Nineteen years ago I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. The MRI gladly determined why I had gone blind and couldn’t see a darn thing. Graciously my doctor at the time said, there’s not much we can do for you and sent me home.
Admittedly yes, medical advancements have come a tremendous long way since I was diagnosed. Such drugs as Rebif, Copaxone, and Avonex have changed people’s lives. Instead of slipping down a mountain of despair people have received a life line in hopes of maintaining the quality of life.
But doctors don’t have the answers to everything.
Long time ago I learned something from my mother that to this day follows me and for that I’m very glad.
My mother always and I mean always questioned and researched every decision a doctor would advise for her. If a doctor thought she needed a surgery she would second guess and research, read, and talk to other doctors until she felt confident about her decision. I always thought this was smart. But later I learned just how smart this was once I became an adult with my own set of health questions and concerns.
But unfortunately not everyone thinks this way.
Other people may think that doctors are gods; they are the ones who will fix the problem. That they don’t need to do much and the doctor will give me something. Or the doctor gives them a diagnosis that they consider a “death” sentence. All questioning, hope, and future are erased. The doctor’s word is considered almost “God” like.
Don’t get me wrong I’m not trying to sit and cut on doctors. Yes doctors are an important part of this equation but something is missing. What’s missing is that doctor’s treat illnesses but don’t heal them.
As complicated as you may think this is, it’s entirely up to you to figure out how to “heal” your disease.
Doctors treat the physical manifestations of the symptoms that occur, but have you ever questioned why these physical problems are present? I believe that our body is a perfectly designed, but under circumstances it becomes unhealthy. Environmental, Stress, Emotions, Physical all play into our health and just how fine the line is between these factors and why we become ill is yet to be completely understood.
Doctors are there to treat us, but my belief is we must take responsibility for ourselves. They are not healers and only we can heal ourselves.
Doctors do not heal but rather treat.
So the next question is, just how am I going to heal myself”
It starts with searching. Searching for information and people who have healed themselves.
Many years ago I was given the video of a lady, Dr. Lorraine Day a doctor who was dying of breast cancer. Dr. Day refused treatments of chemo, radiation, and mutilating surgery. She then devised her own “healing” regime and became cancer free. I strongly encourage you to follow over to her website and see how she believed in “healing” and “conquering” a disease.
Having multiple sclerosis is a journey. A journey of self discovery, finding bumps along the way and figuring out how to avoid them. A journey of discovery about yourself, your self-image, who and what you believe in and the strength within your heart.