Hopefully you will forgive me for talking, once again, about Shingles. You know, I always write about what is going on in my life at the time and right now, this is the primary thing going on. I feel so useless! Watching poor Tim suffer in silence and knowing that there is nothing I can do to help him is horrible.
Or is there? My friend, Sally (Thank you Sally!) suggested that I look into an anti-inflammatory diet. The thought had not even occurred to me. A whatywhat? I guess I didn't realize that there was such a thing. But once the seed of the idea was planted, it made absolute sense to me. If the nerves are inflamed, wouldn't it be logical to un-inflame them if at all possible? AND this is something that I actually can do to try to help!
So I did some reading. Of course I did. It's what I do. Lots of fruits and vegetables, as little caffeine as possible, nothing processed, nothing refined, nothing fried, no white sugar, no white flour, and, to Tim's great joy, meat is on the okeydokey list. I think this is do-able.
If nothing else, it can't hurt him. The Shingles already are hurting him, he doesn't need any more of that nonsense! I'm told that Shingles is one of the most painful of diseases. Right up there with kidney stones. Which, comes to think of it, Tim has also had. Oh dear.
Sooo wish us luck with this experiment. At this point, he should be feeling better and instead he is feeling worse. We do have a call out to his doctor. We will see what the doc has to say but I'm still moving forward with trying this different eating regimen. Fingers Crossed.
Think of this post as a PSA. If this experiment goes well, if Shingles ever happen to you, or a loved one, you will know to give the Anti-inflammatory diet a try. If it doesn't change anything, at least we tried. And it gave me something to do that felt helpful.
Keep a good thought for Tim please. And for heaven's sakes, if you are over 50, get the doggone Shingles vaccination!
Yup, this is me. Some people said, "Sam, you should write a Blog". "Well, there's a thought", I thought to myself. And so here it is.