September 09, 2006

racquetball

Gerry and I went to the gym last night and played racquetball... neither of us know how to play so we just lobbed the ball back and forth and I've never laughed so hard in my life. It was a comedy of errors... I can hardly move today. *laugh* Me so tired. I forgot to get a photo of me and Gerry in our protective head gear... next time. :)

For those of you wondering... I'm starting to feel a little better. It's a looong story but in a nutshell I was in a car accident just before promoting GOV. To get through the enourmous amount of pain I was in during the book tour I depended on doctor prescribed pain killers. No... I didn't get hooked and end up in re-hab with Mel Gibson but the drugs stripped the lining of my stomach. My tummy wasn't making acid and was making me sick every time I ate. So my naturopath and I healed my gut and things were fine for quite a while.

About 8 weeks ago I started to feel crappy. About a week before I cancelled my trip to Toronto I had a major episode of Gastritis. I could hardly walk I was in so much pain. The medication the clinic doctor gave me made me feel a little better but the medication made me woozy and extremely exhausted.

RANT: Excuse me? What is with western medicine? Why do they just put a bandaid over a gaping wound rather then actually get to the root of the problem and fix it?

Anyway... got to my naturopath asap and am starting to feel a little better. The last 3 days have been pain free and my energy is up (hence the racquetball). So that's my story. I hope ya'll had fun at Veg Fair, I'm so sad I couldn't make it... how was it? Did you have fun?

10 comments:

kleo2 said...

Sarah, i was unaware that you have been feeling so not-so-good. It makes me sad to know you have been in such discomfort! But i am totally glad to read that you are recovering and feeling stronger every day.

Well enough to play some racquetball, that's pretty darn good.

I used to play a loooooooong time ago. Missed the protective gear, guess i was livin' dangerously. Wish you could show us your look there... bet you two were adorably quirky cool!

Keep healing!

*HUGS* from SoCal

Michelle said...

I'm so sorry you are having stomach problems. I know they are difficult to deal with. I agree with you about western medicine. I also love how they will make one thing better, but screw up another...

Hope you feel all better soon.

Anna said...

Sorry to hear that you've not been well, I really hope you get it sorted soon. A Naturopath sounds great, wish we had something like that around here. Take care.

Carrie™ said...

I'm headed to the Food Fair today. Lucky me, I had to work Friday and Saturday so this is my only chance. Too bad you couldn't make it.
Jim has recently had a similar episode. Had tummy troubles, doctors gave him pills that didn't help but made it worse, naturopath fixed him up, developed arthritis in his ankles, doctor gave anti-inflammatories that chewed his stomach up and he was a mess. So, no more pills. Back to the naturopath!
I'm glad you're feeling better. You'll need to have your strength for fantasy camp.

Karen said...

I find that western medicine has it's benefits (to a certain point) but medical schools would turn out much better doctors if they rounded out their education with courses involving natural medicine, accupuncture and other Eastern "non-traditional" practices. Most people don't want to just "take 2 aspirin and call me in the morning". Western medicine seems to focus on temporarily easing discomfort/pain rather than getting to the root of the problem.

boumette said...

Hey Sarah, I'm so sorry to hear that you were dealing with all that pain. I'm really happy to hear that you are getting better. Hope you just recover completely. I used to have bad head aches and the doctors stuffed me with pills until I felt like a lab-rat. I just stopped them all together, became vegetarian, and I feel so much better. Love ya!

Autumn said...

glad to hear you're feeling better :)

Saoirse said...

I'm glad that you are feeling better, Sarah.
I agree with the western medicine comment. I recently went to the doctor because I get headaches every day. He told me that I should take upto 14-16 painkiller pills in a day. No thanks. I'm not doing THAT every day.

Sarah's Blog said...

Oh my god Saoirse
That's awful. Do you drink lots of water?? Have you been tested for food allergies??
xoxo
SARAH

Saoirse said...

Hi Sarah.

I do drink quite a lot of water. I haven't been tested for food allergies though. It's something I will look into. Thanks for the suggestion.

Saoirse.