Friday, October 17, 2008


10. As soon as I scheduled an appointment to discuss my hot flashes, they disappeared!

9. First meeting with her she listened to my whole life story, with rapt attention, for 45 minutes.

8. After I told her whole life story, she said, eyes peering over her very hip, very cute, early 30s glasses, "There comes a time in every woman's life when she just needs to say, BLANK you."

7. She thought it was my adrenal/stress system that had been causing all the problems.

6. She ordered a cheap and easy saliva test, and we were able to determine many, many useful things from it.

5. Turns out my Cortisol levels are backwards, low in the morning, high at night - she knows how to correct that - easily.

4. She's giving me supplements that I'll only need for 3-6 months, and then my body will be able to handle it from there, after it's been trained by the supplements, and given a chance to heal/recalibrate.

3. She told me to keep walking with my friend/confident, to consider it sacred, like a religion, and tell anyone that tries to encroach on that time to BLANK off!

2. Although she would prefer I do give up all caffeine, she's okay with 1 cup.

1. She didn't specify what constitutes a "cup."


Marlies said...

Carrie,once again you made my morning. BLANK OFF needs to be said sometime just to make you feel better.So go have your Walk and i will BLANK OFF.
Love You

Kathryn said...

She didn't know your coffee cup is as big as a beer stein? I love this woman! Where do you get the 'cheap and easy' saliva test? Mine costs $300 from a regular doctor and I have not done it yet!

She's right about the adrenals. When particularly stressed, I call it "blowing out my adrenals" because I know they are like 2 light bulbs back there that just pop. :)

Michelle O'Neil said...

Awesome Carrie. So proud of you for taking such good care of yourself.

Did she really say BLANK? Or did she juice it up a bit?

Either way, I blanking love her.

kario said...

She says 'cup' you say 'pot.'

Sounds like the beginning of a beautiful relationship!

Angie Ledbetter said...

Wow, need more docs like her. And speaking of coffee, is there no FOLLOW icon here...or am I just experiencing a little caffeine deficit moment?

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Jess said...

Yeah, they always want you to quiet caffeine in all forms. Whatever...

She sounds great though. Who is it and where did you find her?

Joanne said...

Sounds like a great doctor, but I like #3 - Keep walking. I walk 2 miles/day 5 times a week, and whenever, wherever else I can. Love walking, very therapeutic.


Can I just say, you crack me up? ;) But seriously what is BLANK you? I could see a couple fill in the blanks there. And this makes me want to find a naturopathic doc!!

An Imperfect Perfection said...

Wow.....wish I could find one of your Naturopatithic docs where I live! Sounds like one heckuva doctor to me!