The Monster Inside Me

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I had a monster inside of me, but no doctor would believe me.   Continue reading

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Spotlight Series: What do I Have In Common With Olympic Medalist, Shannon Miller?

2057Is it perfect balance on the balance beam  to do that triple aerial dismount?  Nope.  Is it the vigor and natural beauty during a five minute floor exercise?  Wrong again.  The common denominator between she and I actually happened after she won her gold.

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My Tale Of Teal

9_1     My Tale of Teal starts somewhere in the vicinity of 2005-2006.  I would visit my general practitioner several times complaining of various little issues such as IBS type symptoms.  His reaction?  Fiber pills.  After awhile I noticed my symptoms would worsen over PMS but I basically got made to feel it was all in my head.  When I brought up a question about it I got, “Where did you read that?!”  My symptoms were never checked out.  No tests.  Nothing.  In June of 2008 I started experiencing numbness and restless legs.    I saw another practitioner at the practice who prescribed exercises to  strengthen my back. Continue reading

“It’s All in Your Head!”

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 Around 2006-2007 I started to notice digestive issues.  When I would complain to my family doctor, he usually brushed it under the rug or even suggested I use fiber pills.  It did not get better – only worse but he would never check it out.  When I noticed that it was worse during PMS and mentioned it to him, he pretty much told me it was all in my head. Not once in all those years did he order any tests or even physically check me out.
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