Your Body is an Orchestra by Monica Roberts
Today I went with my elderly relative to her rheumatologist . Oh my God!  Seriously!!.  Here’s what transpired..

DR: Good afternoon.

Us: Hello

Dr: How are you?

Us: Well you know not so good… she gave her story.. She’d been in hospital quite sick.

Dr: Oh thats too bad.

Me: U think! ( I didn’t say that)

Me: Do you think that there is a possibility that an infection like Lymes disease could be at the base of this case.  Could we arrange some kind of test.  Me knowing that she’s had a history of bacterial overgrowth, tick bites and ross river fever. 

Dr: There is no such thing as Lymes  disease in Australia.

Me; Hmmm

Me: Is it possible to get her tested for infections, bacterial, viral any other parasites.

Dr: You would have to see the infectious disease Dr for that.

Me: OK, Well she has some bowel issues and seems to play a role in her attacks, what do you think of the bowel or imbalance of bacteria having an impact?

Dr: Well you would have to see a gastroenterologist for that.

Me: How about her diet, do you think that it needs addressing?

Dr: I’m not sure how that would be, but you could see a dietitian I suppose.

Me: REALLY !! (i didn’t say that either).

Me: IN MY PRIVATE THOUGHTS.. DID YOU NOT  know that the body is an orchestra, and all of our organs, brain,  blood, tissues, skin  are linked, each having an effect on each other.  Diet, lifestyle, bowel, brain, stomach, lungs, heart Shall I go on.  You can’t look at one isolate organ to treat a person!. So times up, 10mins.. pay lots of money and off we go, with one more pain management drug to her 4 already.

Ok so I’m on my high horse.   I know there are some excellent Dr and practitioners out there doing amazing things, but at times I get very frustrated.

Imagine if we all worked together, what we could achieve.

Your wellbeing matters, and all of you is connected to all of you, you are not JUST a heart or a bowel or a lung.

Monica Roberts.

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