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Monday, August 18, 2014

Is it selfish?.......

There have been so many posts about the terrible loss of  Robin Williams and his cause of death......


Suicide....


 A lot of them saying that suicide isn't selfish.....


Is it selfish?


I wonder what qualifications they have to say that?....


Sure, we are all entitled to our own opinions....


As am I......


I wonder if these people have had severe clinical depression?


I have not..... 


Sure, ive been down and blue at times in my life, and even once went on a low dose of anti depression  tablets to help lift my spirit for a short time....


But  severe clinical depression? 


No...


As a mental health professional, i have had many clients over the years with depression.....so im experienced in the illness.... 


but, luckily, i cant say i 'really' know......


I wonder if the people that are saying suicide is not selfish have ever actually  lost someone in this way?


That someone who was special to them has taken their own life?


With explanation? 


That they didnt leave a note....


That for generations to come, you wont really know 'why'?.....



I wonder if they have ever had to tell their child that their father has killed himself?...




And watch as your childs heart breaks into a millionpieces   right in front of you?....


And there is nothing you can do to stop it or make it better?


That,  your childs life has changed forever....


That your life has too.....


And, you weren't given the opportunity to help...


To change it....


To listen....


To help.....


To prepare.....


To understand.....


To know WHY?


Why? Why? Why!?


  

So..... Is it selfish?


I ask you?


Friday, July 4, 2014

The BEST thing about having crohns disease?


The best thing about having crohns disease?

It would have to be this bunch of women in the photo below! 
(A few gals are missing from this pic)



This amazing bunch of women are part of an on-line crohns support group....

And they really do support each other!

Its a small group of women, with the common bond of crohns disease....


We talk online just about every day....

But the focus is certainly not on the disease......

We have a beautiful understanding of how it is .... 

So theres no focus  on the negatives.....

And there are a few......

Just from the people in the photo....


Thyroid disease.....

Lupus........

Post trumatic stress disorder......

Arthritis...

Fatty liver.....

One of these women has a permant colostomy bag.....

One has had one and has now had a reversal.......

One is loosing her hair and has bald spots.....

All of them suffer with extreme tiredness..

Extreme pain......

Bowel strictures....

Painful mouth and throat ulcers....

And all of them have....

an extremely wicked sense of humour...... 

A deliciously, irreverent sense of humour that has us laughing ALL the time....

This group of amazing women are the strongest bunch of girls i have ever met...

They make me laugh....

And inspire me daily......

And are....

Most certainly.....

THE BEST thing about having crohns...

Cant wait for the next 'in person' catch up in Melbourne......

Jodie xxx












Sunday, May 11, 2014

Day 31: glutathione trial fir my crohns disease

Day 31:

My last blog !

My one month trial is over!

What a massive month it has been!

A huge improvement in my health....

A huge decrease in pain.....

And in pain killers!......

A massive increase in Energy!!!....

More stamina.....

Clearer thinking.....

Clearer skin.....

My family and I have been really blown away by the positive changes that have occured within me in only one month!

... And having any chronic long term illness does effect your whole family...

Especially if your the 'glue' that holds the family together.....

If you dont funtion well, neither does the household !.....

When i was given the opportunity to do this trial, i didnt have any expectations... 

I have cupboards full of every natural alternative medicine known to man....

Everything!

I gave spent a small fortune infact....

All to no avail....

So why try this cellgevity stuff ??

I tried it partly because i knew and trusted Bernard...... Our friend who started me on this trial....

He rang to tell us about cellgevity and what a huge difference it was making in his life.....   

He was excited about it....

And i tried it also, i guess, because i am infuriatingly stubborn......

And i believe there is always a way.....

There is always hope  .....

And nature before doctors... 

 Day 1 and 2  left me feeling a bit "so what? Big deal".......

But i persisted....

Day 3 and 4, it hit me and i felt my body start to wake up and come alive.....

Literally!....

I could feel my cells buzzing awake....

It was the best feeling....

My trial took a dip, after i went interstate for a week and didnt have my cellgevity....

No energy....

All my joint pain returned....

It was horrid...

Once back home again and back on cellgevity, things slowly started to improve ......

And improve.....

And improve!

I still have crohns disease....

I will always have crohns disease....

Cellgevity does not cure disease...

But....

What it does do.....

It works at a cellular level...

It helps your body to start making its own glutathione again ......

Glutathione helps rid your body of inflammation....
 
Less inflammation in your body means less pain!

And honestly , it was as simple as that for me....

4 capsules a day .....

No joint pain

And crazy boundless energy !

Blogging:

It was extremely hard making the decision to blog daily about the trial....

And not a decision i made lightly....

It was discussed as a family before i decided to go ahead and do it....

We are private people...

Our business is, OUR business....

But once the decision was made to go ahead, a commitment was made...

And stuck too!  

Some close friends never even knew about my crohns disease....

Its not something we really talk about with to others....

Everyone has been fantastically supportive...

And i thank you so much ...

I hope i have helped even just a little bit by being open and honest and talking about my days....

Thank you all for your questions and messages ......

