26 Years of Nothing Remarkable and YET, that’s 26 Years of Nothing Remarkable??
Most of you’ll not know that l have been quite ill this week – literally only a couple of people knew that l was crippled up in physical pain from Sunday evening to last night, and now l am recovering from internal bruising of the gut. This morning, l feel 100% better than l did Monday and 80% better than yesterday and today of 100% fitness level – l am probably at a 85% mark.
I haven’t been out for a walk since Sunday morning, although l was working in the garden with the compost till around 7pm on Sunday. I took seriously ill very late Sunday night around 11.30pm and was not able to start to get some sleep till around 3am.
I have been as you know unwell since roughly later January of this year with gut and intestinal flare ups, bouts and attacks and l have been slowly and surely trialling and testing my diet and the ingredients listings to try an eliminate the aggressors. This is a very difficult task, because without professional medical help it’s like trying to find a fart in a sewage farm – it can be nearly impossible because it’s not just ‘ a basic ingredient’ in food but can be a changed ingredient in everything you personally use and consume – ranging from foods to household products to personal hygiene products.
Now, the medical profession in the United Kingdom today refuse to recognise the problem l have which is most likely to be Chronic Candida Yeast Overgrowth [CCYO]. All of us have yeast in our bodies, but sadly some of us have bodies that go into overdrive with the yeast production for a number of factors – but usually anything that can cause or create extra stress. Not label diving, but l sit on the spectrum of autism with my Asperger’s and l have had stomach issues for as long back as l can remember – even as a child l had stomach disorders. Many of us on the spectrum do indeed suffer from intestinal gut disorders and or troublesome bacteria’s.
The only official way the NHS will recognise and identify and diagnose CCYO with me is if l have been diagnosed with AIDS – otherwise, they fail to see how you could have a yeast overgrowth that is attacking your gut, stomach and organs which is what mine does.
I had to get a ‘loose’ diagnosis of CCYO from an alternative practitioner and l did so through Vega AllergyTesting. The NHS provide very few allergy testing facilities sadly which is really outrageous considering that something like 85% of the British populace suffer on a regular basis or has experienced serious issues from one form or another of gut and intestinal disorders or IBS/IBD aka Irritable Bowel Syndrome – Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Crohns disease, ulcerative colitis, diverticulitis and so on at some point in their lives to date..
In the United States last figures seen concerning 2015 it was estimated that just over 3 million Americans suffered with the same thing which was noted as a significant increase since 1999.
Many of these increases have occurred since the arrival of the millennium and more so with the increase of unnecessary chemicals in our food chain – our stomachs and intestinals are simply not designed to accommodate all of these chemicals.
I was reading an article the other day that said that cancers had also increased with people since the turn of the new century due to the pharmaceutical companies adding in more and more chemicals to our daily food stuffs and ingredients within other non – consumable household products to aid with more flavour and scents and colour – to basically make things more attractive to the buyer.
I first became ill in 1994 and from then to my last time with any form of medical body in 2018 so basically at that point 24 years, l had received perhaps a dozen diagnosis and then they retracted those and would always come back with ‘There is something there Mr Matier, but it’s not remarkable!’
If you think on it, that’s pretty bloody insulting especially by the time of 2018 when for 24 years l had already been experiencing major health problems and been plagued with severe stomach cramps that prevented me from actually walking most of the time, internal bleeding, bloating, cancer, polyps, horrendous weight loss, iron deficiencies, anaemia and the list went on. Whilst that MAY NOT be remarkable to the doctors, here l am in 2021 so on my 27th year since this first began for me at the age of 31 – l would have to disagree and say ‘Well for something that’s nothing remarkable in your eyes, the fact that l have had a severe stomach problem with me for most of my adult life is seriously bloody remarkable all by itself!! How on earth has this still not been diagnosed??”
I had initially thought on Sunday night that perhaps l had somehow ingested some of the compost, but poo pooed that notion, l am not six and sneaking handfuls of the dirt to eat as a bit of fun!
Suze managed to remind me of something however yesterday which is probably what has happened …. you see the last time l had a serious attack like this was very late 2019, so 18 months ago – at that point it was what is known as a Candida Die off – when the work you are doing towards aiding your recovery is slowly starting to come into fruition and the yeast overgrowth is ‘dying off’ in your stomach and in my case around my organs … as they say you have to become a lot worse before you become a lot better and l think this is what is happening. I do take herbal tablets three times a day to combat and aid the die off so that too has helped.
Whilst it is indeed good news that the yeast overgrowtth no longer has an aggressive a hold as it has had for however long, probably six months – the bad news is that something that was in my diet was the problem and l have spent all of this year mostly trying to locate it – to the point that today, my diet is ‘remarkably slim’ ingredients wise.
I think the culprit was a gluten free brown bread …. l think, but that’s now out of the diet …
I think the culprit was spring onions …. l think, but that is now out of my diet …
…. l think ……….. trust me this list goes on for another 8 items l have removed from my diet this year alone … never mind the 110 ingredients l have extracted from my diet and non consumables since 2015 and the CCYO diagnosis. Every year it just gets worse and every year more is extracted.
It does get to the point that you become stressful about what you can and cannot eat and sometimes in order to reduce the potential pain … you don’t eat … thankfully l am NOT yet in that bracket – but l can relate to it very well. On the sarcastic side to life, my target weight of 12 stone for May is fast becoming a reality as l am 12.3 and as l carry a 3lb natural bloat weight , this means l have indeed hit my target – which is good news. It doesn’t matter l guess to the medical profession that whatever this is that has been inside me is still present and will be no doubt to the day l die – because in their eyes, it is nothing remarkable….
Suze is to be here at 1pm, and we plan to take a slow walk on the reserve, as much as l might want to walk miles, l simply don’t have the energies to and l am still feeling the bruising of something like forty trips to the toilet is 48 hours which is never pleasant … but l am hoping we can perhaps visit a garden nursery to boot – we all need something to cheer us up eh?
Thanks for reading – Rory