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Re: Homeopathic Doctor

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Well I saw my new doctor yesterday, what a dish emoticon 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.

  
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TURTLE24 3/29/2012 2:38PM

    Interesting! Certainly our emotions are connected to our physical self and I am glad he had some concrete suggestions on what you may try to do about it. Thank you so much for sharing.


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DOWNPORT 3/29/2012 11:18AM

    Lynn - I am so happy for you! I think you and your new doctor have found the answer! It all makes sense! You are sounding really positive about it and that is a great start! Let me know how you get on with the new treatment!
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MUMSKI 3/29/2012 10:27AM

    I wish I could Dianne, he was amazing. Thank you girls for your support. I feel very positive today.

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WAN2BHIKING 3/28/2012 7:38PM

    Lynn,
This sounds so positive! I am praying that this is the answer for you!
And when you are done with this doctor, can you send him my way?
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Love ya!
Dianne

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GEORGIAK25 3/28/2012 3:39PM

    Oh Lynn even I feel the postiveness from this. Oh I am praying he has solutions. You know the chinese never have cold drinks with their meals but green tea. It helps with digestion. They must know something.
I hope with the relaxation techniques that you can work through those unresolved issues. I don't think a parent ever gets over the passing of their child but learns ways to deal with the sadness and loss.
I am also saying a prayer for the dr who had the patience and understanding to help you. emoticon emoticon

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Re: Scan results!

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,

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MUMSKI 12/20/2011 11:59AM

    Thank you once again for all your comments, you girls are the best. Hugs Lynn

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GERIPAL 12/20/2011 11:26AM

    Lynn - So glad the results are ok. Working on your legs, hips and back will def. make you feel better. We exercise and walk but there is nothing like personal attention to make sure it is done correctly. You will be a new woman in no time!!

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KRISANNEDRA 12/18/2011 8:15AM

    Here's hoping that it's all good news from now on. *hugs*

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WAN2BHIKING 12/14/2011 9:13PM

    Sounds promising! Keeping you in my prayers!

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TURTLE24 12/14/2011 3:22PM

    I am so glad to hear all is well for now and sounds like there will be some answers for any other issues.

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MUMSKI 12/14/2011 3:02PM

    Thank you girls for all your comments, they are really appreciated.

Hugs Lynn

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BGUMBA 12/14/2011 11:32AM

    I'm glad to see some good results. I'll keep praying for you Lynn!

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DOODERQUEEN 12/14/2011 10:45AM

    Lynn so happy to hear some good news. And the fact that you are going to work on the leg/hip/back issues will be a good thing as well. Your Physcio will get you in shape in no time.

Thank you for keeping us updated!

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SANDYMAE3 12/13/2011 10:25PM

    praying for you

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DARLENEK04 12/13/2011 9:42PM

  Praying Lynn...

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DOWNPORT 12/13/2011 9:41PM

    So glad that you have had good results from your medical examinations. Thinking of you and praying that you will find some relief from the physio! Hugs!

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CT Scan

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Well I had my scan done and what a pretty amazing thing that was. I wasn't sure what to expect, but in the end it was fine. I got to the hospital at 8 in the morning and was offered this liquid to drink which was a contrast agent. I think this is to help with the imaging. Then I could go walk about for an hour. When I came back I had to drink another cup of this liquid, about a pint of liquid each time. Then I got undressed and put on a gown and waited another hour. I then had to drink another pint of this liquid. At this point I was taken into the room and given an intravenous injection and put on a bed. The bed went into the scanner and I had to hold my arms above my head, not easy with a needle in your arm. The nurse released the fluid into me and told me that I would go very warm, my throat might tighten and that I would feel as if I had peed the bed. At first I thought she was joking, until it happened. What a strange feeling. She had no explanation for it happening, other than a side effect of the drug.
The scan took about 15 minutes and then it was all over. Nothing much to it really. Afterwards you just have to keep drinking fluids because the drug dehydrates you, so this was one day when I definitely got in my quota of water. Now I just have to wait for my results. emoticon

  
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DARLENEK04 12/2/2011 10:38PM

  Thanks for the updating. Will keep you in our prayers.


Darlene

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GEORGIAK25 12/2/2011 3:43PM

    Wonderful results. Now up and up in the health stakes.

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MUMSKI 12/2/2011 10:07AM

    Thank you ladies for all your comments, truly appreciated.

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DOWNPORT 12/1/2011 1:33PM

    Glad you are through this Lynn - praying for good results. It brought back memories - your description fitted my experience exactly!

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BGUMBA 12/1/2011 12:37PM

    Praying that the results are great!

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TURTLE24 12/1/2011 11:57AM

    Thanks for sharing. What an interesting experience. Hope the results will bring good news.


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DOODERQUEEN 12/1/2011 11:53AM

    Thinking of only good results for you!

That sounds like a long day.

Glad you got through it with no issues.

Thanks for updating us!


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SANDYMAE3 12/1/2011 11:41AM

    praying for good results!!

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Bootcamp Day 1!

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.

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HAPPY-DESTINY 1/4/2010 9:11PM

    emoticon Good for you!

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SANDYMAE3 1/4/2010 9:37AM

    just keep moving with her like walking if you cant do the higher intensity part, i did it but it was butt kicking!!!!

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BAILEYSMOM7 1/3/2010 11:44AM

    I just logged on to do it too! I don't think I will be able to do the higher intensity part but I think we will get there! Congrats! Great job.

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Paradise

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. emoticon

  
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PHILLIPS66 10/16/2009 10:30AM

    Wow Lynn you make me so jealous..I would love to spend a week in any vacation..paradise..glad you had so much relaxing fun..It's just nice to get away from the rat race of work and real life once and a while..great for you...rico emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SANDYMAE3 10/13/2009 9:51PM

    i love the way you describe your adventures we were there with you... i have friends who live in hilo,she is a nurse who helped me take care of alex. bel

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CHANGES4KAREN 10/13/2009 7:44PM

    Glad you had a wonderful trip. What a beautiful place to visit! Good for you! I am glad you and your honey had some time away together! How special for you both!

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With love and hugs, Karen

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LIZNMARK1 10/13/2009 4:32PM

    Hey, my buddy! Now...you just mentioned you were going on vacation. You didn't mention ANYTHING about going to paradise!! WOW...what an amazing trip that must have been! My cousin lives in HI and has offered an open-invitation to visit her anytime. Don't know if we will ever get that way or not, but I am sure it is a sight to behold!! She loves it there!Sounds like the two of you had a blast. I am so thrilled for you!! And, thanks for sending the sunshine my way!! It is finally sunny here today after quite a bit of rain as of late!! So glad you are back! I missed your visits while you were away!

Hugs,
Elizabeth

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SARAHF_24 10/13/2009 12:48PM

    Sounds like you had a great time! Oh how I'd love to get there someday!!

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LIS193 10/13/2009 12:30PM

    Sounds like you had a wonderful time!

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