What now ???

Well , whats next you ask?

I will continue with my  cellgevity journey ....

How can i NOT continue....!!!

I just wont be blogging about it anymore...

I feel so strongly about my success with this trial that i plan to make it my business...

If you have been following my trial for the last month and have liked what you have read.....

If you have felt like you really want to try it......?

If you feel you want less muscle and joint pain...?

If you feel you need more energy...?

If you just want to know what the fuss is about?

Then, honestly.... I urge you ....

Just try it ....

One month....

See what it can do for you....

See what your story will be!

Jodie xx

Ps.. My email is: jodieleecountry@yahoo.com.au

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Saturday, May 10, 2014

Day 30: Glutathione trial for my crohns disease

Day 30:

Another day of fantastic energy !

And NO joint pain!

A busy busy day today.....

Full of Artygras music parades .....

And a busy fundraising food stall....

A great day of being active and vital .....

A wonderful feeling!

I had my usual dose of 4 capsule this morning......

And thought i might need another 2 after lunch to keep my energy up....

But it was fine.....

My joints started to ache a bit around 4pm....

But that was from running around outside in the cold all day....

And not sitting down for  6 hours.... Lol...

My bowel pain was fine today...

Not enough to even bother about....

Tomorrow night with be my last blog with this month long  trial.....

It has gone so fast....

I cant believe the positive changes that have happened for me over this last month....

And your wonderful support!

Thank you ....

I m happy to email onto you any information you may want regarding the cellgevity......

What it does....

What is glutathione?....

Etc etc...

I just want to help others feel as great as i do .

Jodieleecountry@yahoo.com.au

Jodie xx

 

Friday, May 9, 2014

Day 29: glutathione trial for my crohns disease

Day 29:

Another beautiful day!

Painfree joints again!

Bowel pain about a 2.... With the casual quick, stabby pains of about a 7.... Lol.

Lots of energy today....

Not boundless, crazy energy....

But a constant  flow of energy and stamina....

That was nice!

I was busy all day....

Housework....

Built a bookcase.....

Shopping....

School fundraising stuff....

Cooked enough curry to feed a small army....

I even had enough energy to give a massage today....

Something i used to do and plan on getting back into !

Dosage:

4 capsules in the morning as usual....

With lots of water!....

Another 2 more days left in this trial....

Cant believe the changes ive had in just a month!.....

I really just want to tell everyone how fantastic its been .....

I want others that felt like i did, to feel as great as i do now.....

Busy day tomorrow, so im off to bed!

Jodie xx


 



Thursday, May 8, 2014

Day 28: glutathione trial for my crohns disease

Day 28:

Another awesome morning....

No joint pain!

My bowel pain is about 3-4....

Simple pain relief to knock that on the head..

Heaps of energy today!.....

I was busy, out and about
In this beautiful sunshine.....

Getting all my jobs done.....

Energy started to flag tho at about 4pm...

Im ready for a great nights sleep now!

Glutathione:

After a question i recieved last night , i just want to remind everyone that what im taking is not actually Glutathione...

Its not a replacement glutathione ....

Glutathione replacement doesnt make it to your cells to do the job properlly.... 

It doesnt make it past your stomach acids.....

So what does cellgevity do for me?

What the cellgevity does is provide a unique blend of natural products , directly to my cells......

This triggers my cells to start making their OWN Glutathione again!

Its kinda cool!....

Its about time this body started working again! Lol....

Thanks for your questions and your support .... It really means alot....

Send me your email if you want more info and i will mail it to you ...

Almost near the end!

Jodie xx





Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Day 27: glutathione trial for my crohns disease

Day 27:

A much much better day today!

I woke up with Loads more energy......

No joint pain.....

And much less bowel pain.

I managed to get some jobs done around the house..  

And, finally.....help out a renovating friend by doing some fence painting!....

Not a great deal.... 

But heaps more than the last few days! Lol

Dosage :

This morning i took the usual 4 capsules...

And i took another 2 at about 2pm....

I could feel my energy starting to flag, and i still had a lot of afternoon plans!

I feel the cellgevity has really helped lessen the joint pain that occurs not only on a daily basis but especially when i flare up.....

I really really really love this product and what it has been doing for me over this last   month....

And recommend  for those who suffer with any inflammation in their body.... 
Not just with crohns , but any type, ...
to read up on glutathione and cellgevity and take a look. 

The changes for me have been fantastic....

My trial is almost up.....

At day 31 this blog will stop.....

But i will continue to take my cellgevity ...

After all the positive changes that have happened over the month....

How can i not!!!!!

Looking forward to tomorrow!

Jodie xx



Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Day 26: glutathione trial for my crohns disease

Day 26:

Dosage:

This morning i took my regular 4 capsules....

I'd slept well, and was hoping to charge up on some energy... And get going with my day!.......

My energy levels did improve a little this morning

Which is great !....

But i am in a flare up at the moment....

So, alot of my physical energy was used up just pottering about the house today....

I still have severe bowel pain....

My mouth and throat are still full of painful ulcers .....

