Wednesday, September 12, 2012
The Trinity of Hope Turns to the Loewe Cube
You know when I began this blog I thought it would really just be about featuring my art & following others blogs but as Jenny Doh has shown us all in this artful community art saves & today I am sharing a little testimony & correlation of just my own thoughts & transformations. About a year ago my dad started listening to a local radio program & one of the regular guests is a local doctor by the name of Dr. James Matthew Andry . My dad became really intrigued by what Dr. Andry was talking about in terms of weight & blood sugar related issues because I had been suffering from these issues for some time as many of you know. My blood sugar was soaring. I couldn't control it with medication of which I was taking many, with exercise or with diet. No sugar, low carb, this or that. My dad said, I would really like you to go see Dr. Andry, and by the way, my father is a retired MD, so he knows a little something about medicine so he wasn't pulling feathers out of his cap. Reluctantly....I agreed not thinking anyone could help me. My very first visit was great! Dr. Andry was a little awkward at first but he had my blood work in front of him & said "Girl your blood sugar is kickin!" I said...I know...but I can't get it to go down...please help me. I desperately wanted to be healthy & fit. He said first things first. We can't expect any of that until we get your hormones working so he tweaked my medications & added a few more & we scheduled my next appointment. I had just started weight watchers & he encouraged me to keep attending. I had only lost 1 pound my first week which was VERY typical of me....I couldn't loose weight because my hormones were messed up & he said that is so typical & to expect that. But low & behold....the tweaked medications & the few new medications REALLY helped. My hunger was drastically curbed for the VERY first time in my life & the weight just started coming off. I about died. It was so easy. Like 3 & 4 pounds a week. I just was so amazed. I was getting 5 pound stars all the time. So I devised this little visual in my head because they work so well for me. Each day when I woke up I would lay in bed & pray & I was so grateful & so blessed. I would literally surround myself in caring thoughts because I so need that. I knew that there was this overwhelming protection surrounding me. I called it my Trinity. So everyday I would think about this protective Trinity surrounding me. I was like this nucleus in the middle of the triangle. At the top of the triangle was Dr. Andry and at either point was Jeff & my dad & then surrounding the whole triangle amassing the whole triangle was God taking control of my very being. So everything was just pushing around me protecting & guiding me. That is how I would get through each day with this protective shell engulfed by God. I kept that visual all the time & woke up to that each morning. And you know what....it helped me so much. Dr. Andry became more than a doctor too. He became a rock for me. He gave me hope & encouragement & told me he was proud of me. He told me I was smart because I would research my medications & valued my opinions. We championed my illness & fought this terrible disease together. I love him like a brother and I will be eternally grateful to him for giving me my life back. I always ask him what more can I do for me....for my health & on my last visit he introduced me to another great guy....one you have heard me nag about in a few previous posts....but I have absolutely grown to love him too....Jordan.
So I show you these twinchies from a swap from Silver Bella & from Pam's blog to represent a square because I found that I had to change my Trinity visual into a Square visual. I know to you all the whole visual thing is weird but I need this to pray on each morning. It is so tangible to me each day when I am lying there thinking on my day. It is like I know these people, Jordan & Dr. Andry, Jeff & my dad aren't really thinking of me, but I am willing them to. Can anyone get that???? I know they care about me....some of them more than others for obvious reasons. So I didn't give enough information & describe my new & improved visual. I call it & he's going to love this.....The Loewe Cube. I came up with this just this morning. I think it is brilliant & since this is his life's calling I think it is really fitting. If you are a Fitness Specialist I think your client needs to have a hedge of protection around herself called "The Loewe Cube" it is just that simple. So now "The Loewe Cube" consists of me in the nucleus surrounded by Dr. Andry, Jeff, my father, & Jordan and then God surrounding the whole square. It is very comforting to me. It really keeps me grounded & so now that you are all ready to take me to the loony bin & throw away the key, at least I know I will go there healthy, fit, 60 pounds lighter & with a blood sugar in the near perfect range! So, I hope you all have a great, productive & creative day. Oh...and get a Fitness Specialist...they really help....& try to get in 10,000 steps a day cuz Jordan said so. Blessings!