I have recently been undergoing surgeries for basal cell carcinoma on my face, which has been quite distressing. I have found frustrating the blanket assumption from family and medical professionals, that it has been caused by the sun, that the cancer is a consequence of my spending too much time outdoors.
It was the word to avoid on a myriad of health forums. Until recently, that is. Now, it appears that sufferers of cancer, Lyme Disease and many other conditions are joining force, and that can only be a good thing.
The first time I heard the word “biofilm”, I thought it was a bit sci-fi. I also thought that members of the various heath forums I follow on Facebook were being kooky. I discovered, however, that biofilm is more relevant to my health than I could have imagined.
I’ve probably seen around 20 different doctors and physicians in the last four years, in a quest to understand what’s happening in my body. None of them has given me ‘the’ answers, rather small clues. This was frustrating at the start, as most of us rely on professionals to sort out our health for us.
When I started travelling out of the UK to see specialists, I was struck by how unempowered we are in our country regarding our health. We expect our doctors to tell us what’s wrong and also expect, most of the time, to take something that will fix us. We don’t expect even to view our test results. In America, people appear to find this absurd. In my experience, people tend to organise their own health and ensure they are provided with copies of all the reports their doctors receive. It would not be unusual for Americans to question a diagnosis and request exactly what they want done re diagnosing and treatment.
Welcome… I’m writing 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. This blog exists for those having similar experiences, to stand as testament that it is possible to recover. It is a work in progress. With dedication and commitment, you can also return to a wonderful state of wellness. We all need support in reaching our optimal health but many people lack the belief that we can take our health into our own hands. Yes, we can take responsibility for the wonderful vehicle for the soul with which we have been blessed – our very own, magnificent body.
First I want to go back in time and tell you a little about my health story…
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