Well, i do have crohns disease and these things do happen!.....

I have no joint pain tho!

Usually during a flare up, my joints suffer alot..... Especially my hips, legs, jaw ,hands  etc...

This is positive news even if i do have crohns pain!....

During a flare up , i try to just rest up and do as little as possible...

Rest is vital.....
your body feels soooo tired..... 
Like someone pulled the plug and all your energy leaked out!...

I stop solid foods for a day or two....

Liquids only .....

Lucky its soup season!

This gives my digestion and bowel a good rest...... 

And time to heal a little... 

Let some of the inflammation settle...

And i feel my glutathione levels from taking the cellgevity are helping that settle much faster than usual ....

It helps to have a positive attitude ...

And to try and find something good in everything!

Tomorrow is a new day!

Jodie xx








Monday, May 5, 2014

Day 25: glutathione trial for my crohns disease

Day 25:

Well......

Today theres been a slight bump in my fantastic journey so far....

I think im having a little flare up...

My mouth and throat are full of ulcers...
(During a major flare, you can get ulcers all the way thru... From your mouth to your anus ....extremely painful)

Bowel pain today has been really high...

Painful enough tonight, not to be able to walk standing upright...

Creeping along, bent over like a little old woman...

My tummy is swollen and hard....

Painful Enough tonight to have to 
bypass the regular pain relief  and reach for the 'big bombers'....

Why?...

  • Stricture. This is a narrowing of part of the gut. It is due to scar tissue that may form in the wall of an inflamed part of the gut. A stricture can cause difficulty in food passing through (a blockage). This leads to pain, passing of blood and mucus and sometimes vomiting.
Why now?!!

Who knows?

Maybe its because i didnt get alot of sleep last night?... 

I sat up reading a great book...?

Chatting with my hubby into the wee small hours?

Maybe its because i ate 3 bites of lamb?

Maybe its hormonal?

Maybe i got out of bed on the wrong side?

Maybe i wore the wrong colour undies today?

Maybe the wind was blowing in the wrong direction?

Maybe, crohns is just a shit of a disease... Literally... 

But.....

Lets try and find the positives, shall we ?

It is NOT a total blockage.....

I still managed to get some things done today...

Took kids to school and playgroup...
(Ok, we couldnt get there any earlier than 10am cos i couldnt leave the toilet, let alone the house ! ) ..... Lol

We did craft at playgroup.....

Afterwards i drove down to babysit my darling grandson.....

Who was an angel and slept the entire time.....

I picked kids up from school... 

I cooked dinner...

Read stories with the kids and put them to bed.....

Big deal right?....

Alot of the time.....

During a flare.....

I dont get to do ANYTHING....

Im usually confined to the house and my jammies!....

And either the couch or bed...

So....

I dont know if its the glutathione from my cellgevity that has helped me thru a bit today?

Or....

Maybe, this isnt a full flare up and i would be like this anyway ?

Who knows?!

I certainly had a clear head today...

And no joint pain.....

So thats great!

Im off to bed...

Tomorrows a new day!

Jodie xx





Sunday, May 4, 2014

Day 24: glutathione trial for my crohns disease

Day 24:

Already???!!

Goodness that is really going fast!

My month is almost up!

Another fantastic day today!...

I love that every day is fantastic....

My new 'normal'!...

My dosage again, is just the 4 capsules in the morning.....

And, for a lazy Sunday at home, it was plenty!....

Honest blogging:

Ive had someone ask me about glutathione and womens problems....


Ok.... Men can STOP reading from here! Lol... 

I was interested in seeing the total effects of cellgevity, over a complete hormonal cycle.....

I find certain times of the month to be unbearable sometimes.....

My body is already full of inflammation anyway, but the added extra inflammation that can come with hormonal changes, is horrible...

Lots of extra pain....

Fatigue...

PMT....

Usually in the week leading up ....

BUT:

Im happy to report, NO PMT...

No pain....

No tiredness....

No warning at all!......

Just some mild cramping eased by 2 panadol....

Now, that is AMAZING!!


Sorry guys!.....

Ok....back to normal programming! 

Looking forward to jumping into a busy week tomorrow!....

My last week of the trial!...

Bring it on!

Jodie xx





Saturday, May 3, 2014

Day 23: glutathione trial for my crohns disease

Day 23:

Another fantastic day!

My energy levels were up again today....

I woke at 5.30am, wide awake and bushy tailed.....

That Never happens! Lol

I read for a while and did manage to doze back off and wake up at a more reasonable hour! ......

My dosage first thing this morning was 4 capsules.....    

With lots of water....... Of course!

Pain?

No pain in my joints or bowel all day!.....

Just a tiny bit of right hip pain creeping back in tonight .....

But nothing major at all!

The kids have come down with the common cold.......

And my husband has a bug too....

(The worst case of the dreaded man-flu even known to man kind!) hehehe....

I am tired tonight.....

So, think i might be fighting off a cold too...

A nice pot of honey, lemon and ginger tea....with a dash of brandy.....

And an early night.....

I will be bouncing off the walls again tomorrow!......

