I pay homage to traditional medicine in the modern arts of healing via medicine, research, and education. Traditional medicine saved my life. I used to avoid traditional medicine as much as possible in favor of alternative healing and medicine. Not now.
I did not educate nor do my own research as to traditional medicine to help my medical conditions. I played with too many supplements and herbals in which, frankly, I think had been dangerous for me and possibly aggravate my condition. Landing in the hospital via a ride in an ambulance due to being seriously ill, rattled me to being open to being cared for by traditional medical care in a modern research and educational hospital; University of Kansas Hospital, Kansas City, Kansas.
I had up to four teams of specialists examine and observe me to the nth degree along with blood and imagining tests. I appreciated their “leave no stone unturned” attitude as well as their expertise. I was in a place where they have treated my condition, vasculitis, and the danger of an inflamed aorta.
It is the research and eductional hospitals like these, in which includes National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, First in Human experiments for last chance clinical trials that saves lives in the present day and future.
I am still in the procress of treatment and will go on a medicine protocol along with blood and imaging tests to monitor my condition. I will know more soon as to my prognosis and what this means. I try to take one day at a time with gratitude in my healing journey.
I will relate and share more in a forthcoming post as to my turn-the-corner from the non-traditional alternative to traditional medical care because that in of itself will be a long write and read.
Therefore, I pay homage and salute to the strides and advances of modern traditional medical care, research, and education.
Thank you traditional medicine for saving my life and giving me more time to live, love, and laugh.