I have struggled with my health for most of my life. During that struggle, I have developed many practical solutions in dealing with my health. I can’t offer advice but what I do offer is my experience and tell how I was able to overcome my poor health. In doing so, I hope others will also find ways to take charge of their health care and find better quality of life.
I have experienced the following illnesses: Scarlet Fever, PTSD, Hepatitis C, Mixed Cryoglobulenemia, Cancer, Diabetes II, Fibromyalgia, High Blood Pressure,Depression, and Anxiety. I have experienced healing from these diseases. I still struggle with Plantar Facetious, Sinus Tachycardia, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Fatty Liver, and I have some Liver Cirrhosis as a result of having Hepatitis C for 33 years. I’m now dealing with hypothyroidism as a result of damage caused to my thyroid by hepatitis c treatment. I have also, developed metabolic syndrome, as the direct result of my dysfunctional thyroid gland.
I have experienced what it is like to undergo difficult treatment, the worst of which was 40 weeks of chemotherapy for Hepatitis C. The original treatment was set at 48 weeks but I experienced major side effects in every system of my body and had to cut the treatment short. However, 40 weeks was long enough and I am now free of the virus. Treatment is not easy and in my case, it made me feel much worse than the Hepatitis ever did. Enduring this treatment was well worth it as the reward is feeling better now than I have in decades.
I had emergency surgery in 2001 as a cone biopsy wouldn’t quit hemorrhaging. I had a complete hysterectomy, complicated by a pulmonary embolism. Post surgical biopsy showed that I had carcinoma insitue and was a possible explanation for the bleeding.
Enduring all that I have endured has created in me a very knowledgable empathy for others, as they struggle for good health. I’m not a doctor, but I have learned a lot and I have some very soft shoulders to cry on. I know what it is to suffer isolation and need so badly to talk to someone outside of my family and not cause them anymore worry. I hope to be able to offer some of that needed emotional support to others at Boomer Back-Beat.
My major source of support in managing my health and in gaining greater health, is my faith in, Jesus. Being weak taught me to rely upon He Who is strong. I have faced death more than once and I know what it is like to live with the uncertainty of chronic disease. I don’t have all the answers but I know the One Who does and I hope my faith may strengthen the faith of others who are now walking in the place where I’ve been. Non-believers, believers of another faith, and fellow believers in Christ, are all welcome at Boomer Back-Beat. In everything that is offered here, take what is helpful to you and throw the rest away.