Wednesday was my second appointment in the ophthalmology Clinic. This one was with the uveitis specialist and, after a week and a half of the steroid eye drops initially prescribed (to reduce the inflammation), we were hoping to get some more information and come to a more narrow conclusion about what’s going on in my eyes.
And the doc, after another eyeball ultrasound & jamming all manner of tools in and around my eye socket, finally got a better look and came to this:
And he prescribed oral steroids, which the pharmacist said should be taken with actual food, ending my juice fast!
Two-and-two-thirds days, it lasted:
I’m just glad that my mental state was so much stronger than the other times I’ve juiced. The entire time, no matter how much my stomach rumbled, I had my goal of being healthier in mind which trumped mindlessly eating. And I never felt hungry so much as I wanted to put food in my mouth and taste it and chew it. This was a real eye opener about the process of eating vs. what nutrients my body wants and needs to function well & feel good. New, I am going to eat & supplement with juice – there are anti-inflammatory foods, like turmeric and ginger, that I can get more of by juicing, so it behooves me to continue a maximum-nutrient delivery system.
There’s another appointment in 2 weeks to check progress & figure out the next steps as far as my eye health.
I am hoping that the steroid pills will help clear my vision even more, because the drops have done a lot.
The antinuclear antibodies issue is a sort of ongoing process for me, just treating myself well and building up, and will be medically addressed once I can see better. The fact that that sort of thing can simply happen was a wake up call, a sort of alarm that I needed to address my stress levels or whatever it is that’s causing my body to feel like its under attack.