This story hit home with me for two reasons.
Degenerative Disc Disease
I was told by my doctors in 1994 that by the time I was around 60 I'd be in confined to a wheel chair due to degenerative disc disease. I was basically left to rot away, with no hope of recovery. That was my prognosis.
But that doesn't seem to be the case anymore. Not since my husband talked me into going to a chiropractor over 10 years ago. I had prayed for healing and believed that God COULD and WOULD do it and He did it!
My family and I very highly recommend Dr. Ron Feinberg. He has helped us, and me especially, to be able to live a more normal life. I've been to four or five chiropractors before Dr. Ron and he's truly the BEST! He is my primary care doctor. Oh and chiropractic healed my allergies, too!
Dr. Ron is currently taking new patients and can be reached at
He has offices in Sharon Hill and in Broomall, PA. Tell him I sent you and maybe, just maybe he'll be nice to you! LOL
After my husband found me asleep in the middle of our living room floor, in my apron I might add, on December 24th 1994 (we were having a big Christmas dinner the next day and I was cooking), he insisted that I go to the doctor and get checked out. So I did and I was diagnosed with Hypothyroidism.
My doctor prescribed Synthroid and told me that I would be on medication for the rest of my life. He said to expect the dosage to be increased with age because eventually my thyroid would get weaker and weaker. But after my cancer diagnosis in 2004 which prompted wellness and nutrition research and experimentation, I came across information about healing the thyroid. I read that coconut oil increases metabolism and also heals the thyroid, among many many other things. So I bought Extra Virgin Organic Coconut Oil, unrefined and undeodarized and I took two tablespoons a day.
In September 2005, after drastically changing my diet, after realizing that in order for me to get well I had to really trust God and after being on the coconut oil regimen for a while, I realized that I had forgotten to take the Synthroid for three days. It occurred to me that I must have forgotten because I had no symptoms! Even while on the Synthroid I still had symptoms of fatigue, hoarseness, being cold all the time, brittle hair and nails. So I decided to see how long I could go without having symptoms and without taking the Synthroid (don't try this yourself at home).
Two months later I called my doctor to schedule a blood test, which was typical. I had to get my blood levels tested every six months anyway. He said in order for the test to be accurate I would have to be off of Synthroid for six weeks to get it out of my system. I told him I had not taken it for two months. So I had the blood work done. When my doctor called me with the results he said I was within normal range but that he wanted me to have it checked again in six weeks to be sure. This was not typical. Any other time when my levels were not within normal range he never advised me to come in again for a test. I never went back. It has been six and half years since I have not had symptoms or taken Synthroid!
To the One true God who saves us and heals us!