Who is Batesy?
I am a 41 year old emerging artist, living in Christchurch, New Zealand, who was diagnosed about 8 years ago with an auto-immune disorder known in western medicine as Sjogren’s Syndrome. Prior to that, when I was about 22, I was diagnosed as having nocturnal epilepsy, meaning I would have tonic clonic seizures while sleeping at night. [Don’t worry, that was the “bad news first” trick.]
I’ve been honing my skills as an amateur artist and poet for years. Getting rheumatiod arthritis so young was devastating to me, as I thought I wouldn’t be able to pursue these passions anymore. Already being on medication for epilepsy at the time when I was diagnosed with Sjogrens, I didn’t want to take any meds for it also, and chose instead to go for alternative/holistic healing methods. I was lucky to learn the ancient Chinese healing art of chigong, and have found the dietary principles of Macrobiotics to be helpful also.
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Living with a death-defying chronic illness myself, no one can seem to properly diagnose for three years now. Into all things holistic. The throes, life throws at us. Wishing you well.
Thanks for the comment. All my very best wishes to you on your healing journey 😉
My pleasure. Thank you and wishing you a wonderful New Year. 🙂