Thank you Michael-
and yikes, those are some very sobering possibilities.
I have done quite a bit of colon cleansing- (3-4 week-long cleanses per year, for the past 3-4 years) mainly using blessed herbs psyllium/bentonite formula, so hopefully most everything is cleared out, in that sense. I generally feel better when I am cleansing (strange, because at all other times the hypoglycemia runs my life, but somehow not when I am cleansing.)
But I will keep your ideas in mind...
And yes, it IS time for a new protocol. It's so tricky, with these things where the expectation is that you might feel crummier before you get better--- how do you know how crummy is too crummy? (Now, I know!)