Tuesday, September 2, 2014

An occupational therapist, a nutritionist, and a chiropractic neurologist walk into a bar...

It's been a wild few weeks, getting back into town from our visit to Buffalo and getting life set up here at home. I've been seeing the functional neurologist twice a week. One day a week I see the Occupational Therapist (OT), and one day a week I see the OT, the nutritionist, and the neurologist.

The OT checks my neuro function through different tests and adjusts or changes my exercises as needed. The nutritionist has me on an anti-allergy diet, which is similar to paleo, but more limited. I am off sugar and caffeine, and only eating meats, veggies, and some fruits. I'm on a gut repair drink and various supplements to get my body in good shape for all the other work I'm doing. The neurologist does more neuro exams, chiropractic adjustments as necessary, and oversees my care.

It's a lot of work preparing food all day, taking the right supplements at the right times, and doing all my OT exercises, but I feel confident we are on the right path. There are little changes that I barely notice, but they are there.

Please pray for my endurance during this time. With homeschooling, taking care of the household, and trying to get well it can be a little overwhelming for me. I have an amazing support system and such hope that I will be well at the end of this!



3 comments:

  1. im not good at posting. this is my 3rd try. try the Cranial Release Technique. it will release the dura mater(covering of the brain and spinal chord). this becomes distorted and tense due to trauma and stress. I am a CRT practitioner in NJ. there are wonderful results with PCS. the treatment takes minutes and feels like a neck stretch, but is highly specific and effective. there are a few CRT practitioners in Colorado. you will see results in your 1st visit. i just know it.

    In Optimized Health,

    Michael Sourbis CRTP LMT

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  2. Hey Kate. First and foremost, I love Jesus and I love reading about what he is doing in you and through you. Also, I have PCS. The journey is long and hard and not a lot of people really understand it. Do ever communicate with readers via email? I'd love to talk about it some but I don't like posting on the internet that much.

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  3. Hi, I really love this blog. It is so important to find meaning in hard things.

    I wanted to encourage people to explore Eastern Medicine. Reiki and acupuncture are great therapies for the brain. Do your research and find someone reputable in your area.

    In my practice I use BodyTalk and Reiki to heal the brain, but that only works for people here in Toronto, Canada.

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