View Full Version : Misslinda:Rawbie Return
07-09-2005, 09:53 AM
Hi friends and newbies!
I left for a little while b/c I felt things were going in the right direction but sadly my health has gotten more complicated so I've come back to make sense of it all and learn/relearn to heal.
When I left, I was 100% raw --here is my new "bill of health" [scarcastically]
Infection running into 5 months-- swollen throat glands
Asthma like symptoms even after eating grapes,dates or plain water. Use to drink a gallon of water a day and now can't.
Started meds Lexapro antidepressants 10 mg and Larazepam 5 mg a week ago and had to stop b/c of stomach pains that started in March --has continued
Face is very dry, blotchy and acidic looking
Left side of tongue has little dark spots,cracked center line and white film every morning
Latest, mense had ceased as of this month.
........Well with this conservative list, I have been able to eat the followingly that has helped me recover and transition back into raw.
lightly steamed colllard greens,squash,mushrooms,zuchini
dates are starting to be okay
This is pretty much what I eat everyday now and I'm not kidding when I say I've become allergic and asthmatic to things I use to eat when raw. I do know from my accupunturist that I have a very "damp" system, weak spleen, intestinal health etc. So anyone who can relate I would welcome your feedback. Thanks so much for reading and look forward to "healing" with you.
Sweetgoddess.......you're still here !!! :) Revell is still kickin :p Did Rawkinlocs move here to WA state???? :confused: Cassy so glad to see you :)
07-09-2005, 10:34 AM
Hey MissLinda! Welcome back. There seems to be a whole pack of us coming back here lately. Alissa continues to dangle the carrot within our reach and has managed to lure us in once again! And boy, am I glad!
I'm so sorry to hear about your present ills, my health too has started sliding in the wrong direction since I went off raw. But, I'm back again, taking baby steps and glad you're here. :)
Sharon in Colorado
07-09-2005, 10:37 AM
Hey Linda! Good to see you back here. :)
I'm so sorry you are going through these funky symptoms!
Have you tried any of the elimination diets? I wonder if it's some sort of detox, I don't know (doesn't detox always seem like the scapegoat - lol).
But it does seem like now that you are starting to eat dates again, there's some kind of healing going on.
Did the symtoms start to happen as you were still 100% raw?
07-09-2005, 12:25 PM
Welcome back Kotter.....er MissLinda. ;)
So glad to see you back, though I am sorry for the health issues you face. How is your neck fairing these days?
I am sure you will make your way through these physical challenges dear lady.
I look forward to watching you heal.
Blessings and hugs~ :)
07-09-2005, 12:28 PM
Wow. That's a lot going on with you. Welcome back.
I might be mistaken, but I don't recall you have any health issues when you first started raw. Is all of this new?
07-09-2005, 01:27 PM
Welcome back. Indeed, so many of us have returned here to RawFoodTalk to chat!
I am sorry you are going through a phase as you mentioned. YOu mentioned that you were told you have a damp constitution...that sounds like Ayurvedic terminology...here is a link to an old collegue's site, which has a lot of info on that school of medicine. the page I cited has info on the damp "type":
Although I am not very familiar with Ayurvedics, the man whose site this is from is someone I respect professionally, so hopefully it helps. THe main link to the site is www.toddcaldecott.com
GLad you are on the mend though...
07-09-2005, 02:02 PM
We fall down, but we get up - glad you are back! I too am healing and will walk the journey with you.
07-09-2005, 02:56 PM
hey! you were missed ! Im so sorry about your troubles , but raw will help with that ;) , and so will this supportive board :)!
07-09-2005, 06:12 PM
looks like we are all returning to the nest !
Sorry about all the ailments and I'm hoping that we can support you through everything.
You are a dear soul on this forum!
Good to have you back.
07-09-2005, 11:06 PM
Will you all accept a big wet kiss???? :p
OMG, Wowsers.............so many of the old gang reappearing just the kind of thing we need !!!!!
I appreciate all of your suport and warm welcome as it means so much to me.
luv and chat soon!
07-10-2005, 05:51 AM
I did my annual summertime slide off of raw (why is summer harder for me when it should be easier?!) and feel the nasty effects of it...My fibro has flared up again, my energy is way down and I've regained 11 lbs. I've been a bit down and eating all the wrong things...or eating the wrong things and then feeling down about it, not sure which way it goes! Anyway, my family is heading out of town for a week starting today--don't join them until Thurs.--so I'll have time to focus on me and not have to cook for anyone. I've decided to master cleanse for that time as a way to detox and transition back into raw. Is there anyone else into doing that with me? Regardless, I'll be checking in and posting and getting myself back into the raw swing of things. The difference in my life is immeasurable when I'm raw. I've got to get back to it for good this time.
Love and luck to you all,
07-10-2005, 08:53 AM
You've comet o the right place :) and like old times, we will all be here for you---mind,body and spirit. So glad to see you again and excited to journey into raw with good friends!
"ALL FOR ONE AND ONE FOR ALL " :D :p ;)
07-10-2005, 08:57 AM
Thanks so much Linda! I've mixed up some MC limeonade and I'm already happily on the detox train :-) Choo, choo, chugging towards health! Here for you too girl!
07-10-2005, 09:46 AM
heyyyyy......welcome back Melissa, CATHERINE, Linda, Cassy-this is fabulous. Wheres Victoria, Allison, Sam, glad2beme and whens Jay coming back??
Happy dance, yeah :) :p :D ;)
07-10-2005, 09:47 AM
Melissa, hi there! Wow, I'm blown away that so many of us backsliders have returned to the flock at the same time. I thought I was alone for so long...*sniff* *sniff*
Anyhow, welcome back to all of us! :)
07-10-2005, 10:00 AM
Funny you should ask Carmella.............
Victoria is working doesn't have much time like she use to.
Jay emailed not too long ago and is having way too much fun in Thailand.
Analeah and her decided to part so Analeah I belive she is in Indonesia.
Glad2beme I have not heard from for a long time.
Where is everyone else ?!?!?!?!?!?! :confused:
07-10-2005, 10:34 AM
Lookie there! HI Melissa. I wondered about you! I always remember you by your lovely pictures here on RawFoodTalk. Glad you are finding your way back to health...
Indeed, we are all back in the mix.
07-10-2005, 11:02 AM
yaay...hi miss linda..
glad to see you back!!! I'm not all raw yet but getting there...goo luck on your second time around!!!! I hope you start to fell better real soon!!!
Much luv ;)
07-10-2005, 11:50 AM
This is fun. Everyone returning. What a support group!
07-10-2005, 11:55 AM
Welcome back misslinda, I'm back as well! Weeeeeeee! :)
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