Friday, February 1, 2008

health care

Sorry that I have been so lax in my blogging. It is difficult to post about health when I am feeling unhealthy! (Ate something wrong -- or have a bug)

I told you the story about my gallbladder problems and how that led to my seeking more natural methods of health care and treatment. Another factor is that I really like the philosophy of the natural health care crowd. They believe in finding and solving the underlying problem rather than just treating the symptoms. That makes good sense to me.

I have had a lot of weird symptoms in my life. A lot of questions that never got answered. And in the meanwhile I had a lot of tests to confirm that nothing was wrong.
Need a procedure done? Ask me, I've probably had it.

MRIs
CAT scans
x-rays
IVP
Upper GI
Colonoscopy
Catheterization
Nerve conduction tests
Gallbladder ultrasound
Pelvic ultrasound
Hydascan
Stress echo
Holter Monitor
Mammogram
Cystoscopy, but I was very young and slept, so don't ask about that one
C-Section
Induced Labor
Epidural

I'll let you know if I think of more. But that's an awful lot of stuff considering that I have very few actual diagnoses. A stroke, probable gallbladder problems, and duodenitis. I think that's all that's actually ever been wrong with me.

See why I might be fed up with the medical system? On the other hand, I would sure hate to have something wrong and then it not be found. There has to be some kind of balance.
I'm hoping that by eating healthier, taking my supplements and continuing with medical check-ups, that I will find that balance.

*My spell check is not working and I am a terrible speller. My apologies!*

1 comment:

jewelztoo said...

My Aunt Maggie said that the Doctors practiced medicine. Meaning that they didn't know it all yet, they were still practicing. There is still a lot that we don't understand about the mind and body.