Hello July!

It’s been 2 months since my last post and these last 2 months have been a crazy month! Let’s catch up a little bit, shall we?

US Visa

I traveled to Shanghai and Guangzhou several times to deal with my US immigrant visa. It was exhausting and very stressful! But the good news is, I got the visa, yay! We will move to the states by the end of this month ^_^

Cats

I rescued a 3 months old kitten at the end of May. He has ringworms all over his body and also ear mites in his ears. I treated his ear mites for 3 weeks, the vet told me he was cleared, but guess what? The mites came back as soon as I stop the medication, LOL. Now I have to do the whole process again… plus he still has ringworms. I have another cat that I rescued 5 years ago. I tried my best to separate those two. I even quarantine the new cat in a separate room, but guess what? My older cat got ear mites from him! Oh God, it’s so frustrating coz my older cat is very cranky and difficult to handle -_-”

Pain

In May-June, I had 32 days cycle, this is a new record. I’m not sure it’s a good or a bad thing. Out of the 32 days, I have 15 pain-free days and 6 days of discomfort. I think it’s the best pain-free record for the last 2 years.

In June-July, I had 27 days cycle. Out of 27 days, I have 12 pain-free days and 3 days of discomfort. The cycle was shortened, I guess it’s because of the moving stress and also I ate eggs and duck a couple times. I also ate goat cheese to check whether I was sensitive to it. The result was I’m a little sensitive to it but not as bad as cow cheese. So I think a little amount of goat cheese, once in awhile will do no harm for me.

I have less rectum pain and sciatic pain. Last month I had no sciatic pain at all, yay! I’m on day 6 of my period right now, so we will see what’s going to happen this month :p

I had stomach irritation these last 3 days because of the painkillers. I always take Diclofenac with Domperidone to help to ease any possible stomach irritation, but apparently, 3-4x50mg diclofenac+domperidone a day for two days was too much for my stomach. I had to take 1 tablespoon of olive oil before I eat and also I only eat rice porridge and soup to help my stomach to heal.

Adeno/Endo Diet

I think this month I didn’t do the Adeno/Endo diet as well as the previous month. I had constipation for about 2 weeks, I’m pretty sure I drank lots of fluids, so I’m not sure what caused it.

Exercise

I barely do yoga but I did lots of walking.

Energy

There are some days that I felt exhausted. The travels really drained my energy, but in general, I think I have pretty good energy level.

Supplements

I’m still taking the same supplements as the previous months.

For Spirulina I take 9x500mg per day, sometimes I take more If I feel discomfort. It’s a good alternative for a painkiller for me but only work for light pain or discomfort. I also take red raspberry leaf tea for any uterus discomfort or light pain.


So far, the diet and supplements really help with the pain. Stress management is still hard for me. I will try my best to do better this month.

Thanks for reading. I wish you all a good health and pain-free days!

Adeno/Endo Diet: One Year Assessment

It has been a year since I decided to eat clean as part of my efforts healing from Adenomyosis. I keep records of my food intakes but never really make assessments whether I follow Endo Diet properly.

Couple days ago I had a chat with my doctor regarding my current condition. My pain has been lessened (which is great!), but she seemed concerned about my diet. She keeps telling me “Please take care of your diet”. She said that because she knows how awful my diet these last few months. So I decided to check whether I was that bad 🙄

I tracked back my diet from Dec 2016 to Dec 2017. The assessment based on these criteria:

NO” Food: food that I shouldn’t eat, such as non-organic meats and eggs, dairy, soy products, sugary food, fried food, food that contains gluten (wheat, barley, bulgur, mir, rye, seitan), processed food, bad oils, spicy food, and coffee.

” ” Food: non-plants food that gives me no harms, such as organic eggs and salmons.

The last one year, I always thought that consuming whole-wheat products won’t give my body any bad effects because my doctor told me I can eat whole-wheat product in moderation. But finally, in my last period,  I noticed how bloated I was after I ate a whole-wheat bread. I decided to try to eliminate wheat from my diet completely.

In this assessment, I included wheat as part of my NO food. And to be honest, I feel disappointed with my assessment results😞 You will understand why after you see these pictures…

Dec 2016 As you can see, lots of NO-NOs there which relate to lots of pains 😓 What I’ve done? Why did I torture my self? 😭

I’m trying to do better this month…

Every day is a battle for me… but as I said, I might be crawling, but I will keep going!

Ellie ~ Adeno Warrior

 

January PD2 – It’s Snowing in Nanjing

It’s snowing in Nanjing! Yay! 😍

As a person who was born and raised in a tropical country, snowy day is something that I always cherish. I usually will go out and walk around my neighborhood and play with snow. In fact, that’s what I did this early January when we had our first snow in Nanjing. But today, I will stay at home because I’m on my period 😬

Today is our third snowy day of this month. It’s not too common in Nanjing to have more than one snowy day. Last year we only have one snowy day, and it was a thin snow. The year before that also the same. But this year we have more snow and it’s heavy. Schools are closed today, some government offices, even some restaurants are closed! Is global warming causes this cold weather? I do think so 😣

Enough about snow, let’s talk about period 😜

Today is day 3 of my cycle, normally I will be in pain (at least level 3/10) 😅 But guess what? I feel almost no pain today! Yay! This morning I only feel slight rectum discomfort (0.5/10), slight lower back discomfort (0.5/10) and slight lower abdomen discomfort (0.5/10) after I went number 2. I took 1 each of diclofenac+pantoprazole this morning because I was afraid of the pain after I went number 2 (which I usually have!). It’s amazing how little pain I have today😱

Day 1 was the worst pain I have so far for this cycle, and it was level 3-4/10 and last for about 8 hours. On my last cycle, the worst pain was on day 2 with the highest pain level of 4-5/10, I don’t remember how long it was last.

I think the significant pain relief is because of Serrapeptase enzyme that my doctor prescribed me to take since Nov 22, 2017, and also I do better on my Endo diet since early January 2018.

Before I took the Serrapeptase enzyme, my worst pain was on day 2 (Nov 7,2017) with the highest pain level of 7/10 for lower back pain and 4/10 for lower abdomen pain. After two months of Serrapeptase and proper Endo Diet, it’s down to level 3-4/10. And also my cycle has been lengthened from 23 days to 28 days this month! 😱😍

It’s amazing! Now I’m a believer!

I’ll talk more about my pain tracker these last few months and Serrapeptase enzyme in a different post. TTYL!😘

Eating Clean: Day 62

Day 62 ladies… now you can see that I eat the same food most of the time! 😂😂😂


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PAIN CHECKER :

Feb 18 (day 26th of this month’s cycle), 2:20 pm – no period, no pain, just a little gassy… I always feel gassy before my period started, so I know it’s coming 😂😂😂