“Why aren’t you on an MS (Multiple Sclerosis) medication?” my new neurologist badgered 10 seconds into our first appointment. What came out of my mouth next was a rogue nuclear bomb named, how-to-get-under-a physician’s skin- in-30 seconds-or-less. “I have not declined since the diagnosis; in fact, I’ve improved. There is no evidence that the disease is progressing,” I offered firmly and girded myself to deliver the rest of my arsenal. “I feel good most of the time. And…I will not pollute my body with something I don’t need and is marginally effective at best.” I stated my case of rebellion that serves the bigger health picture and my future.
He stared at me as though I was a sole, soggy flake, floating in a lonely bowl of sour milk. Rejection!
I’ve seen the stare before. Judgement. Pity. Control. Arrogance. You’d think I was tossing lit matches onto the floor of his office from the horrified expression on his face. Sorry to bruise your lofty ego, but I’m not like everyone else that walks through your door. You don’t know me. I don’t know you. You are not my hero because your name has Dr. at the beginning!
I didn’t hire him to make rash judgments or blurt out (without having the whole picture) what he thinks is wrong with me and my way. I paid him to order an MRI and to analyze it, to tell me what is going on up there in my brain…the facts. With that specific information, I would be armed with truth – the most powerful thing any of us can have. From there, I could make informed decisions about my health and how to improve it…this includes holistic, energy, dietary, medication, or any other process of healing.
I truly do see a danger in hanging on every word that comes from anyone who thinks their way is the only way. In other words, no two people are alike and they can’t make decisions alike. I don’t expect everyone to see things my way or jump on my bandwagon without thorough consideration. Why is it that the mainstream medical community is saturated with professionals who about shit their pants when meeting someone like me – a woman who is committed to natural health? (There’s that inner warrior showing up again.) Does my resolve threaten them in some way? Am I powerful enough to dethrone them?
Maybe – maybe not, but I’m sure as hell not going to stand by and allow anyone to control me and the future health of my mind, body, and spirit.
Here’s the thing: I plan to spread my message as far and wide as I can. I want all women to know that they have choices. The bigger picture is that we have a responsibility to understand what is really going on with pharmaceutical companies, doctors, the FDA, AMA, and all the other organizations with power acronyms attached to them.
And, before you think I’ve lost my damn mind, hear me out…
There is good in all of these people and organizations. Lives have been saved by doctors, medications, and unnatural therapies. I’m not one to throw proverbial babies out with the bathwater. My beef isn’t that none of it works, it’s that too many innocent people are herded into this system and not given options or the whole truth about what they need.
Think about how many times you or loved ones were put on a medication or sent to the operating room without options. Truly it is a rare occasion that a medical doctor says something like this: “Hey, Mary, before we start you on this toxic, dangerous medication, let’s see if we can improve your condition with a clean diet, supplements, and exercise.”
I understand that people want immediate results, and they want their treatment to be paid for by insurance. I feel that pain, too. However, the bigger picture is at stake if we don’t wise up and take some responsibility to get off the road of “quick and convenient”. It’s OK to say no to these doctors. You can take control of your health. At least, get second opinions and do the research yourself. I don’t care how smart they are or how prestigious the medical school they attended is. The simple fact is they don’t have a right to present their one-sided ideas without sharing that there are others out there. This system is polluted with privilege, arrogance, greed, control, and power.
We need a new system. One that works. One that brings complete awareness. We need a health revolution…
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BTW, I will likely be finding a new neurologist after my routine MRI.
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