The body never lies
“I am going to have the wart taken off my finger. The homoeopathic remedies we have tried are not effective.” I looked at the young woman, reflecting on the possible causes for this persistent wart. I knew that homoeopathic treatments for warts are so effective and yet, this one sat there obstinately. From experience I knew this normally meant that something else was wrong; the wart was growing on the finger relating to endocrine function “How regular are your periods?” I asked. “Fine, I never have any problems”, she answered. The little furrow between her eyebrows and the look in her eyes told me that she was suspicious of what was really wrong.
She had a good grounding in natural living and was an example to many with her eating habits and regular supplementation. The only medical assistance came with the birth of her two daughters. I suggested that she consult with her GP. Suddenly I found myself saying, “While you are there, have a pap smear done”. As I uttered the words, my heart started pounding and my stomach pulled into a knot. Somehow I just knew in that moment that this was the beginning of something that would change both our lives. “You might need a hysterectomy if the results prove to be unfavourable”. Where did that come from? She returned a while later to say she will have the pap results in a few days time. There was an eerie, silent communication going on between us. Somehow we both
I was travelling in my car to celebrate a friend’s birthday when my cellphone rang. I stopped. Her voice was shaky and thin – “They told me I have cancer of the cervix. I have to see a specialist. I might need an operation”. It felt as if someone had sucked all the air out of my lungs. With difficulty I tried to keep my voice calm,”Not to worry, we’ll take care of you. See you in a few minutes at the restaurant.” I pressed the ‘off’ button on the phone.