Health Updates

For those of you in doubt, it turns out that I am “normal.” The MRI of my head was normal. The blood tests were normal. So…. Where does this leave me? I know I have indications of autoimmune responses (inherited from my mother) in the early stages. Early is the key word. Allopathic  medicine is great at fixing bad cases (wow, you’re screw up! take these pills!). What about patients like me who have small, scattered, annoying symptoms that could degrade into something for which I could take a pill?

Well, in the meantime, while waiting for the results, I had been doing my bookwork. Looks like I can make some good dietary/herbal/exercise changes now that might stave off any spread or progression of my body’s autoimmunity. It’ll mean some tough discipline on my part and support from my husband. (What the heck is tempeh?) I’ve found Dr. Weil to be a great source of balanced advice.

My mother is also doing wonderfully! She received all-around good news from the cancer doc on Monday. He said the CT scans showed some lessening of the tumor in her one lobe and no progression elsewhere. His advice? “Go take the summer off from treatment, enjoy your family and home!” Hurray! She’s in good spirits and has more energy than ever.  God is good!

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2 Responses to “Health Updates”


  1. 1 Kim June 22, 2007 at 3:11 pm

    Praise God about your mom! That is awesome! I hope you can find what you’re looking for, and keep things under control. *hugs*

  2. 2 Emily June 23, 2007 at 12:22 am

    Tempeh is tasty, but the description isn’t: fermented soybeans pressed into a cake. You can get it at health food stores and some upper-scale grocery stores if you don’t want to purchase online. It has a nutty flavor, with a tangy/twangy aftertaste.

    I am a huge fan of the garlic flavor, and the herb is nice diced up in a salad.

    CaraMichele linked me to your blog, btw, and I’m enjoying it. Blessings to you and especially to your Mom.


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