I have been undergoing surgeries for Basal Cell Carcinoma on my face recently, which has been quite distressing. What I have found frustrating is the blanket assumption family and medical professionals make, that it has been caused by the sun, that the cancer is a consequence of my spending too much time outdoors.
Its been the word that most of us seemed to avoid on the health forums that I partake in. Until recently that is. Seems that Cancer, Lyme Disease sufferers and people with many other diseases, are joining force, and that has got to be a good thing.
The first time I heard the word Biofilm, I thought it was all starting to sound a bit sci-fi; I did think that people of the heath forums I follow on Facebook, were being a bit kooky. I was to discover though, that Biofilm is more relevant to my health than I ever could have imagined.
I have probably seen around 20 different doctors and physicians in the last 4 years, trying to understand what is happening in my body. Each person I have seen has not given me ‘THE’ answers, rather small clues. This was frustrating in the beginning, as most of us rely on these professionals to sort our health out for us.
When I began to travel out of the UK to see specialists, I was struck by how unempowered we are in the UK with regards to our health. We expect our doctors to tell us whats wrong, and expect, most of the time, to be able to take something to fix us, and we DON’T expect to even look at our test results. In America they seem to find this absurd, even the most oblivious tended to organise their own health; ensuring they receive their own copies of all the reports their doctors receive. It is not unusual to question a diagnosis and request exactly what they feel needs to be done with regards to diagnosing and treating.
Welcome….I am writing to you in the hope that you may find interest, advice or hope from my discoveries found along the road to health and wellness. There are a few weighty finds, some worth their weight in gold in fact.
I have managed, through years of research and networking, to turn round my health and this blog is here for those of you with similar experiences, to stand as testament that it IS possible. It is a work in progress, but with dedication and commitment, you can too return to a wonderful state of wellness. We all need support in reaching our optimal health, but what many of us lack is the belief that we can also take our health into our own hands, take responsibility for the wonderful vehicle for the soul that have been blessed with; our very own magnificent body.
First I want to go right back and tell you a little bit about my health story….