My health has been terrible. I am back on steroids and antibiotics. I can hardly stop coughing and my energy levels were at an all time low.
I must admit, I was beginning to wonder if this was the start of the end. Sleep was five mins here or ten mins there, and that was it.
Well the docs have been good and tried to help, but I am waiting to see a lung specialist. It could be literally anything from asbestosis (exposure many years ago) to god knows what. I have come into contact with many 'nasties' over the years. Hopefully we shall find out at least.
In the mean time, I went to see an acupuncturist at a place called Urban Body Balance A Gentleman called Christopher Byrne
Now I have never had any acupuncture before, but I did go with an open mind. Chris was very professional and listened to my inane dribble and took it all in. A lot of symptoms that i had had for many years, were related! I had my first treatment there and then (after a fair sized questionaire).
I can't say that I didn't feel anything, but it was fine (think clearing a goarse bush and getting scratched).
I was falling asleep in the car on the way to Christopher. On the way back I stayed awake all the journey and actually had enough energy the next day to chop a large bush down.
I DID have what they seem to call a 'healing crisis' that night. I suddenly felt very cold. so cold in fact that I could not stop shivering and actually bit my lip!
I wasn't actually cold, but it felt as though I had jumped through some ice into water.
Anyway the next day I was ok again.
I still had my cough and all the other symptoms, but the differance was that I actually felt like I could FIGHT them now.
The idea (as I understand it) was to clear 'energy' blockages in my body. Well it worked!
The next week (this week ) I went again. The feelings were more intense ths time during the treatment. Afterwards, we went into town and Suzanna could not keep up with me. Again I am still coughing, but less so. This could easily be the antibiotics and the steroids. BUT I have a more positive outlook and seem to actually have some energy to fight what ever it is.
So I do not know if it is the 'placebo effect' of not. To be honest I don't care!!
I do not think it is for one minute, but some who read this will.
The problem I have found with all the doctors I have seen is that they treat the effect, not the cause. They havn't got the time to go looking for it.
Christopher looked for the cause.
As an aside. I used to suffer form swollen ankles badly (and this has led to me suffering from cellulitis many times (seven). A condition that is painfull and CAN be fatal if left.
Since my first visit to Christopher, My ankles have NOT been swollen!!
Watch this space!