Last week there I was with Mr. Pinto and Jonesy, hiking Highland Bowl and skiing Highlands. Two days later my body started shutting down. By Monday I couldn’t pee or poop. Tuesday morning I’m out of it and in excruciating pain. I stumble into the doctors office.
The nurse drains basically two full bladders of water, blood and puss. I have an E coli infection.
Much better today and I owe it all to Doctors William Foutz and Ed Dent of Colorado Mountain Medical. Ed. The conversation we had in your exam room was one I’ll never forget. It’s made its way deep into my soul, where it’ll grow. Many, many thanks.
The opportunity for Renee and I in all of this has been that we’ve re-examined some things. I’ll never know what caused this. The doctors say the body can produce an E coli infection on its own.
I’ve had a lot of down time. Been doing some reading. I’m always looking for ways to be healthier and to live a better life, one day at a time.
For nutrition my goto source is Dr. G’s site, nutritionfacts.org. I found this app: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dr.-gregers-daily-dozen/id1060700802?mt=8
I’ve never been a fan of food apps because they take too much time to use. But this one is great. It’s simple and it’s easy to follow. And it doesn’t save any history, which I love. So it’s all about today. Renee and I have been using it this week, we love it.
I’m an alcoholic and a drug addict. So my thinking is, if one hit is good, then 10 must be better. If 10 is better, 100 must be even better, etc.
My research indicates I was getting too much starch. And, I wasn’t drinking near enough water. I was counting coffee as water, which is wrong. I was drinking too much juice (my Big B’s), counting it as water. Wrong. My daily intake of fruit was much higher than what Dr. G. recommends — not sure if that was a factor or not. But I am suspicious, although not sure, that I was taking in too much fruit at once in my morning smoothie (again – if 1 apple is good, 10 must be better).
I’m back to basics. This app has been huge. Now, I get up and start eating. I get in some whole grains, a little fruit, some nuts. A couple glasses of water. Then at lunch I’ll take in some beans – hummus spread on a slice of bread, a little beans and rice with salsa. 1/2 cup of fruit. At dinner it’s vegetables on top of noodles, some greens on the side. A little more fruit.
Renee is in menopause. She’s not taking any hormones. Instead, she’s just going through it naturally. She feels fine. But she’s gained a little weight, something to do with menopause. She’s an alcoholic too, so she has the same, if 1 is good then 10 must be better thoughts.
Renee loves the app because it’s so simple. She’s also seeing where she can make tune ups.
Going to the doctor on Monday to get my catheter out.
Next week I’ll post some videos of us doing the Daily Dozen.
Carpe diem, baby!