Recovery

How will I know when I have recovered? This question is not as easy as it may first appear.

My original plan for recovery was to go back to what I was doing. This was Evangelist Marketing, a business I’d just started and, a social life! I assumed getting better would be a small detour. There were some concerns in my mind about whether I would be able to handle running a solo business but I’m a responsible person and the backup plan of getting another job was acceptable to me.

That was five years and seven months ago. Continue reading

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Polio, Lupus and Multiple Sclerosis are all examples of conditions that were dismissed by most physicians before definitive tests were developed. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome currently suffers from the same lack of understanding as those diseases once did.

Dr. Osias, an OB/GYN whom I had consulted for help with the hormonal aspect of my condition, told me she felt the current medical system is “excellent at treating a single organ or system in crisis”. She went on to talk about standard medical practice being bad at resolving conditions which span multiple systems and trigger crisis for the entire body. I was brought to tears when she lauded me for how far I had come on my own. Continue reading

Amazing Coincidence

It was about 3am early to middle 2007. Dr. Young’s protocol was bringing me improvement but my sleep had continued to deteriorate. In desperation, I got out of bed and onto the internet where I discovered “Say Good Night to Insomnia: A Drug-Free Program Developed at Harvard Medical School”.

The data from the first week of tracking my sleep was shocking. Three hours a night? This was no way to heal! As I followed the program in the book, I hit a bump with the step where I was supposed to listen to a “Relaxation Response” recording. The phone number in the appendix was no longer Dr. Jacobs’. Continue reading

“Maybe This Was Meant to Be”

I was studiously ignoring the injection the nurse was preparing. “Why did you keep me waiting for so long?” I asked.

I get an injection at Holtorf Medical Group every week. Typically, I call before leaving home, and the nurses have me in and out of the clinic within fifteen minutes. On this occasion they kept me waiting for thirty minutes before we even began. Nancy explained that Dr. Holtorf himself was up from Los Angeles and as a result everybody was busier than usual. Continue reading