Last week Sissy and I went to a health fair and had our blood work drawn and checked for any factors that may cause us a risk for heart attack or stroke, diabetes and a whole bunch of other test run. I have to tell you that my results were not too great. I thought by giving up sugar and Dr.Pepper that would make a huge difference. Who knows maybe it did?
I have this huge problem with doctors and trust issues. While at my therapist I told her about this issue. All the while, knowing that I must make a commitment to get healthy. I have tried all of the statin drugs with disastrous results. Muscle weakness, joint pain and even feeling like I was having a heart attack. I went through ten different medicines and could not tolerate the side effects of any of them.
So I went an alternative way, and hired a trainer, went on Omegas and lost a lot of weight. I did get my numbers down to a happy result. However, when I was treated for the RA, I gained fifty pounds that just does not want to leave my body.
Most of my fear comes from my childhood experiences with my Urologist and all the pain I endured including surgery at six years of age. Followed by years of in and out patient treatment until I was 18 years old. I hope not to offend anyone because I respect your thoughts and opinions, but when I think of doctors, all I can think of is pain. I think that is why I am so open to alternative forms of healing. You know I have done acupuncture and now I am seeing a chiropractor. I see a PA instead of a doctor. The last doctor I trusted moved away about ten years ago. His replacement was just OK.
Do you know how hard it is to explain your family dynamics to a new doctor? Since our move, I have been to one doctor twice and did not connect with her. I liked her PA. I remember when my mother was sick and dying. They had brought in all kinds of specialist and only one doctor told us the truth about our mother's condition. We were told the day before she died that she had lung cancer. I really appreciated that one doctor that told me the truth.
My father-N-law was a wonderful country doctor and I trusted him with my life. He was kind, compassionate and one of the best diagnosticians in the area. He really knew his stuff and constantly stayed updated on the newest information. I miss his expertise so much. I have never found another doctor like him since. I valued his opinion greatly and he told the truth.
So after talking with my therapist, she suggested that I go to her doctor. He was a fireman before going to med school. She knows I like that connection because I do trust firemen and my son is a fireman. I was not sure if my PA would want to handle this and the fact that I did not want to go on more medicines. I don't know if I can work out like I did before to loose the weight and lower my numbers, but I will give it my best.
I saw my mother drop from 125 lbs. to 105 lbs. because the doctor said it would lower her numbers. I saw her take huge amounts of medicines with no results. She did quit smoking about 6 years before she died. She had two heart attacks. The quality of her life was not good and she died at 65 years of age. The day after Christmas she had her second heart attack. The doctor treated this spot on her lung for pneumonia. She actually died from lung cancer and weighed 76 pounds when she died. They went to extraordinary measures to torture her.
So I talked with my chiropractor and he told me to start taking more Omegas for night and to take during the day. I am good with this decision. I trust him. So this is the path I am taking for my numbers. I will keep you updated.