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Sunday, August 16, 2009

Fatigue Grabbed Me, Bioness Electrode Issues, and Evening Primrose for MS

What a beautiful pool weekend it has been. The temperature has been great, humidity low, perfect. I didn't go swimming today, yesterday wiped me out, that's where I find myself, not able to relax 2 days in a row. I could see the family in the pool, just couldn't do it. I am having a hard time adapting to what looks like my new circumstance. I rolled along for long time in the old, so I need to give myself some time, but I don't have to like it.

I need to talk to the Bioness people about the electrodes for the stimulator. Got a a note in the mail that each set I receive I will be charged for, that's cool, didn't expect they would be free. What about the first 25 sets or so I went through will we were figuring out to use the stim? What about the ones I had on backwards because I was told do so? What about the ones I hydrated, but wasn't supposed to. I may have to take it up with Dankmeyer, or Bioness, either way, I don't think I should have to pay for the ones to replace the electrodes I was instructed to use wrongly. Where are they with the new cloth backed electrodes? I'm sure they will let me know when they are available.

Evening Primrose, what a pretty, native plant. Did you know it was one of those flowers you can eat, the whole thing. Anybody had any luck with it slowing the progression of MS? I could throw some on a salad, make a tea from its leaves, or even boil it's roots if it was going to help. I guess it would be easier to add Primrose oil to my morning oats, if I thought it worked. Medicine hasn't worked, I may as well eat flowers! Let me know if you had any luck with this one.


Chekoala said...

HI there
From what I recall - at one of George Jelinek's ms retreats that I attended in Feb - while evening primrose is an unsaturated fat - so is much better than having the saturated fats found in dairy and animal products - it mainly helps with providing omega 6.

However, it is omega 3 that tends to be extremely low in western diets and the one that is important in ms to increase the proportion of it in the diet. Omega 3 is found in flaxseed oil and oil fish.

Udo Erasmus website has lots of useful explanations about oils - /

Hope that helps some. Good luck

Cranky said...

Andy - just caught up on some earlier posts. That is one great looking recipe. Skip's not a squash eater, but I bet she'd eat that.

Libby said...

andy, yeah, when someone told me years ago to try bee stings, i thought if there's something in a bee sting that good, let them put it in a shot for me!!

Stuff could always be worse said...

Sorry about you feeling so tired but maybe it will be better.
I tried evening primrose with no success but everyone is different

Herrad said...

Came by to say hello and wish you well.
Hope you are having a good day.