Que Sera and Stuff

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This harsh bug-busting diet I’ve been on has taken me down a bit. Quite a bit actually, which is why I haven’t been around the interweb so much lately. I like to think that I’m getting better in small stages, but this is obviously a process that just has to follow its course. It’s amazing the effect on your body what you put in your mouth can have. I’m not giving it up, and I’ll just have to get on with whatever new and interesting symptoms that pop up when they do. I’m feeling really blurgh and feverish right now though, so I’m going to have to forgo my usual zooming for the next couple of days, and try and get back to normal.

I had no choice but to surface to fetch Angus from the airport. It’s only a hundred odd kilometres away, so not normally a big deal to drive. Not so cool this time though. After scaring the daylights out of myself after nearly passing out a couple of times, and driving in rotten gale-force winds bouncing cars around the highway, I mercifully arrived in one piece just in time to meet the plane. No plane though – instead, a phone call from Angus to let me know that it had been turned back just as they were approaching the airport due to problems with the steering. Ack! They had made a full on emergency landing back at Johannesburg, well away from the main runways in a terrifying hair-raising way, with the pilot battling his steering problems as well as incredibly high winds, amid a load of emergency vehicles. Good for him for getting it right! Then they were bussed to another plane which turned out to be heading to a completely different province, turned away – poor wobbly guys, eventually put on one heading in the right direction, and after much angst, landed bopping and boogying in the insane wind without any injuries. It was the scariest wait I’ve ever had, although I must say, after eyeballing those disembarking passengers, not close to as scary as their bloodcurdling trip must have been. I’ll just stay close to the ground for a bit I reckon – the couch it is for a while.

You can never predict what’s going to happen next. I’m always having things happen to slow me down, and then I’m always getting up, dusting myself off, and expecting to carry on with my zooming, but obviously life doesn’t work like that. Never mind. All these little storms pass, so I’ll hopefully be back to crashing around my lovely interweb soon, trying not to break stuff. Snoozeville now though.

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51 thoughts on “Que Sera and Stuff

    Smorgasbord - Variety is the Spice of Life. said:
    June 8, 2014 at 9:40 am

    How terrifying for Angus -but glad he is home for awhile – help you get back on your feet. Sorry the process is proving so long but we all look forward to the day you bounce back onto our screens. Hugs. XXS

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      June 13, 2014 at 6:10 am

      Thank you my lovely Sally – I’m hoping that this isn’t some sort of candida con, but today I’m really feeling totally good, apart from a tiny chill now & then. I’m rattling with supplements, and have totally switched over to no sugar/low carb diet. I was blown away by the fatigue & brain fog though – just moving a foot was way too hard – never again for sure! I made some choccies with cocoa, coconut oil & xylitol just now & they taste really cool to me, so I guess I’m back after all. 😀 LOVES and HUGS – it’s great to be back my friend! ❤ xxxxx

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        Smorgasbord - Variety is the Spice of Life. said:
        June 13, 2014 at 6:45 am

        Lovely to have you back and baby steps! A tough journey but fingers crossed now through the worst. Great job and worth writing about for other sufferers perhaps! Just in the throes of outside work to get ready for Estate Agent in a couple of weeks. Bittersweet after 15 years. Never mind, new adventures to come. XXX♥

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          jorobinson176 responded:
          June 13, 2014 at 9:34 am

          Baby steps for sure! 😀 I’m definitely going to add all that I’ve discovered to my candida blog post – it will probably end up really long, but I reckon if anyone needs to know these things they won’t mind. You’ll have such wonderful memories of your 15 years Sally, and no regrets I’m sure. Going home is such a joy that those memories just make it better. At least we didn’t have to pack though – good old Zimbabwe – Haaa haaaa! MWAH! XXXXXXX

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    First Night Design said:
    June 8, 2014 at 9:42 am

    What a nightmare saga. Take it easy. Health is the most important thing.

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      June 13, 2014 at 6:04 am

      Thank you Sarah – you are so right about health being the most important thing! I’ve been mainly sleeping, but I’m sure I won’t ever let this happen again now. 🙂 xxxx

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    ajoobacats said:
    June 8, 2014 at 11:14 am

    Take care of yourself Jo, I hope you feel better soon.

