PAYSAN, What an interesting story. I too have had good and bad experiences with doctors. I am lucky to be alive as I got to the e-room with hours to live before they gave me oxygen, stablized me, then put a replacement aorta valve in my heart. The doctor told me that held my heart in his hand and he got a good look at it. He said there were no blockages, just the bad valve. He also said the defect was congenital and could have gone bad any time, but this was perfect because I was in my early 40s and could handle the operation and the rehab better. A little older, maybe not as well, a little younger and the technology was not there.
It has left me with the need for warafin. In May, when I was newly without insurance, I unabashodly told my doctor I was only going to pay for one blood test to control the warafin. They told me get it done or find anew doctor.(Myway or the highway!) So as I was contemplating which way to go, 2 days latter, I got a registered letter I had to sign for. My office discharged me and made up excuses to base it on. So that has been the bad. It has all been since I came onto MDA that I have been a rebel. In the 18 month's since my stroke, I have seen the insides of too many hospital rooms. But since December when I had a meeting with my nuerologist, they put me on Actos, which made me incintinent and did nothing to control my fasting blood glucose, I quit it after finding the primal balance. My diabetes doc was fine with that and gave me permission to wean myself from Januvia. I am almost finished with that. So I have done nothing that has not been agreed upon by a doctor. My cholesterol was high, a(after starting on Primal Balance of course) I refused the statins. But this is not the first time I have refused them. I started taking cold(ish) showers, and that brought a need for less blood pressure medicine and for smaller pants.
All the changes in my life in the past 7 1/2 months are because I knew there was a natural food based solution to my type ii diabetes. That brought me to MDA. And for those pushing Grizz's buttons, I made the decision consciously and without the help of a knowledgeable doctor. Hmm, I am thinking jumbo shrimp and army intelligence. Most people are on this thread because they are seeking a better way to their own health. I like to think they are intelligent based on the way they write. Based on Grizz's discoveries, I am feeling better than I have in years. So I can't fault his Paul Revere style. I have been their way before and have created that kind of rhetoric and hubbub for my own entertainment or bemusement. Whatever their motivation, I find it boorish when two obvious well meaning folks start sniping at each other. Yeah Grizz has his style, so what. If you don't like it, send a private message. Airing dirty laundry like this makes everybody look poorly to outsiders and I think colors the participants on both sides poorly. So if an iodine newbie should get the wrong impression, both sides are at fault. But Grizz has spent more time looking stuff up than almost everybody on here. I get time to read half of the links he posts. I dare anyone to meet the dedication he has put into this thread. Be nice people.
Okay, ramble into a rambling rant over.
Learning the intricacies of healthy eating and nourishing my body the right way.
I am not bald, that is a Vitamin D collector. Time to Grok and Roll!
Eased into a primal diet starting at Christmas 2011. Goal weight - 205 started: 240 pounds waist 40, now 227 pounds and waist 38 Summer 2012 - weight =215 and waist is actually still 39"
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