Conventional Medicine Wasn’t Enough.
Each time I saw a doctor, they gave me another prescription to treat a symptom. No one got to the root cause. A few doctors even made dismissive comments like “You’re skinny, don’t worry about a few extra pounds” and “You have so much hair. What do you care if you lose a little?” or my favorite….“You just had a baby. Your body hasn’t adjusted yet. How about taking an antidepressant?” UGH!!!!
I studied everything I could. Tried various healing modalities and eventually put my disease into remission and felt great again…. for 20 years.
Two decades later I got sick again. Like the first time, I was referred to a specialist after specialist. None could find the source of my pain and issues. This time was worse than before because it stopped my active lifestyle. I went from working out daily and training for triathlons on the weekends (for fun) to being stuck in bed. I was either medicating and caffeinating to get through a day or laying in bed with muscles contracting and joints hurting. At my worst, I couldn’t dress myself, shower or even walk down a flight of stairs without every muscle in my back and thoracic area becoming one big spasm. It got so bad I couldn’t move. The pain was excruciating and would bring me to tears. I wasn’t a good employee, wife or friend at that point. My life was in a tail spin. My options seemed few.
I had asked my doctor to find another way to manage the pain and spasms (instead of all the meds). He insisted “this is protocol” and added “if you cant handle the meds, how are you going to handle the wheel chair?”