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.
wishing you all Love, Light & Wellness LiMaMi