Guest Author - Colleen Forgus
The other day, I saw this powerful message, which I think we can all relate to at some point in our lives:
Sometimes when things are falling apart, they may actually be falling into place.
This month marks two years since I had a devastating surgery that resulted in half of my thyroid gland being unnecessarily removed. I can say that was truly a low point in my life on many levels. I felt mutilated, frustrated and an incredible amount of anger at my surgeon and even at myself. I felt despair - like my life would never be normal again – and that was totally frightening and uncharacteristic.
After that surgery, I was so discouraged with doctors - I could not even think about going to see another doctor. I decided to consult with a Medical Intuitive. She was a medical doctor who consulted with patients on a spiritual, intuitive level. She understood my despair and acknowledged my justified suspicion of the traditional medical community. She prescribed a series of meditations, exercises and adjustments in my daily routine. She encouraged me to trust my intuition, listen to my body, follow my heart and be gentle to myself. She actually agreed with me that I should take some time away from more medical doctors and appointments. She encouraged me to see what would develop from being peaceful and listening from within.
For me, this was wonderful advice. But let me also say, each person needs to follow his/her own path and do what works best for him/her. I happen to be a person who needs to be in control of my body and decisions. I felt anger with myself that I had trusted the surgeon to do what was right, and he had failed.
Feeling empowered, I began reading, researching and connecting with other people who had similar experiences. Within a few months, I found the doctor I currently work with. He is a Homeopathic/M.D. Many of his methods, while new to me at the time, have proven to be incredibly effective and are gaining popularity among the “alternative” medical community.
I will admit to feeling overwhelmed by many of his instructions and thinking, “how can I possibly do all of these things?” He made changes to my diet – giving me a long list of foods to avoid – including all gluten products; prescribed various supplements and energetic patches – including giving myself Vitamin B12 injections; recommended using a probiotic to heal my leaky gut; and other methods of detoxifying my body and healing my adrenal glands. The one thing he did not prescribe was a PILL!
Eventually he did prescribe thyroid medication, under a very controlled and gradually increasing dosage – to ensure my body would tolerate the medicine and not create additional problems.
Last week I visited him for a check-up. It’s been almost 1˝ years since my first visit and I actually got a bit weepy when I told him how grateful I was for guiding me on this healing path. Today, I look and feel better, mentally and physically, than I have ever felt in my life. I always felt I lived a healthy life style, but I can say with all honesty that the changes I have made to my diet and way of living during the past two years have been life altering.
I have learned so much on this path - much from my doctor and much from my own research. I believe 100% in the healing power of food and nutrition. I have learned to listen to and trust my body. I have met some wonderful people along the way and I believe I have also influenced others to make healthy changes. Thank you for reading my messages – I encourage you to keep traveling down your own healing path – embrace each day as a new opportunity to be the best you can be - PEACE!
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