PCP vs. Holistic Health for MS

Sooooo… it’s been awhile since you have heard from me. How are you all doing? I am well and I have some exciting news to share with you. In the past I have written about my illness and everything I was going through with it. I would faithfully go to my doctors. By the way I have a team of 12 medical professionals that I see throughout the year. They all address different issues with my MS for example I see a cardiologist for dysautonomia that is a direct result from having MS. Dysautonomia basically means my heart rate runs fast when I am not moving. At rest it was 120 bpm, unfortunately I have to take a medication that lowers my heart rate, so it hovers around 90 bpm now. That doesn’t leave much room for exercising to lose weight. (HMMPPH!)

During the last 6 years I felt like I was deteriorating. I was having trouble walking, so much so that I needed a cane. The fatigue was unbearable. I was always tired. I mean brushing my teeth and washing my face was a chore. Not to mention taking a shower and washing my body. After all of that I would need a nap and I had not gotten to putting my moisturizer on yet. Needless to say, everytime I would go to the doctors there would be something else wrong. This last time is was pre-diabetic on the verge of Type 2 diabetes. All I could do was shake my head. I said to God, “I cannot do MS and diabetes. I just can’t. I won’t.”

So I decided to look for a medical professional that does not prescribe medication. Someone that believes the body has the ability to heal itself if given the right attention. I did this because I just could not understand why I had to leave the doctors with another prescription that had another set of side effects that I was already dealing with because of MS. If I took all the medication that I have been prescribed I would never get out of bed. My quality of life was diminishing before my eyes.

This past June I did a google search for the best chiropractor in Baltimore City that takes medicare. (* Medicare doesn’t cover everything*)The result that came back was Baltimore Back and Pain Center aka Whole Body Health Care. I contacted the office and went to my appointment. I went to my appointment with my cane because I have left sided weakness and it helps me save energy. I have had my cane for 5 years. At the visit, I shared my concerns about my health with Dr. Dorn and he assured me that if I continue with the treatment plan that he and his team prescribed for me that I would see results. I agreed to 3 days a week for 3 months. I was skeptical but honestly what did I have to lose. I couldn’t get any worse than I was and it wasn’t like I had anything else to do. I was home everyday, all day staring at the walls that had already closed in on me.

Dr. Dorn did some xrays and told me to come back Monday for the results and the treatment plan. I did. I showed up again with my cane in tow. Going up the stairs had become a big challenge for me over the past year. I actually had to pull myself up the stairs by pulling on the banister in any place that has stairs including my home. During this visit I had a TPI shot(trigger point injection), I went down to physical therapy and did some stretches, I also received a chiropractic adjustment to my spine. This took about an hour and yes I was tired when I was leaving but I left without using my cane.

Yes, you read correctly. I did not need to use my cane. I was able to go up the stairs at the doctors office without holding the banister after the first visit. I could stand up by myself from a car seat without assistance after my first visit. From June until this very day my cane is riding around in the car collecting dust.

There is more I have to write about but I am going to stop here…To Be Continued.

If you would like to try holistic health and want to experience a team of medical professionals that are in the healing business and committed to you having the best quality of life possible; here is the link to the website. Contact them, go to the appointment and follow your treatment plan. You will see results.

https://www.baltimorebackandpaincenter.com/

wishing you all Love, Light & Wellness LiMaMi

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MS and Psych disorders

I decided to share this experience for those who may be going through the same thing that I am. I mentioned it before in another post but never went into detail about. I decided to go into detail because of the way I was treated in the emergency room at a well known hospital here in Baltimore…noted as being one the best hospitals in the world. People come from all over the world to be cared for at John’s Hopkins Hospital.

I’m truly disappointed with my colleagues that work as nurses and assistants in a field that I have enjoyed and taken great pleasure in doing. My heart felt like it was going to jump out of my chest…I was dizzy and lightheaded.  I had this awful upset stomach and felt like I was going to toss everything. My field of vision had decreased to a small pen point view. It was like I had blinders on. I was sweating profusely. I could not move, I felt like I had an elephant pinning me down to the stretcher. My muscles were locked in place. I could only speak in a whisper because I couldn’t move my mouth or jaw and the only thought that came to my mind was “Jesus”. So I just kept saying his name over and over again in a whisper.

I couldn’t breathe and I just knew I was going to die. I was absolutely terrified. The nurse said, and I quote…”you need to get yourself together, if you can’t tell me what’s wrong I can’t help you.” That just made things worst I felt like I was going to faint but I didn’t. I can’t tell you how long this went on. Finally, it was determined that I have major depression with generalized anxiety and panic disorder. This is a common symptom for people with MS.

Happy New Year

Greetings Everyone…

Welcoming 2018 is a blessing. Today, January 1, 2018 is the beginning of me trying something new. I decided I would do my very best to remain positive everyday, even if it is something that is upsetting. I will do my best to find something positive in the situation or experience. In my pursuit to remain positive everyday I will be relying more on God and The Bible to assist me.

I hope Everyone is well and I wish you all Lots of Love, Light and Wellness.

Peace & Blessings LiMaMi

Glitter

Shiny, messy, shows up and stays around for days. They say all that glitters isn’t gold. Not sure who said it but it wasn’t me. I’m not saying much or I could be saying alot in this post. Just morning ramblings about the prompt for today “Glitter”. Glitter comes in many color like red, gold and silver. I wonder how it’s made. It’s not like confetti. GLITTER… Shiny, messy, shows up and stays around for days.

Glitter

Movie Review-John Wick: Chapter 2

*SPOILER ALERT*

John Wick: Chapter 2 is the sequel to John Wick. Keanu Reeves plays John Wick. With an all star cast…Ian McShane, Lance Riddick, Ruby Rose, Common, John Leguizamo and finally the reuniting of Morpheus and Neo. Laurence Fishburne plays Bowery King. From the start of the movie it is high octane to the end. It begins with John in search of his car that was stolen from him in the first installment. Needless to say he finds his car and takes it back. Not before making some heads roll of course. John Wick is a retired legendary hitman that the underworld should just allow to remain retired. However, he is forced out of retirement again by a dangerous gangster Santino D’Antonio that wants his sister’s seat at the table of international assassins that was bequeathed to her by their father. The brother played by Riccardo Scamarcio will not take No for an answer and burns John Wick’s house to the ground. This in turn forces John out of retirement again. Much like the first movie John delivers a bevy of ass whippings, lots of gun slinging, plenty of bloodshed and as only as Keanu Reeves can look hell-a-fine in his personally tailored one of kind Italian made suits. It is a must see and for a sequel it leaves more to be desired from John Wick. There’s a contract out on him and the whole world is looking for him. John Wick, “Will Kill them all.”

The word of the day is:

Obnoxious


ob·nox·ious

əbˈnäkSHəs/

adjective

adjective: obnoxious

  1. extremely unpleasant.

    synonyms: unpleasantdisagreeablenastydistasteful,offensiveobjectionableunsavoryunpalatable,off-puttingawfulterribledreadfulfrightful,revoltingrepulsiverepellentrepugnant,disgustingodiousvilefoulabhorrent,loathsomenauseatingsickeninghateful,insufferableintolerabledetestableabominable,despicablecontemptible; More

    informalhorriblehorridghastlygrossputrid,yuckygodawfulbeastlyskanky;

    literarynoisome

    “the gasoline-powered pump made an obnoxious racket”

    annoyingtiresomeirritating;

    overbearingbumptious;

    unpleasantnasty;

    informalbratty, pesky

    “I prayed I could express myself without being obnoxious”

    antonyms: delightfulfragrantpleasantcharming