Tuesday, October 13, 2009

I knew this day would come

Well, today my LLMD told me I need to be seeing a local doctor for my thyroid meds. He is a Lyme specialist, so I knew this day would come, but nonetheless, moving on is always hard. I knew who I would see when the day came - www.colecenter.com - so in a way I'm excited, in another way, nervous.

All in all, it will be a good move. This new doctor is covered by insurance and is a natural, holistic wacko just like I like. He does energetic testing and treatments. He uses natural thyroid, which I was thinking I'd be able to switch to anyway. My TSH was 0.60, so I'm right at a good point with it and I'm on very low doses of Synthroid and Cytomel.

I had to can my gyno during Lyme treatment because he more or less made fun of me for thinking I had Lyme and for going to a Lyme doctor. I'm sure I wrote about it previously, so I won't rehash it here. Fortunately, this doctor does pap smears, treats Lyme, and treats thyroid, so I'm covered on all fronts. He will also refer me to someone who does thermal imaging for my breast exam instead of a mammogram, which is just what I was looking for.

Remember back to school days when you recovered from an illness and on the one hand were excited to go back to school, but on the other were hesitant to leave the sick bed? Remember that feeling that you know you should be happy to be well, but weren't quite sure how you felt moving on, getting back into "normal" life? That's how I feel right now.

I know I still have toxicity issues, and I've been addressing them somewhat on my own, so I guess it will be good to have guidance with detox. His energetic and muscle testing will be able to point the way. I also know my adrenal glands need more recovery. Even though I'm feeling really well, I don't want to quit trying to resolve all issues, no matter how minor, because I don't want to have the terrain that allowed me to get so sick to begin with.

I was into natural health care, good diet, and exercise when I got sick, so there are other underlying issues I want to be sure to address so this doesn't happen again.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


Since I have been getting chiropractic adjustments so often recently, I stopped getting my bimonthly massages. I belong to one of those places where you pay a monthly fee and one massage comes with it, then your other massages are at a deep discount. It's really a great deal and the therapist is wonderful and well-trained.

Since the month is almost over (well, for massage purposes the month starts on the 11th), I went. He used to feel all kinds of "crunchy" stuff in my shoulder muscles. He also, if you remember from previous posts, told me I was twisted starting at my right foot.

Yesterday, he didn't feel any crunchies and my lymph nodes were as small as they've ever been since I've been seeing him. He said he felt threatened. I said, "Threatened by my chiropractor." He said no, that he told me from the beginning that if I needed bone moved that I needed to see a chiropractor, but that he felt threatened by the Pilates! He feels that I hardly need him anymore. He was very excited to see me doing so well, but at the same time felt like I might not need to rely on the massages like I did before.

I assured him that I've been sore every minute since starting daily Pilates for this teacher training, so I would definitely need him, but maybe more for a relaxation massage. I won't need them twice per month though just to keep functioning.

I knew I felt better, but it's great to know that I objectively AM better!

Some of the lymph clearing may also have to do with the Dr. Natura cleanse. As usual, no way to tell what improvement comes from what treatment.