Ego, Medicine and RSD
If you are being treated for any chronic illness, this is a thought provoking read.
I would like to add that over the last 11 years, I have watched people try surgical, natural, and sometimes whacky treatments to find relief. So often, it was the most unlikely vitamin or oil that would finally cause the effect they had been searching for. That is why I really appreciate this writer’s view.
No, this isn’t a blog bashing your doctor’s sh*tty bedside manner. It’s also not about the doctor who makes you feel like you don’t understand your own condition (even though you have a feeling you “get it” maybe more than she does). I could blog about those things. I could blog about those ad nauseam. I will spare you my past frustration. The ego I am thinking of is ours – the patient’s.
I think in RSD we can hold ourselves back. And I think ego is the culprit.
Often we won’t entertain the idea that something we are doing or not doing just might impact our health. We believe in a pill but not healthy food. We believe in ketamine but not meditation. When we’ve worked out and lost weight, then we take credit. That we do. But in terms of a medical condition like RSD, it seems…
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Posted on November 16, 2015, in Alternative Treatments, Uncategorized and tagged alternative, Chronic Illness, Chronic pain, cprs, does holistic medicine work, Fibro, fibromyalgia, health, natural, rsd, Spoonie, therapies. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.
We just had a big debate on LWR about this but the person deleted all her comments because she got nasty. She was promoting a mushroom, I think the name is ganoderma. But the problem was she was belittling the people in the group who are suffering. She felt we suffered because we didn’t want to help ourselves which I don’t think is the case. I think people are just afraid to try things, they are afraid of failures. People want to believe in the medical professionals but this isn’t always the answer. This was a great article and makes me think. thanks for sharing with us. Julie
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Sometimes when people go into remission, they get frustrated that others aren’t finding their own panacea like they did. But losing all compassion like this woman did is very sad. Anything that changes the body chemistry has potential to put someone into remission be it a vitamin, herb or big expensive medical treatment.
I’m glad you liked the article and could relate to it. Thanks Julie!