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09-26-2008, 02:11 PM
Hello everyone - hope everyone is doing good..
I am a ball of nerves right nw due to me calling my doctors office up to have my thyroid meds refilled and they want me to have an officevisit since I have not been there in sometime....just to see how my moods are, my periods due to cyst on ovary and fibroid in uterus...coumadin due to clot...my moods due to depression...blah blah blah...I am not depressed anymore - have more energy - lost 20.6 pounds in less then a month on this new way of eating.....the thing is doctors make me nervous - they never have anything good to say - next week I have to go for an office visit/follow up.....sorry had to vent to feel better...
09-26-2008, 02:26 PM
Hey! It matters how you feel, not how THEY (docs) make you feel. Remember, they are out to make money. Keep on doing what you are doing and you will show them. Don't be nervous. THEY should be nervous because they're gonna be losing a patient soon - YOU! You'll be so healthy you won't need them. DO NOT LET THEM INTIMIDATE YOU! They are in it for the money, not your health. Remember that.
09-26-2008, 02:28 PM
I am very nervous going to the doctor too.
I eventually found a homeopathic doctor I love and a traditional internist (recommended by my homeopath) who is sympathetic to my holistic approach to health care. It has made all the difference to me. I feel like I am part of a team that really knows me and I can trust.
Just know that you ultimately have control over how you want to go about healing from anything that is found. It is your body and your decision. I look at both my doctors as being knowledgable in their fields and I respect their opinions. I know my body best and I work with both of them to find the best solution for me. I am currently using a prescribed med, raw food, probiotics, yoga, exercise, sunshine, rest, and meditation to help my body heal.
It sounds like your body is loving raw food. You've found part of your healing equation! Good luck finding the rest.
09-26-2008, 02:28 PM
I love your answer, Vegan. Bingo!
09-26-2008, 02:45 PM
09-26-2008, 02:48 PM
worry won't change a single thing. Being and feeling confident will. :)
09-26-2008, 02:48 PM
They are in it for the money, not your health. Remember that.
Not all medical doctors are out for the money. The prthopedic surgeons who helped me heal my body in partnership cared about what happened to me (with tears in their eyes when I wasn't healing). They have sacrificed their lives working 80 hours a week minimum operating on people's bones and wanting to be of service. There does exist professional medical people who are just as fed up and frustrated with the healthcare system as their patients. My orthopedic surgeons had my back and fought the insurance companies with me. If it weren't for them, I wouldn't have a leg. Literally.
I agree with Lucy don't let the ones who don't have your best interest at heart intimidate you. You are the one who knows your body better than anyone else and soon you won't need to rely on them at all. (((Hugs))).
09-27-2008, 10:03 AM
Do not be nervous about your visit. You have a lot to be proud of losing 20lbs, a new way of eating and not depressed. You can be happy to report that to your doctor. You do need to have your coumadin addressed that is important. They just want to do a general check up and see how you are doing. Just go in proud of your accomplishments and with an open mind. If your doctor is not working for you talk to family and friends of who they go to and switch. I work at a doctor's office and I am blessed to work with good doctors who really care about their patients. You know they do recomend to some patients diet and exercise, but like other doctors-give scripts for meds.
You will know in your heart what is best for you. I am giving you a BIG internet hug. You are doing great for your heatlh with the changes you have made and keep it up :)
09-27-2008, 01:53 PM
I hate going to doctors for the prognosis of things. I have a thyroid problem, but do NOT recommend you going off your meds! Serious things can happen...I hate meds, but these are keeping me alive and well.
You've lost a ton of weight...congrats!! So walk in with head held high...knowing you are amazing and have come so far in your raw lifestyle!
09-27-2008, 05:46 PM
Rather and being nervous, think of how much you can WOW them over the changes you've made. If you're concerned. Write up a quick meal plan which outline something you regularly eat and your newly added activity.
I'm thinking .. and closer to guessing.. that your doctor will see you taking a proactive approach to changing your lifestyle and will turn KARTWHEELS.. if he or she is able to... =)
09-27-2008, 08:00 PM
I have done a great deal of healing with raw fooding and I have Lupus, Fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis etc. and I was very worried about how my doctor would respond as well. When she found out what I was doing and that it was making a huge difference she encouraged me to keep going and even encouraged me when I decided to go off my meds. When I got away from the diet she encouraged me to get back to it because I was not doing as well. Maybe you should be excited to be able to share your success and your doctor may surprise you. If they are very discouraging then I would suggest letting them know that you are very disappointed in their response to taking your health seriously and helping yourself get better. Don't worry it will be ok. You are doing great it sounds like. Keep going.
09-27-2008, 09:49 PM
Thank you everyone for your support and response - I truly appreciate it and I am so happy I found this site, this new way of eating and you all....it means the world to me :)
09-27-2008, 11:07 PM
Try not to be nervous going to the docs office. Some doctors are truly good and caring for their patients. They take time to listen and encourages you to be in control of your health. To me, a lot doctors know alot about medicine, but may not know about about true nutrition. They give you a medicine prescription for something when you can just simply eat healthier. But there are a lot of doctors that are now taking the time to understand that diet plays a crucial role, and that some of their patients ailments can be halted and even reversed if they simply start eating healthier. Man! Wouldn't that be cool to be sick and go to the doctor's office and he diagnose you with something like low calcium & iron. Then instead of trying to push some medicine or supplement product for a company (where he may get some type of commission) on you, he simply says, "Increase your leafy vegetables ( spinach, greens, etc) to 4 to 6 times a week, and you should be fine."
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