a new direction

Jan 26, 2015

We are at the seven week mark of this vagal nerve and knee injury and have been working hard to discover what direction we should go with my treatment and I think we have found some answers.

A few weeks ago a friend of mine came over and worked on the foot zoning points of the vagal nerve. After that appointment, I stopped throwing up and my burping decreased significantly. She taught Richard what to do so he could work on my feet each night and as he has done so, the burping has continued to improve. She has come several times since and the tachycardia and digestion issues are improving as well.

Last week I was able to see a doctor at a specialty medical clinic for four days. Jen accompanied me to take care of me and we had an amazing and eye-opening experience. We had a ton of fun and learned a lot about my body’s needs. I was really, really, REALLY hoping to get stem cell injections into the LCL and meniscus to jumpstart their healing, but there is Procaine in the solution and he said my nervous system could not handle the injections without it, so we created a different treatment plan.

This morning I started an oral stem cell regimen that I will stay on for 3 months and then we will reassess the state of my body. The doctor gave me a very involved nutrition plan, supplements, medications, and stem cells, all of which is going to be a full-time job to get inside me on a daily basis. Yesterday I was able to program my phone with the 17 different reminders of food I need to be eating or medicines I need to be taking throughout the day and with three reminders already done for today, we are off to a stellar start.

The nutrition plan is aimed at two things: one, maintaining and hopefully increasing the amount of lean body tissue I have and two, giving my stomach all the help it needs to be able to digest food so my intestines can absorb nutrients. One of the new things we are implementing is drinking 1 quart of water with 1 TB. of baking soda and the juice of 3 limes at specific times of the day in relationship to the food I am eating. This is supposed to change my pH and help my food digest easier. Let me just say it is pretty disgusting. I did get 1/2 quart down me yesterday and today will be the full quart.

I also have to eat 6 tinsy meals a day that are protein heavy with lots of veggies as well. I can eat some very limited carbs, but not at the same time as I eat proteins as that makes both the proteins and the carbs harder to digest.

Interspersed with all this food are supplements, medicines, and stem cells and at first it was mind-boggling to me how to make it all work, but I think I have created a workable schedule and with the help of my phone beeping at me to remind to take this supplement or eat that food, I think it is doable.

Today my heart is full of gratitude for the opportunity I have been blessed with to start on this new treatment plan. The Spirit has been with me this past week and testified to me that this is the right course of treatment at the time. So as a family, we are going to pull together and give it our best effort.

Now on to reminder four.

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  1. Sheri

    Oh how we hope and pray this helps significantly!!! Love You!!

    • tracy

      I hope it helps too! I was able to get 14 of my 17 reminders done yesterday. Missed 2 of the cups of baking soda/lime water and my afternoon snack of 1/2 cup lentils. I wanted 100% success, but there is only so much of me and I think I did pretty well for the first day. Now it is Tuesday morning and I have already had my morning protein smoothie, supplements, medicines, 1 qt. of water, and 3 eggs for breakfast. It is almost time for the first cup of the nasty baking soda/lime water. I can do this, I can do this, I can do this!

  2. Valena

    Wow! Your learning and understanding just keep expanding! I am in complete awe of your submissive growth through this challenging trial. You are one of my heroes. Prayers that all of these things will continue to heal you!!

    • tracy

      Valena, thank you for the kudos! I am definitely learning submission – you wouldn’t think it would be so hard to learn that lesson, but I guess I am super stubborn or something! Love you, too!

  3. Debbie

    I’m happy for you! You’ll figure it all out.

  4. Mommer

    I can’t believe that there are still more answers out there. I kept believing that everything that could be done [within the confines of finances and distance] were already checked off. What a wonderful miracle and wonderful manifestation that God knows us, that people are amazing and that prayers are answered. I love you!