Sunday, 25 March 2012

The Body Needs Rest

25.03.2012 - Day 136 of Withdrawal

Today we had planned to play golf, but we decided to stay snuggled in bed the whole day.

Sometimes you just need that relaxing time.

Jake is feeling good, a bit itchy where his skin is going through a little shed.

Hands have repaired really well. He's really happy.

Saturday, 24 March 2012

98% Of The Atoms In Your Body Are Replaced Every Year

Make This One Count

Let me ask you a few simple questions: Do you exist at this moment? Did you exist five years ago? Are you your body? Most people would answer “yes” to all three questions. But if you identify your body as yourself, and simultaneously accept that you exist now and also existed five years ago, then you have a problem: The body you had five years ago does not exist today. There is a dynamic turnover of atoms and molecules that make up your body. There isn’t a single particle of matter—not one atom—present in your body today that was present five years ago. The body you have today is not the same body you had five years ago. It’s not that the body you had still exists but has now changed somewhat. No. The body you had is gone. That collection of atoms appearing as flesh, bone, blood, hair, and so on no longer exists. Yetyou still exist.

Studies at the Oak Ridge Atomic Research Center have revealed that about 98 percent of all the atoms in a human body are replaced every year. You get a new suit of skin every month and a new liver every six weeks. The lining of your stomach lasts only five days before it’s replaced. Even your bones are not the solid, stable, concrete-like things you might have thought them to be: They are undergoing constant change. The bones you have today are different from the bones you had a year ago. Experts in this area of research have concluded that there is a complete, 100 percent turnover of atoms in the body at leastevery five years. In other words, not one single atom present in your body today was there five years ago.

If you were the molecules and atoms of which your body used to be composed, you would now be a personality divided into the many new bodies that those atoms and molecules have become part of. And, of course, the molecules and atoms that make up your present body are not “new”; they too are used. Your body is made of recycled material. The matter you now call “yourself” was once part of many different collections of atoms and molecules that went by different names. This way of looking at the situation reveals the absurdity of Sagan’s conclusion. If the body is the self—if you are a collection of molecules and atoms—then when those particles disperse, that’s the end of that particular “collection.” That collection of atoms and molecules that went by a particular, distinct, collective label (your name) no longer exists. If you are the body, then when the body is gone, you should also be gone. But this doesn’t happen.
So when you look at a picture of “yourself” taken only seven years ago, you are looking at a body that no longer exists. Every single molecule that was present in the body shown in the photography is now gone.Yet you still exist. You are not gone. Now, since the body you had seven years ago no longer exists, yet you still exist, you must logically conclude that (1) you were not the body you had on seven years ago, and (2) you are not the body you have on today.
The material body has sometimes been compared to clothing worn by the self. At one point you had a baby body; then you took off the baby body and put on a child body; later on, you wore an adolescent body; and after that, you put on a young adult body. In all cases it was you, the same self, who was wearing those different bodies.
You, the self, are the constant, unchanging principle in the sea of physical, material changes. You know that you existed seven years ago; you were there. You also know you exist right now. The same you, or self, who existed then also exists now. And this same self will exist when the present body is gone.

Friday, 23 March 2012

Most Comfortable Skin So Far

23.03.2012 - Day 134 of Withdrawal

Today we had a 2 hour Skype conference with 3 others who are going through Topical Steroid Withdrawal. It was really great to talk of our experiences and share with one another what treatments we use.
We are going to do this more often and many others are taking on board our treatments for Jake's healing.

Went to see our doctor today, Jake had Vit C IV and a few 'maintenance checks'. All seemed positive.
We also will be getting blood tests done next week.

Made more cream today, last 10 Liters lasted Jake 2 weeks today.

Jake is the most comfortable he has been in his skin for many months.

The water that is used to mix in with the cream - we use purified water, boil it and then let it cool.

Vit C 

Grandpa Jake
Retreating To Mum & Dads - Such a Calm Home

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Dealing With Change In Positive Ways

22.03.2012 - Day 133 of Withdrawal

Jake had dandruff for as long as he could remember as a result of eczema/cortisone - His scalp has been 100% healthy for the past couple of months.

Very different skin just CM's apart. We have seen this before (14.02.2012), but this is a milder case. This skin will all come off. This skin is like elephant hide.        

Leg skin is still good, flexible and supple, although when Jake scratched the very top layer does feel off a bit.
This skin is peeling off without having any affect on Jake.
The only thing that affects him is when the skin is preparing to come off, it feels tight around the shoulders and neck.
Neck skin is loosening again, assuming this will shed like it did last time.


Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Organic VS Conventional



Unnoticed Changes and Feeling Comfortable

21.03.2012 - Day 132 of Withdrawal

Today Jake is feeling good, had a long sleep and has lots of energy.

Today we realised his skin around the chest and arm pits is getting stretchy and there is a new layer coming off.
Jake didn't even notice this was happening, so it's not bothering him at all, the body is just doing what it needs to do.

The skin that was firming up around the neck is now getting saggy/stretchy again, i'm assuming it will come off at some point.
Face is looking good, a little tight around the eyes.

Legs till really nice skin, although Jake seems to be scratching unconsciously as a habit.

His back has not had an issue for a few months now.

Jake did not realise this was happening, it's not bothering him which is great.
The skin underneath is softer then baby skin, its very fragile, he will have to be extremely careful with it until it gets some strength.

As you can see it is happening in patches, it looks really weird.
This has happened since yesterday, so a very quick change.
The body is obviously just doing what it knows to do. The skin underneath seems tight.

The arm crease is coming off again too.

The skin is still really thick around these areas, perhaps the body is trying to rid of what it doesn't need thickness wise.

Hands are repairing well.

Jake doesn't seem to be bothered at all about the skin, so we are just charging on as normal.

We are both really happy and have trust that his body is doing what it knows to do.

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Jake Jake, He's The Man, If He Can't Do It - No One Can!

20.03.2013 - Day 131 of Withdrawal

I gave Jake a Vit B injection today.
He is covering up when in the sun for long periods of time.
Sweating is not yet normal, this will happen when the sympathetic nervous system is coordinated with the nervous system.
Sleeping well, good energy and the body knows what it needs to do to keep repairing.

Looking back on everything we have done for Jake, we believe everything has been necessary.
There are so many different complaints for a Cortisone user; chemical imbalance, hormone imbalance, insomnia, adrenal fatigue, destroyed capillaries, dehydrated cells, oedema.. I could go on for ever, but above all, the underlying diseases developing in vital organs and tissues are not very forgiving.

Cortisone withdrawal is not a process to be taken lightly.

A doctor proscribing Cortisone to an eczema patient, and not monitoring the patient on a regular basis by giving blood and urine tests should not be taken lightly either!

We are in contact with many eczema sufferers withdrawing from Cortisone, not ONE of them has been monitored, and some have been on proscribed Cortisone for 30 years straight - with no knowledge of the side affects of the drug! What a disgrace!

What is an even bigger disgrace is our Government supporting these drug companies despite already knowing what Cortisone does to us, and allowing doctors to proscribe Cortisone to people without qualifying the significant first.

All of the below is for someone with Adrenal Fatigue. Jake had about 10 other SERIOUS health complaints apart from this - so you can imagine how much effort my parents and I have put into keeping that smile on his face.

Treatment of adrenal fatigue

"Optimal adrenal health is one of the major keys to the enjoyment of life," according to Dr. Wilson. If you have adrenal fatigue, you can fully live life again by making the necessary lifestyle and dietary changes to treat your disorder.
Treating adrenal fatigue is as easy as:
·        Lying down during your work breaks (preferably at 10 a.m. and again anytime from 3 to 5 p.m.)
·        Sleeping until 9 a.m. as often as possible
·        Laughing
·        Exercising
·        Minimizing stress
·        Taking negative people out of your life
·        Eating regular meals
·        Chewing well
·        Doing something fun each day
·        Combining unrefined carbohydrates with protein and oils
·        Avoiding junk food
·        Eating five to six servings of vegetables each day
·        Taking calcium and magnesium supplements
·        Adding sea salt to your diet
·        Taking 2,000 to 5,000 milligrams of vitamin C each day
(Jake was having 3,000mg 3 times a week, now 2 times)
·        Supplementing vitamin E with mixed tocopherols
·        Taking B-complex supplements that are high in B6 and pantothenic acid
·        Adding licorice root extract to your dietary supplement regimen"

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Passion and Energy

18.03.2013 - Day 129 of Withdrawal

Some things I leave off the blog for privacy, but I'm happy to discuss with people if they have private concerns.
Jake's hormones are imbalanced, so we will be getting tests done this week.
Feet and hands are improving a lot.
He has lots of energy and still sleeps well at night.
Emotions are up and down during the day, sometimes feeling a little flat when he is uncomfortable at work.
Redness comes up on the forearms and lower calves, but it doesn't get out of control, and its fairly comfortable.
Still keeping up with Vit B injection 3 x week.

Overall we are really happy and the progress is steady.
Spent this gorgeous afternoon at the course.


So Proud Of You Jake!