Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Well I saw my new doctor yesterday, what a dish spent 2 1/2 hours with him just talking about my health issues. He was amazing, so patient and wanted to know everything, unlike 10 minutes with my usual doctor. Anyway the conclusion is my digestive system is not working properly, my pancreas is working overtime. My liver is sluggish and all this is probably having an effect on my leg problem, my sleep, my emotional state, my hormones etc, etc. That is it in a nutshell but obviously there was a lot more to it. Lots of great advise on what to do and what not to do. Some chinese medicine, some herbal medicine, some acupressure on my ears. Acupressure on my hands and feet. He wants to concentrate fully on my digestive issues first. He wants to see if getting that balanced helps the leg at all. If not then we will look into other treatments for that. I had to write down all my concerns and he touched on all of them explaining why they might all be connected and for the first time in months, I felt as if something at last made sense. He sat down with me, explained things fully, drew diagrams of my digestive system and how each one of my organs could be causing problems with the others.
I had to be honest with him and tell him everything. He asked about my family history and if I had any children. I mentioned about Matthew and how he had died at the age of 19. He asked me how I had coped with that, if I had had any counselling and how I felt about it now. A lot of emotion came out and he has suggested that I might still have some issues with this, so wants to try some relaxation treatment with me. I have terrible sleep problems and always have had since Matt died. I wake up early with my heart pounding and with a real feeling of trepidation, he feels this could be from not really dealing with the loss of Matthew. In my heart I feel he could be right, but have never really admitted it to anybody before.
He looked at my diet and said it was pretty healthy but things like having yogurt and fruit for breakfast, although good and healthy were cold and at the moment that was not good for my digestive system. So warm cereal, oatmeal anything like that. No salad for lunch, but soup and a sandwich, again because it is warm. Because my digestive issue has been going on for quite some time now, I suspected that I was not absorbing vitamins and minerals properly, which he agreed with. I told him that I was juicing to get around this, so now was this not a good thing to be doing because it was cold. He said the juicing was good and to continue with it, because it would take the pressure off my digestive system, but to have a hot cup of tea after. So again pretty good sound advise, which makes sense.
So last night John and I sat and chatted about my visit and for the first time in a long time I felt relieved. I have felt so frustrated over this but at last I have something positive to work towards. Someone who has given me good sound advise and some hope, not just some pills and go away.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
The results from the Dr are pretty good. He does not think there is any major concern. I have lots of cysts in my liver, which he said lots of people have and they don't even know they have them. I only know because of the scan. But there is something small in my spleen. It could also be a cyst, so to be on the safe side I have to have another scan in three months time just to see if it has grown or not. So for the time being he is pretty sure all is well, but still cannot explain why I have the symptoms that I do.
On top of that he suggested now looking into the other problem, my left leg. So he did another examination of my back, hips and legs and said he thought things had changed since my last exam a month ago. My back and legs have seized up even more and there is a lot more stiffness and muscle tension. So this morning I had to go for some X-rays on my back, hips and pelvis and on Thursday I start Physio. Hopefully I will start to see some good results soon.
Anyway I feel it is all going in the right direction and now I just have to be patient and see what happens.
Thank you all for your concern. I'm sure all your kind thoughts, messages and prayers have helped,
Sunday, January 03, 2010
Wow! I have just finished Day 1 of the bootcamp and boy was it tough. I couldn't do some of it especially the higher intensity parts, but managed to stay in the mid range. I shall combine this with my walks with Leslie and see how I get on.
Bring it on Coach Nicole
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Yes, just one word for where I have been last week on vacation. The beautiful island of Maui.
I have always wanted to visit and I was not disappointed.
7 days of fantastic weather, beautiful scenery and Oh! yes too much good food. Well you can't have it all as they say.
This vacation was a bit different for us because we decided to stay in an hotel. Usually we stay in Condos and do our own thing, but this time we wanted to sit back, relax and just chill out.
We hired a car for two days and toured the Island. The highlight was the Road to Hana trip. We set off very early in the morning with our map in hand, a picnic basket, lots of water and a bottle of wine. The hotel had given us direction for places of interest on the Road to Hana. Most were the usual visiting spots by tourists but a few were places that were not on the tourists itinerary. One in particular was Nahiku Landing. A little dirt track which normally we would have just ignored, but after going down this track for about 3 miles we eventually came to the most gorgeous scenic bay. There was nobody around just John and I so we decided to have our picnic here. Sat on a grassy slope watching the waves crash over lava rocks, the sun so warm, it was just beautiful. I can say, life does not get much better than this.
After about an hour we decided we had better go and do the rest of the road trip, though it was hard to pull ourselves away. The rest of the day trip was spent travelling the road and stopping off to see the many waterfalls and lookout spots. By the time we got back we had been on the road for about 10 hours. We were exhausted but it had been a fantastic day.
The following day we spent the morning in the Garden of Eden Arboretum. 26 acres of beautiful trees and flowers. I hardly had time to turn around without spotting yet another specimen to take a picture of. The only thing I didn't spot were the mosquitoes which by the time I got home had been all over my body. We had sprayed ourselves with Bug stuff, but that did not seem to matter to them, they still feasted on us both, but it was a small price to pay for all the wonders that we saw.
The afternoon was spent going up Haleakala to the top of the volcano. On the way up we went through thick cloud which was very cold but as we got near the top the sun was out and it was a fantastic sight to see.
The following day was spent out on the golf course with two other couples that we got paired up with. All the men played golf and us ladies did what we do best, chatted. All the ladies drove the carts because as we all know us ladies are the better drivers Lol!! it was a lovely way to spend the morning.
The rest of the time was spent just chilling out and as usual eating and drinking too much, but then what are vacations for if not to indulge now and again.
So it is now back to the land of reality and getting back on track. For a short time it was paradise and being able to share it with John made it all the more special. Something we shall always cherish.
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