thanks for the reminder, I missed some of that. I did talk to her on the phone and I'm mostly out of pain, now, so by the time the stuff gets here, I think it will be OK to start the bowel formulas. I haven't been juice fasting, but have been making juice as much as I can, and eating very simple, small meals, not mixing a lot of different foods, and no snacks. Most people probably assume I was on a SAD-type diet, but not so...I've been healthy eating for many years now, and in recent months - mostly raw, which is why this surprised me because I thought I was doing so well. Anyway, so far so good, no constipation, but I'm taking a lot of aloe to ensure that. doing the ecchinecia and garlic (though I'm having a hard time with the strength of the raw garlic burning my mouth and stomach right now...what is the best way to eat raw garlic? I'm smashing it into avocado right now, mostly, and it's just burning like crazy and making me a little nauseous. Doing the hot/cold showers, though not more than once a day. I was doing a lot of castor oil packs prior this, but after reading that heat is bad on an inflamed appendix, I'm afraid to put heat on my abdomen. I think I will try just keeping castor oil on it all day, though, I'll have to designate a couple pairs of sweat pants to ruin, slather it on and shove a washcloth over it, wear that around 24/7.
Haven't done the reflexology or other stuff yet, but my husband has done some accupressure and accupuncture when I'm desperate enough to let him stick me - I don't like his needling technique, it's really torture.
I'm trying to manage this on a very full work schedule, I'm self employed, my hours can be unpredictable, and I can't lose our house over this, so I'm doing what I can, it won't be everything at once. I kind of missed the best window for a juice fast, when I had people covering my work and had no appetite, anyway, but I would have been to weak and tired to do the shopping and juicing, so better late than never if I can attempt one, maybe starting this weekend. I've never done a fast of anything other than the half day Liver Flush one, but I'm more concerned about the time factor of all the juicing. I have a green star and they are slow as molasses, too.
The question is even if I don't seem to be constipated, what might be stuck in there that I'm unaware of? I wish I knew exactly what happened with my appendix- whether it was blocked by infection, parasites, or what they say is most common - a fecolith. Piece of poop, basically. And what kind of shape the appendix is in now, post perforation, post crisis. If it was blocked, is the blockage still there? If so, will the bowel cleansing clear it? I wish I had a window into what was happening, there, because there could be any number of causes. It's one of the reasons I was asking about colonics - basically getting some help from someone who knows how to clear the cecum. I'm not sure I'll be able to get an enema into that area, or know if and when it's in there and cleaning it out. My understanding is the appendix opening goes into the cecum, so that would be an important area to flush out.
Anyway, thanks for your post! :) I hope you stay healthy learning what you've learned. I have to say I thought I was on the right track, but i know in spite of all I've done my gut has never been right, and hopefully if I can turn that around, other improvements will follow.