I haven't done anything crafty this week, but, I did do something interesting on Monday.
I've mentioned our quest/trouble to bring home a baby in passing here. You name the tests, we've had them. Name the specialist, we've seen him... and his peers for a second opinion. The medical community throws up its hands at our situation. On paper, we are baby machines. In reality, we've had 4 miscarriages and lost our son at 37 weeks.Nothing is connected; there is no easy solution.
On Monday, I went to an acupuncturist. Our most recent 'game plan' includes me giving myself 2 blood thinner shots a day once we are pregnant. I decided that if I am going to have to do that, what's acupuncture?
It was an experience! I ended up not having a treatment that day. I was even told I will be an easy patient. I'm the patient who can't be figured out in most cases, so this was a shock! He was also MUCH more confident that our situation wasn't a problem and that he had answers than both specialists have been... and anyone else for that matter.
The first 20 minutes of the appointment found me sitting in a chair in his office. He knew nothing about me but my name. He didn't even know why I was there. He looked at my ears and the underside of my forearms and felt my pulse in my wrist. From that, he asked me about a few things... all are true:
- I have a lower back injury
- I have low blood pressure
- I am dizzy from time to time
- I'm ALWAYS cold. ALWAYS
- I am anxious (HA) to the point that he's surprised I don't have stomach trouble
- I am taking a medicine that is altering my hormones
- I need to watch my sugar
Our first job: warm me up and calm me down. Two things I will greatly enjoy having taken care of :)
However, our treatment plan currently is for me to mix 3 spoons of this in 2 oz of water and drink it 3 times a day.
Imagine chewing up a beef bouillon cube or just shooting the packet of seasoning that comes with Ramen Noodle. That would be better than this stuff :)
And the thing is, I was so out of my element and clueless that I had no questions for the man. I don't even know what is in this stuff that I am choking down three times a day :). I saw him mix it up. I assume it is a herbal mixture. I do know that we are "bringing balance to my body". I'm all for that. But, when I go back next week, I'll be ready with my list of questions. Especially the one that asks "So, what is this stuff?"
I am also waiting the arrival of a book he suggested. It is called Healing With Whole Foods. From what he said, it sounds to be a bit Book of Home Remedies in a cookbook. I'm excited about getting it. We have slowly been altering what we eat to be healthier (even though we really do like Tuna Helper :)). This will help us to be more informed along that process.
This is definitely To Be Continued.... on Wednesday of next week, as a matter of fact!