Y’all know I’ve been sick as three dogs since the Friday before last, right? I gave it to Baby Girl. She gave it to Daddy.
But there’s been some bad juju happening in my house and I just got to the bottom of it a few days ago.
You see, nobody else got as sick as I did…it was weird.
I was feeling like a sickbed wuss, wondering why everyone else had the Iron Man immune system and I was the Big Flu Loser, with a bug that went on and on like a bad movie. (You know, you ponder weird stuff when you have a fever. Don’t judge me.)
The last thing I did before I got sick was go to the accupuncturist. We’ve been working on my arm (this is the one I haven’t been able to raise above the shoulder for almost two years). Thanks to Dr. Shu (and giving up gluten) I now have full rotation in both my arms, so he’s a rockstar in my book.
Anyway, this last Friday when I went back for my weekly visit, we had the following conversation [He’s Chinese, so keep that in mind when reading below.]:
Doc: How did diet go? (referring to the low-carb diet he gave me the week prior)
Me: There was no diet. I got sick as a dog about 3 hours after I left your office. There was no way I was doing meat and veggies on that throat. It’s been more like yogurt and juice and soup for the last week.
Doc: A-ha! Detox working. You should have done diet.
Me: What do you mean, “detox?” I brought the flu home from Texas. You know, everything’s bigger there.
Doc: Maybe some Texas too. But sweating and mucous are from detox. We do more.
Me: [Say WHAT?! I don’t WANT any more sweating and mucous.] Maybe you could just work on my neck. I have kind of a headache.
Doc: *happy smile* We do that too! This week you drink more water. And exercise…more sweating is better. Work out toxins. And do the diet. Next week, we start on hormones.
I’ll admit it, I was a little scared when I laid down on the table for the
torture treatment. Don’t get me wrong, I love this doctor. He’s resetting all of the things that have been wrong with me the last few years. All of my aches and pains are melting away.
But I HATE being sick.
My girlfriend, Marie, gave me a reality check and said, “This is the difference between Eastern and Western medicine. Eastern medicine has you go through the symptoms and Western medicine masks the symptoms. You’ll feel amazing at the other end of this.”
All I have to say is, I’d BETTER feel amazing on the other side of this! I’ve been sweating for days.
- Our Fast Draft will run June 7th-21st
Definitely on board are Ingrid Schaffenburg, Jess Witkins and myself. Karen McFarland and Kathy Owen are making noises about joining us. If you are in, let me know by sending me an email at jennyhansensmail (at) aol (dot) com. Hint: If I love it, I’m continuing a few days longer, and I’ll keep our gathering spot open, whether it be Yahoo loop or Facebook group.
- I’m prepping my blogs ahead, including one announcing the results of the Dirty Fighting Contest. (Was that a collective cheer I just heard?!)
- I’m working on my scene list for my memoir so that when Fast Draft starts, I can hit the ground running.
- I’m meal planning like a demon. My favorite thing to do by far when I’m in a writing challenge is to stock up on Dream Dinners. My hubby actually LIKES making them. 🙂
- I’m calling the cleaning team. $75 is worth my peace of mind to have a clean house this month.
All that and having the whole family sick is taking up most of my time. If you’d like to go encourage any other members of ROW80, click here.
How did your week go? Are you participating in JuNoWriMo? Have you ever done Fast Draft, or are you planning to attend Candace Havens’ class on July 7th? Are there any tips you’d like to share? Enquiring minds LOVE to know these things here at More Cowbell!
Have a great week…