Yesterday my therapist, Alex, (well, Ortho-Bionomy practitioner) said ‘you should do a blog, journal your journey’ (back to good health). I told her, well I am a writer and I have a blog!
Sooooo, I’m back. Why did I ever take a 3 yr break? (maybe nobody out there even cares lol, but it’s a chance ya take when ya blog) No seriously, if one person gets one thing outta my words on these pages, it’ll be worth it. And how many bloggers might agree we write for ourselves and maybe for loved ones…at the very least, it’s good therapy!
My (un)Healthy Journey has done some crazy loop-dee loops as well as taken sharp turns around jagged rocks; I have hidden in caves, it seems, and there have been days I’ve wanted to dance and shout from the mountain it felt I’d just climbed. But always, and even in the valley where I’ve felt that nobody gets what my body is doing to me, I know that Jesus hangs out with me. That is the greatest comfort.
Okay, so next month I will venture out – to Fayetteville, Arkansas, to the Neurologic Relief Center, where people have come from all over the world to get their lives back again! I am excited to go and get started, yet it was not an easy decision. I have become such a home-body, a lot because of pain. Also my husband and I do most things together and we don’t like to leave our dogs for too long. He will take me there and stay a few days, helping me get furniture and things I need, and go at least the first day to meet the Dr’s and therapists. And he won’t just wave bye-bye for the duration…he will come back and forth as much as possible.
My friend is out there with her daughter who is being treated and they’ve rented a home where I can stay with them for the first couple of weeks. They like you to commit to two weeks and then you will know, and the Dr’s will know, if you’re on a track to wellness; and then you commit to finish the program if you are. After watching videos and reading Dr Katinka’s books, Kevin and I both knew it was the right thing to do for us.
Nearly 17 years of arthritis and fibromyalgia (and thyroid disease) can beat you down. Our decision to use primarily alternative or natural treatments has been very enlightening, to say the least, but good. So much to say on that huge part of my trek, and I will share a bit here and there. Hopefully it can be of help to someone.
Lists and thoughts and appointments and questions…wow, this is no small endeavor! My last few weeks here is spent having my yearly eye exam so I can get more contacts, finishing up some dental work, continuing with Ortho-Bionomy, massage and chiropractic (my pain management, along with my arsenal of supplements, lotions and potions)…I’m already warning my therapists there’s a good chance I won’t see them as often when I get back! I love my healthcare team. There’s been many over the years, in FL, and now here in NC; I’ve lost some of the best for many reasons – death, having babies, relocating their practice or home, and some because I needed to change up some things. They’ve all become my friends, some quite close. Hard not to when they care so much and you see them almost weekly or even more often.
Onto getting ready and getting well…blog to ya soon!
I hope you’ll journey with me on hinds’ feet…treadin’ on high places! (Habakkuk 3:19)