It's been a few weeks now, but I finally got a diagnosis of what was causing me to have 'mystery pains'.
If you have followed along with my blog you might remember that a few months ago I let everyone know that I was Facing Life and Death. I have had a rough and scary time since fall of last year, but I wanted to let everyone know that I have finally reached a place where I know what I am dealing with and what I have to do about it.
Unfortunately, after a lot of testing, a cancer scare, a surgery, and more testing, there were still ZERO answers.
After isolating the problem in my body to my stomach and eating, I thought that I would surely have some answers after a stomach biopsy which turned up absolutely nothing. When my gastro-enterologist prescribed my an anti-depressant I was stunned. I wasn't sure what one had to do with the other, but luckily after the cancer scare I started going to therapy and when I told my therapist about the results of my biopsy she said that it totally made sense to her.
According to my therapist the source of my 'mystery pains' are psychosomatic symptoms due to "un-processed trauma". WOW.
That really made sense to me considering my childhood and early adult years, and all the loss I've suffered in my life. I had only been in therapy for a few weeks at that time, but when this information was uncovered we were able to focus in on some of the traumas I've suffered through my life and work through some of the issues I've been having. I noticed a difference in my stomach pain IMMEDIATELY after that particular session, then had a new problem with a week's worth of migraines!
It's been a journey this past month or so working through my perspective and getting my mind and body right, but so far it seems to be working!
I have been free of my mystery pain which had become a daily debilitating problem and am now up and around, out and about, and doing my thing day to day - thank you Jesus!! I really had a tough time working through my issues and at times I wanted to quit, but now I see a light at the end of the tunnel and am extremely happy to report that I am doing a lot better and feeling good enough to reach out and even post.
I think life just caught up with me and I couldn't run from my problems anymore.
Facing my childhood is definitely going to help me be a better mother, so it's all worth it if only just for just that. I am truly thankful to all my friends and family who were there for me during my tough times and you know I will be there for you in yours!
Thank you for taking the time to read this post and for visiting my blogsite too. ;o)
About the Author: Julie Phineas is a work at home mom of 2 who lives in Southern California. You can find out more about her by visiting her website at www.juliephineas.com.