I cant believe how much change has happened over the last 23 days....

And especially this difference in me over the last week.....

Im really loving feeling well!....

Who wouldnt!

I ran into an old friend down the street today.....

She asked how i was.....

And for the first time in a very long time,

I could answer truthfully....

"I am well thanks..... I feel great!"

Felt pretty good to say that!

Thanks for your support everyone!

And thanks to those who are sending private messages, and asking questions....

Until tomorrow! 

Jodie xx



Friday, May 2, 2014

Day 22: Glutathione trial for my crohns disease

Day 22:

Another day with no inflammation pain!...

No pain in my joints all!

How awesome is that!

Again, lots of energy today......

Dosage:

Im sticking with my 4 capsules first thing in the morning.... 

With lots of water, of course !

That seems to be working fine for me...

And im more than happy to keep it like that for now!

I woke this morning fresh and alert...

Although, still suffering from the after effects from the carrot and celery i ate on Tuesday night.....

It was mainly just uncomfortable....

And has gone tonight!

I decided not to share the photo of the carrot/cellerygate saga.....

It did look like i was very pregnant...

(I am NOT!!).....

Its common for people to ask if i am tho....

When i was younger, i would be deeply hurt by comments....

Now... Of course it still niggles a bit..... But i just laugh and tell them im due soon.... 

With baby number 12......

That shuts them up fast! 

Hehehe....

Cant wait to see what tomorrow brings. 

Jodie xx



Thursday, May 1, 2014

Day 21: glutathione trial for my crohns disease

Day 21:

Day 21 already!!

I cant believe how fast the days are going!

Time flys when your having fun, I guess!

Another Awesome Day Today!

No joint pain at all!

Leg/hips/jaw, .... All good!

I'm sleeping well....

I'm waking up well.....

Refreshed and NOT foggy brained!...

do have some bloating tonight....

A lot....

Quite a lot actually.....

But that is from eating the raw carrots and celery  at last nights meeting...

Still paying for that!....

Although, its more uncomfortable than anything else....

Certainly not painful!

A big thanks to my crohns mates , who are threatening to get me a T-Shirt with the words "fibre is NOT my friend" on it....

Very funny ! 

I certainly have ALOT more energy!

A little less than yesterday, but i can put that down to a negative visitor....

think sometimes, being around negative people can really sap your energy.....

Dealing with a negative person this morning was challenging... 

To say the least.....

It was good to have that extra energy to see me thru!... Lol....

Dosage:

Today, and yesterday , I took my 4 capsules straight up in the morning....

Always with plenty of water....

Im finding the 4 in the morning is enough to see me thru the day now....

Im really happy with how things are progessing.....

Cant wait to see what tomorrow brings!

Thanks for all your support and messages.....

Im happy to answer any questions you have, if i can....

And your welcome to inbox me if your shy about asking!

Jodie xx






Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Day 20: glutathione trial for my crohns disease

Day20:

Oh my goodness

Another AMAZING day!

So much ENERGY!

Im happy to say that i spent the day at home....

Spring cleaning the house....

Music was cranked up.....

I had a great old day....

I havent felt so productive in a long long time....

I even washed the windows ! Lol...

I feel fantastic!

Alive.....

I want to shout about it to anyone who will listen ! Lol....

Ok, that might get a tad annoying...but you get my general drift!

Pain?:

No joint pain at all today!....

Nothing.....

Anywhere......

Awesome!


I have had discomfort in the upper tummy/bowel....

Not too bad tho.....

Not enough for pain relief...

But enough to mention....

I guess i need to remember that i have crohns disease...

And i maybe should NOT have eaten all those celery and carrot sticks at last nights school council meeting....

While the loud crunching was a blessing in helping to drown out the 'blah blah blah' of the meeting ....

I must remember that fibre is NOT my friend....

And hard, raw food is very hard on my digestion... 

That lesson has been learnt...

Again...

Its hard....

I love food ! Lol

It was only discomfort tho.... 

And not the type of pain that sends me to my bed.....

So thats good!

Thanks for all the messages and support...


It means alot!

Looking forward to a busy day tomorrow!

Jodie xx

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Day 19: Glutathione trial for my crohns disease

Day 19:

Another day of NO PAIN!

And a HEAP of ENERGY !

Oh my goodness!

Today i woke up instantly alert....

No morning fogginess.....

I take my morning dosage as soon as i awake.....

It was a great day.... 

The first time i can remember being pain free AND full of energy, in a long time!

My house got cleaned.....

The washing got folded.....

Cooking was done....

There may or may not have been dancing in the kitchen! 

Hehehe..   

I feel energetic...

I feel better....

I feel happy!

Dosage :

I had decided to keep my dosage to 4 in the morning and 4 at lunchtime.....

I had the 4 this morning ....

But was so busy buzzing around doing all these things, that i forgot my lunch time dose untill about 3 pm....

I didnt want to take 4 so late in the day, in case  it energised me too much and i couldnt sleep....

So i only took 2..... 

And it worked fine!


Tonight i felt my energy sag a little...

