. and the receptionists have no idea. I pretend to be OCD and in a precarious mental meltdown. Am I pretending? AM I PRETENDING?! They go into action to find me anything! I pace. Eventually they tell me that the fellow in the surgery will see me and to please wait. I do. Not the same doctor. He informs me that there is no way this is an infection. It is a severe allergic reaction and the antibiotics are likely to be useless but I can keep taking them if I want to.
IF I WANT TO???
I have been caretaker to this vast ecosystem of microbial flora and fauna that makes me me, for four fucking years. If I want to? This toxin is currently devastating the Amazon! No, I don’t want to, you idiot!
That was two months ago.
All during this time, and for quite a while now, I have been off eggs for breakfast, preferring a mix of ground nuts and seeds, with raw yogurt, berries and a coffee. It has seemed a quality alternative. I have been eating eggs, or a salad, around lunch. Been doing this for over a year now but…
During this time several things occurred:
- A necessary surgery in August of 2017 and an infected tooth in 2018, also meant taking antibiotics
- My daughter had surgery to have her gallbladder removed, the organ damaged beyond repair by the negligence of the medical profession in diagnosing and treating PCOS
- My once-friend, and still-current housemate, has, for 2 years, continuously and violently let herself ‘go’, beyond belief, with alcohol, to the point of hospitalization whereby EVERY ORGAN IN HER BODY STOPPED WORKING. SHE SOMEHOW SURVIVED, and who I cannot legally get rid of from my life, affected me physically, through empathy, to the point of third-stage stress (4th is a heart attack, people)
THE PERFECT STORM – THIS IS NUTS
Fast forward. Self-diagnosis of problematic bodily evacuation that’s been getting worse:
STEATORRHEA and the intuition (which is body-talk for “EXCUSE ME, ARE YOU PAYING ATTENTION?”) says it’s the nuts. Oh! By the way. I’ve also taken to snacking on cashews between lunch and dinner…
It is now December, 2018. When did the gut disruption really start? Frog in water, darlings. Not sure. I KNOW it was around the time of the eyebrow debacle. And I’ve been promising myself that I will look into the leaky gut thing as soon as I have time.
Then, yesterday, being otherwise lean and fit, a friend has asked me to be the donor of fecal matter for a transplant for her buddy who needs healthy poo. But that’s not quite true, is it? Or is it that something much more diabolical is afoot?
Caused by too much fat, disrupting both the liver and the gall bladder. Darlings! I am now onto it. Preparing to do cleanse that will remove any and all gall stones, to repair the damage and so be a worthy donor. And also to resolve a dilemma.
Go HERE for Dr Brant Larson 17 symptoms of gallbladder disease.
Yes, I am getting to the recipe.
Last night I researched this topic. The outcome, an the diagnosis, is beyond doubt. I don’t need any decadent dude masquerading as a healer, to tell me to take this or that medication.
THIS IS CAUSE FOR SELF-HOODOO, DARLINGS!
(disclaimer: You know how this goes, just my opinion and all that. If in doubt seek out A MEDICAL SPECIALIST)
Last night, an hour before bed, I drank a potion of the juice of half a lemon, a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and a dash of Himalayan pink salt in a glass of tepid water. Everything needs a beginning.
DAY 1. Today. In preparation for gallbladder cleans in 6 days.
Before I ate, I went into ‘chill’ mode. I drank a deep glass of water, to which I added a scoop of Neutrceuticals Ultrapotent C, Mega Magnesium, 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and the other half of the lemon. I’m also taking zinc supplement at the moment for lowered immune system (white spots on my nails) so I took one of them and a multi B.
All I had, non-nut, non-dairy, was a handful of blueberries. Downed them with a coffee. Went shopping.
Chopping block, sharp knife, Nutribullet, clean glass>
2 sprigs of garden mint
1 teaspoon organic powdered turmeric
1 cup organic apple juice
1 green apple
1 clove garlic
a mix of raw beetroot tops, kale, silver beet, dandelion greens from the garden, bit or chopped ginger, a sprinkle of flax seeds, a scoop of protein powder
2 florets broccoli
juice of half a lemon
Blended it in the Nutribullet. Totally yummy. Probably the apple as I am unused to sugars.
4 pm this afternoon I downed a can of organic sardines, sloshed in apple cider vinegar and black pepper, and I’m off, now, to acquire malic acid in a crystaline suppliment, instead of apple juice, because I don’t want all that sugar sloshing about when I can avoid it.
I have also bought chia seed and amarinth powder to have with berries and apple in the morning.
Enjoy. Give me some feedback if you fancy. Love to share.