When I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1987, I had the feeling I was living in the best place possible, close to both Johns Hopkins Hospital and University of Maryland Medical Center. What else could a person hope for, to be so close to 2 such prestigious hospitals. I also remember how little I knew of holistic medical treatments, and to be honest, how little credence I gave to them.
Now fast forward 22 years. I've been through everything modern medicine has to offer, and yet I still slide. I'm interested in a holistic approach, but I don't know how go about it. I looked, I asked my doctors, but no viable solution was found. Enter my Facebook experiment. I had decided I spend too much time alone, partly because of being home due to the MS, and partly because I prefer it that way. Alone I can do as I please, and I never have to take my ball and go home because I didn't get my way. Even as a self proclaimed hermit, it can get lonely after 12 years home alone.
I was cruising Facebook, checking to make sure the kids were acting appropriately, and I realized some of my adult family was also on. Then I saw a place to search your school, and found a few people I knew from high school. I joined a group called Perry Hall Class of 1980 with 22 total members. We all talked online, and then went out for what we called "a mini reunion", it was a blast! One of the women there, the one that started the group, had mentioned that she was involved with holistic medicine, my radar was tuned in. To further cement the deal, she asked me if I had ever had mono, which I not only had, but have been interested in as a possible cause, or factor in my MS.
I asked my friend to write me up a brief explanation I could add to my blog explaining the process, and the following is what she sent. I plan on setting up an appointment with her to do this very soon, I hope there are things in this we can all benefit from.
Epstein Barr---The MS Missed Link???