February 18 2018

How I Know They Were Working

“I always thank God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus.”  1 Corinthians 1:4

Thank you from the bottom of my heart to all of you who have been praying for me.  I truly feel your prayers as a blanket of peace and protection.

My pre-op this last Friday went well, shorter than expected and for that, I am thankful.  I covet your prayers on Wednesday morning, February 21, during the biopsy.  As with any procedure, there are risks involved; therefore, I ask you to pray for God Almighty to be the guide as the biopsy is conducted.

Originally, the biopsy was scheduled for February 9, and I was informed I must stop taking any medications or supplements that have any blood-thinning properties whether natural, OTC, or prescribed 7 days before the procedure.  Those of you who know me well, know that I lean more on taking natural supplements.  To not take any risks, I stopped taking several of my supplements that were questionable, and oh my goodness.  I had no idea how great I was feeling until I stopped taking these!  I went from feeling well, having energy, not craving bad foods, and sleeping well to feeling sluggish, having all sorts of aches and pains, craving foods that I don’t usually crave, having brain fog, and my sleeping patterns are back to wacky!  This is how I know for a fact that all my supplements were working!  That is the only drastic change I’ve made since February 1.  It took about a week for all of that to catch up to my body and about a week and a half for me to put two and two together.  I don’t know how soon after the biopsy I can start taking all these supplements again, but I pray it will be no more than 24 hours.

I am sharing this because I am asking you to please continue to pray for me and my family as I go though this procedure.  I am also sharing this with you because I have such a passion for achieving health and wellness in the most naturally way possible.  Don’t get me wrong.  I do believe prescription meds are necessary when the natural ways are not working.  This is when wisdom and discernment come in handy, especially the wisdom and knowledge of a trained professional.  I would have never known that some of the supplements, although natural, that I was taking had blood-thinning properties had my trusted friend Dr. Stacy with  Dannenfelser Chiropractic not informed me.  I am all about natural remedies because most of the time the “side effects” are not serious or life-threatening and will not need pill B to take care of the side effect brought on by pill A.  My recommendation is to consult with someone who is well-versed in that field before you start taking tons of supplements, especially if you have any medical conditions.

Again, thank you to all of you who have so selflessly offered all sorts of help.  God has shown me through you His unending love and grace.  Whether I need your help and how I will need it depends on the results of my biopsy.  I will keep you posted.