Last week, I had some chest pain and pretty awful vertigo. I have never experienced vertigo before, and it is pretty scary! The first night it happened, I tried really hard to talk myself out of it and decide I was alright. The next night when it happened again, I decided this might be the one thing besides a trauma of some sort that would bring me to the emergency room (ER) of a traditional hospital. I do have two stents in my heart after all. So, I went to the ER, knowing that they would likely bring me in quickly and hook me up to all kinds of monitors, start an IV, and give me some pharmaceutical medication. I also knew, that with my extensive health history, they likely would admit me to make sure there was nothing new wrong with my heart.
I was right. They took me in immediately, and did just what I thought that they would. My blood pressure was very high, unusual for me at this point in taking back my health. True to form, they didn’t allow me to eat or drink anything. I knew I would easily get dehydrated, but their reasons were important. If they had to take me to surgery, I had to take nothing by mouth. So I hoped that they would continue to hydrate me through my IV.
I am incredibly blessed. I chose not to inform everyone right away that I had to go to the ER. But I have been staying with my friend Kayla, our Bulldozer Health Food for Health Director, and she took me and stayed by my side. She is a nurse, and very loving and compassionate. This made me feel safe in an environment I was so uncomfortable in. She contacted my wife who didn’t skip a beat and came to stay with me. She was so sweet and loving, and made herself completely available to me despite our ongoing separation. This increased my feelings of being held in the light and love that I so needed at this time. And, now, several years later from my original illness in 2011, the nurses didn’t give us a hard time at all about being together in the hospital. Some progress here in Fayetteville Arkansas on the discrimination front. Nice.
The cardiologist did numerous tests over the next two days. I was trying hard not to take on the sick role, or to take their pharmaceutical medications. But it was impossible. I was without all of my herbal treatments and they would not allow any of them at the hospital. Also, because of my vertigo and question of a heart problem, I was mostly stuck in bed. I took their medication so I wouldn’t be in constant pain. And took on the sick role to the best of my ability letting people do things for me. It is uncomfortable, but in this situation, necessary. I kept telling myself it was temporary.
When the cardiologist came to see me after the endless testing that they did, he told my wife and I, that one of my stents was out-of-place and blocking my LAD, the large artery in the front of my heart, by 70%. I listened as my wife started to cry from behind where I couldn’t really see her. I felt crushed. But I couldn’t live there. I knew that my thinking has such a profound effect on my health. I said, “it’s going to be okay. We are in the right place. They will fix it”. But my chest ached even more as I felt her pain and fear. We would rally though. We would get through this.
Then I remembered that we have such an incredible network of alternative care providers through Bulldozer Health Inc. My second day in the hospital, Andrea Sumers, our Bulldozer Health Inc. Vice President, visited me and gave me an energy and essential oil treatment. Then, those that are on our social media, and saw what was happening, sprung into action. They were sending loving, healing energy to me to improve my condition. One of our providers, Allee from Anabal Health Solutions, was with us when we got the news. She had come to the hospital and was in the process of doing an energy and essential oil treatment. She too, was incredibly compassionate and kind. She also brought me some structured water, which I drank until I could take nothing more by mouth after midnight. I felt like I was in good hands and very fortunate to have all of this healing work available to me. It was bittersweet though, because I know that it is not available to everyone. I cannot wait until we can provide this kind of treatment to everyone who needs it through Bulldozer Health Inc. Everyone should have all of the options available to them.
The next morning, they came and got me to take me for the heart catheterization to fix my heart. I was nervous. My wife and I were trying very hard to not get caught up again in what could be a traumatic experience. We talked through it and prepared ourselves. We were on the same page. When I arrived in the room, they gave me anesthesia where I couldn’t feel anything but was wide awake. One of the doctors said to me, “You have heart stents and you came off of all of your medicine?”. I replied, “Yes” . “Well that might have not been such a great idea”, he said, with a snicker. The doctor was suddenly finished it seemed. “Your heart is clear” , he said. “My heart is clear? You mean you fixed it?” “No”, he replied. “Your heart was clear when I got in there”. Then he said, “Yes, and you know, your heart muscle looks excellent and you have a 60% ejection fraction, which is normal”. The doctor who had snickered earlier didn’t say a word.
I was shocked and amazed. So either the tests that they did previously were wrong, or the healers healed my heart. I choose to believe the latter. I am so happy to know that my heart is in good shape from the exercise, proper nutrition, positive attitude and herbal treatments I am using. It’s good to gain some affirmation that I am on the right path. I am also happy to know how effective alternative healing is. That said, I would not choose to go through all that I did to find that out. I still believe that the ER, the hospital, and pharmaceutical medications have their place. And when your heart might be involved, that is a time when you don’t want to be remiss in your health care choices. The idea of taking back your health, includes you being in control of your health and your choices. Of knowing your body and working on being healthy and positive every day. It also includes knowing all of the choices that are available to you.
That said, the experience left me exhausted and in pain for the last several days since my hospital discharge. I have felt some withdrawal from the pharmaceutical medicine that they gave me, and in switching back over to herbal treatments. It traumatized my wife and I some, bringing back some memories that we did not care to revisit. All in all though, this was a positive experience on many levels. I am eternally grateful for all of the love and support alternative care network in Arkansas, our management team, my friends and chosen family here in Arkansas, and my amazing best friend and wife. It’s nice to know that even though we are not a couple, we are still there for each other in such a loving manner.
Wendy Love Edge
Take back your health America!
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