First, thank you for reading my last post and giving me advice. I'm still unsure if I will go on another Psoriasis meditation, but I did learn that I needed to advocate for myself. When I repeatedly went to my doctor's office for answers, I saw four different ones, and each time I had to explain to them what was happening with my body, I didn't feel valued or heard. They prescribed me antibiotics instead of advising me on what measures I could take to help my body become healthier so I could fight off the virus. I knew I needed to make a change.
For the last few years, after my friend mentioned that she was seeing a Naturopath, I have been curious but wasn't ready to make the change. After this health incident, I was ready. I made the call and got an appointment for the next week. When I entered the office, the waiting room looked like any other doctor's office except for the floor-to-ceiling shelves filled with vitamin bottles. I don't take many vitamins because I believe that food is our best medicine, but any vitamin would be better than going on another round of antibiotics.
When she came out to greet me, we instantly clicked, and I spent the next hour and a half describing my health journey. She listened and asked questions, and it felt like the best therapy session I had ever had. I hadn't realized how desperately I needed someone to listen and validate my concerns. I left her office with a few bottles of vitamins, Tumeric for inflammation. She had heard what I said about my knees. Vitamin D, because I live in VT, and everyone in VT lacks the benefits of sunshine and a Probiotic for my troubled gut. God had been leading me to see a Naturopath for years, but it took me to get sick to make the change. I'm not saying that everyone needs to switch to a Naturopath, but the bottom line is if you don't feel heard by your doctor or feel like you are just a number, maybe it's time for a change.