Tuesday, March 23, 2010

From the Inside Out

In this current season, health has been a BIG issue for me. I have battled different things along the way, but one of the biggest has been the battle to eat. Yes you heard that right, and if you know me, that is not an area I generally struggle in =) But lately, it has been very hard to eat, because I get very nauseous when I do. It is annoying.

Doc's have said that they think I have an ulcer, so they are treating that. Last week I had a colonoscopy (a post in itself, oh boy...) and it showed that I have internal hemorroids. Again, oh boy. So they have me on medicine for that. I had a hysterectomy almost four years ago and they have me on medicine for that. And all of this for a girl who DOESN'T like to take medicine!! I also take vitamins and herb supplements. WOW!! How things change!!!

My hope and prayer is that I can get off of this medicine relatively quickly and get back to doing what I do with proper diet and exercise. I know that will help GREATLY!! But one must be able to eat right?!! But really I feel like the doc's are more treating symptoms and not the real problem, to which they can't really fix anyway. So what is the real problem? For me it is stress. Internal, crazy, hard to control, emotional stress. I'm actually much better than I was even a week ago, but still working on it.

Today I'm going to see my naturopathic doc, Dr. Hoover, and I am thrilled. It has been several years since I have seen him, and the decision to go see him at this juncture is the right one. He is a kind and compassionate doctor who doesn't just treat symptoms, but desires to find and treat the REAL issue. Yes, I probably have an ulcer, and yes we know I have internal hemorroids, and yes the lack of hormones is a HUGE issue, and yes, stress is causing problems. So I prayerfully go today with a positive outlook knowing that this consultation will get us started back on the road to recovery.

There is so much more to write on healing "from the inside out", but I need to get ready to go. I have a morning date with Sir Cuteness, be still my heart =) But I'm leaving you with one of my fav songs from Hillsong United, "Inside Out". Take a moment and sit back and enjoy the presence of Abba Father as you listen to this song. Let it bring healing.......

Love to you this day,


  1. I am sorry you are going through all this! My identical twin has suffered with a lot of stomach issues but I haven't. It goes to show that how we deal with stress has a huge influence on our physical health. I'll say a special prayer for you. Thanks for sharing this beautiful song!

  2. oh friend! Your post reminded me of a website/blog that I have started to follow - http://www.faithandhealthconnection.org/ I like his take on things and I am starting to pay even more attention to how he points us to the Lord for everything. Hugs to you!

  3. I'm getting caught up on my blog reading. Busy, busy days these days.

    You're going through so much right now, Dawn. Both good and tough!! Your faith is an inspiration. Keep on keeping on!!

    Love that song!!

  4. My prayers are with you Dawn.

  5. You know I'm praying for you from the inside out dear friend. Love you.