The idea for this entry sprouted from thoughts on total healing (mind/body/spirit) left in the post-Abdominal Myomectomy forum. I thank the ladies there, particularly Sunday and Gab. This is a fascinating topic as I’ve always felt that to have total health, the mind, body, and spirit must work together. I’ll start with my experience and then open the floor to others.
My body, mind, and spirit became disjointed years ago. I decided to seek medical assistance because my periods were becoming bad and blamed fibroids. There are women in my family who had surgery for fibroids and I just knew it was my turn. Yeah, too bad the first ultrasound didn’t detect the dang things. Had a heck of a time trying to convince the doctor and grew tired of doing so. Ended up dealing with my symptoms on my own (with mind fighting body) for YEARS…
Of course, the symptoms worsened and after passing enormous clots, I thought I should seek medical assistance yet again. Got another ultrasound and (surprise, surprise) fibroids were detected. I was so angry from being right that, once again, I walked away even though my new doctor was really trying to help. Oh, I’m pretty crazy at times. (Didn’t you know that already?)
Finally, my body got literally tired (severe anemia) of listening to my stubborn mind and I found myself back in my doctor’s office forced to do something about my fibroids. I knew I needed treatment but mind and body were still fighting in the MRI scanner (mind wanted out, body wanted to stay in). Spirit had enough of the shenanigans and put an end to it right then and there. After that, the three coexisted peacefully all through the 3 months of Lupron injections, my Hysteroscopic Myomectomy, and the UFE.
Now several months later, they still are working together in a balanced partnership. I’m on my blog quite a bit these days but I manage to take time and meditate, pray, read, fellowship with others, laugh, cry (mostly happy tears but others as well), do the “happy” dance around the house, enjoy art and music in addition to tons of science, GO OUTSIDE of my house for extended periods of time, exercise (not as much as I should), eat healthier, and a list of other things I’m sure I’ll mention down the road. It is well with my mind, body, and spirit.
Tell me how you are healing physically, mentally, and spiritually.