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July 27, 2011

Doctor's Order for Disneyland

I am a little behind on updating my here it goes.  

I saw my doctor in Redwood City and learned that my Lymphatic system was backed up.  Dr. Harris touched specific lymph nodes all over my body and it was very painful. I think the lymphatic system is responsible for removing old cells from the body and other waste.  The doctor also noted that my eyes were yellow as a side effect of one medicine.  He ordered that I work very hard on unblocking this channel in my body by putting myself with big vibrating motions like roller coasters and car rides on dirt roads. He also gave me some new medications to help.  

I left the appointment on a mission and decided to go to Disneyland to hit some roller coasters and take a break from my normal routine.  My husband and I have season passes so it was fairly inexpensive to travel down to L.A. and spend a few days in Disneyland trying to clear out my lymph system.  We just celebrated our third wedding anniversary within days of the appointment which was perfect timing for the doctor to order me to do roller coasters! 

The trip was not what I thought it would be.  My body was much sicker than I hoped during the trip.  I was able to spend about three hours in the park and then needed to go back to the hotel room to rest.  Then I could go back for a little while longer later in the day. I spent my time in the park in a wheelchair, but we made the most of it.  Justin knows Disneyland and California Adventure like the back of this hand so he took me to places with uneven ground so the wheelchair would vibrate to try and hopefully clear out my lymph nodes. I felt like a little kid searching out the bumpy sidewalk!  I battled horrible nausea the entire time so roller coasters were NOT what I wanted to do.  I ended up only being able to do one over the four days we were there. Instead of rides, Justin and I enjoyed the food, people watching and time together.

Overall, it was nice to get away, but the trip was very telling of how sick my body still is.  I have motivation to get better so I can enjoy Disneyland to the fullest next time.  My family is going over Christmas, so I have a goal to be much stronger by that trip :)

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