Hillary Clinton first coined the phrase…“It takes a village.” The truth in those three words is becoming increasingly more apparent as the population of the world continues to explode.
As Pat settles in with her adversarial companions, Multiple Myeloma and Amyloidosis, she will need a village to help sustain her spirits and keep her health from being completely sabotaged.
Sister Kathi and niece Kelli recommended Pat see their Naturopath, Dr. Burke.
Kathi warned me that he could be a little quirky and I thought…”Okay. No worries.”
Every time I see Dr. Burke, I laugh, that’s just the way it is.
To get to his office, I drive past Sandy Beach and Makapuu to Waimanalo, with the ocean on one side and the mountains on the other. Needless to say it is calming. No freeway. No stop lights. One lane coming; one going. [There’s] traffic…sometimes, but it’s beach traffic. So it’s all good.
LOVE that side of the island.
[Dr. Burke’s] office is in his house. So leave your slippers outside. It’s like going to a friend’s house to talk story.
He did some research on Amyloidosis and said there were studies on the different organs [into which] the amyloid proteins might deposit [themselves.]
The studies included an investigation into whether or not the deposit of amyloid proteins in the brain might result in Alzheimer’s. Something that would have compounded Pat’s already overwhelming health concerns. Another disease with which she would have to cope. Fortunately, amyloid proteins do not nest in the brain.
Dr. Burke gave his patient the good news…with a straight face. “So you won’t get any dumber than you already are.”
That was just what the doctor ordered for it brought Pat what she needed…sweet relief.
We cracked up almost to the point of tears and I told him that’s the nicest thing any one has ever said to me!
Seems Pat is pretty fond of her Naturopath for she “always feel[s] so much better after meeting with Dr. Burke.”
And in her own words…
…i think you would like him.