I’m going to write a full post about the last seven months since my last post – I’ve learnt a huge amount, and there are definite reasons for my new-found health; I’m feeling so much better than i was – but I’m going to focus in this post about just one aspect of my healing journey, as it’s so very unusual to our culture, that I think it might be interesting to a lot of readers; I’ve certainly found it really fascinating!
Ok, so this post starts off as a ‘normal’ post about my progress, but quickly moves on to the psychological and spiritual aspects that I haven’t really covered before. I’m going to get a bit hardcore here and hold nothing back, because, well, that’s how it deserves to be written. When I say spiritual, I don’t mean new age or airy-fairy or to do with moons or incense or Glastonbury Tor, but spiritual in the sense of a set of guidelines to live by, to live life fully and in peace.I have a sense of something that’s become very real and present in the last couple of days, and I’m feeling moved to get it written down.
Lots has happened since the last post, and I’ve delayed writing mainly because each thing deserves its own post, and I haven’t made the headspace or had the energy to do that, but I feel compelled to write an update now, and I’ll maybe go into detail some time in the future with some of the items.
It’s been about a month since I was released from hospital, so I thought it’d be good to write a general update on my progress, and my thoughts and conclusions so far, as it feels like a bit of a milestone.
TMI alert; the following sentence probably isn’t for the squeamish…
I had a bit of a scare yesterday evening, as for the first time since I left hospital, I had some diarrhoea, blood and mucus in my bowel movement, which wobbled me a little.
Kavi Jezzie Hockaday was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis 10 years ago, and was given the same ‘you need to go on Immune Suppressant drugs for the rest of your life’ prognosis as I recently received.
Kavi, however, took the natural route, and utilised Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine and Elimination diets, as well as undertaking a huge inner transformation, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
Dr Mark Hyman practices Functional Medicine, which is as he puts it, ‘the future of conventional medicine – now’:
It seeks to identify and address the root causes of disease, and views the body as one integrated system, not a collection of independent organs divided up by medical specialties. It treats the whole system, not just the symptoms.
From the moment I was diagnosed with Crohn’s, it was obvious that this is the way to treat any disease, which is always – it appears to me right now anyway – caused by an imbalance in the system which needs correction. As I’ve seen over and over again in the countless case studies and testimonials I’ve read since coming home from hospital, contemporary western medicine seeks to simply cover up the symptoms, often with drugs that have incredibly damaging side effects.