I am not a doctor. I am providing information based on experiences that my mom has with natural remedies. The purpose of this blog is to help folks to educate themselves. Use this information with your own discernment.

18 April 2012

Where Have I Been?

It's been awhile since I sat down to write a blog post.  Not that I am at a loss for something to write about, it's quite the opposite; lots to say with little time to write.

My health has taken the front seat.  I have realized without health, we have nothing.

It's time I begin to care for myself.  I am.  I am feeling better.  I am learning about food; it is powerful medicine.

I still have my gallbladder with 2 big gall stones.  I've been managing the painful symptoms using food.  I am on a mission to keep my gallbladder, avoiding surgery and opting to heal myself.  My mom taught me that the body can heal.  I believe that my body can be whole and healthy again.

I have changed my diet, experimenting with different whole foods and fenugreek (it could potentially dissolve gallstones.)  I've lost 17 lbs., weight I gained over the last year since my mom was placed in a home.  My cloths fit again.  I have energy to exercise and stage my home for living.

Acupuncture, massage, meditation, whole foods and fenugreek are in my treatment plan.  Everyday I am getting stronger both physically and mentally.

My mom is doing OK.  She has a UTI that will never go away, it has colonized.  Mom's infection is resistant to all antibiotics except one, penicillin.  Mom's allergic to penicillin.

Natural medicine, including whole foods are being used to manage mom's symptoms and keep her comfortable.  Everyday mom drinks beet, carrot and celery juice; it puts her in a good mood.  She is able to communicate and walk when she drinks the juice.

I am grateful for mom's nursing home care providers.  All of them are giving me peace of mind so that I can take care of myself.  Thank you.

Within the next week, I will resume posting regularly to this blog.  Please excuse my absence and thank you for taking the time to read my posts.


  1. Good to hear from you! I was worried!

    1. Thank you Sheri... sometimes we just have to stop and press the reset button of life.

  2. absolutely. feel better soon.

  3. Sue,

    I wish for you better health quickly {{[hugs}}}
    Sounds like your mom is doing as well as can be expected.
    You are so right, time (past time) to take care of you.

  4. Hope you're feeling better! I say do anything you can before giving up a part of your body. Good for you for trying a different way first. Take care of yourself!

  5. Don't apologize for being absent! We want you to take care of yourself!

  6. Life has a way of making us take care of ourselves, even when we're not prone to do so. Sounds like all is going well (such a relative term), meaning everyone is being treated and comfortable. Have meant to send a message to you, glad to see you're busy but everything seems under control. Glad I stopped by to check in on ya.