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      June 13, 2014 at 6:02 am

      Thank you Babs! I reckon the worst is done now, and I SO bow to anyone who has to battle any sort of ongoing illness for any period of time though. I’m really interested at the connections I’ve found to everything from depression to cancer with this candida thing. It’s seriously tough killing it, but I’m amazed at some weird symptoms I’ve always had being gone now. 🙂 xxxx

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    The Story Reading Ape said:
    June 8, 2014 at 12:01 pm

    WOW – Glad BOTH of you made it back home OK, I know how Angus must have felt, I’ve been on a few hairy flights myself (btw – no pun intended from me there) – Hope you both get well soon 😀

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      June 13, 2014 at 5:58 am

      Thank you Chris – I just think I might be better now! Hairy flights… 😀 I don’t fly these days – I mostly only want to be scribbling – but I used to quite enjoy it. Especially the take offs in the big planes – you wouldn’t get me on a small plane for love or money though – dangerous little buggers those. 🙂 x

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    patinspire said:
    June 8, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    Get better soon Lady 🙂 Sending you hugs 🙂 I am happy that Angus got to you safely 🙂

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      June 13, 2014 at 5:55 am

      Thank you my lovely Pat! I’ve never been this sick, and after a month I was starting to think it would never go away, but (touch wood) I’m feeling really good now. LOVE to you! ❤ xxxx

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    Charles Yallowitz said:
    June 8, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    That does sound scary both for flying and driving. Hope you feel better soon.

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      June 13, 2014 at 5:53 am

      Thanks Charles! I’m feeling much better now & raring to jump back into my scribbler friends fray – I’ve missed all you guys a LOT! 🙂

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        Charles Yallowitz said:
        June 13, 2014 at 10:09 am

        Welcome back. Though I might be a rarity for a few days. Damn windows update.

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          jorobinson176 responded:
          June 19, 2014 at 7:02 am

          Thanks Charles – it’s such an eyeopener that a new computer can bale like that, and really so crap to have to try and recover from. Hopefully you can get back on track with the new drive soon, and try and forget about the rotten thing. 🙂

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            Charles Yallowitz said:
            June 19, 2014 at 10:52 am

            The laptop is up and running as of yesterday with a new security program. Also I got something to put my writings on a Cloud-like service. Should make it easier to survive a crash.

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    John W. Howell said:
    June 8, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    I had white knuckles reading this let alone being either in your car or on Angus’ plane. Glad it all worked.

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      June 13, 2014 at 5:52 am

      Thanks John. I reckon I’ll take the car over that plane for sure – at least I could pull over. 😀 Control issues can be good sometimes. 🙂

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    Sue Dreamwalker said:
    June 8, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    Sending you a thought Jo and hope you will soon be back to full health and feeling more like yourself again.. Hugs Sue xox

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      June 13, 2014 at 5:50 am

      Thank you Sue – I needed that lovely thought too! I’m feeling good today – first day of no fevers & pains, so I’m hoping that that’s the end of this. 🙂 ❤ xxxx

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    yeseventhistoowillpass said:
    June 8, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    How beautiful! I picture South Africa as dry… I am wrong:) peace…

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      June 13, 2014 at 5:48 am

      Thank you my friend! South Africa is a bit like the States I reckon – you have some of everything – lush forests, savanna, mountains, snow, and desert. It’s a gorgeous place really. I took this pick in a friends garden (in the mountains of Limpopo). 🙂

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    Cynthia Reyes said:
    June 8, 2014 at 5:35 pm

    Hope you get better soon, Jo. Sounds like a tough time.

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      June 13, 2014 at 5:46 am

      Thank you Cynthia! I hope I’m done with the worst of it now, and totally blown away about all I’ve learned researching it though – it’s some sort of secret killer that mainstream medicine doesn’t want to acknowledge. Learned a lot about eating too. 🙂 xxxx

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    Mira Prabhu said:
    June 9, 2014 at 12:23 am

    Jo – if you feel like it, check out Oil Pulling Therapy on the net — a friend with a similar disorder tried it and it worked wonders — its an ancient Ayurvedic technique — very easy to do and powerful — i do it everyday now and would never want to give it up. All you have to do is gargle with pure sesame oil for 20 minutes the moment you wake up. It removes all the toxins/mucus from body–you can feel it. Best!

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      June 13, 2014 at 5:43 am

      Thanks Mira! I’ll definitely start that – I’ve got a new bottle of sesame oil too. I’ve battled with the toxins because I couldn’t find the molybdenium amino acid chelate that everyone recommends & have been taking some epsom salts baths and that sort of thing. I actually reckon those baths are really brilliant & I’ll carry on taking them now too just because you feel so good afterwards. xxxx

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    laurie27wsmith said:
    June 9, 2014 at 7:04 am

    Still toughing it out Jo? Well I hope things get better for you, there’s nothing worse than being ill while trying to get well. Love the little water pic.
    Cheers
    Laurie.

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      June 13, 2014 at 5:37 am

      It’s been a really crap month Laurie, but I’m glad it happened – I reckon I’ve had systemic candiasis from around the age of 9 looking back now & with symptoms that have nothing to point in the direction of candida – I’m starting to see some amazing changes in everything, so all good. I can’t find that colloidal silver, but I’ve been on a murderous rampage with oil of oregano & coconut oil and stuff. The mercury overload has been crap, but I’m sure I’m over the worst now. xxxx

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        laurie27wsmith said:
        June 13, 2014 at 11:52 pm

        At least you know what’s been happening Jo. Look there are all sorts of things that can help you. I take oregano daily, good stuff. I do hope it all works out well for you Jo.
        Cheers
        Laurie.

