Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Surprise! I'm getting better!

I went to my primary care physician this morning and it was so cool. This is a man I saw probably on average 6 times a month for over a year trying to get all the health issues straightened out.

Since I've started the naturopathic route I've only been there a few times and have seen the Nurse Practioner and not the actual doc.

He walked into the exam room and did a double take. "Good God girl! What happened to you? You look great!"

It was wonderful! During the time I saw him I was often pale, shaking with pain, walking hunched over, etc. So I told him about the naturopathic route I've been taking on the process of finding wellness and he said several times "I just can't get over this."

I told him my hair was growing back, my fingernails were growing, he asked about the side pain and I told him it was gone! Finally gone after 35 years! He asked whether I was still going to the pain specialist and I said no. He went down all the list of meds I had been on and I kept saying no, no, no....not taking those anymore.

His reaction just reinforced for me again how far I have come on this journey of being a whole person again!

He is getting a referral for me to a food allergy specialist cuz I told him I'm hoping to narrow down my food allergies cuz gluten/dairy/sugar-free is pretty hard to follow.

It was a cool reaction and it made me very happy.


Terri and Bob said...

Jen! I would love to learn more about this. I am so impressed. I am recently diagnosed with colitis and am having all kinds of trouble with it. Perhaps this would have answers for me!

Willow Lake Stitches said...

Jenny, I am so glad you are feeling better. . .may you continue on this path !