My name is Taetske and I would like to tell you a bit about myself.
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I was born in 1950 and in 2003 I happily entered my m.enopause. I had no symptoms, like hot flashes or similar, so I was very happy to have reached this point. No more periods or buying feminine hygiene products. In 2007, with my annual checkup, I was told that something was slightly out of order and that I had to have a color Doppler scan performed. The results ended up with me having an Endometrial Ablation (scraping the lining of the uterus) and an order to return in 6 months. At my next visit, my gynecologist informed me that in 6 months, the lining should not have exceeded 6 millimeters and mine had grown 10 millimeters. He told me “it is as if there is a party going on in your uterus.” He then stated, “in my experience, in five to maximum 10 years, you will have cancer so I advise you to have a total hysterectomy.” This operation was scheduled towards the end of 2008.
As my gynecologist is open to unusual ideas, or I should say he is used to me coming up with unusual things, I told him I wanted to calculate the most convenient date for this operation since it was not an extreme emergency. I wanted to consider the moon phase and my astrological sign. He was so kind to accept one of my suggested dates and arranged for the operation. I started to fast on Sunday (the concept behind this is you can save the energy used for the digestive process and expand it on healing.) I was admitted to the hospital on Monday and operated on Tuesday. When they rolled me into the operating room, I asked them if I could keep my bed socks on because I have cold feet. There I was being operated on with my red bed socks knitted by my mother. I do not remember much about Wednesday because they kept me sedated. On Thursday, I was wide awake, picked up the tubes and marched off to have a shower. The nurses were worried about my not eating but I insisted on fasting. My gynecologist showed up and said, “I have a problem with the nurses because you do not eat.” So I said, OK, does this hospital produce some broth. He said yes, and I said breakfast, lunch, and dinner is to be broth. All were happy. On Friday, the gynecologist said I was healing so nicely that I would be released the following day (Saturday). Then he stated “you were the talk of the operating room because, with this kind of cut (20 cm in length), I normally need to use 10 to 14 cotton swabs but in my case, I only used 3. Then I explained to my colleges of your wish to have the operation when the moon was past full and waning.” The same as in nature, when you prune a tree, the moon should be waning so the tree does not lose its life force.
Had I known at that time what I now know I would not have had this operation. I now listen more carefully to what my body is telling me. My hormones were not balanced, this is, of course, normal during the years of menopause. If I had taken steps to get this balance back this operation could have been avoided.
I came home and within a relatively short time I started feeling awful, I started talking to myself in the kitchen in a loud voice (Taetske this is not you) and within 3 months, I had put on 9 kilos (20 pounds). When a woman says, I have nothing to wear and her wardrobe is full of clothes, men usually smile, but in my case, it was the absolute truth because I had increased 1 to 2 sizes.
I went to my general practitioner, stood in front of him and said: “doctor, I am a nervous wreck.” He looked at me, smiled and said, senora; I think you will be able to manage. What I thought at that moment, I will not put in writing but for sure, it was not nice. I understood that I had to take care of my own health. My gynecologist offered to give me some hormonal substitute, but as these were not bio-identical hormones, but a chemical abomination, I declined.
During these three months, on a Sunday morning, I happened to watch the Larry King show. At that moment, he was discussing with the author, Suzanne Somers, her book “Breakthrough: Eight Steps to Wellness”. This book is about Nanotechnology, anti-aging, and hormone therapies. I said to myself, do I know anything about this, no I don’t. So I ordered the book. ( I really think that all men and women should read this book, in some cases, it might be lifesaving and at least it will provide valuable health information.) You can find this and many of her other books at this link Suzanne Somers.
This book was an eye-opener. I read it very carefully, underlining many passages and also putting big exclamation marks in the margins. I learned a lot of important things but one very shocking bit was that for decades, women worldwide have been fooled into taking a hormone replacement which is made from the urine of a mare. Although the hormones which are harvested are nearly the same as human hormones, the difference is molecular (on the scale of one or two atoms.) One would think that this is so small that it won’t make a difference but it does. It is not identical to hormones made by the human body. In the long run, non-bio-identical hormone replacement has serious side effects and has been tied to an increased cancer risk.
Through this book, I got to know about anti-aging and was lucky to find a doctor close by who prescribes to this philosophy. After thorough tests, including a DNA study of my ancestral health risks, I was put on a regime of hormones-supplements and I regained my vigor.
I started going in a new direction and slowly but surely, my eating habits and lifestyle changed (more about this later.)
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