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Getting healthy after my stroke in 1994

Apr 25, 2014 - 0 comments
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In the early 1990s i was going thru very stressful time. divorced and raising my 4 children and moved i didn't realize the stress i was under i just knew i was feeling bad a lot an even getting scared not knowing what was wrong with me inside. i began setting appointments going from Dr to Dr to find and answer... one made me so angry said i was an alcoholic... i didn't have time to be drunk with kids an things to do if i had a drink was a weekend bbq... not much of a drinker i got that out of my system in my late teens an when i was early 20's. i prefer being me an feeling normal for me not drugged or intoxicated. so i went on an in the mean time i was in an out of emergency rooms sometimes several times a day i went to different hospital Er's hoping that a Dr would figure it out... giggle... i was desperate ... lol.. it wasn't funny then i knew my body was telling me something headaches so bad i wanted to die at times even after 15 prescribed pain killers that should have set a elephant into a deep sleep i was back in the Er with in 7 hours telling them get rid of my head ache or I'm blowing my brains out. a Dr stepped up was shocked he was one treated me earlier.. with that much meds i shouldn't been standing there talking to him an i was he brought other dr's in an that got attention i was given a stronger pain killer that worked immediately... i went home got much needed sleep. in 3 months no dr could figure out what was wrong.. no answers.. then i went to hospital an a nurse told me have a seat. that the computer has flagged me an that a specialist wants to talk to me. nerves an wondering what the prob was i endured the hour of waiting to find out. He an several other Dr's came they talked to me bout the flagging of the computer an my blood pressure was high however it wasn't stable it was all over the place high low just right an the highs were dangerous reading.. they looked me over check my bp did all the things they knew to do. an then finely i was told to make an appointment at the cardiologist.. my insurance didn't cover it so all was to go thru the hospital.. i was rare case they said they wanted more info. more test.. later the same week after fighting with the receptionist  how she was to just set the appointment an yes I'd spoke with the Dr he said would be billed thru the hospital because he's working with another specialist to find out whats wrong. she ignored me was rude to me hung up on me my last call... 3 days later i was admitted because i knew if i went to sleep i wouldn't be here any more. so from 6pm that night to bout 12:30 pm i finely got someone to take me to the hospital.. i know some ppl thought i was a drug addict was accused of wanting pain meds for recreational use.. far from the truth pain drive a person to insanity it's no way to live. i had a sever stroke couldn't feel my feet hands was a mess still don't know much or how long i was in the hospital. i was in CCU an ICU i remember leaving the ICU to a reg room. my memory was lost it was hardest part of it all. i couldn't remember ppl faces names or words an i see things they was all foreign to me.. i asked questions re asked an then the anger over my asking questions i learned to observe an copy to keep ppl from yellin at me bout how they already answered me.. this help curb that it was slower learning process but got the job done... I re learned things an most i got back in the first year to 2 years. i got my feeling an mobility back before leaving the hospital to the Dr's surprise   :)
i was given Less than a year to live in 1994 march i believe it was an told to make plans for my children an get my life in order. part of this was due to some tests and the fact ppl that have the kind of stroke i had usually have second one with in few months an it takes there life. my dr told me it was the kind most ppl die of an recovery isn't usually good, so i was already lucky according to statistics.. lol ... i so not a statistic.. i was on meds for high blood pressure i had script for head aches.. an neither were daily use.. with my wacky blood pressure i had to check it first an take meds accordingly and the pain meds for the migraines if an when they came on. life savor at the time for sure. Very thoughtful on my dr's part an him trusting me to know when and how to take them. He was amazing saved my life with the last words he said to me the day i learned my life was supposedly over... HE TOLD ME... YOU MAY POSSIBLY ADD A FEW MONTHS TO YOUR LIFE IF YOU CHANGE HOW YOU THINK ABOUT THINGS. He was so right i worried daily bout when or if this was the day when I'd be so sick an i went to another dr because thought was more going on with me an ended up takin 29 pills each morning i had pills to take once a day 3 times a day 2ce a day an 4 times a day i was the perfect patient (implied sarcasm) an i was feeling better at first with all the dr's an there meds.. then i started getting so sick an in a moment i knew this time it's not me it's the meds the chemicals was killing me i took few pills to heal me the rest were for the side effects of the supposed good meds... after a few years of the meds i couldn't wash the dieing flesh smell from my body no matter how much i bathed. i was lucky growing up with a family of health freaks an vegetarians so i knew a little bit bout herbs vitamins and good healthy foods an good food I've never sacrificed.. love fruits an vegies and meat an fish. i was physically healthy an this is the only reason at the time of my stroke they dr's said they attributed my living thru that. i listened to all the dr's did what they wanted. then i knew one day i was done if i was going to die an it's been 5 years i'd at least die my way and I stopped taking all the meds except my blood pressure meds pain meds as needed and my thyroid meds. 5 years