Where Have I Been: Transition to New Ideas

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My Doctors

What type of doctor do I go to?  There are SO many different types of doctors out there.  But let’s just put them in two broad categories.  Modern and Traditional. 

How do I choose which type of doctor to see?  Research and gather information.

Medical philosophy is where we need to be careful not to judge each other.  We do not know what the other person has been through. What the other person has tried.  What information they used to come to the decision they did.  How far along and what illness they had.  

Both types of doctors are REAL doctors.  Both types of doctors want to see us well. See us  recovered.  Their philosophies are different.  One prescribes drugs.  One prescribes supplements.  The only difference is one is allowed to cut on the body and one is not.  I’ve had doctors cut on my body and I have had doctors help me in other ways. 

Do I go to a Modern doctor if it makes me better?  Yes. 

Do I go to an Alternative Medicine doctor if it makes me better?  Yes.

But if I wasn’t getting better, why did I continue to return to the same doctor? 

trust, distrust, street sign

I think it is because I don’t think the type of doctor is necessarily the most important question.

I guess the most important question is who do I trust?  Who can I trust?

Trust can only truly happen when it goes both ways. I have to believe the doctor believes me. No matter how crazy they symptoms sound. Just because he or she hasn’t heard of those symptoms before doesn’t mean I’m making them up. 

I know, unfortunately, some doctors’ hands are tied here. They can only treat what they have been trained to diagnose. They can only diagnose what they can see. If they don’t walk the fine line they are given, they are threatened with loss of license…Even if it meant the patient improved in health!

Well, forgive me, but I don’t have a magic wand that I can wave to demonstrate the symptoms during the scheduled 15 minutes I have for you to see me. I am just as frustrated as you, Doctor.

What doctor will I listen to? The doctor I can trust.

What doctor will I trust?

The doctor who believes I'm telling the truth.

Be Brave Enough to Take One More Try

I know it sometimes hurts when hoping for something to finally work when struggling with health challenges.  But I want to give you hope anyway.  

change, decision, choice

My Transition

In my fifty plus years of life, I have transitioned some. I used to have blind obedience to anything and everything any doctors said to do.

I religiously followed the vaccination schedule.  At other times, I gave breathing treatments to my son every 3-4 hours a day, 24/7 for months at a time.  I have had my share of surgeries, emergency room visits, and seeing loved ones in ICU. 

My hats off to those doctors and medical personnel.  It is amazing how they can turn people’s lives around so quickly. 

However, we started to question vaccinations in general.  We weren’t sure if we wanted to continue to go down that road so blindly.  The evidence we were seeing in my family line was making me question if this was a possible allergic reaction or something.  Something was not right.  But what?  (I wonder now if it was Camp Lejeune water poisoning.)

syringe, vaccination, medicalIn a situation like that, I usually pull back until I can gather more information. 

At one point during this time, my son’s doctor insisted that our son receive the elective Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) vaccination because his life depended on it.  We trusted our doctor.  We did it. 

We later found out, yes, though RSV is a horrible lung problem, up to that point in time, NOBODY ever died from it.  Just really big hospital bills.

I guess that is when I started to stray from modern medicine.  

But where to stray to?

I didn't know of any other options.

I didn’t know what I didn’t know!

Be Brave Enough to Take One More Try

I know it sometimes hurts when hoping for something to finally work when struggling with health challenges.  But I want to give you hope anyway.  

puzzle, trust, reliability

Middle Ground

I confess, maybe I had trust issues. But it was hard for me to trust either side. 

As I started to gravitate toward the other school of thought, I had trust issues there too. 

It was SO different from anything I ever heard about before. 

Some of the things they would say…I would think…Am I at peace with this?

  • Does it interfere with my religious beliefs? 
  • What is the science that is backing these claims?
  • Where are they getting their information?

I could not hand over blind obedience again. I searched out possible reasons why what they were saying was true. 

The focus in both camps was healthy living. 

But, when healthy living wasn’t enough...

I searched for what secret thing I was missing or failing to do.

Talk about an endless search. An OVERWHELMING search. 

There are SO many viewpoints out there…

Where to even start? Who to listen to? There were too many choices. 

I grew weary of trying the NEXT thing that was SURE to WORK.

hands, old, young

Before going to a Homeopath, I really didn’t know much about them.  I had the impression that it was more of a hospice thing.  More of someone holding your hand and saying, “there-there” as they fed you placebos. 

But when I understood homeopathy had to do with cancelling wavelengths, it made TOTAL sense to me.  I remember doing that in my high school math class!  (Thank you Mrs. F. for being an awesome math teacher.) 

But, I also remember it having to be an exact match. Therein lies the difficult part. Searching for the perfect match. 

Was there an easier way?

Let me answer that question with an analogy.

I wanted to get from point A (poor health) to point B (good health). 

To do this, the fastest way seemed to be that I should fly.  (Modern Medicine)

If flying wasn’t possible, I would take a car. (Alternative Medicine)

The car only enabled me to get half way.  So, I walked the rest of the way. (A.F.T.E.R.™)

I don’t know if I could have recovered faster had I figured it out sooner. 

I just know the road I took, took a long time.

I also know that if flying was a choice for me, I would have done that instead.

fly, air, sky

Now you know where I am coming from. Now Why?

Be Brave Enough to Take One More Try

I know it sometimes hurts when hoping for something to finally work when struggling with health challenges.  But I want to give you hope anyway.  

Cyndi Whatif
Cyndi Whatif

I am a patient turned author and guide. I share my hypothesis of an overlooked complementary body system which I believe determines whether or not a person has the opportunity to be well.

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