Healing and getting healthy is my number one priority these days. We all heal at a different pace. Finding my healing pace is key to my recovery.
After lumbar surgery in January I knew from the moment I woke up I knew this time it would not be easy. Healing has always taken me a little while longer that I expect it to. Heading to physical therapy I could tell this was going to take a while and it is not easy in the beginning. Therapy what I need and is a treat because it would get easier as time went on.
My problem is that I was not healing as fast as I wanted.16 weeks of therapy and I’m still in pain, Okay what do I do because I think I’m still healing the nerve roots coming from my spinal cord. This can take up to a year I already know this.
Having another MRI and an X-ray to see what the changes were, if any I know that that it is defiantly the nerves that need attention. There are three options on the table. One is to get a stimulator attached to my spinal cord. It sends electrical plusses to the epidural spaces that have been wired to a generator that is under your skin. The Second is to do nothing until it gets worse. Third is my favorite option and that is to go down the rabbit whole and drink the tea. I am going to be just like Alice. I am healing by exploring the alternative methods to support my spinal health, because I always have believed that if we treat our body with trust and give it the right tools it can do miracles in healing the trauma life puts us through.
My Healing Tools
- Meditation and positive reaffirming thought about healing. Mine is I am one with my creator and therefore I have the power to heal myself. I visualize myself doing the things I love without pain.
- Acupuncture has helped me manage my chronic pain for years so I started that up again. The disruption in the path my brain receives pain signals is helping to control levels of pain.
- I am brewing and drinking fermented tea call KOMBUCHA the healthy benefits will promote my body healing itself. This tea balances your gut and cleanses your organs, reduces the inflammation.
- Keeping to a good diet* and keeping myself hydrated flushing toxins out of my body.
- Vitamins, I take and I eat foods that support nerve rejuvenation like folate or vitamin B-9, vitamin B-12, vitamin D, magnesium, antioxidants and anti-inflammatory can be found in a variety of foods.
- I refrain from eating processed foods by cooking and buy as much organic foods as I can.
- Move! This is the important because when I move I feel better and Moving in the correct way strengthens the muscles that support the spine and the healing process.
I am not ready to say lets add some more trauma to this spinal cord by doing another procedure. In the past I have done epidurals, had fusion surgery, I came down with spinal meningitis and had lumbar decompression surgery. I know that it took a year to heal from the first surgery and it took a year to heal from the meningitis so I think I will keep using my 7 healing tools and see where it gets me for now.
www.livestrong.com The big book of KOMBUCHA by Hannah Crum & Alex LaGory