Friday, June 19, 2009

gallbladder-less

My last appointment with Dr. G went as well as you'd want your last appointment to go. He said, "You're on the right track. It'll just take time to heal." That was before he knew I was leaving and the things he said encouraged me!

At this point, by eating all organic and non-GMO, taking the few supplements I'm taking, and now by adding some digestive enzymes to my meal time routine, I should heal soon. My test results came back just how he expected but not great. My cholesterol is SUPER low which indicates malnutrition. This is exactly what you would expect from a leaky gut so it's not a surprise. But we need to help with that. My vitamin D level is low (even though I'm taking MORE than the normal amount) and a few other vitamins were low. Funny enough they were the fat soluble vitamins. He said since my gallbladder is out I'm not able to digest things properly or those fat soluble vitamins. So to help with that, I'm to take some digestive enzymes with each meal. That should help a lot!

Unfortunately, the majority of healing vitamins and such that he had me on in the very beginning are not conducive to baby-making. Some can be dangerous to baby. So for now, in this season of life, I need to put them aside but they are something I will start up again after we have our second child Lord-willing. In the mean-time I can continue with the digestive enzymes and a few of the natural supplements that are safe for baby.

So complete healing is something I'll need to be patient about. I'm just so thankful that I can function normally now. True, I get tired out more easily than others, and my body has more aches and pains than most, and yes, I have to be off of my feet for a majority of the day in order to preserve my strength throughout the week, but I'm SO much better than I was 6 months ago.

Now I pray I can find a knowledgeable doctor up in Washington!

1 comment:

  1. Praying that God prepares all things in your body for a baby. :)

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