We did all the things we needed to do to get rid of the bugs (you can read details on that in all the bedbug posts I did!) and pretty much just waited. It was like having a part time job; after work we’d come home and check out another piece of furniture. We’d get out the flash lights and tooth picks and get to it. Sure enough both night stands had bugs hiding in them (and we found eggs!) and of course the bed frame. Right now our bedroom looks like a cquorenten zone. There’s powder on the floor around all the walls, outlets, edges of furniture, under the bed, on the bed frame and anywhere else the bugs could get (the powder is diatomaceous earth to be exact), we have no night stands and the only furniture in there is my empty dresser and our bed. There’s no clothes, no nothing.
We had a pretty good routine going. We’d spray, flip the bed, search for bugs, find a couple, kill them of course, and then wait a couple of weeks (for any more eggs to hatch) and then repeat. Every week we’d wash the sheets and put all the bedding in the drier for an hour and vacuum the whole house thoroughly. As of right now we’re going on 2 and a half weeks of no bits and no bug sightings. I’m sort of holding my breath, I can’t really believe yet that it’s over and we could go back to normal living. I feel like it was a lot of work but not as horrible as I’ve heard it be for some people. I’m able 99% sure it’s over, and all the bugs are gone but I’m not ready to stop living out of bins and plastic bags just yet. I think we’ll spray and check one more time for good measure and go from there. But that’s where that part of the story is. It feels so nice to give you a good report. AND I’ve been creaming and oiling up heaps and my skin is looking great. A little tanning in the summer and my skin will look as good as new (right now it’s got all sorts of little white spots from healed up bites/scabs).
I finished my month long Candida diet. It went pretty good. I had serious cravings and got really board with my food options. And at sound points I was super weak and tiered all the time (I’m guessing part of that was the Candida dying off). I lost another 4 pounds, so that puts me at 116lbs from my original 130lbs. I didn’t need to lose weight, but I wanted to, not that this was ever the point of any of this, I’m not one for dieting, but it’s a nice benefit I guess! Other then that I really don’t feel much different. People keep asking me if I’m feeling better and I have to be honest, I’m not. My digestion seems a lot better and I’m pooing sometimes 2 times a day which feels great but other than that I haven’t really noticed much of a difference. I’m still tiered, I’m having intense headaches and migraines and my (face) skin for some reason has gotten really bad, well bad in comparison to its good state before the diet (breaking out was not something that has been happening for a few months). I went to see my doctor again last week and he said that I’m hypoglycemic and I need to pay more attention to my body and really eat every 2 hours (a little something) and try to have 5 smaller meals a day instead of just three meals a day. I’ll be honest, I’m really not surprised about this. I’ve often had issues with getting super moody or headaches if I was hungry and if I went too long I would just hit a wall and couldn’t do anything until I ate something. It’s a pain in the butt to try and always have some sort of healthy food with me and I need to try and eat lots of food low on the GI which is hard too. I have a lot of studying to do to understand this more fully but already with eating more often I’m feeling better.
That pretty much sums it up for now. I can’t say I’m doing heaps better but maybe I’m doing better on the inside then I feel I am on the outside? Either way I’m just going to keep chugging along. I hope to have a better update for you soon!
If you’re interested in some of my research and health tips I’ve found check out these posts!