As I was poking around my scar this morning, I realized that today is the 4 month mark post nephrectomy. Palpating the skin around my scar has become a weird obsession for me. Since he mentioned this little ritual to my gorgeous urologist a couple of months ago, I mostly do it in private. The sensation of being totally numb on the medial side of the scar is similar to having your mouth numbed with novocaine…I was told that eventually most of the feeling will come back once the nerves connect again. No pictures this time but I have continued to use frankincense only on the upper 1/2 of the scar as my own little experiment to see if it really works.. It works so I’m also putting it on the lower half of the scar. My own little experiments like when I was around 12, I used two different deodorants in my armpits…and so I would know which was which, I marked an S for Secret and the first letter of the other one. S apparently worked the best because that is what I regularly use…but the point is, it so happened I had a doctor appointment – he asked me what my letters meant and when I told him in my 12 year old shyness – he laughed. I get it now but at the time I was crushed with embarrassment!
My other experiment has been with essential oils by do terra along with their vitamin regime and turmeric. I have taken one tylenol in the last 4 months for arthritis pain/headache. I was very, very skeptical of the vitamin program but I am totally convinced it works for the betterment of my health. I have no pain! It is amazing. I use the essential oils other than frankincense as needed. Peppermint essential oil should be on every one’s list of must haves. Temple, forehead and sometimes under the nose for almost instant decongesting of the sinuses. I found oregano and black pepper also good for muscle and skeletal pain…perhaps not a plus for cuddling. The other night, we were watching TV by candlelight. He mentioned that all he could think about was pizza. uh huh!
Every single day I’m thankful for diverticulitis…otherwise there would still be cancer growing in my kidney and I could be on the paved road downhill to the end.
Until next time….