In my update blog post I spoke about the wake up call I had received with my health. Unfortunately my wake up call hadn’t really come quite just yet…
Two weeks ago I finally got answers about what’s been going on in my body for the last 4 months. It turns out that I have a viral infection in my inner ear. Sounds harmless enough right. However, it seems my immune system is totally confused and instead of my white blood cells attacking the infection, they are attacking my healthy cells. Meaning that my own body is actually attacking my ear, lymph nodes and my brain, causing all of the symptoms I have been dealing with.
And so I landed myself in hospital…
I spent 6 days in hospital receiving cortisone steroids intravenously 3 times a day for 3 days which was then followed by cortisone steroid injections also 3 times a day for 3 days. I should mention that I am needle phobic so the experience was pretty traumatic to me! I was also put on a cocktail of other drugs to counteract the side effects of the steroids. Needless to say I was pretty much a zombie while in hospital and once I was home it took a good 5 days to start to feeling somewhat like myself again. I am now on cortisone steroid tablets and I am told it will be 2-3 months before I am totally back to myself (patience Ashlea…!).
Let me tell you lying in a hospital bed is one hell of a wake up call! As I laid there I started to grasp the seriousness of the situation. This was no cold or sore throat. This was serious. And I thought to myself how the heck did I get here. And I realised my body had been giving me many many warning signs for quite some years. Although I heard them, I wasn’t really listening and my taking action on these warning signs was sporadic at best.
While it’s not my ideal scenario to be taking such strong and immune suppressing drugs, when you’re told the risks of not doing the treatment far outweigh the risks of taking medical drugs for a few months – it’s time to listen. With this condition you may be sick for years left untreated and also risk of brain damage or your body creating new negative neural patterns in the brain which creates a habit and so your body will continue to mimic the symptoms even after the infection is gone.
And yes I still have faith in complimentary therapies but unfortunately years of neglect has lead me to need some medical intervention. I will absolutely continue complimentary therapies, as well as continuing to make A LOT of changes in my life. It has also forced me to really examine and take stock of all areas of my life and look at what areas needed attention and changing.
I am not here to persuade you on a certain diet or form of exercise or to do or not to do complimentary therapies or whether or not medical intervention is right for you. I am hear to tell you to WAKE UP. No one is invincible. Let me tell you I really thought I was. Don’t wait until you wind up in hospital to make yourself a priority and look after your Mind, Body and Spirit.
Choose peace. Choose love. Choose light.
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