Sunday, November 20, 2011

Cardboard Testimonials

Wow has it been busy lately! I'm looking forward to things winding down as the fall semester ends so I can finally take a breather. Luckily, it has been a GOOD busy (it usually is!).

First, a quick health update. I got a new gyno who was willing to do an ultrasound of my ovaries, and she found...nothing. I felt like a hypochondriac, but I really had extreme cramping. Not lately though, thankfully. The new gyno talked with me about my general health and when she found out about my migraines and other issues she started naming off all these ideas (acupuncture? chiropractor? etc.) and I'd tried most of them with no relief. Every time I see a new doctor it's like that. If I was a doctor, I'd be like that too; they're wired to fix people and I appreciated her concern and willingness to give advice. My migraines took a turn for the worse for a while, which I am convinced is from some cranberry pomegranate juice that had grape juice in it - I'm almost certain grape juice is a trigger for me so I'm going to start avoiding it. The last few days though, my head has been great. Is is the 5-HTP, or something else that I'll discuss in my next post? I think you all will enjoy my next post; I'll try to get it up as soon as I can. :)

So, wondering about the title of this post? Lots of churches have been doing what's called Cardboard Testimonials, and when my church decided to do them, I was asked to participate. Check out the video below; you'll know which one is mine. This is one of the hardest things I've ever done. It was for a combined service so there were maybe 400 or more people in the congregation, and reading other peoples' testimonials before going on stage was so touching that I started to lose it, as most people in the church did. I don't like being up in front of people so I was hoping the intimidation would distract me and I wouldn't cry, but obviously that wasn't the case. But, I'm glad that I could share my story and represent all of you struggling with pain. And I meant what I wrote; God hasn't healed me, but he really does give me strength, every single day. Here's the video:

11 comments:

Parin Stormlaughter said...

So moving!

Without God, I wouldn't still be on this earth. You bet He gives daily strength.

And YAY whatever it is that's helping!

Jamie said...

Amen! Thank you so much for sharing.

mikbackwards said...

Thank you for again making me remember that I am not alone.

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Beautiful!

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Molly said...

Grape juice... I hadn't heard of that as food trigger before. Probably some chemical sprayed on them in g. Enjoy your blog posts. I've started doing the same at www.manageyourmigraines.com Have you tried avoiding gelatin and malt? These were the "last" of the discoveries for me that since avoiding has cut down the number of migraines I get immensely. Although I am still discovering... good luck!

Heather said...

Molly - I don't think grape juice makes the standard list of migraine triggers, but I guess it's my own personal one. Either that or there have been lots of coincidences. Either way, I'm going to avoid it except for communion at church - my church uses the dipping method so I don't think the quantity is enough to matter.

I hadn't tried avoiding gelatin or malt, but I did try eating nothing but rice a while back and then added foods gradually, and I had headaches the whole time (so nothing changed). I'm glad you're making discoveries that are helping! I may have to do a stricter diet at some point. It's so much work, as you know, but worth it if you get results!

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When something is "static" that word means that it "doesn't move." Static electricity in the brain,is therefore causing blockages in the brains electrical system and blockages in the body of any kind (including electricity) cause pain, fatigue and weakness as anyone knows who has held their breath for too long, hada muscle cramp or a "headache." It's like a car blocking the road, everything get's backed up.

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Amy said...

Thank you for sharing this! God has given me so much strength. There have been too many days of pain for me to count and He has pulled me through. I know I don't have that strength on my own, and certainly not the hope to continue searching for my cure. :)

santa barbara chiropractor - dr.zemella said...

People around the world continue to turn to chiropractic care for headache problems. It was estimated in 1995 by the National Institutes of Health that already about 48 million people in the USA used chiropractic treatment, and the numbers around the world are growing. A recent trial done for a PHD thesis at Macquarie University, showed that 60% of migraine sufferers had a reduction in their symptoms during the course of the treatment. They reviewed headache chiropractor and other chiropractic services since 1923, and found a success rate between 72% and 90%. The benefits at times seemed to last for years after the treatments.

Chiropractic services seem to be most successful in the treatment of back problems, headache and migraine. In a study published in 1995 that related to tension headache, in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. It found that headache chiropractor care did provide some benefits.

Chiropractic services deals with subluxations (misalignments of vertebrae causing nerve irritation) anywhere along the spinal column, not just in the lower back. Sometimes the vertebrae of the spine become misaligned or lose their range of motion for one reason or another. This misalignment puts pressure on nerves leading to and from the brain. A chiropractor helps put them back in place by using gentle and highly skilled adjustments.

Going to a headache chiropractor services is a safe and effective way to treat headaches or migraines without drugs. The idea behind chiropractic is not that the condition itself is treated, but that the body is able to heal itself. Some people have dramatic results, and become completely headache free. Some migraine sufferers find complete relief. Others find relief simply from some symptoms or after effects of the migraine attack. The best thing to do is find a chiropractor that you’re comfortable with, and track the results of the treatment over time.

Cautions:

There are three things to remember when considering headache chiropractor treatment. First, always talk to your doctor and let her know what you’re doing. You especially need to see your doctor if you’re having new symptoms. Second, choose your chiropractor carefully. Third, remember that headache chiropractor treatment is not a treatment of conditions. It helps the body heal itself. That means that chiropractic care often goes along with other treatments and general healthy living.