Saturday, December 20, 2008

Blood is life

I have spent thousands of rands, I shudder to think how much, in the last 5 yrs of being ill with Chronic Fatigue.

Last month I tried yet another doctor, as I just never seem to improve. I have been to all sorts of holistic doctors, " normal GP's", each hoping that they have the magic pill. This new doctor treats you by looking at your blood.

With looking at a tiny drop of my blood under a microscope, she could tell so much about me. As she is a holistic doc, my husband was very sceptical. He had had quiet enough of this "hocus pocus" that I believe in.

I have spent the last three weeks drinking strange tea infusions like parsley and green bean, and eating mainly vegetables (with a little meat,I am not a vegetarian and would miss my chicken) and staying away from bread. I was also given some interesting tablets available at the health shop that I could barely pronounce.

Yesterday, I went for another finger prick. The difference was astounding. I was flawed.Gone was most of the uric crystals that make your body acidic, gone was most of the food particles ( meaning the GIT was absorbing like it should) and the little cells where swimming nicely as they should. What amazed me most was the walls of the little red blood cells where thicker and healthier and there where less "dying" cells.

I suppose the proof of the pudding is that I am not hopelessly exhausted. Tired all the time, yes, but exhausted NO.

Thank you Jesus! When I think of blood, I think of Christ on the Cross, shedding His blood for me. I now realise that I seriously need to watch what I eat. I had back-slidden badly, eating lots of wheat filled food, and having sugar again in my diet, and not sticking to a high fruit and veg diet. I am not a normal person, and thus cannot eat like a normal person can. I need to keep "my blood" healthy, in order to live the best life possible.
We still have a long way to go, but I feel really positive now.

If anyone suffers from chronic fatigue, I would love to hear from you.


Tammy said...

ueen1I will certainly be praying for you. It must feel good to feel good again. Thanks for stopping by for tea. Have a blessed day.

boutcrazy said...

Glad you are feeling better and thank you for stopping by my blog today. You are right...attitude makes all the difference when God tells us he is going to do something. I hope that I will always be positive when God directs me down a certain path, like Mary was. It's so cool to be talking with someone in South Africia.

sister sheri said...

I have not had chronic fatigue... but blogland must be a good place to find others that have.

It is amazing how food contributes to our well-being. I'm glad you are seeing improvement.

Rhonda Azari said...

I am so happy for you!!! I hope that you just feel better and better!

I am a firm believer in 'alternative' medicine, it helped me while I was pregnant with twins and since then for various things :D