Living with chronic pain is draining. My life turned into dealing with doctor appointments after doctor appointments. Waking up with pain, going to bed with pain and the whole day was about how to manage my pain. What I realized through many years of this is that I was forgetting to live. I got so sick of waking up to just ” make it through another day”! This is when I realized I needed to find a reason to live again. I had to make a commitment to do something every week that had nothing to do with health or doctors. Whether it was reading a book for just reading a book or, Watching a funny movie or, going with a friend to drive along the beachside.
Or, is there anything I can do for another human being? Even if it is just to listen!
Yes, it is hard! your mind will tell you all the reasons you cannot do it, but I’m telling you you MUST!
I really wanted to share my process dealing with the doctors and medical professionals. I do not know what it was but in 2001 when this medical stuff all began doctors really intimidated me and mostly made me feel powerless. It took me years to learn how to take care of myself and ask for my needs in the hospital or doctor office environment. So many times I left an office feeling in a daze, confused, powerless, or angry. Or as soon as they left my hospital room all of my questions would come flooding back to me. There were so many years in which I felt as if what I was experiencing was of little concern to them.
I learned a few things:
1) Always take somebody with me whenever possible. 2) Write down all my questions on a piece of paper or on put them in my phone so I could look at it when they asked me :”Do you have any question”. 3)when they came into my hospital room at 5 am doing their rounds I recorded it in my phone. 4) the hardest one was speaking up no matter how the Dr talked to me or tried to intimidate me when speaking my truth.
5) And the most important of all: I WOULD LISTEN TO THEIR DIAGNOSIS, BUT NOT THEIR PROGNOSIS. In my many years now of listening to doctors try to tell me what was and was not possible, I have had the amazing opportunities to prove them WRONG. And that is where I am NOT powerless. I get to chose how I am going to live with their diagnosis and I get to chose to fight whether or not they tell me I will never walk again, or I can’t cure my liver, or there is no cure for this or that. Because every time I have chosen to fight and research other options I have ended winning!
Believe in yourself. Find your voice. Take your power back and use it all to heal. Do not allow your diagnosis to dictate your life, your heart, or your mind!
My journey has been a long one! This year I tried different things and found some very helpful. I live with chronic Pain and I am constantly researching holistic( mind, body, and spirit) healing modalities. Coming from an Ayurvedic trained background I know that every single person is a little different. However, I would still like to share my successes. I began Cryotherapy a month ago. I am still amazed at how much it helps me heal and how it brings down the inflammation(pain)in my body. I began an amazing supplement product line. It is the highest quality I have ever come across (and I have tried many!)! I still eat non inflammatory meals. It is vital that I make my food from fresh live sources! I continue to meditate and feed my spirit. It can be hard when in severe pain and dealing with fatigue to stay in this solution. On those days or weeks I reach out to my inner circle of friends and ask for help. This was something that was very hard for me in the beginning. As I treat myself like I would treat my best friend, I have grown tremendously in inner peace, self love and compassion and I have something positive to give.
I know the challenges of experiencing pain day after day, but I must continue to train my mind to pay attention to my attitude, self talk, and to stay in gratitude! Today, my pain experience does NOT dictate my internal experience or what kind of day I am going to have!
If you are interested in finding out specific please feel free to contact me:
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I have been off-line due to medical stuff and family.
Here I am. I need to say something important!
I do not want you to have to go through what I went through. Please due your research I just had to write:
Please guys and gals do your own research! Industries are taking advantage of the consumers of CBD.
A lot of the stuff out there is complete crap!!!! It’s awful. One lady was showing her cbd oil and it was the last ingredient on the bottle. Which means it had very little cbd in it. One lady was buying something that has NO CBD in it!
Do your homework!
Or ask a friend who knows about it. Don’t waste your money! The healing is real! But many of these products are NOT
It took me a few tries and learning to finally find an awesome product!
In the last few years I have gotten very into the research of CBD. I have been following the progress and the studies and the new new findings. The marijuana and hemp plant are truly miraculous! In 1992 When it was discovered that the human body haS its on endocannabinoid system, great healing discoveries began. It is so exciting because basically this system is the system that creates naturally occurring neurotransmitters that help all the other systems work better together. So, wherever your system is imbalanced your body now will have the support it needs in getting back into balance. That is why it is helping so many different things: Autism, anxiety, sleep disorders, depression, ADHD, Alzheimer’s and more.
In 2018 congress passed a new Farm Bill legalizing hemp.”It allows hemp cultivation broadly, not simply pilot programs for studying market interest in hemp-derived products. It explicitly allows the transfer of hemp derived products across state lines for commercial or other purposes. It also puts no restriction on the sale, transport or possession of hemp derived products”
(Hudak, John FIXGOV) .Unfortunately, this opened up the market and production to many. CBD started coming out of the woodwork. NOW you DO NOT KNOW what you are getting unless you research it. There are products out there that have all sorts of fillers and chemicals and a tiny percent of CBD. Do not be fooled by the big numbers that say !000 mg. If you would like info on some of the best quality CBD products please feel free to contact me.
KNOW WHAT YOU ARE PUTTING IN OR ON YOUR BODY!
In the last month I have been wanting to share some experiences. I have had what I call a “bad pain month”. I have had to use all of my tools! I have gone back to drinking daily “fire water”. (ginger, and turmeric tea steamed for hours) . I add Manuka honey because of the antibiotic affects.
I was reminded that there are two things that exacerbate pain: Stress and a toxic environment. A toxic environment includes people. It is not just about literal toxicity in the food you eat and the solutions you use to clean your body and your home.
So, once again I had to go back to my basics!
1. Drink lots of tea. 2. Detoxify,
3. Keep it simple, 4. Eat healthy and eat clean, 5. Be kind and gentle to yourself! 6. Help someone else if you can. 7. Oh, and allow yourself to have a good cry! Sometimes it is a good cry that can recharge your battery! Living with pain is not easy so give yourself a break.
This is a big topic. About three months ago I started a new CBD product. One I take internally. I am so excited about this products. The horrible arthritic pain I dealt with daily is practically gone.
CBD is becoming a big thing. It’s the new buzz word on health. Therefore, many people are taking advantage of this. It is important to find a quality product. I do a lot of research on everything I try. This product is unique in the fact that it is water soluble and heat is not used in the extraction process. The whole plant is used. If you are interested in finding out more please feel free to message me.
I have been researching a lot about the medical properties of the flower and the cannabinoid system. This is real! There is amazing medical research about the healing abilities of the Cannabis plant. Strains matter! How it is grown matters. Please do your homework. There is a lot of fake stuff out there.
I have been making my own topical product from scratch for awhile now. The more research I do the better my product has become. I am excited to see pain relief among my friends! Living with chronic pain sucks! Get into the solution and you will find natural ways to help your pain.
Love and healing