Behind health care.

Posted on August 25th, 2008 by Cam.
Categories: Let's talk.

In regards to health, I got a phone call today from Dr Brad, “I am concerned about your email, can you come in?” I said I am free all week. “How about in half an hour?” And so within the hour I was at the hospital wearing nothing but socks and jocks (I was in a examination room by this stage) while Dr Brad did various checks to determine possible nerve damage in my legs and spine. These results were good which is a great start. I had a barrage of bloods done and booked a MRI of my spine Thursday morning (at 6:30am. I had to ask the booking dude numerous times to repeat the time of the appointment).

I have been taken off the Thalidomide as this can damage nerves and we need to eliminate this factor. I have pain in my right hip, lower lumbar, upper thoracic and again in my sternum. It hurts to breath deeply, lay on my side, walk, sit upright for extended amounts of time and any general movement is an effort. My body feels heavy. The good news is that I have lost a bit of weight already. I have been eating good food in smaller amounts over the last two weeks. I had a hot dog the other day and my body felt like it was going to reject it. A good sign.

I have also been doing a bit of research into complimentary treatments, alternative treatments and different philosophies on causes of cancers like mine. I am open to consider most things, but when I came across the book that promoted the coffee enemas, I started to back up. I mean, it is painful enough when I burn my tongue on a hot cuppa. It raised so many other questions. Do you still get a complimentary macaroon? Does an ‘espresso’ or ‘long mac’ refer to the time one has the procedure? Do they use fair trade coffee beans? Will it keep me awake at night?

1 comment.


Comment on August 26th, 2008.

Hi Cam, as gross as it sounds Dad always felt much better after having a coffee enema – ‘sposed to be great for removing toxins. Feel free to chat to Mum if you want any info on it.

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