Friday, February 18, 2011

Quick Takes!

1) My spiritual mother, M.A., sent me a terrifying email this morning. She said that she had a dream last night that something was beside her bed and trying to grab at her and that her bed was shaking.  She woke up, and her bed KEPT SHAKING.  She thought that she might have been imagining it or that she was still half-asleep, so she laid there for a few minutes but it continued to shake.  It kept shaking even after she got out of bed!  There wasn't an earthquake, or a storm of some kind, and they don't live near train tracks or anything like that.  This isn't the first time that something like this has happened to her, either.   She's practically a saint, so it wouldn't surprise me if she was being attacked spiritually.

2) The town I live in shut off the water main yesterday, and it was very, very frustrating!  They said they would only be working from 10AM-noon, but it ended up being almost 12 hours.  I couldn't do the dishes, clean the bathroom (or flush the toilet for that matter!), or cook what I had planned.  It really made me realize how spoiled we are here in the U.S. to have clean water whenever we want!

3) I had a dream a couple of nights ago that I was breastfeeding twins.  I felt a deep sense of loss when I woke up and realized it wasn't real.  I still "miss" the babies a little when I start to think about the that weird?

4) I've been nauseous everyday for awhile now.  Sometimes it only lasts for an hour or so, but sometimes it's all day.  It almost always happens after I eat...I really, really hope I don't have a gluten sensitivity!  I meant to try to go GF this week to see if it'd help, but I totally forgot.

5) I called my NaPro doctor yesterday asking for an order for a blood test to check my thyroid since my hair is falling out and I feel a lump in my throat all the time.  She told me not to worry about it since "we checked last month".  I was so frustrated! I wanted to say, "No, actually, you just felt my throat for a second, even though I told you you can't feel it from the outside, and totally dismissed it."  Instead, I just made an appointment.  I would switch doctors since I'm not getting any answers, but there aren't any other NaPro doctors in my area.  

6) Thank you all for the comments on my last post.  I'm just going to continue to pray for my family and try to be a good example. :)

Well, gosh darnit, I can't think of one more quick take!  Oh well!  I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!


  1. Are you having trouble swallowing with this lump feeling in your throat?

  2. Hi Chasing! Yeah, sometimes it feels weird when I swallow. I can feel the lump when I swallow, talk, and breathe.

  3. If your doctor won't do anything, make an outpatient appointment with a speech-language pathologist at a local hospital. They will do a clinical eval and will likely recommend that they do an x-ray study (called a swallow study) with a radiologist. You will eat/drink various consistencies of barium (kind of a chalky taste) and x-ray the swallow. They can watch the food move through your throat and see if anything structurally is going on. I'm an SLP (though I typically work with kids)- if you want to talk more about this, email me at kate m romero at gmail dot com and I'll give you my cell number. You may need a script from your doctor for the x-ray, but you don't necessarily need a script for the initial clinical eval so long as your insurance company doesn't need it.

  4. I am so sorry your doctor isn't taking this more seriously!

    And for #1... yeah that sounds like spiritual warfare. Wow.