But i think that was mainly due to my attending a school council meeting....

And being around negative people...

Hehehe....

It can be draining!

I listened in tonight to a link  online, that speaks about the cellgevity that im taking.... 

Its on every tuesday night ....

It was interesting to see how the business runs etc:....

There is another link, i think its on a monday night....

Its testimonials from people currently using the product....

And their success stories...

Like mine!

I know its still early days for me ....

But if this improvement that ive had so far, is all the improvement i get.....

Then,  thats good enough for me!!

.... But i reakon theres more to come!

Cant wait for tomorrow!

Jodie xx


  


Monday, April 28, 2014

Day 18: glutathione trial for my crohns disease

Day 18:

Today i have NO joint pain!

My hips/legs/feet/lower back... All good!

A slight ache in my jaw joints... 

But so slight that its barely worth mentioning....

No bowel pain!.....

Toilet normal!........

I slept really well..... 

And awoke about 5 minutes before the alarm....

That NEVER happens!......

Im the type that sets her alarm to go off 50 times every morning..... 

And then hits the snooze button every time!......

And still sleeps in! Lol

I awoke feeling energetic ....

Not as "buzzing" as I was way back on day 3 and 4......

But more energetic than i have been over the last week ....

The energy was good but kind of dwindled a little by mid-afternoon... 

Dosage:

This morning i took 4 capsules.....

And at lunch time i took only 2.....

I think i will stick to taking 4 at both morning and lunch time....

At least for a few days straight....

Just to see if i can get some wonderful energy to go with this pain free body!

Big thank you to my wonderful friends, Anita and Bernard......

Changing lives.... One person at a time...

I hope i can do the same in return....

Pass it on and pay it forward. 

Excuted to see what tomorrow brings!

Jodie xx

PS....(these blogs can also be found on the cellgevity facebook page .... And at www. blongsblog. com ) xx


Sunday, April 27, 2014

Day 17: glutathione trial for my crohns disease

Dat 17:

AND IT'S BACK!!!!!!

Hallelujah!! ....

Today i feel great!.....

I have more energy....

But best of all?....

Hardly any joint pain today !!!!

Woot woot!

Everybody dance now!

Im so happy that things have started to work again.....

I had started to give up hope...

Dosage:

Today, as a last resort i doubled the dosage.....
4 in the morning and 4 at lunch time....
( i have been told that its fine to go ahead and do that )....

Finally.... I can feel the energy return....

Hardly any pain today ....

It surprised me that my hip and leg felt so good after being so painful for so long....

But i am happy and grateful!

Thanks for all the supportive comments and good wishes guys.....

I am blessed to have such great family and friends....

Cant wait for tomorrow!

Jodie xx
 

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Day 16: glutathione trial for my crohns disease

Day 16:

Today i awoke with a little more energy than ive had in the last few days....

And a little less joint pain.....

Im still not hanging from the chandeliers like id hoped to be by now.....

But something is better than nothing....

Right??!!!

Still very lethargic tho....

Although, i have noticed that everyone seems to be really tired and fed up at the moment......

Maybe its the moons phase?

Maybe its the change in the weather?  

 Maybe we are all still recovering from Easter holidays?

Who knows!

Dosage:

Today i increased my dosage...
3 capsules in the morning.... 
3 at lunch time....

How am I today?:

Bowel pain was fine this morning but increased alot by tonight....
Enough to take pain relief.....

My joint is still there, especially hips and legs..... 
Much less  than the past few day tho!

Im still very tired... 
But woke with a little more energy than yesterday.....

Today i got out of my jammies and actually left the house ! Hehehe...

I have had the toilet trots for a few days now.....

Sorry .... Tooooooo much information, i know...... But its an honest blog, and Those who are following this blog and who have crohns disease, can read between the lines and know exactly what that last line means!!)....

Waiting to see what tomorrow brings!

Jodie xx

Friday, April 25, 2014

Day 15: glutathione trial for my crohns disease

Day 15:

There really hasnt been a big difference between today and yesterday.....

Im still really lethargic....

Bowel  pain....

A million trips to the loo....

Still sore and achey... 
( not quite as bad as yesterday tho.... And certainly a little better late tonight)

Dosage:

This morning i took 3 capsules instead of the 2...... Then 2 more at lunch time

I am a little disappointed that im not hanging by the chandeliers tonight! Lol

I was really hoping to have more energy  today....

I was hoping to help a friend with some painting renovations today..... 
But havent even managed to get get out of my jammies....

... I feel bad about that....

People have been asking me about the cellgevity that im taking...

I cant copy and paste their podcasts etc here as im using the blodspot app on my phond to blog here.....

But feel free to pop over to the cellgevity facebook page and take a look at the information there.....

Its very interesting!

Looking forward to swinging from the chandeliers tomorrow!

Jodie xx
 

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Day 14: glutathione trial for my crohns disease

Day 14:

Todays kind of been a bit of a write off to be honest.....

I slept well....

Really well....

I didn't wake up until midday! ....

(Oops, think we missed school!)...

I woke feeling like i'd been hit by a bus...

