Five years ago I was left to die by the medical profession. The last option I was given was Hospice and a feeding tube. That didn’t seem like a cure to me. And if it wasn’t a death sentence, I don’t know what is. How did I ever end up here!
I grew up in northeastern New Jersey and had a normal childhood except for the fact that it seemed every winter I experienced every flu, respiratory infection or strep throat that was going around. I missed many weeks of school and spent half my life on antibiotics.
The northeast area of NJ is very industrial and not much was known about environmental pollutants in those days. And, my father as superintendent of parks for the city we lived in always had a good supply of chemicals around to keep our lawn looking the greenest in the neighborhood. My parents doted on me as any only child and not only sought medical attention at the first sign of illness but I had the best of dental care and by the time I was nine I had a mouth full of dental amalgams.
By my twenties, things started to unravel. I had my first major surgery and it seemed after that it was one thing after another. I had constant bowel problems and started testing positive for mononucleosis several years in a row until I just stopped being tested. It would be some time before the medical community determined that Chronic Epstein Barr Virus was a disorder now called Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. I traveled all over the country to find help and finally a clinic in Nevada came back with a diagnosis of CEBV along with Cytomegalic virus, Herpes Simplex I,II, Herpes Zoster and traces of radiation fallout from nuclear tests done in Nevada while I was there and Chernobyl fallout as it passed over Florida. I had systemic Candida that was around my heart and lungs and other organs. I was treated there for several years until I eventually became too sick to travel and began to treat myself and find local holistic practitioners.
I managed to maintain some form of a normal life with a lot of limitations. I was also developing more symptoms and eventually developed Fibromyalgia. This all took place over a 30-year period or my whole adult life. I continued to do the best I could and denied a lot of symptoms just to be able to function.
Then my world came crashing down.
One morning in 2001 I awoke and was unable to get out of bed due to the pain and fatigue. I thought it was just a flare up of the Fibromyalgia and assumed a few days of bed rest would do the trick. I was wrong. I never did recover. My body had finally crashed. I now started the long journey to find some definite answers. I saw many practitioners, holistic and allopathic. After tens of thousands of dollars in testing and close to $100,000 in medical bills, I was no closer to being healthier.
I was diagnosed with Lyme disease, Lupus, toxic heavy metal poisoning including mercury, arsenic, aluminum, cadium, lead etc and many types of viruses including rickesia, retroviruses etc. I had developed severe reactions to insecticides, pesticides and everyday beauty products. Chlorine and numerous everyday chemicals poisoned me. I was extremely affected by perverse energy such as microwave, power lines, radiation, etc. I had developed an adenoma on an adrenal gland and a cyst on a kidney. And, not the least of which Leaky Gut Syndrome which means that my intestines had become porous and were no longer absorbing food in the proper proportions and leaking undigested food into my bloodstream. No wonder I was down to 85 lbs. Also, after the initial pain of the FM disappeared, I was left with agonizing back pain.
I saw every medical specialist and had numerous x-rays, MRI’s and CT scans all showing nothing and each doctor subsequently dismissing me. The pain was agonizing and no pain medication helped. I eventually was put on morphine as a last resort but could not count on that as consistent pain relief. The pain was constant and intractable. During this time, I also lost the ability to sleep. I had sleep tests done showing I got no sleep but no doctor seemed to know what to do and no medication seemed to help. I never got relief from the pain. Along with that, I developed a hypersensitivity to the world around me. I could not tolerate light, motion, and noise. I virtually laid in my bed for three years with the windows covered so no light could enter with no visitors because I could not tolerate movement and I was too dysfunctional to carry on a conversation.
My husband took care of me day and night tending to all my needs. When all else had failed and the last doctor said “hospice”, we knew it was time to make preparations for the end. Everything in my body was failing. All my organs and every system was now poisoned and damaged. It was amazing I was still alive at that point. I was now actually looking forward to the end, as it was a going to be a release from the pain and the horrible life I was bound to. I researched ways to hasten my demise so I would not have to suffer any longer and made plans.
And then my world changed!
Friends from Ohio flew down and were compelled to visit. Although I had not seen anyone in a long time, I felt they needed to see me and perhaps it would be the last time. They shared many things with me and said they believed there was something out there for me and that they would find it before they left in 2 days. They called the next day and gave my husband the name of the Sentient Temple. We asked very few questions and just called. Within days, Drs. Dennis and Fern Alexander were at my home for what would be the first of many healing sessions. They entered my darkened room and I could barely see them. I don’t know how long they were there but they said they would return the next week. On the third week, they returned with 2 other healers from the Temple and told me that other healers of the Temple around the world would also join us.
They began their work, there was toning and chanting, they applied Reiki in many modes, called upon ascended Avatars, and used Quantum-Touch. When they were done, I stepped off the massage table we were now using and I stood up straight. I stood up straight! I had not stood up straight in close to 3 years due to the incredible pain, which had crippled me. But, the most miraculous event was that I also stood with no pain. I had no pain! I called to my husband to share this joyful news.
For the first time, I now had some hope that I would recover fully. The Alexander’s came every week for six months at times bringing other healers with them. By the end of the fourth month, I was functioning around my home and attempting to go out for short periods of time. I went out to lunch. I went to a store. I started spending quality time with my husband and connecting with friends. All things I had not done in 3 years.
By the end of six months, I was driving and going out by myself. We had to buy another car as we had sold mine when we thought I would never need it again. In less than a year after they first came to me, I attended my first dance. I was an avid dancer before my illness but could not imagine dancing again during my illness. I now dance 2-3 times per week. I attend weekend dances out of town. I am now able to take care of my home and my husband.
And, best of all, I found a purpose to my life and that is to give back what has been given to me. I began to study with the Sentient Temple. After months of private tutoring, and attending classes in Mayan, Usui and Karuna Reiki, I studied Mind projection in Multidimensional Mind, along with Intuitive Diagnosing and Quantum-Touch. I have become a Certified Instructor in all these venues. Most importantly I learned how to connect with my Source, the Prime Creator.
I long thought I had been forgotten, now I am re-joined with God and I have joined the Sentient Temple Circle of healers and we continue to heal all those who come to us. We turn no one away and will go to those who cannot come to us. I see miracles all the time now but I consider myself truly blessed.
Dr. Terree Dluhy has studied nutrition, homeopathy, aromatherapy and other holistic healing modalities. She is a Usui Reiki Master, Karuna Reiki Master, and Ordained Minister of Ancient Ways. She is a Master/Teacher and Shaman of The Sentient Temple and has earned her Doctorate of Ancient Healing Sciences from The Sentient Temple. Terri truly follows her shamanic oath of, “This is my work, this is my service.” As of this date she is also a Master of medical Qigong licensed in China. 727-323-2793