The excerpt of our conversation after my acupuncture appointment this morning.
K: me, L: acupuncurist
K: When do you think I’ll get better?
L: What do you mean by better? Completely healed or able to go out and start doing normal things?
K: The latter. I really just want to sleep at night, without waking up to intense itch attacks and not look like I have a horrible disease… I mean, I don’t need these symptoms to be eliminated just less abrupt and intense.
L: I would say at least the end of November or most likely the first two weeks of December. Depending on your progress, it may take until the end of December for you to start functioning properly.
K: Are you serious?
L: What? Is that too long?
K: (I was in shock.) Noooo, that is much sooner than I expected.
L: To be completely out of this state, it will be at least March – May 2013. Again, depending on your progress if you drink the Chinese medicine 2x daily and follow the dietary restrictions religiously.
K: (In shock again and thinking, March 2013 will be my 6th month of TSW.) Wow…
I know there are no guarantees but this really gives me hope. I know I’m in good hands since my family has known her for years and she is totally committed to helping me. Heck, she gets really pissed off if I don’t do what she says.
“Don’t come to see me if you’re not going to listen to me. You’re wasting my time and your time.”
Is the end near? We’ll see.