Thursday, March 21, 2013
Massages. When you hear the word massage, images of relaxation and much-needed stress reduction enter into your mind, and rightfully so because these luxurious events seem to stop time and cortisol spikes just long enough to calm the mind-body-spirit. They are a coveted tool in my pain management box, and with the best, most amazing, incredibly talented massage therapist, why wouldn’t they be? E-mail me for more information because he is exquisite and his prices are very fair.
Integrative Doctors. I headed back to my holistic MD after 6+ months away due to a combination of financial constraints and a desire to never see any kind of doctor ever again thanks to the last 8 years of my life deeply traumatizing me. I’ve had some serious setbacks after the stressful hell that was Hurricane Sandy: needing several rounds of antibiotics for UTIs, dealing with a repeat back injury that required a short stint of medications and neglecting my thyroid supplementation greatly. I’ve also developed hypoglycemia after Hurricane Sandy, which could be related to stress creating more endocrine dysfunction without supplementing my thyroid fully. I’ll know more after I run some tests to check EVERYTHING (adrenal function, hormones, vitamins, minerals, ANAs, rheumatoid factors, and all the usual suspects too) on Friday (should be a good 12-15 viles of blood taken again – that’s always a blast). Hopefully, I will get my health back on track again, well, because I need to. I’m suffering.
My family. For pulling me out of hopelessness and convincing me to go back to my doctor, promising unending support.
What are you thankful for this week?