Well, this’ll be a quicky as there’s not much to tell but I told you all i’d post after every visit so I will stand by what I said! =) This was just a quick 30 minute visit because he was hoping that by the next visit my home stool and urine test kit would have arrived at my house and been sent back to the lab and he’d have the results so that the next visit we could see what’s going on in my stomach, G.I. tract, and whatever the other 2 million things he is testing for are so we can have a treatment plan. Well, by the time I went to yesterday morning’s visit, the tests hadn’t arrived yet. Of course the stool test came today. Go figure. But it’s a three day test (won’t get into details but i’m not looking forward to it! yuck!) and I have a question for the Dr. and a few for the lab before I do it because I don’t want to do it wrong and have to do it again! It looks like a messy process! So, I have to wait till Monday to call them both and i’ll start that day and send it back to the lab Wednesday or Thursday if I get them done by then. Sooner the better because I paid more than I could afford for 12 visits so i’d like to get the most out of them so I don’t have to pay for more (as much as i’d love to continue seeing him on a regular basis, I just can’t do it financially).
Basically all we did yesterday was acupuncture for my neck since it’s still killing me from the spine surgery and he did my hands and feet. He does it differently than I’m used to. He puts the needles in and almost immediately takes them out. It always feels like they are still in there so when he tells me to lay down after he does my neck, I always look at him weird cause I think there are needles in my neck but there aren’t. When I say it feels like they are in there still, I don’t mean it’s because they hurt. It’s the exact opposite. The ones in the back of my neck don’t only make my neck pain better for a little while at least, but they give me a head rush kinda like a really relaxing feeling. It’s great that he does that first and then has me lay down and does my hands and feet and near my collar bone because I’m relaxed and get to lay down! haha
While he’s doing the acupuncture and after he’s done, I talk to him about present and past personal problems, things that are going on in my life and things that have happened in the past that, according to some other drs. like my old shrink and a pain dr., have caused my anxiety disorder and ptsd. I think this is a way of giving him an idea of why I said I have those disorders and why I am so stressed right now so hopefully we can treat that, too. Unfortunately, i thought the massages were included in the package I got but they aren’t. They are having a special till the end of June so I have to decide if I can spend the money. A medical or deep tissue massage would really help me out. They also have Reiki and energy healing which the staff there says is amazing, but again, both are extra. The energy healing includes a little bit of everything and is over $100 for and hour and a half. It’s supposed to be great though. And i’d like to try the Reiki, which is another form of energy healing by placing their hands on or near parts of your body to help treat injuries, diseases, mental issues and while there’s no scientific evidence that this works, I’ve heard several people say they got a lot of relief from it. If I had the choice to pay for one or the other, i’d like to try the energy healer at the center I’m going to. She does several different things during her sessions and I’m really interested in seeing what comes out of it.
That’s basically all we did at this visit. I asked If I should be doing anything to change my diet before we get the test results and he decided to schedule next week’s appointment for an hour so we can go ahead and discuss changes in my diet which I’m assuming will be the gluten and dairy free diet. Not looking forward to that! But, i’ve heard great results from diet changes like this so i’m willing to do it. That will be next Thursday so I’ll be sure to fill you in on that appointment!! Hope everyone has a great weekend! And thanks for reading and all your great responses!
Much Love from the Bionic Mom, Julie
“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” — Mahatma Gandhi