August 29, 2013

Summer fun and not so fun – Surgery and ACUPUNCTURE

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , at 7:32 pm by serenamuse

Well, as a rule summers are pretty lousy around here. We are either moving, or not moving but broke. This summer seemed hopeful. I am teaching so not so broke we had a few fun family outtings planned. We did manage one weekend away and I pulled together a really great film project that is still in the works, but in the midst of things I got back a mammogram with an area of concern. This started the series of waiting for dates, having horrific night mare inspiring biopsy, waiting for results, while trying to heal from that invasion, getting results, needing surgery, along with another horrific invasive treatment, surgery having complications, long much more involved recovery,…the results were good. But now I have been faced with recovery from the surgery and nightmares. As a person with parvo you know how it goes. You know the fear of “will this set me back?” “will the parvo flare up?” “how long will I be down for the count?”. The pain meds just made me sick, so I decided to take things into my own hands and go to an acupuncture doctor. One session took away all of the stabbing 7 or 8 on the pain scale pains. I’m now on day eight of going in for treatment with needles and herbal tea. The pain is nearly all gone. The swelling is way down and the incision no longer angry. I’m still though exhausted, still have areas of numbness and hard skin. We are working on that but she says it will take time. I’m am drinking the most disgusting witches brew of a tea ever imagined. I do though have a little more energy today. Time will tell. I am wondering, what are your experiences with acupuncture? Has it helped the parvo? How?

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9 Comments »

  1. Charlotte said,

    Yes. Acupuncture pulled me through th worst of my parvovirus and cfs. I can’t get it on insurance any more now I have moved to UK but I used to love it.

  2. Janine said,

    It’s been a godsend for my 13 yo son.

  3. jennifer Mulligan said,

    I just got told I have Parvo and chronic anemia , and they are not treating me at all for it Parvo just the anemia. with B12 shot every 121 days and iron tabs 2 X a day I have seen some inprovment with I’m warmer they I have been before and have a little more energy. BUT I still have a lot of pain.. please help! thank you

    • serenamuse said,

      There is no cure for Parvo, they can only address your symptoms, so are probably trying to address the anemia first to see how you do after that.

  4. Have you tried camel’s milk for the parvo?

  5. Terry Flack said,

    trying to find out what the best remedy for joint pain in the hands with parvo

    • serenamuse said,

      For me, a mostly raw vegan diet. No medication worked for long.

      • Terry Flack said,

        we have heard alot about ginger and tumeric as natural antiinflamatorys


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