Everything was aching.....

Everythings sore....

Like I've run a marathon .... 
Hehehe which is funny, cos i Dont run.... Ever!

I really could have climed back into bed and not moved for the rest of the day....

But....

There was no food in the house after being away.....

...and apparently the kids needed food....

.... Im sure i fed them last week! Lol...

Dosage :

Today, because i woke so late, i took 4 capsules at once....

I was kind of hoping that it would help me feel a bit better ... And give me an energy boost.....

But it didnt today.

Maybe i need for things to build up a bit before i feel the benefits? 

It was day 3 or 4 when i really felt them working the first time....

So im hoping that by tomorrow or the next day, things will start to improve...

Im actually not as sore tonight tho...

Still achey... 

And bloody exhausted... 

But better than when i woke up, so thats positive!

Until tomorrow!

Jodie xx









Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Day 13: glutathione trial for my crohns disease

Day 13:

Woooo hooooo!

Today my trial recommenced! 

Im sooo happy to be home and to get stuck back into it!

Im hoping and looking forward to increased energy....
And pain relief...


Simply speaking; 
What is Glutathione?

We are all born with glutathione...

As we age, our glutathione decreases....

Through diet, ageing, illness , auto immune diseases etc etc:.....

Aches and pain commence to build up in the body.... 


When glutathione decreases, inflammation in the body increases.... 

The cellgevity capsules that i am taking are a purely natural supplement.....

They work on a cellular  level and stimulate your cells into making their own glutathione again.....

More glutathione = less inflammation!

Today i have recommenced the recommended dosage.....
2 capsules in the morning and 2 at lunch time.....

My bowel pain today is low.. 
About a 2....
Not due to cellgevity tho... 
Just having a good day with it i think.....

My leg/ hip pain is still bad....

Throw in some foot pain

Wrist pain...

And jaw pain....

Im a bundle of fun aren't I! Hehehe  

Its been a massive week away and i expect it will take a little bit to recoup...

...and catch up on the washing!!!

And sleep!

Looking forward to tomorrow.
Jodie xx





Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Day 12: glutathione trial for my crohns disease

Day 12:

Today we packed up camp...
Time to head home after 6 big days full of music, fun and friends....

There is really nothing new to report today.....

Im stiff and sore .... 
Moving like a little old lady... Lol

Everything is much the same as yestersay ....

We have been travelling for about 6 hours so far....

We are tired...

Looking forward to getting home in a fewmore hours...

Talk to you tomorrow.
Jodie xx

Monday, April 21, 2014

Day 11 glutathione trial for my crohns disease

Day 11:

Last day of festival today....

Glad to be getting home tomorrow, even tho its been a fantastic festival!....

My kids get so much out of the festivals....
soaking in the music and the atmosphere!

A busy day today.....

Running here and there.....

Packing up what we can tonight to make it a little eadier in the morning.....

Plus, going to the bug final concert in the 'Budawang' tonight......

2 tired, grumpy kids by. 9.30pm....

I sore grumpy me too! Lol

Legs 11!......

Somehow tonight, i have pulled a muscle in my left foot....

Please dont ask me how.....

I have no bloody idea!!.....

But it is bloody painful....

So, weightbearing on my left foot is painful.....
Weightbearing on my rightis painful also.... Still alot of hip and femur pain....

Im struggling to get around at the monent!

I am limping and hobling like a  90 year old woman tonight....

I give up!

On the bright side:

Its good it happened on the last day of festival and not the first!.....

And my bowel pain is down today.... Its only about a 2.....

Im hoping i wake up feeling better....

Ready for the long 8 hour trip home ! 

Jodie xx


    




Sunday, April 20, 2014

Day 10: Glutathione trial for my crohns disease

Day 10:

Spent a lazy day at the festival...

Not doing much at all really....

I had no gigs, so it was a good day to rest up and be lazy!

I always feel guilty when i dont 'do' much.....

Especially, when at festivals like this....

So many things to do....

So many wonderful artists to see....

And im back at the camp site, curled up with a book!......

I did get out and see a few artists tonight tho... .. Now back at the tent ready for bed by 9pm..... 

Im such a party animal! Lol

Today, my bowel pain has come down a bit..... Its about a 3-4....

My joints are soooo sore!

Still my hips and femur... Mainly the right one.....

Jaw joint pain.....

 Lower back.....

No pain relief today......

But it wouldnt take much to twist my arm tonight !.....

I wish i had more energy....

Cant wait to get home and restart this glutathione trial!

Goodnight!

Jodie xx

 

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Day 9: glutathione trial for my crohns disease

Day. 9:

Today:
Todsy started busy...

A gig at 10am......

Another gig at 12.30....

Lots of running about in between with the kids etc as Steve also had gigs on at the same time.....

I woke this morning , excited to beplaying  today... But stiff and sore....

Pain:

My hip and leg pain had me hobbling to the shower blick first thing this morning..

And it hadnt let up at all.....

It is quite painful tonight....

Especially the right side....

Im sure the cold and the camping are not helping at all!

My bowel pain has increased....

