The blog has been silent because we're just coming out of the tunnel of a stomach bug that has had me in survival mode for the last few days. The three big kids all had it for several days, but thankfully while James seemed a bit warm he seems to have missed the brunt of the virus.
I will spare you most of the details but I can say that having one sick child who was standing up get sick above a sick child who was laying on the floor was pretty much the low point of the week.
Today we're settling back into the swing of things.
I'm still waiting to hear back from the neurologist about the last MRI, and on a really positive note I haven't had a migraine since I started the 400 mg a day of magnesium, so I'm cautiously optimistic that it will hopefully at least cut back on the headaches.
And Friday is the ENG test. After being told the point of the test is to bring on the vertigo and that there's apparently a fair chance it's going to make me sick, it sounds not so fun. But it will be nice to have it done and out of the way.
Which brings me to the low salt diet.
I kind of hate it.
Except.... Sigh... except that the vertigo has dramatically decreased in the last couple of days. And I feel kind of great overall.
I kind of have mixed feelings about this, mostly because of my not totally healthy love of all things salty (as evidenced by the fact that I lost 10 lbs in the first 3 days of this diet...). I would love to be able to eat all the salt I want and feel great too. Alas. That looks like it's not to be.
Feeling really good is worth it though. And I'm sure that as with dairy and sugar and the other elimination diets I've done for allergies, the oh-my-goodness-I-can't-think-of-anything-other-than-salt will subside soon too.
I'm having good luck with various cooking experiments... I just miss salt. And I'm struggling with the balance of getting enough calories to not have my milk supply tank (which has happened twice now) while not exceeding the salt limit.
It is definitely an exercise in self control.
Now hopefully my brain can begin to wake up from survival mode and I can start to think about other (more blog-worthy) things again!