It’s funny how things come along in life to serve as a point of redirection.
Yesterday I got redirected.
Yesterday I was given the opportunity to decide whether or not I truly believe what I say I believe….
….about health, nutrition, wellness, medical intervention, and more.
Yesterday I learned that I have fabulous cholesterol levels. I also learned that as far as a sonogram is concerned, most of my internal organs look pretty good.
Most of them, anyway.
And most of my blood work was pretty good. Most of it….except the little detail of my hemoglobin–my almost non-existent hemoglobin. It seems a 6-point-something-or-other is a little low when ideal is 12-16. The doc commented that she was amazed I was even able to get up and walk around. Guess that explains some of the fatigue that’s been plaguing me lately. I just thought I was really out of shape.
Then there is the matter of my “baby”. It seems there is an alien thing growing inside and around my 44 year old incubator.
No, I’m not pregnant.
My diagnosis was basically exactly what I had already self-diagnosed and the reason I even went to see a traditional doc in the first place. I am exhibiting symptoms of a benign uterine fibroid. I had already decided I could manage one of those, although some things might have to change about my diet.
I had purchased the “Living with Fibroids” book, and I had done lots of research before hand. I was pretty sure I could handle this.
The part I wasn’t counting on was just how big the fibroid collection turned out to be and the unexpected thickened endometrial lining they found. Seems I have 3 mm too much for comfort.
The medical approach in such cases is referral to a GYN for biopsy of the uterine lining and likely hysterectomy due to the size of the fibroid.
I am, after all, kicking out a good solid blood transfusion each month at this point.
And I mean it’s not like I’m gonna need that uterus to make more babies, right? So medical logic says let’s just cut that sucker out and eliminate the problem.
Except that doesn’t solve the underlying problem.
My diet and lifestyle have created this thing. Cutting it out isn’t going to solve all my problems. In fact, it will add a few to the mix. My hormones are already jinked up pretty badly. I’ve known this for a couple of years now, but I’ve procrastinated doing anything about it. I’m pretty sure cutting out an entire organ that contributes to what’s left of the production of natural hormones is probably not the greatest of ideas.
And the synthetic stuff is just totally scary.
I am not a horse.
Besides, where will the alien grow next if we cut out its host and don’t change the environment that’s supporting its growth?
After processing all of the information I have so far and considering things like the expense of surgery, I realized I was being given an opportunity. …
I preach that the body has the ability to totally heal itself if given the right nutritional and energetic support.
I watch people put their eggs entirely in the western medicine model of cut, slash, burn and shake my head in pity.
I am now faced with an opportunity to put my money where my mouth is.
I can totally change my diet and the internal environment of my body, or I can continue consuming things that deplete my body of life force energy.
I can nurture my girl parts back to vibrant health by using food and herbs as medicine, or I can let the whackers take my parts away forever.
I realize some people hit a point at which there isn’t an option left. Cutting the body part off or out is sometimes the only option for survival. My heart breaks for them.
I, on the other hand, still have time and a choice.
On this fourth of July, 2012, my choice is eating cake and ice cream in celebration of my second daughter’s 18th birthday, or eating homemade guacamole and cucumbers. One feeds the alien. One feeds me. Once creates the acidic environment that encourages tumor growth. One provides the alkalinity to feed, nourish and repair damaged cells.
My game plan includes my MD, my chiropractor, a naturopath, a hormone-compounding pharmacist and quite likely an acupuncturist. Gotta get the iron depletion resolved immediately. I even have a game plan for that. Just gotta run it by the doc and see if she can find a way to make it happen.
It also includes an abundance of raw alkalizing foods….all of which have to be washed, sliced, prepped, and more. Broccoli and cabbage are my new best friends. Dairy, sugar, and anything with gluten are the enemy.
I think I have a new full time job.
Good thing I like guacamole and cucumbers.
Anyone for a big heaping bowl of coleslaw and a cup of herbal tea?
PS: I don’t need your prayers. God didn’t make me eat crap and God isn’t going to fix it for me by some miraculous intervention. I need your encouragement, positive energy, and an occasional batch of organic broccoli and carrots that I don’t have to take time to wash and cut up. I also need your massage business. Eating healthy isn’t exactly cheap. Much gratitude in advance.