Spring blossoms have fallen. New leaves are out in full force, tender chartreuses maturing into sturdy, dark greens. My own life has left the leafless season of roots going deep in the time of renewal and rest.
I’m struggling to continue with habits that nourish and heal me—focusing on my food instead of multi-tasking, resting when I’m tired, tapping meridians to eliminate disruptions in my energy system, spending the fresh early morning with Bible and conversation with God. It takes conscious effort because, as the air heats up and weeds double in height every day, so my life has gotten busy by geometric progression. In the midst of it all, I wanted you to know the good things that are happening.
April brought about significant changes and surprising improvements in a number of areas. The following are in chronological order:
1. I added a small amount of grass-fed, humanely-treated, organic meat to my diet. I have better energy and endurance.
2. I had a homeopathic work-up and took the prescribed remedy. It made a HUGE difference in my stability and ability to withstand environmental toxins. Wow!
3. Lab tests showed I still have scleroderma and low platelets and lymphocytes, but everything else was normal. Wow! Vital signs were excellent. Organs usually targeted by scleroderma were completely clear. My doctor said several times, “Whatever you’re doing, keep doing it.” Hooray!
4. I am gaining a few ounces a week. As of yesterday, I was 100.2 pounds. Three months ago, I was 97 pounds.
5. I am back to writing Eternal River, Volume III. This is particularly timely since I’ve just been invited to be a guest author at the Great Valley Bookfest. I’ll have a brand new book to share. This gives me a lot of incentive to finish the book. I haven’t worked on it in six months.
6. Hedy had a homeopathic work-up yesterday and we surrogate muscle-tested her for the best remedy. Remember all the scratching and licking I was worried about? It had gotten so bad she even tried to scratch when she was on the treadmill. Turns out to be mercury poisoning, probably from vaccines. Since her dose yesterday, she has been energetic, but there is a new deep internal calm about her. It’s as if her body is no longer agitating her from the inside. She has scratched only a little, licked even less (instead of frantically and furiously), and she hasn’t snored at all. Wow!
7. My eyes are better. Less blur. Less distortion. I believe the meridian tapping of EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) is largely responsible. With less muscle tension around my eyes, the pull on the transparent membrane has been relaxed. Gary Craig said to try it on everything, so I have. It even opened a nasal passage that was swollen completely shut, and my throat when it was so swollen I could hardly whisper. And it happened in seconds. Wow!
In May my granddaughter Anna will be graduating from high school. How is that possible? My own sons were mere toddlers not long ago.
Remember to bless your children/grandchildren/great grandchildren every day. Their lives may be changing even faster than mine… or yours.
DickJune 26, 2013 - 11:54 AM
I’m sure you don’t remember me. We never met in person. Yet I felt I knew you and Addy very well. I don’t even know how I got here. Fate? Lord’s will? All irrelevant.
I’m so sorry to hear of your health problems and will add you to my list of nightly prayers. On the flip side, I’m over joyed to hear you are making positive progress! Never give up. I firmly believe that attitude and effort play an important part in our own well-being. I won’t bore you with details but after surviving cancer, strokes, and 2 hip replacements life, for me, has never been better.
This site is fantastic and you are to be congratulated on your accomplishments over the past 54 years since we first talked. I’m proud I knew you back then and proud of what I see you have accomplished since. I know Addy is in Hi. Tell her hi next time you talk to her (does SHE have a website or email?). I lived about 3 blocks from your Dad’s office on Holt Ave. And drooled every time I drove by that full length 40m beam at your house in Claremont! :) And yes, it’s hard to believe all that time has passed.
Well, I won’t take up more of your time. Best of luck to you and yours. I’ve book marked this site to keep up on your progress. You are also welcome to drop an email if you like. Oh, by the way, who am I you may ask? Wa6ubj (still active)
73’s and 88’s
Sue GongMay 9, 2013 - 4:11 AM
Dear Carolyn: Thanks for your update. I am so glad for your increasing health, vision and weight!!! What a great idea to pray for and bless our grandchildren daily. In Relief Society (our church women’s group) our leaders asked us to pray for each other daily. Then they gave us 5 names. I knew two of the women on my list and started praying for them. When I met the third woman on the list two weeks later, it was like we were already old friends. My heart overflowed with love for her. I had met her already in my prayers on her behalf. So I can vouch for the spiritual potential of your challenge in this entry. Love, Sue
eugenie steinmanMay 6, 2013 - 11:36 AM
Thanks for the good news. As yhou get better and better we are filled with joy and hope.
CarolynMay 6, 2013 - 11:48 AM
As always, Eugenie, you are a joyful encourager. Thanks for your good wishes and nourishing words. –Carolyn & Hedy
Don FallickMay 2, 2013 - 8:23 PM
Carrie, I’m so-o-o-o glad to hear about your (plural) improvement, especially Hedy’s scratching and your vision. I am confident you have hit on a good regimen for both of you. Don
CarolynMay 2, 2013 - 8:28 PM
I know you’ve been praying, Don. Thank you so much! God has answered most generously.
Blessings upon you and your own beloved dog!
Carolyn & Hedy
Susi CherryMay 2, 2013 - 5:52 PM
Carolyn, I am so happy for you and Hedy. Knowing you both are experiencing good health and happiness is wonderful. Hugs and Tailwags, Susi and Globie-girl
CarolynMay 2, 2013 - 8:26 PM
I can practically see Hedy smiling. She was a great dog before, patient and calm, but there’s serenity in her demeanor now. I’m so glad we finally found a solution for her problem! For mine too! We’re off and running!
Big tail wags to you and Globie (she’s very waggy these days) and hugs from me!
Alice TregoMay 2, 2013 - 2:36 PM
Carolyn, it was so nice to read about all your positives as you begin the month of May. Including the treatment for Hedy that has made her well, too. I am so happy for you, and routing for all that you do to make your life fulfilling, wonderful and glorious. You are definitely on the right track :)
CarolynMay 2, 2013 - 3:48 PM
You are so right! Thanks for the vote of confidence! Tail wags from Hedy. Hugs from me, Carolyn
CarolynMay 2, 2013 - 2:24 PM
It’s pretty exciting stuff, Mary! Especially for Hedy, who has suffered for six years with only temporary and minimal improvement. As you know, our dogs are so precious to us, and we feel so helpless because they can’t tell us what’s wrong. How wonderful that we can ask their body and it will answer. How beautifully designed is the life of each living thing!
Carolyn & Hedy
Barbara EdwardsMay 2, 2013 - 7:38 PM
I really happy to read that many things are improving in your life as well as Hedy’s. I bet she is really enjoying life now that she no longer itches–which can be annoying to both animals and humans. Best wishes for your continued improvements.
CarolynMay 2, 2013 - 8:21 PM
Indeed, she’s happier. She used to wake me up in the middle of the night with frantic scratching and licking. Poor baby! Six years of that! I know people who have become cranky from such things. It’s also nice not to hear her snore. When I do literary events, it’s like a comment on my presentation!
Hugs from Hedy and me!
Mary E. TrimbleMay 2, 2013 - 2:03 PM
Carolyn, how wonderful that your health has improved. It certainly sounds like you’re on the right track. Keep it up!