Wednesday, November 12, 2014

:: On the Health Front--

 

 

Heads Up!  I’m going to be talking about Female Health in this post. …AND GOD’S MAGNIFICENT GLORY!  If neither of those is what you want to hear today thanks for stopping by; I hope to see you next time!  Be blessed my friend. :)

There is life in the blood.

When you are leaking it out somewhere—your vitality, stamina, breath and get up and go slowly leaks away too. Heck! Your entire GIVE A RIP is gone!  It’s not fun.

I’ve lived with persistent anemia for years, for one reason or another.  For the longest it has been due in the biggest part to Psoriatic Arthritis.   That is another post for another day.

Since I was 11 years old—I’ve had my periods. They were regular like clock work! Seriously, my other friends would ask me when I had my last one…just so they could keep track of their own.  I can’t make this stuff up, ladies.

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In 2008—June, to be precise.  Something was a miss.  I thought it odd.  I felt like I was too  young for menopause—or even peri- menopause.  But what do I know?  The women in my family have all had premature hysterectomies.  After all—if you don’t know what’s wrong with it ‘take it out.’ No harm, no foul.  That’s just my family history.  I was not one of these.  I was determined to keep everything in the same box it came in—and leave with it when I’m through playing; and it was time to go home. ;)

Gradually, between 2008 and 2010 – I continued to have missed periods with intermittent showers; and I mean days on end of nothing but period.  That was the first time I had a heavily induced anemia.  A trip to the emergency room after already seeing the Gynecologist—and I was for the first time IN MY LIFE on birth control pills.  What?!  yeah.  Hormones.  That doctor told me I needed a hysterectomy.  @@ blank stare.

  • Diagnosis:  Uterine Fibroids

WELL!  AS PURE LUCK would have it.  I didn’t have insurance.  An hysterectomy O.O.P  (out of pocket)  NO WAY!  There was just no way.

So there I was—taking more pills than I wanted, no money, no insurance… No Hope. Except for Prayer of course.  Honestly, I prayed a lot.  One day, I sat in front of my computer and cried like a baby…and prayed Lord, Help me find a way to get rid of these Uterine Fibroids.  I DON’T HAVE A CLUE what I’m going to do!

I went to the computer and  I know without a shadow of a doubt --- God gave me what I needed.  I’ll tell you the Homeopathic Remedy I used.  

  • I’m not a doctor.  I’m not recommending this to anyone!  Please do your research and if you need to-- talk to your doctor for crying out loud.  I’m not responsible for your health. ;)

I began drinking Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda everyday 3x a day that first week. By the end of the week.  I had passed a fibroid.  It was about the size of my palm.  I was shocked.  I continued to do this for over a month.  The bleeding had stopped—probably due to the hormone pills.

However, every month after that on the day I started my period, I began drinking a glass every night before bed and usually a glass in mid morning.  I also continued to miss periods.  But I didn’t have long drawn out spans of time where all I did was bleed. 

  • By now you know my anemia, this go around, is female troubles…but I do have good news! so please hang in there if you can. :)

Not until recently.  I went 3 months without a regular period.  Then in September of this year—it happened, I started to bleed and it just kept on coming.  I was drinking the ACV and B.Soda… it would help a little bit; but then I’d be right back at it.  

This time I have insurance—I made an appointment to see the Gynecologist—only it wasn’t the same one.  This time it was a man.  I wasn’t wild about it.  But as it turns out—the first thing out of his mouth WAS NOT HYSTERECTOMY!  

Ladies… I was more than happy about it. 

Oh…and after making the appointment, I was fearful that I wasn’t going to get the exam because I was bleeding.  But I drank and drank… I was pickled by the time I got to his office.  But wasn’t bleeding and he could do the PAP. 

REALLY!  I was never more happy to get this procedure.  Why?  Because I didn’t want to go back and my body was in full co-operation, for a change.   I thought.  We discussed how pale I was looking and he prescribed IRON pills and sent me on my way with instructions to come back in a week for a SONO.

That was last Friday.  On Saturday—it started right back again!  By Monday morning I was so weak. I called the doctors office to find out the results of my CBC (complete blood count) and tell them that I started with the bleeding again—the doctor advised to go to the ER.  I thought for sure I was going get a TRANSFUSION.  But since Friday  my CBC had actually gone up a little bit.  By the time I left I was given instructions to call my doctor and come in THIS WEEK for the sono and not to wait—when I called, the nurse said, “well, I have a cancellation today at 3:30 pm can you make it?” 

“Of course!” all in the same day.

