From time to time, I feel like I must stop and address the Reader who might think I am obsessive. Maybe I am. I probably am.
Although Russ hasn’t said it in so many words, I believe he thinks that I am “well enough”. That I only need to see one doctor. That I don’t need to spend any more money. That I don’t need to check into every test result that is out of the expected range.
My response is this:
- I have now gotten a taste of empowerment with respect to my health. I cannot quit and passively wait for the next shoe to drop. I must act.
- I have learned that I can actively move my energies, that I can detox heavy metals from my body, and that I can neutralize negative emotion. It is not some “pie in the sky” notion only available to the elite. And much of it I can do on my own!! It’s about gaining a little bit of knowledge and being bold with respect to my own body.
- I am with myself 24*7*365. No one else is. Learning self-care strategies allows me to act on those nuances of how I feel day-to-day.
- No one, no one really cares enough about me to passionately pursue my optimum health. I am the only one who can do that.
- No one practitioner has all the answers. Not even a holistic practitioner. Some specialize in acupuncture, some in energy, some in emotion, some in chiropractic, some in nutrition. I have a holistic view of how this works.
- Yes, I am getting older, but I really feel it is within my reach to feel I am 35 again.
- I could be obsessing over aches and pains and medicines. How much more uplifting to be “obsessing” over feeling good, supplements, good food, sunshine, etc.
- I have learned that when I am not feeling good, I struggle to focus on God and my faith. My health worries crowd Him out. I found this dismaying when it happened in 2010.
- I want to be the best I can be for whatever time is left to me on this earth.
PS>>Isn’t my daughter Ellen Maree beautiful?