Saturday, January 11, 2014

Where My Life Is Part 4

No, this is NOT what I do all day

I have a weird knack for confounding the medical community. My grandfather teases me about having these strange health issues that no one has ever heard of. I told him it was all part of my enigmatic personality.

  Two months has passed since I claimed the title Couch Potato, or as my mother affectionately calls me, (cue sarcasm) Sofa Spud. Yes, two months has truly passed. And I still remain an enigma to the medical community. No, I don't count that as an achievement....OK, maybe I do, but just a little bit.
All of my tests that I mentioned in my last post, in this series, went well. Everything looked fine, except the irregular behavior of my heart. The cardiologist determined that it wasn't my heart that was the issue, but rather, something causing my heart to react. Thus we don't have any definitive answers. Am however going to get more blood testing done.

 I am still on the couch, but I'm content there. Truly and honestly. I have taken Paul's advice and become content in whatsoever state I am in. Good lesson to learn. Hard lesson to learn though. Don't get me wrong, I would love nothing more than to get back into my normal life, but the Lord has me on the couch for a reason.
I have come to realize just how similar this whole situation is to Peter walking on the water, as well as when Jesus calmed the storm. Whenever I take my focus off of God and look at my life and this situation I start to panic. The doubts, fears, and worry all swirl about me. Like crashing waves threatening to take the boat under. When I think, how long am I gonna live on the couch? That...just....scares me. But if I think of it as, how long will the Lord have me here...well that is putting my focus back on the Lord. And I can walk on the water again without being afraid. As long as I don't think of it as ME having to go through all this, but instead the LORD taking me through this then I can hold His hand and trust Him completely.

God bless!
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  1. Dear Haley,
    I realize that I haven't kept up with your life at all. I had a vague idea that you were going through some kind of illness, and I kept you in my prayers. But computer time has been so crazy, I forgot to look in to what exactly was wrong! I feel so sorry for you! Yet you are a great example to all of us.
    Have you gone to an ''all-natural'' doctor? One that treats with homeopathic remedies and such? They can usually see things other doctors can't .
    Secondly, I have a dear friend who was diagnosed with mono a couple years ago and went through treatments for that....only to go into a relapse again last year. She finally went to a great natural doctor this year and he IMMEDIATELY knew she had intestinal parasites from examining her nails, etc.
    But you say you have a heart problem? I guess you don't have mono, then?
    Lastly, I have to tell you about something that most people don't consider until years after they should have.
    You need to look in to Upper Cervical chiropractic care,
    which deals with the top two vertabrae of the spinal cord, which hold the key to your entire spine and all the nerves associated.
    Don't ignore it because you've already tried chiropractic care because this treatment is entirely different. I hope you can find a doctor in your area. You NEED to find out if you need their kind of gentle adjustment to get pressure off your's too hard to explain here. But our entire family started going for treatment a couple years ago and have seen amazing results. We used to have migraines, cramps, etc. as a regular part of life and now they are gone! Seriously.

    Praying for you,

  2. Haley, I've tried to follow the progression of this mystery as best I could. Your initial symptoms do seem consistent with VDD. A negative finding by the cardiologist should have raised questions about blood chemistry, specifically electrolytes. Both deficiency and excess of vitiamin D can play havoc in that regard, i.e. excessive calcium resulting from too much D can affect every muscle (including the heart). I strongly urge you to see an endocrinologist. Repletion of D MUST be carefully managed to avoid serious problems.


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