Autonomic Neuropathy and Rib Cage…

I thought about this as I was working to get ready to finish the floor… and it might be important if anyone has issues with the stomach and esophagus like I do…

One thing doctors found in 1978, my rib cage was heavily calcified and they said at that time I had the rib cage of a 60-year-old woman… I am 64 now, in 78 I was only 24… and that is very important when it comes to the stomach issues and the lungs and Autonomic neuropathy….and another reason I try to keep my weight down, my ribs are very heavy…

The doctor in the Air Force asked me and I remember it clearly, he asked if I had been in any accidents or had been beaten and the list went on… I had to say no to all the questions… because… I didn’t remember… I knew nothing of the TBI’s back then… just suspicious…

What has that to do with the digestive and lungs… When I was active duty and having so much pain, I begged for any tool that would give me relief and the mental health taught me bio feed back… which I have used for 40 years now… it does work…

Now from what I do know of my birth, I had double pneumonia, and that left me with COPD, chronic bronchitis… and of course stupid as I was, I smoked cigs for 30 years… 

What has this to do with anything… the bio feed back exercise teaches you how to breath from the gut up… most of us sit so much we breath from the shoulders and up, so we only use the upper part of our lungs… try it, you will see what I mean… stand up and breath from below your waist and fill the lungs from the bottom up, and not the top down… it does improve lung capacity and it works…

Now the explanation… because my ribs are so thick and they got thicker as I aged, my ribs are that of someone who has lived a 100 years… and it crowds my lungs and wait for it…. stomach and esophagus and creates problems….

So not only do I deal with the Autonomic part of the issues for my stomach and swallowing mechanism… but my ribs crowd things even more and because of the beatings as a child… the whole in my diaphragm is deformed and allows the stomach to slide up and down… it has been tested via scope and the stomach moves up and down, the measurements are in my records and I declined being scoped anymore… I know it’s happening I don’t need them to play with me, just as a teaching tool… so over them experimenting on the military and its veterans….  send them to Chicago, they will get all the emergency medicine they will ever need and that should be a true proving ground for doctors… trauma centers…

There are many factors to take into consideration when dealing with issues like this… not one diagnosis will fit all… my body was beaten into neuropathy for 18 years… what I deal with is the end result of domestic violence… not anything I was born with…

So if your issues are natural, not the result of accidents or beatings… your symptoms will likely be different or have other issues related to them…

Best thing anyone can do when dealing with these problems and no diagnosis yet… document… via your Iphone with voice memos or video… or keep a diary… but document what happens, what it was like hours before, what you did, what you ate, what you drank… anything can be a trigger for the spasms that come with the autonomic side of your internal organs…

I listened, I had a small bowel being strangled by adhesions and I could feel it happening… the military denied me health care and pushed me out… I was in emergency surgery in less than a year after dishcarge…. the doctor said I was close to rupturing my bowel, which would have killed me with infection…. that is the Air Force at work… and the letter of denial to get care is also in my records…. got to give it to the men… they left me such a good paper trail I won, 100% service connected from the Veterans administration… so for that, I thank the stupid college educated morons that covered up rape and attempted murder and tried to kill me in the process… you loose, I won… they are dead and I am alive… that is a fact… I checked the obituaries… okay, so I am a little warped… wouldn’t you be…lol….

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