I received my first shipment from Cenegenics of the various hormone replacements and supplements two days after my visit there. It’s a LOT of stuff. My Cenegenics doctor, Dr. Mayweather, sent me my schedule for taking them and the specific things they were addressing.
It was really nice when I sent her an email with a couple of questions and I got an immediate response. I’ve gotten so used to the medical care system as it exists that it was a wonderful surprise.
I’m working on my “system” of remembering to take everything at the right time. I have one pill that I’m supposed to take on an empty stomach without food. So I put the bottle next to my toothbrush. I have two creams that I’m to use in the morning so they’re on the bathroom counter with my other lotions and potions. I have a pill case at my bedside and that’s where I put the things I’m supposed to take at bedtime. Then there’s two packets plus four other things I’m supposed to take in the morning with food so I grabbed them this morning to have with my breakfast shake. Another two packets and one pill at lunch or dinner time. Phew!
I went there last Monday and today is Sunday. It’s been a kind of stressful time since I was fighting lots of congestion (which I thought was a cold but am now pretty sure was allergies…Zyrtec seems to have done the trick). My mother turned 90 and I made a celebration weekend for her. I brought all my (3) kids into town plus my cousin flew down from Seattle. I split the visits into two days so my mother wouldn’t be too overwhelmed. Unfortunately, my mother’s mental condition continues to decline and combined with her lifelong emotional and personality issues…well, it’s not pretty. She was able to pull it together for the “parties” but there was a LOT of upset and confusion before and after.
Even so, I maintained my diet and supplements. I have lost FIVE POUNDS since Monday. I don’t think I’ve ever lost that much weight in a week. Obviously, I don’t expect to keep losing at that rate but it’s nice to see the scale move down for a change.
It’s hard to know if the supplements are “working.” I definitely feel better and I noticed, last night, that I slept better. When you change diet and take supplements and do some exercise…hard to know what to attribute the “better” feeling to. There may be a placebo effect for all I know…that just taking them and believing they make a difference..they make a difference.
So…we’ll see. The journey begins.