When I got insurance last year… along with everyone else in this country (don’t get me started—and yes!  I see the good and the bad in having it, now.)  But anyway—my insurance DID put a stipulating PRE-EXISTING  clause on my coverage.  :/  

  • Diagnosis::  UNTERINE FIBROIDS.  would not be covered.

When I went to see the doctor Monday and had my Sono—guess what! 

THERE ARE NONE! 

WHAT?!  ARE YOU KIDDING?   I asked the doctor,  “You saw my previous sonogram from 2009, right?  You read the report!  You told me they don’t dissolve.”

HMMMM!  WONDER WHERE THEY WENT? !!!  I was so thrilled y’all!!!  I can’t even describe my joy! 

I told that doctor—will you write that in BIG BOLD LETTERS ACROSS MY CHART AND FAX IT TO MY INSURANCE! 

NO SIGN OF UTERINE FIBROIDS – ALL EVIDENCE OF UTERINE FIBROIDS IS GONE! 

He just kept on typing there at the screen and smiled.  I told him when he asked my age at one point, I was 49 and had 5 months until I’m 50 …he said,  “Don’t  push it.  Just say 49…it’ll come soon enough.”

Now, I was given a different diagnosis.  I am taking hormones and IRON pills again.  I am starting to feel a little bit better SLOW BUT SURE.

  • Diagnosis:: Peri-Menopause (so far I’m keeping everything that came in the box, except a few teeth.)  Yes… I’ve been diagnosed with AGE!   swell, huh? 
  • Diagnosis:: Adenomyosis (?) ( a thickening uterine wall)

I’ve not done any research.  The internet is a dangerous place, y’all!  But mainly, I’ve not done any research because…

I’M ANEMIC!  and I would barely be able to keep focused to read.

I just feel crummy—because I’m anemic.  I did get the results of my PAP back, late yesterday afternoon.  NORMAL!  yay.  That is always good, right? 

And if you made it this far---and maybe you might have missed one key element…that I HAVEN’T REVISITED YET…

and that is

GOD

ANSWERED

MY

PRAYER!!!!

 

I believe that.  Am I cured?  Do I still have P.A. (psoriatic arthritis)?  Yes.  Do I still have T2 Diabetes?  Yep.

Do I still have Adeno—whatever!  YEP!   …and YES!  I’ve asked him to cure me from all those.  Wouldn’t you? But, I  still have them.

Why?  because.  Why not?   I can NOT attain HIS wisdom.  It is too high--- and who am I to question? All I know is that He answered my prayer. 

That my friend… is pretty awesome, indeed.

*** thanks for all your well wishes and concern.  As I continue to get better and stronger and hopefully, get past all this!

 

‘Til next time, Be Blessed!
           Patricia



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Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good. Then they can urge the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God. ~ Titus 2: 3-5

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12 comments:

Shug said...

Praise God for His amazing love and His healing power!! Hope you feel better soon and get all your strength back...

Kristina said...

So good to hear from you. I've been wondering about you and how you have been feeling. Hope you are feeling better soon.

Claudia said...

I believe in spiritual healing and I'm thrilled for you, Pat! Great, great news.

Faith said...

Glad to hear of this news, I'm hoping you continue to be healed and feel better every day.

The Boston Lady said...

Wonderful Pat! I have the old thickening uterine walls as well and experience a less drastic version of what you do. It's a very confusing time, I think. I love the attitude of your new doctor and I hope you continue to feel stronger. Big hug to you and your wonderful faith! Ann

A Daughter of the King said...

God blesses the one who brings him glory as you have done.

holli said...

Oh wow!! My post this past Monday, I mentioned my uterine fibroids. I never heard of drinking the concoction you did. Praise GOD- you were healed from those.

Quilty Nana said...

I so agree, and I bless you, too!!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

So glad you are doing better, Pat!

Revi said...

I love a good miracle story! I can identify with the anemia...it's yucky. Also, low vitamin D is a culprit, I recently found out. All the best, Patricia.

RHome410 said...

Very awesome, but that is our God! Perimenopause can start in the 30s. Mine hit in my early 40s with my miscarriages. If you are considering staying on hormone replacement, I'd strongly urge trying to find a doctor who really pays attention when you talk, and prescribes bio-identical hormones instead of birth control pills. Everyone is different, but I like to keep closest to what I came with, too!

Gail Wilson said...

wow! Our God is an Awesome God for sure! GONE? Only Him!

I know very little about any and all of what you have. So, I can only say, be up front with your dr and listen to your body. Nobody knows it like you do.

gail