It started at about a 3 this morning... But had increased to about a 6-7 by about 4pm.... 

Enough for me to take some pain relief...

Which has helped slightly.....

Trips to the loo have certainly increased....

Which is a pain in the bum ( hehe pun intended!).... Because the toilet block is a little walk away from our camp site.... Walking agravates the hips and blah blah blah..... Around and around we go! Lol

Just as i was getting ready for bed, the bar we played at rang and invited us back to play tonight... At 10.30pm...

Its a great opportunity.... 

And lovely to be invited back.... 

But i wish i felt better!

Wish i had more energy...

Wish me luck for tonight...

Jodie xx



   

Friday, April 18, 2014

Day 8: glutathione trial for my crohns disease

Day 8:

Well theres not much to say really about day 8.....
While i had cut my dosage in half, trying to make cspsules last longer... 
And yesterday, i only had one capsule...
 Today was the first full day without them......
.... And i felt a difference...

I certainly dont have as much  energy as ive had durning the last week....
Maybe thats camping taking its toll?
Maybe its the busy festival ?
Maybe its the lack of capsules?

Who knows....

I do know that i am stiff and sore in my joints tonights....
Hips, legs , lower back, jaw...

My bowel pain was about a 2 today but has increased to a 3 or 4 tonight...

Im trying to take extra special care of myself while here....

Sleep well...
Eat well....
Stress less....
Etc etc....

Tomorrow is busy, with 2 gigs....
My first is at 10am.....

I hope i have more energy tomorrow.

Thanks for reading my blog...
And thanks for all your questions and support!

Happy festival!
Jodie xx
 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Day 7: glutathione trial for my crohns disease

Day 7:

Did my capsules arrive !?

To cut a long story short......

No.

I had my fingers crossed that the package would arrive in time today....

But....

Lady luck was not in my favour today...

Nooooo.....

I asked the poor post office lady to check again ....
But no luck.....

I am disapointed that my trial will be hold for a week....

This next 5 days will be massive...  

Camping takes its toll.....

The hectic pace of the festival takes it toll......

The different foods always take their toll....

How I feel today?

Today my bowel pain is about a 2....

My hips, legs and feet are painful...

My lower back is painful ....

Still have a rash over my upper body...

I slept really well last night.....
 ( snored my head off apparently! Lol) 

After having such a week of positive outcomes, i was disapointed today that my capsules didnt arrive.....

But.... What can you do ?

Smile.... And get on with it ! Lol...

Happy festivus!
Jodie xx

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Day 6: glutathione trial for my crohns disease

Day 6:

I declare today a 
'Death by camping' day!

On our way to the National folk festival , we stopped late last night, about an hour or so away from where we were going to be campjng in Canberra....

We thought that would make our Wednesday an easy day.... 
Just drive an hour, then set up..... Right??!!

Lol.....yeah right!

My darling children were awake on and off during the night.... Excited to be sleeping in a motel....
They finally awake for the day at 5am!

5am!!

.... And of course spent the rest of the day over tired and grumpy!...,

..... As did I!!....

Today I Feel?....

Obviously , today i am so tired...
Im just about to go to bed... 
Its 8 pm! Lol

Im stiff ...
And sore....
And ready for sleep!

But..... All the above is from travelling , setting up camp .... And kids!

 .... Not crohns related!

My dosage of capsules has been halved as om trying to make what i have, last as long as i can.... In case my package doesnt arrive tomorrow ..

I have my fingers crossed that my shippment of the glutathione  gets to the local post office here by tomorrow....

Something tells me im going to need my full dosage to get thru this busy next week!

Goodnight!
Jodie xx
 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Day 5: glutathione trial for my crohns disease

Day 5:

I was curious to see how today would go...
We had a big 7 hour trip in the car...
On our way to a festival for work...
With 2 young kids in the car (arrrggh!)

Problem:

I have almost run out of my cellgevity cspsules!!
Nnnnnnoooooooo!!!

My order from New Zealand had not yet arrived.....before we left for a week of work  interstate....
Just as things were progressing well, it seemed i would have to stop my capsules and go without for a week!

I halved my dosage ....
 Trying to prolong the inevitable..... Running out !
Noooooooo!

Solution:!!!! 

Tierd and grumpy after 5 hours in the car with a 3 year old and 7 year old....
( a thousand kisses to the inventor of the car DVD player!)......
No phone or internet conection for a lot of the way.....
We stopped for a short break at a roadhouse.... 
When suddenly phone reception came through....
And a call came in from the lovely man who has started me on this Glutathione journey....

He and his lovely brother have organised for some capsules to be delivered to the little post office up here where we are working....
so i dont need to stop my trial!!

How fantastic is that?!!

This means i can continue this amazing journey without interruption....

And , hopefully, continue with this amazing progess!

How i feel today:

Toilet normal...( for me)

Todays bowel pain is about a 1...
Hardly there at all.... This can happen from time to time... Some times i can go a week or so with no bowel pain at all....

My pain in hip/ leg is still there....
I was worried about sitting in the car for 7 hours.... 
I thought things would get aggravated and very stiff and sore....

