Healthy Alternatives…

Ta-dah!  My cleaner office!

Ta-dah! My cleaner office!

 

Well, after my last week… and feeling worse – I wrote my doctor again.  Her nurse called today, refusing my biopsy and again – wanting to wait until my immunologist appointment in mid-January.

No offense to my doctor, I appreciate her honesty of not wanting to proceed with something she doesn’t know enough about.  But, I’ve had enough.  It took me a good day to write to her – and a bad day… to get over her not doing anything for me…  because I did something I should have done a few months ago.

Consider alternative medicine.

Essentially, it’s combining eastern and western medicine… and in my mind, holistic (whole body treatment) or alternative medicine was always where I was going to go for help, once I knew what was going on, and had ruled out the majors through bloodwork.

I just had no idea I wouldn’t be ANY further along to answers, or healing at this point. 

I’ve resigned myself to the fact:  I’m on a slow train, to no where.

In the mean time… I’ve been reading more on alternative helps for chronic fatigue, or fibromyalsia, or sjorgrens… just to see if something along those lines just might be helpful to me.

I’ve been enlightened about severe candida…more food sensitivities, and other alternative measures to be well…

I’ve been encouraged.

I’ve pondered and prayed…

What do I do next? 

Sit here and wait?

I’ve teetered between really horrid days and an evening where I finally cleaned my office for the first time in 6 months

“Not to be rude mom?” My son said.  “But that is a LOT of dust.”

“I know sweetie,” I agreed.

I struggled between people telling me I look “great” for feeling “so awful” (believe me, I don’t FEEL great… I’m trying very hard, and that must be a good moment when you see me.)

…and at a time when I’ve slept more at night, than I have in that past 13 years… and taken countless unplanned naps that normally made me feel incredibly guilty…

I’ve decided I’m going to keep fighting.

SOMEONE.  Will help me.

Someone.

So… after much prayer, and discussion with my husband… we have decided we’ll be taking a little detour on our path back to health.

Today is the day, I set my appointment with a naturopathic doctor.

What once may have consider a little strange… seems like the most common sense way of treatment there is:

* Find the cause, instead of treating the symptoms.

I have a great feeling about this.  It has to be better than “wait another month and a half for no answers… and be sent to yet another doctor.”

 “Again Jesus spoke to them, saying,

‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness,

but will have the light of life.’”       

John 10:12

 

Posted on December 5, 2012, in Celiac/Gluten Sensitivity, Our Struggles, Truth and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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