Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Health - What Our Little Family Doesn't Take For Granted
“We achieve inner health only through forgiveness - the forgiveness not only of others but also of ourselves” ~Joshua Loth Liebman
“The health of nations is more important than the wealth of nations.” ~Will Rogers
“The first wealth is health.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
“It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.” ~Mahatma Gandhi
“Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”
“In health there is freedom. Health is the first of all liberties.” ~Henri Frederic Amiel
Auto-immune Disease … it stinks ! I am hesitate to write about this as I am a true believer in positive thinking and affirmations. But, these past weeks have been yucky … it seems I’m having a flare of my auto-immune disease. My precious daughter and myself have a form of this disease … of which, not much really is understood. I’m not a big believer in our health care system since it is all about profit not health. It’s moot anyway since we both don’t have healthcare and I do believe that is for the best for us. But, that’s another story.
The medical description somehow misses the point on how one feels. It is hard for me to explain … it’s just debilitating … at times I fell like I’m going to die … but thankfully I’m feeling better some of the time during the day, but just a bit.
My precious daughter has Rheumatoid Arthritis symptoms and many other symptoms not mentioned regarding this disease, but they fit other Auto-immune Diseases. She has been in a full blown episode for the past 6 years, with little relief. It has gotten worse since the so called recession (we call it a Depression here) and she is house bound trying to make a living on the internet.
Since we don’t have healthcare we have been trying supplements and some have actually worked without any side-effects. The number one thing that has helped my daughter is Carlson’s Norwegian Cod Liver Oil, Lemon Flavor. It was like a miracle for her and although she still feels like her blood is on fire, it’s a smaller fire.
When I think about it when she was a toddler she had terrible eczema. Her doctor said she would outgrow this and we had a topical cream which didn’t help much. Her other symptoms started at an early age, around 10 years old. She was always very, very tired and unless you have this disease I don’t think you can understand just what kind of “tired” this is. Back then this kind of syndrome was not very understood at all and I don’t think much is understood even today. She went on with some stomach problems and then rashes and then rosacea. Also, her knee joint went crazy and she couldn’t walk for months during her collage years. No one could figure this out until years later when she developed eye problems and an insightful eye doctor tested her for the gene. This happened when we had insurance and the health care system with kinda ok. As far as we knew there was no cure and a medicine she finally took for her Rosacea almost killed her. If it wasn’t for the internet she would have died, because the doctors, and even a specialist didn’t put two and two together regarding her symptoms. And I’m not exaggerating about this….her meds were damaging her liver big time and the doctors didn’t have a clue and didn’t test her for liver damage.
You know, as I am writing about this I can see where my daughter has multiple severe symptoms that really don’t fit any one of the auto immune diseases, but many. It’s very upsetting as I see her suffering each and every day and after so many years it’s really gotten to her.
Ok. Well, I got that out of my system and back onto the positive thinking track. I think sometimes I don’t face these feelings and instead of letting them go I push them down into my subconscious which is not good at all. But I want to let them go and continue on the positive track. What does worrying and fretting do anyway … not a blessed thing, so I might as well “act as if” all is ok and who knows, perhaps it will be. Oh, a more positive way to say that is "That It Most Certainly Is Better And Better Each And Every Day. All of this started with a very stressful time in our lives brought on by some personal tragedies. I’m sure that my daughter could feel these terrible energies when she was just a baby and that has contributed to her disease … but, saying that, it also gives us hope that we can get better with positive thinking and energies. It’s hard when you feel sick all the time, but we just can’t give up. So below are some affirmations that I write or say during the day … at least the days when I can. They do seem to help.
* I am perfectly healed in body, mind and Spirit.
* I am physically fit and free of pain in Body, Mind and Spirit.
* I am healthy, and full of energy and vitality each and every day.
* I am healthy, happy, content and safe and sound.
* I radiate good health and positive energies.
* I am filled with positive and vibrant energy.
* I forgive myself as well as all others with the help of Divine LOVE and COMPASSION.
* I am in perfect health in Body, Mind and Spirit.
All I do know is that I wish, from the bottom of my heart, and intend for ALL to possess Happiness, Health, Abundance, Love, Beauty, Kindness, Peace, Spirit, Goodness and Light !
"What is behind us or before us is tiny compared to what is within us.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson