I'm going to share a journal entry with all of you. An entry from April that very much relates to the topic at hand...
|Those who judge others are the ones who most judge themselves. Be compassionate. Be loving. Be what you want to see.|
A diagnosis is a label. Like on a product. But we are people. Labels bring an understanding of possible limitations. It is a description of a challenge to overcome. It is the same as someone with lots of years of schooling saying from observing someone limping in front of him or her, he or she cannot cross the road. He or she cannot do this or that. It is a professional opinion that changes depending upon one's current symptoms.
|Without the labels, we are all connected through love and truth.|
Yeah right, Maya. What are you suggesting?
|Expect miracles and you will encounter them.|
I'm suggesting the possibility of miracles and the magic within a glimmer of hope.
Can you dare to let it shine?
Because the very things my family and doctors thought weren't possible or likely have happened.
A few years ago, I wrote a post detailing how my blood IgE allergy test numbers got significantly lower over the years. When I was a baby, the peanut allergy alone was close to 200. Recently, I got blood tested again and I couldn't have been more pleasantly surprised (which I'll detail in an upcoming post). Two of the foods I couldn't eat years ago are back on the menu and a couple others were taken off. Food allergies are so strange...
Now I see it is truly possible that in the next five to ten years, they might disappear.
When you avoid an allergen, you give your body a chance to build autoimmunity to it. When you build autoimmunity through allergy shots, you automatically build autoimmunity to cross-reactive allergenic foods. This might not be the case for everybody because everyone's immune system handles things differently, but for many, that is what happens (MDs, feel free to weigh in below..I would love a professional take on this).
So for example (based on my past experience), the allergy shot with birch allergen will help me build up my immunity to soy and any cross-allergenic foods that I'm unable to eat (due to an increased histamine response to birch pollen) such as apples and celery...two common oral allergy syndrome culprits that I now have to avoid.
|Dear birch tree, one day soon I will hug you.|
This is the song that plays in my head while looking at those birch trees above. It will now play in yours, too. Or at least give you a chuckle.
How am I so sure health miracles happen? Because as you can see from this post as well as this one on hormones and allergies, they do.
At this time, I don't yet know the whole story with what happened in the last few months. For all I know, its all related to allergies and some genetics that I don't fully yet understand. But what I do know is that I have to continue facing forward and continue to believe in the miracles.
So for now, I will write. I will film. I will get my allergy shots and visit the doctors and hear them all tell me I'm okay. I will sing. And I will live and do whatever I can to be happy in every moment I have. Until the next time, I hope you do, too.