But.... No change at all .... Just my normal pain.... Not too bad at all.....

Only slight achy ness in my jaw today....

No lower back pain.....

I slept well last night .... 
Slept in this morning!...
Awoke feeling fresh instead of tired...

I am tired tonight and will hopefully sleep well.....
My last night in a proper bed for the next week...
we are camping at the festival !

Lets see what tomorrow brings!
Jodie xx





Monday, April 14, 2014

Day 4: glutathione trial for my crohns disease ...

DAY4:

I slept well again last night, even tho i went to bed late again....

I woke up ok..... 
Not as energetic as yesterday, but not bad.....

I still had a mild headache when i woke...
And a slight rash over my upper body....

(Im assuming rash and headache are is my body still detoxing )

I woke with pain again in my hips and legs.... Especially the right hip joint and femur.... 
I kinda limped thru the morning until things eased a bit by mid afternoon....

The pain in my jaw joints is less...
 Its not painfull today... 
More just achey and stiff...

Abdominal pain is about a 1-2 ...
which is awesome....
Toilet normal for me....

Conclusion:

Although day 4 has still brought some relief and improvement.....i guess the energy level wasn't as full on as yesterday......
I guess everyday cant be as intense as day 3 was!...
 Goodness, i'd explode in 2 weeks if it was like that! Lol....

Everyday so far has brought an improvement ....

Lets see what tomorrow brings!

Jodie xx

 

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Day 3: glutathione trial for my crohns disease...

Day 3:

Day 3 has been an interesting and busy day!

I felt good when i went to bed last night, even tho i had a big headache...

I wasnt tired when i went to bed... 
And i ended up reading in bed until 2am.... 
I still didnt feel sleepy or tired at all, but thought i should at least try to sleep!...

And i did sleep!

I woke this morning... Full of energy despite not getting as many hours as i usually get.

Dosage :

Todays dosage was 2 in the morning and 2 lunch time.....
It sounds really strange... But about an hour after i take my capsules, i can actually feel them working in my body!

It feels like my cells are waking up !

I know..... Sounds a bit hippyish ... But i can honestly say, thats how i am feeling...

Today, i have felt fantastic!

So full of energy!

We held a dinner party here tonight for 11 guests......
(something we dont usually do, i never have the energy, or i dont feel well)...

I did all the cooking...

All the preperation....

No stress.....

No worries at all.....


Just SO much energy!

I wonder if this is how people normally feel?.....

And maybe my body has been depleted for so long, that its forgotten what its like to have so much energy and to feel so 
good ?

Pain:

Todays bowel pain is about a 1 to 2...
(Which is better than yesterday)

Toilet habits normal....(for me)...

I still have some joint pain.... 
Mainly in my right hip and femur ... 
And some in my jaw joints....

I still have a mild headache ...
( maybe its from detoxing?)....

Maybe I'm just having a great day?

Maybe it's the capsules?

But..... I feel bloody fantastic today and i honestly can't wait for the upcoming weeks!

I feel excited by this product ! 
I  can actually feel it working!

Bring on tomorrow!

Jodie xx





Saturday, April 12, 2014

Day 2: glutathione trial for my crohns

DAY 2: glutathione trial for my crohns disease...

Well.... Its been interesting so far!!

I started thursday afternoon.

My dosage of capsules is: 
2 in the morning and 2 at lunch time....

We had a late lunch yesterday so i didnt take the capsules untill about 3.45pm.....

By about 6pm, I could feel a surge of energy....
 It was kinda strange.... 
Like a little buzz....
Everything was buzzing... 
Even my eyes were flickering..... 
Nothing alarming.... 
Just a big energy surge !...

..... It was good!

....but..... I couldnt get to sleep last night!
I had far too much energy and I was wide awake, for what felt like most of the  night!


Today:

After getting not much sleep....
I awoke feeling pretty good....
I certainly have more energy....
Again, i was buzzing after my morning dosage.....
( my house got a good spring cleaning) lol
I decided to cut my lunchtime dose down to only one capsule..... 
I need my sleep.... 
And dont want to risk another sleepless night.
 So.... I was not so buzzy this evening!

Pain:

My abdominal pain is still about a 2-3.... So its there, but nothing major....
Toilet habits, not out of the ordinary for me...

My leg and hip pain were much less this morning.... Infact, it was almost gone!...
But, it has returned again tonight...

This evening has brought with it a big headache.... 

I also have Jaw joint pain.... 
 I tend to get alot of, but haven't had in a few months...
Stiff neck...
Stiff shoulders...

Conclusion:

Well , something is certainly happening!

I'm loving  the extra energy !

Not pleased about the lack of sleep tho...

The buzzy feeling is a little strange, cant work out if i like that or not yet! Lol....

Not sure if i should have cut my lunchtime dose, as pain is back more tonight?....

Oh, and dont take capsules later in the day or you wont sleep!

Will see how tomorrow goes !

Cheers!
Jodie xx

P.S .. Thanks for all your support...
Thanks for all your inbox  messages and questions xx