Sunset Bleu

Before I continue, I might interject that these last 2 weeks my physical difficulties have intensified. Joint pain inhibits walking/sleeping, muscle aches, overall stiffness and flees to the loo have me weaving a deepening trail of pain meds and heating pads; it’s early August 2017, hardly the time to be cold and hurting. Such is a day in the life of a Colitis/Crohn’s Disease patient. However, this time is inextricably more tolerable, more load bearing as I am having, err, welcoming the throes of Herx reaction, in other words I’m living through die off of MAP (mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis).

My teeth and tongue are a matching shade of endearing navy blue and daily I taste metallic. My hair is thinning and I have visions that I may soon resemble a blueberry lollipop. My complexion is orange and my hair goes between flattering hues of orange and greenish blue. If you squint, I look like the sea at sunset, especially if I smile; perhaps these reactions are a nod to herald incoming and continuous seasons of Belle Époque as opposed to past seasons of seemingly dismal and infinite gray expressionism? That’s my take on these reactions.

These reactions are side effects of the antibiotic regimen my new GI – #7 has prescribed. This I can handle, because I’ve had 6 years of the flip side with no end in sight; the end is in sight now since I believe MAP is the cause of my Colitis and Crohn’s. Trials, studies and scientific data all back this claim and I do not mention this lightly. My new GI rocks the rafters and so does my new treatment, which is not a band-aid as previously experienced for 6 years, but rather a possible cure!

As presented in earlier posts, MAP transmission, (infected ruminants, dairy, and tainted water are the top sources), does not affect everyone, only those with a genetic predisposition towards illness or those with microbiome imbalances. There is more to come on that subject! Check out my two articles:

Is Your Water Safe?
Two Uncommon Sources of Mycobacteria You Should Know About

The Lord laid this quote on my heart: For everyday you wake healthy, for every day you wake feeling normal, consider yourself blessed.

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