Pneumonia, Appendicitis…What An Ordeal!

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OK, class, please be seated. We have a substitute today, please welcome Kelly Young, whose family has been a veritable font of teaching information for our class and I’m sure you’ll accord Kelly the same respect you’ve given me. Did someone just throw a pie? OK, who threw a pie at Kelly? We’ll just wait here until someone admits to throwing a pie! We can sit here all day…. I’m going to turn my back, and the name of the pie-thrower will be on my desk by the time I turn around. We can sit here all night if we have to…. Is there a note on my desk yet? That’s more like it. The note says that the pie thrower is “Sammy Hahnemann”. Sammy, you will not be allowed to go to go on the field trip with us next week! Kelly, if you’re finished eating, you can start.

Mmmm….chocolate mousse….Oh! Excuse me. I am so honored to be here! This is the case of my daughter, “C”; or, we can call her “Cathy”.

I would prefer to call her “Christine”.

What about, “Candice”?

Or maybe “Candy” for short.

What about, “Cheswick”?

That’s perfect!

OK. My little “Cheswick” is 12 years old. She complained to me about a pain just below her navel. She had just had her appendix removed a month ago laproscopically, with one of the three insisions being in her navel. What an ordeal that was! The month before, the appendix had perforated and she also had pneumonia!

So, the day of the complaint, she was also scheduled to play soccer. I didn’t want her to play. She will play through pain and not say a word! I relented and said she could play but would have to stop if the pain got any worse. The pain was sore to touch only, the area was a little red but more brownish and possibly a bruise, I’m not sure. She was very tired after the game and definitely played like she was tired and was sweating a cold sweat. So, that evening, I asked Elaine, our most wonderful, helpful, knowledgable, kind and always-available homeopath what to do….

Pssst! Kelly, did I mention that substitutes don’t get paid?

…somewhat wonderful, occasionally knowledgable, rarely available homeopath, and she advised _____________30C three times a day for three days–stop if there’s a striking improvement or aggravation; she’s so smart, that Elaine–from time to time. Anyway, the next day, “Cheswick” had another soccer game (they never end!) and this time, no pain, no tiredness, and no one would have guessed she had her appendix removed a month before!

If you know the answer, don’t tell me because apparently this job pays nothing! Send your answer to Elaine at [email protected] .


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About the author

Elaine Lewis

Elaine Lewis, D.Hom., C.Hom.
Elaine is a passionate homeopath, helping people offline as well as online. Contact her at [email protected]
Elaine is a graduate of Robin Murphy's Hahnemann Academy of North America and author of many articles on homeopathy including her monthly feature in the Hpathy ezine, "The Quiz". Visit her website at: and

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