Sundog –noun 1. parhelion. 2. a small or incomplete rainbow.


Much time has passed since my last post. I hoped for inspiration to strike and provide a brilliant return post to share – but alas the brainfog continues to shroud my muse.

My hands have healed well. We made it through several weeks of on/off snow, but then crashed and are still recovering. The majority of spring allergies never hit this year as the snow changed up pollinating schedules for the alders above us. Western Washington is still having more rainfall than normal – and lately colder temperatures too.

It has been a very long time since I felt warm sunshine and I miss its tender kiss upon my face.

All in all – survived another winter. Hooray!

I have come out of this winter with a new plan of action. We will be seeing a local naturopath on May 5th and setting up medical treatment through her. The annual trek to see Dr. Buscher will not be happening this year. The stress and body strain from weeks of snow took a lot out of us. We simply don’t have the stamina to travel two hours away to see our doctor.

Fingers crossed we hit the right naturopath first try. I spoke briefly with her and have hope she will be a good fit for us. At the least, I don’t think we are walking into the nightmare situation almost every CFS or MCS patient has experienced – the doctor who doesn’t believe our illnesses are real.

Happy Spring Everyone!

10 responses

  1. victoriaaphotography

    Good to see you posting again, Lisa.

    Your hands sure took a long time to heal – makes you realise how much you depend on them.

    Good luck with the new Dr.

    April 20, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    • It’s ridiculous how much I depend on my hands.

      Thanks for the wish of luck Vicki πŸ™‚ Hugs!

      April 21, 2011 at 8:31 am

  2. Snez

    Lovely surprise to see a new blog by you. πŸ™‚
    Another adventure for you with the naturopath, I hope that you get along really well and that she can help you improve your health.

    Big hugs πŸ™‚

    April 21, 2011 at 2:48 am

    • Thanks Snez! πŸ™‚

      Hopefully this will be a grand adventure indeed. πŸ˜€ Hugs!

      April 21, 2011 at 8:32 am

  3. Thank God another winter is about over. I hope this new naturopath is the beginning of a new life for you and Jeremy.

    April 23, 2011 at 8:48 am

    • Couldn’t agree with you more, Jody. πŸ™‚ Hugs!

      April 23, 2011 at 12:08 pm

  4. Stephan Kupisz

    Hi to you both! I’m just beginning to set up my new tent since my other one collapsed after the blizzard here. But I’m in good spirits, hope you are as well! πŸ™‚ God Bless you both as my journey continues in homelessness. I hope my heart improves. ‘Care

    April 26, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    • Hi Stephan! πŸ™‚ It’s good to hear you are in high spirits, we are here as well! Hopefully next winter will be easier/safer for you and the new tent will do better. Been there with the collapsing tent due to snow – not fun. Glad you came through the other side safely. πŸ™‚

      Good luck and healing hugs, Lisa πŸ™‚

      April 27, 2011 at 2:04 pm

  5. jen

    hi lisa!

    across the waters, on Vancouver Island still πŸ™‚

    i hope your new ND goes well ~ but its been niggling at the back of my mind for a few days now, so i must feel nervous FOR you.

    in reading your posts, it sounds like you & jeremy have made a lot of progress under Buscher’s care ~ and that the level of expertise he offers in MCS specifically has helped to unravel some of the tangled threads. i do hear you that the journey there of 2 hours is onerous, i do. but i worry whether the ND will be able to offer you the level of care you truly want.

    i say this because if i had $1000 refund for every naturopath i’ve seen in the last 17 years, and walked away from in worse shape, then i’d have enough to fly to Dallas and see Dr Rea himself! my experience has shown ND’s to be generalists, and while they have one area of greater expertise (eg. herbs, or vitamins, or chinese medicine), they seemed to lack the specifics i needed for ANY healing to occur. they did seem quite skilled at iatrogenic damage though!

    that is not to say your experience will be similar. but i do hope you listen to both your reason & your gut; and really get a feel for how thorough & deep this person can go with you two.

    that said,
    i only wish you greater healing than ever,
    and i hope the sun in shining on your tent even as you read this!

    to health!

    May 4, 2011 at 6:10 pm

  6. Thanks for your concern Jen and thank you for speaking up about it. πŸ™‚ We always take a new doctor with a health dose of caution. Not really sure what we’ll be doing in the future as it is constantly changing right now. Big hugs! Lisa

    May 13, 2011 at 1:35 pm

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