Guest tearose Posted August 27, 2005 Report Share Posted August 27, 2005 Hi all!It has been too long...but it was for good reasons I haven't been posting. In early spring, my pcp put me on daily magnesium doses and insisted I work with a nutritionist since I had digestive issues along with the low bp and other pots symptoms. He believed if we could improve my absorption of nutrients and improve my sleep it would help...he was right!!!I have been sleeping more soundly and haven't had the bouts of gastroparesis I had before. I slowly started doing some floor exercises again and within a month was taking a little walk around my cul-de-sac, which led to longer walks and better stamina.....are you ready for this??I am working!!! YES! I found a sit down job and I am just starting to work. I am full of mixed emotions. Joy and unresolved anger...but I am going to deal with it all constructively, I promise. Why didn't Mayo or someone else look into the metabolic and sleep issues sooner??? How can it be that after ALL THESE YEARS it took my "regular internist" to be the one to figure it out? It was just one year ago I had to move to this totally "handicap equipped home"!!! I was unable to go up stairs! I have a seat cane, a chair for the stair, I live in a no-step ranch home. Could this move have helped me to begin healing too? Well, anyway, as I begin to figure out what made the change happen I also want to stop and share these roses with you my dear pots family.To recap, what I did to change began about a year ago. I continued to use compression hose and body garments and no medications. I changed my environment to have as little stress on my physical body as possible. Then I began to do brain exercises by teaching my non-dominant hand to write, do puzzles, and pick up things. Then I started the new vitamins and minerals and nutrition-frequent-grazing program. Then I began my floor exercises and here I am. I am speaking better and writing better too. I have gaps in things like spelling and math skills but I am trying to re-teach myself things like the multiplication tables...how can you forget the multiplication tables?? Anyway, I also write any"new information" I am trying to absorb with my non-dominant hand at least once. I kinda feel it is telling my brain to "wake up" and realize there is something here to "pay attention to". It is a real effort but it is sure proving worth it!I will now go back to catch up on all your posts of the last two months. Please know the support and yes LOVE you have given me over the years has been instrumental in holding me up!! (wow, I remembered the word instrumental! see what I mean? )I am now reaching out to say thank you and please, let me extend my hand to you again!I hope this is a long lasting turnaround for me and I hope it encourages you to "try one more thing". We should never stop believing we can someday, improve our quality of life!warmest regards, tearose Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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