Many months ago a chest scan was called for, with nothing to show for it other than “perhaps you should have a thyroid scan”. The results are back “You have two nodules on your thyroid”. My questions in regard to their danger were basically answered with the response “You now need a biopsy”.
This news sent me to Google to discover that there is a 10% chance of something malignant hiding there, and if I combine this knowledge with the fact that my diet is inhibiting the growth of unwanted cells, I calculate the chance of discovering a malignant cancer to be lower than the stated potential for a false positive to be found. Not sufficient to persuade me to go further down the track.
However the mental effect is more insidious. Western medicine leaves us with more fear than hope. The hope is that if a problem exists, pharmaceuticals and surgery will alleviate it. The fear is that to achieve this goal, we are likely to be subjected to physical abuse and pharmaceutical side effects, with no promise of reversing the condition.
Proponents of a strict plant based whole food diet leave me with a much more confident attitude and I am aided in this with the assistance of a trusted practitioner of Chinese medicine, who is now treating my problem without side effects or intervention. My mental condition is now fully repaired and I can return to my sense of complete well-being.