I wish I could start, but when I get my courage up, I realise I haven't done any preparation, and I have to quit s-m-o-k-i-n-g. (Omigosh!) And other things...like some of the foods hubby brings home for 'treats', and so on. I know I'm not prepared, though I may 'just do it' one day soon.
Then, too, there are the rubs. Did you do those? Do they smell up the house? (Maybe I could go live on the porch for a week or so, since the weather is getting better. It smells of lilacs out there right now.)
From your experience, would you say that the help of a professional is necessary? So few of us know who to ask, or what to ask for.
And, for all those who will read your posts in the future, will you go into 'edit' on the post where you said the doctor's name and wipe out her name with your 'backspace' button?
Two reasons for that, I think...one is that she might like to be asked, first, and two, she might not yet be set up to handle the calls.
Only you and the moderator can delete this lady's name.
Again, thanks so much for telling the story of your fast. You help many.