Thanks for asking opugirl. I'm sorry I haven't posted for a while. Internet isn't the easiest medium for me, so I sometimes engage it in spurts, in spite of my original intent to be more consistent.
I see the last time I posted that I had a breakthrough in my treatment. I think that was the day he focused on mitochondria. He did an arm test on me asking me to hold my arm up as he pushed on it 10 times. I gave out at 3. After he gave me the mitochondria treatment (more homeopathic-type preparations) I stayed strong to 10. Dr. Jowdy speculated that mitochondrial issues may be why I was feeling so weak and tired even though my overall vitality may not be so low.
I started to feel more energy after that, but then went back to exhaustion when other new treatments were introduced. The whole time I was there, I felt really exhuasted. It was hard to tell how much improvement was happening because I would just go back to my room and need to eat and rest.
I had another apparent breakthrough with the light treatment. I've forgotten what they call it. It was working with how my body metabolizes light. This was not very well at first. I'm very light sensitive and wear sunglasses almost constantly.
Dr. Jowdy put glasses on me which shined light into my eyes and tested each color (red, green and blue for the three types of cones in your eyes). At first this was very irritating, but after he tested and gave me homeopathics for each color, I was able to tolerate it for several more minutes of treatment.
When he put all three colors together though, I started going into seizures. I don't know how many other people have these, but they're a type where my whole body goes into convulsions, and bends toward a fetal position, with my head and shoulders back. I can sometimes talk a little, but that seems to make the seizing worse, and I sometimes can't get words out at all.
Dr. Jowdy was really calm with this though. He gave me homeopathics, and as I managed to take them, the seizing diminished. I was amazed that I was able to stay a few minutes with my eyes
open to this bright, white light without trouble after that!
Then they started me on the Life Vessel. This looks like a large wooden box that plays music and has some lights above your head. You lie there for an hour, and it's quite relaxing. It's supposed to balance the autonomic nervous system, and take you into deeper mental states. I liked it, found it to be a lot like my meditation or relaxation sessions, only with a little bit of help.
There was a lot of gurgling in my gut on my first session, and when I went to the bathroom afterwards, it was obvious that some cleansing process was going on.
After starting the Life Vessel, I found I was engaging more of the deep underlying questions in my life. They just felt closer to the surface, and a lot of the brain fog and paralysis had lifted. I started encountering feelings and internal blocks that were intense and hard at times, but I felt like I was processing through them more and wasn't getting stuck.
I'm still in this process. I'm at my mom's now. Hansa sent me home with some treatments to take daily, and I was told to do the meditation and personal healing practices that I already know, now that I have energy to effectively engage them.
Oh, and I almost forgot to mention the reaction I went through the second to last day I was there. Warning, this will be a little yucky and graphic:
I was having feelings of bowel tenderness and changes in bowel movements ever since starting the Life Vessel. Also, my menstrual period started early.
Thursday morning, we worked again on miasms passed down in the family line. Some things that came up for a second time were gonorrhea, syphilus, alcoholism and some other things I can't remember.
That afternoon, pretty bad menstrual cramps set in. I couldn't tell if they would get worse or start to move through. Soon after, my entire gastrointestinal tract started to feel inflamed, from my colon to my stomach. I was in severe pain, and started vomiting and releasing a lot from my bowel. This went on for a while, and eventually the pain diminished to the point that I could sleep lying on the floor at the center. The pain was too much to get up until I woke up an hour or so later.
That experience was really intense, but the next day I was doing considerably better. Since we had been working with miasms, I made the connection right away between the bowel pain and the fact that both of my grandmothers had died of colon cancer. I feel there was something longstanding I was clearing out through this experience.
I'm still waiting on some lab tests to come back. A hormone panel and a gene test. The hormone panel should tell us how to treat for a functionally low T3 result that came back while I was there. He wanted to wait on this until he had more information.
I'm pretty curious about
the gene test, because it could tell me if there's something in the way of my responding well to treatments, and possibly how to deal with that.
So, how am I feeling?
Much better overall... and still seeing improvement. I'm going on a walk most days, less light sensitive and more able to think and do complicated things. Part of why I haven't been on email is that I've felt so good I want to do the things I haven't had energy for before.
I've been a little cautious in how much I go into celebrating yet, because over the years I've had other episodes of energy and improvement, only to crash later. I'm taking it easy, resisting the desire to do too much too soon. My goal is to get truly strong and address the roots of the problem, so I can trust my body in the long term and start again to build a life.
The tentative plan is to go back to Hansa for more treatment in a month.
Thanks for offering a place for me to share this. I know it's a long post, but I hope some of this is useful to any of you
Post Edited (Ilexis) : 2/17/2013 3:16:41 PM (GMT-7)