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          jorobinson176 responded:
          June 19, 2014 at 6:56 am

          Thanks Laurie – did you also have an overgrowth? I’m blown away by the die back, and the fact that these things have been in charge of my whole body for decades. I started the oregano oil caps last week, and they’re brilliant. I must admit, even though I love garlic, it’s getting a bit old chewing them raw and washing down with apple cider vinegar. Blurgh. I’m sure I’m almost out of the woods now though – no more fevers, but still the red itchy face and neck sometimes. Losing a couple of kgs has been a great bonus though. 😀

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            laurie27wsmith said:
            June 19, 2014 at 9:33 am

            You’re welcome Jo. No I have the oregano powder caps, used them for inflammation, they’re great. I can’t imagine how distressing it would be to have candida, the stuff loves our insides though. I take apple cider vinegar too, it’s great stuff. Oh, the garlic that has to be good. 😦 Give it six months Jo and you’ll be fighting fit. Oh yeah, there’s nothing like a bit of weight loss. Well done that woman.
            Cheers
            Laurie.

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    marianallen said:
    June 9, 2014 at 10:07 pm

    Take care, my dear Jo! Let any zooming you do be via your magic couch. HUGS

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      June 13, 2014 at 5:33 am

      Thank you my lovely Marian! I’ve been properly down and out, but feeling a lot better today for some reason – this thing has a funny on/off switch. LOVE and HUGS to you! ❤ xxxx

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    mihrank said:
    June 10, 2014 at 12:32 pm

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    Sherri said:
    June 11, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    Oh dear, lovely Jo. That is the scariest thing to read…thank goodness all was well in the end, but how horrible…and so sorry you are under the weather. Sending you lots of love, hugs and all good thoughts to get you on your feet again, and back to your normal, energetic, healthy and happy self… 3 >3 xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      June 13, 2014 at 5:30 am

      Thanks for all the loves lovely Sherrie! Today is the first day I reckon I might not expire after all – wow though – what a learning curve. I can’t wait to see what you’ve been up to! ❤ xxxx 🙂

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        Sherri said:
        June 14, 2014 at 1:03 pm

        Sounds like you’ve had an awful time of it. I’m so glad you are feeling better and getting back into the groove of things again. Take good care though and don’t overdo it…and have a lovely weekend. Lots of love and hugs to you my friend… 🙂 ❤ ❤ 🙂

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          jorobinson176 responded:
          June 19, 2014 at 6:52 am

          Thank you my lovely Sherri – I can honestly say that I’ve never been this sick for this long in my life before – amazing trip. But I’m almost over it (I hope) and learn’t allsorts of things too. Mercury poisoning makes your hands and feet red. 😀 And I’ve invented some cool choccies that whiten your teeth and speed up your metabolism, plus going all warrior mode and killing lurgies is good too. LOVE and HUGS to you gorgeous one, and have a beautiful weekend! ❤ 🙂 XXXXXXX

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            Sherri said:
            June 19, 2014 at 2:12 pm

            Wow…you HAVE learnt a lot!!! You must share…!!!
            Sooo glad you are almost through it all…keep strong and make the most of this time to FULLY recuperate… much love and hugs to you my lovely friend… >3 😀 ❤ xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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    WeaverGrace said:
    June 13, 2014 at 2:03 am

    What a beautiful photo! May you rejoin such serenity soon.

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      June 13, 2014 at 5:28 am

      Thank you Grace. 🙂 I reckon I just will now – I took that photie in my friend Eleanor’s amazing garden, set in the mountains with thousands of plants and little fairytale nooks and crannies all over the place. xxxx

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        WeaverGrace said:
        June 13, 2014 at 11:19 am

        When you are at your most miserablest, take yourself there, in spirit if not in person! How fantastic that this is a real place! xxxx

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          jorobinson176 responded:
          June 19, 2014 at 6:59 am

          I love natures nooks and crannies – my best places to escape to in the old noggin. HUGS 🙂 XXXX

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    Espirational said:
    June 13, 2014 at 9:40 am

    You take care of yourself. Glad Angus got home okay. Can’t even imagine how scary it must have been for both of you.

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    Vashti Quiroz-Vega said:
    June 28, 2014 at 12:34 am

    Hello Jo, I’m so sorry you’re feeling so horrible. I’m glad Angus is home safe. Now he can take care of you. I hope you feel better real soon. Get lots of rest. 🙂 xx

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      June 29, 2014 at 5:51 am

      Thanks Vashti – I think I’ll be alright now. It’s funny turning the way you eat on its head, and I’m glad I found out about this now rather than when I’m too decrepit to fix it. 🙂 XXXX

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