an I was still alive.. after 2 i'd givin up an believed the Dr's made a mistake. Since 2005 a new dr came along and changed my bp meds refused to listen to my almost passing out from them i said forget it. so from that time on i've been off all meds an been to Er a few times. in the last year i've been to Er once for a tooth ache...  i looked for books that would help bought Prescription for Nutritional Healing and even tho i couldn't a ford to do all it said to do to improve my health an take care of the diagnosis i got what i could afford that were most essential i chose to change things like juice instead of soda an tea then i started adding herb teas an kept my black tea because it's very health an helps with free radicals that damage the body an i also bought a book called Food Remedies. all this an i started feeling better in a few weeks with out the meds i could take a bath an my body stayed fresh all day. i like salads so i ate alot of greens simply because it was normal for me to feed my children healthy as well as myself. we wasn't big on junk food. so wasn't a lot to change with diet except the fats i was on lowfat diet because of the stroke. so i believed at the time. after 5 years an all the dr's the meds an the fact i died an was brought back from the stroke i'm really excited i was getting out an doing things in a few weeks i hadn't been able to do. it felt good to stop worring bout being sick an not feeling well i felt better than i had in a long time. i had liver damage caused by meds.. i had levels of adrenalin 20x the amount that would kill a person if they was scared to death literally. i still get that less now more recently I'll explain that in another journal. my Dr tried to get me to donate my brain to science.. lol.. well I'm a person not parts so i declined. the med messed up my thyroid. with that i was able to take natural supplements an i did stay on my dr recommended diet for heart health an stroke patients. it was a low fat diet ... remember that it's a key to bad health from the get go. Low fat diets set us up for illness.. lard an coconut and avocados top good saturated fats that turn into brain food so you can think so every cell is coated to keep out bacteria an viruses. i suffered thru strep throat even tho i have no toncels pneumonia and colds after i went on the dr recommended diet for so long i never noticed it's effects. I'd had those illness's off an on my whole life usually not every year to not just one but even some several times a year. in 2008 i got brave an decided to learn the computer to my own children's insistence i learn to look up things for myself so they didn't have too... what a Blessing to have the computer we are Blessed by the minds that fallowed there belief that this could be a reality.. so many to be thankful for uses an creators of the net .. i had a bf that used margin i told him that bad for his heart butter was better just use sparingly. he told me i was wrong it was better choice so i Google butter v margrin i ran into a 50 year heart study at a major research school that explain how cholesterol wasn't the cause of heart disease that the heart needed fat to use in stressful or hard physical stress so the heart is supposed to have some fat reserves near it. i learned so much I'm still learning how important fats are for the body herb oils have healing properties can be rubbed on topically still get the benefits. if you suffer from arthritis start rubbing ya joints with coconut oil let it absorb in an document how you feel. in one week i can now do things i haven't done in years. i eat lots of fruit an vegi smoothies. i add oranges apples grapes berries an tropical fruit an spinach carrots squash anything you like beets have been very good recently added those to some of the smoothies. i have salads baby spinach cucumbers tomatoes celery bell pepper broccoli cauliflower sliced almonds an i use oil dressing with herbs an a lemon squeezed over it.. i don't buy commercial prepared foods because my body reacts badly to it an i do not like being sick. being healthy is precious to us all. it's the essence of our existence.  Like happiness is to life. I do eat meat i like steak chicken an fish pork more recently has not agreed with me so in late 2013 i stopped buying it with the exception to bacon i like to use to flavor bean an such. so far i'm doing ok with that set up. when it comes to health listen to your body while dr's are an important part of staying alive we dont need them to stay healthy. My good Fortune was to have a Doctor for many years that listened to me. he trusted my judgement taught me to trust it na to make dissisions for my health under a watchful eye. Thanks Dr Holmes :) I'm healthier for it all the meds the dr's family and friends all a key part of getting well you just don't need meds for a life time and it is how you think and how you feed your body.. if it's not a food made by the creator and i cant pronounce it i do not put it in my mouth.  Life is precious and amazing :)

Today I'm happy getting healthier, it's been a journey that's not over we always have new things to learn an share to help others. i hope this blesses those of you that read and anything you may get out of it to help you or a loved one is why i decided to post this. thank you

*want to add the meds caused my liver problems thyroid issues and many other health issues that have been being cured using herbs healthy diet and minerals and vitamins. and i do cleansing fasts and detox fasting. when you don't have many choices and or money you look for those alternatives an being insured i went to dr's i listened but even at there best natural is the way to good health. now i pay for my own health care every time i eat. cellfood is the only supplement I'm on at the moment and I've added coconut oil to my diet bout year an half ago just started using it on my skin an it's awesome my skin feels like new skin :)

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