This has been a challenging summer to write. There has been a lot going on, but much of it has been hard to write about, only because I’m still figuring it all out. I’ve tried to write several times, but I don’t know what to say, so I’ll just blurt out what’s been happening lately. God I hate being cryptic, so here goes.
About a month ago, my gallbladder started acting up in a big way. I experienced a handful of times when the stabbing pain was almost too much. And every time I ate something, it sat in my stomach like a rock and it felt like someone was inflating a beach ball in my abdomen.
Finally, I went to my regular naturopathic doctor (who was not available, so I saw another doc in the clinic), and an ultrasound was ordered. In the meanwhile, it was recommended that I use castor oil packs on my abdomen every day or two.
Two days later, still in considerable misery, I went to a different naturopathic doctor who is also a chiropractor and an intuitive healer, because he’s been working on my cranky shoulder. When I sat down in his office, I told him all about my gallbladder, and he used his applied kinesiology skills to diagnose that yes, my gallbladder was the issues, and he immediately prescribed a few supplements and vitamins to help my system handle food better. He also tested me for food allergies and put me on a diet that would support my gallbladder’s healing. Basically, I’ve been eating veggies (heavy on the beets), fruits, lean chicken and turkey, and a little bit of quinoa. Period.
He explained that a gallbladder can have stones in it for years, but when the bile that is pumped out becomes thick, this is when trouble starts. (The liver makes bile that goes to the gallbladder. Then the gallbladder pumps it into our digestive tract to digest fats). So, one of the goals is to get the bile thinned out again.
Within days there was a noticeable difference in how I felt. The ultrasound showed one very large gallstone, and a slightly enlarged liver. Blood tests have all come back showing great numbers, so there is no liver disease or sign of infection. There was nothing in my blood work to explain why my liver is enlarged or why the bile has become thick.
After receiving the ultrasound results, the doc who is treating me put me on his “liver treatment” plan, prescribing a few more supplements and vitamins to help support the liver. One thing he told me was that other doctors would try to talk me into having my gallbladder out. I can still hear his words ringing in my head, “Don’t let them take out your gallbladder.”
Because there is no obvious physical disease going on, I’ll be looking into the whole thing using hypnosis tomorrow.
I finally had an appointment to check in with my regular doctor. The only treatment plan her office offered me – other than using castor oil packs – was to see a gastroenterologist (who would want to remove my gallbladder). I guess she never got the training “how to save an unhappy gallbladder.” I calmly and politely told her that no thank you, I will not see a gastroenterologist as long as the treatment I’m using is working (and it is).
The fact is, many people walk around with gallstones every day with no problem. The stone I have probably took years to get to its present size. And it will take time to dissolve (yes, it can dissolve). Of course, if an infection were going on, or if my stone were stuck in some duct (which would cause excruciating pain), it would have to come out. But these things aren’t the case.
It’s now been three weeks of eating for my health, and taking a bunch of supplements and vitamins, and I’m feeling better and better. I’ve also been receiving acupuncture treatments, that have been helping too.
Why did this all happen, and why now? I have some theories, but I’ll reserve comment until I can look into it further in hypnosis.
Just know that with proper support to the body, a gallbladder can heal. It can also become cranky again over time, but I have a secret weapon that can take care of it for good: energy healing. Remember, the body is designed to heal itself.