Monday, March 16, 2009


Well, my chiropractor never got back with me...and I haven't called him back. I don't want to mess with someone who is not committed, you know what I mean? I'm taking all the steps that I knew he'd prescribe anyway, except I'm not close to giving up chicken or fish.
I've been juicing every day. Connie is too, and we can bounce recipes back and forth...I pretty much stick to an anti-inflammatory recipe with ginger for arthritis. I also drink Pau d'arco tea with....100% organic catnip added. You heard me. I'm tellin' you, it is a safe and relaxing herb--unless I am allergic to it. So far, so good. I researched it mahself. Pain relief without the side effects...and my hands are feeling normal. I've also lost about 5 pounds.
I walk a mile a day.
I'm cleaning up my stinkin' thinkin' and looking forward, and laughing when it's hard to physically move forward.
So much to be grateful for, so many blessings. Gives me energy to be praying for my stepmom, brother, Ann, Bob, Barbara, Keven, Paige and hubby, and all of you who mean so much to me.


brian said...

Sounds like a great update, Karen (except for the chiropractor). Glad you found something natural that is working for you. Catnip? That just doesn't sound right.

Missy said...

Karen, so happy to hear you are feeling more positive. Look at you go! I'm praying that the doc will take more initiative with your case and that the steps you've taken will continue to improve your quality of life.

The catnip made me giggle. Is Gracie okay with that? ;)

Kansas Bob said...

Good news Karen.. so glad you seem to be getting relief!

I will be coming back for more updates. I just added an Rx and a mega-dose of Omega-3 to my daily regimen. Once that gets a bit of exposure I might be wanting to check into some of the good stuff here!

prodigaldaughter2 said...

Karen, thank you so much for your prayers. I hope you feel better soon.

You are an amazing woman of faith.

... Paige said...

Wow, catnip. I didn't know it had pain relife benefits. Sorry to hear about the Dr. But it sounds like you are doing ok. Thank you for the kind prayers you send up on our behalf.