Posts Tagged ‘healing’

Pain

August 4, 2017

What happens when the pain is so bad that suddenly you think for a moment “I can’t can’t handle this. The pain is too much!”

Everyone says – “You can handle it – learn to deal with the hand you’ve been dealt. We all have to deal with pain…that’s life!”

Well……..those words are entirely true, but what I say today is “Phewy! Aarrghh! Crappola!
PLEASE don’t preach to the choir! Leave that to God.

We all do have to deal with pain and it sucks. What particularly sucks is that no one else on the planet, even if they have practically the same injury or problem, can understand your pain!
No one can jump right into your shoes, though many really kind and good hearted people (who have possibly dealt with lots of pain in his or her life) may sincerely try. It just isn’t happening.

It is YOUR pain, and yours alone. I can’t even describe the pain that almost left me unable to put any weight on my right ankle this afternoon. It didn’t last a lengthy time, like the pain that has become my constant companion from by back exploding. I guess you could say I am used to that pain. It varies in intensity, but shows up regularly each day, sometime after I put weight on my little frame of bones.

I tell you, God made the human body so strong and resilient that it never ceases to amaze me. During a lifetime I have participated in, or seen an ocean of pain from multiple sources….and yet people have healed, as best is possible with time and a bit of concentrated work.

Of course when you break that rare crystal bowl that sat on the table, even though you fixed it professionally…it will always have a weakness. It may look fine sitting on the table, but perhaps with time someone will put too much weight on it, or be careless handling it, and the bowl could succumb to that one incident of tragedy, then it hit the floor!

The human body is much stronger than the bowl. When I was in my twenties it seemed as if I challenged the endurance and healing power of the body, mind and spirit – simultaneously! I think that is still known as “partying”. Thank you God for your grace and in your undeserved mercy… I survived “myself”!

I sit down to write just a paragraph or two and it always winds up to be something I could just keep doing on. I love to write – I actually love to share life in this way….experiences I’ve had, thoughts I have, experiences of others, and those moments that make life worth “going beyond the pain!….back to the point of this post.

What was the point? Something about pain………hahahaha! The number one way to handle pain is DIVERSON, and that is exactly what I did! It works! (I really hope you don’t have too much pain to handle. I know it sucks. But it is “do-able”.). I send love and healing vibrations- and I am not just saying that! Ask my husband. He says “How can you care about people your don’t even know?” Well, that is easy! I am human, aren’t you? We are all REALLY connected in that way. Besides, Jesus said to love one another, and I love Jesus! Makes sense, eh?

Hug yourself. I just hugged myself and I needed it! You deserve a good hug!

This is a post that hasn’t been checked for errors and is 100% spontaneous. I hope it was worthy of a read. At least it was free!

Everything Physical

May 23, 2017

I awoke this morning after my horrific awake/dream (yesterdays post), and my first thought was a song “I have Jesus in my heart – you take Him too”. ..Well that was my first thought…so I climbed out of bed singing as I got a big drink of water and now a cup of coffee next to me.

My husband told me my struggle waking yesterday morning may have just been a continuation of my dream until I sat up. It is a possibility, though I firmly believe I was awake going from dream to physical reality.

My second thought this morning was physical…my back hurt and the pain (which is with me now until I pass on..) just is the way it is, so “boo-hoo”, everyone suffers. I will try to handle this within me. Why pass on the pain? I would rather pass on the joys and revelations of life.

The thought was not actually about my pain, it was about how physical pain transfers to mental anguish.  And that isn’t “just mental?,” you might think . Systems in our body function as a finely tuned violin. When one system is amiss, it does affect all others. Perhaps not immediately or constantly, but when the blood flows differently (say a blockage, or damages to the nerves that sit in proximity to the blood flow and the muscles) – You may realize Mind / Body / Spirit is not just a clever word mix, it is the absolute truth!

Sometimes I can actually feel the blood flow in my head or other parts of my body. I am in sync with feeling (or not feeling because of nerves) certain things that are happening to my body.  Listen to your body. Work with it.

As a former personal trainer and dancer, the fact that most of both my feet have severe nerve damage as a residual from breaking my back, is paramount to me. Aside from pain, numbness and a clumsy attempt to walk (as if I am actually able to balance without a cane 🙂 all affect me mentally as well….I don’t mean my mood, but the activity of my brain and other parts of my body.   Poor activity in my feet- unable to feel, blood flow perhaps, numbness in various parts of my body TRULY affects my mental state (as in “boy am I mental” (haha – that’s a given!)  and my physical state – because things don’t work properly -my entire being, is actually affected. Hence, Mind/body/spirit.

Somehow in re-reading that last paragraph, I think it might need changing…hope you find clarity in my meaning.  I am scattered today.

Think about it. Cut yourself some slack if you just don’t feel as good as you once did because of injuries or accidents or the aging process. Its probably not your fault…so don’t fret about it. You STILL have 100 percent. choice of how you respond to all these life altering events…..that is a huge gift!

Choose happiness always. Choose patience and understanding of YOUR OWN plight. Choose to understand that probably few really can step into to your shoes, though there are some that absolutely can physically! Wherein, you can excel until the day you die, and that is the use of your POWER of choice to behold life still in the best of terms. I have an advantage because I have a hidden source of constant help with the Holy Spirit within…seriously my best friend and help mate.

USE the magical gifts you perceive, dream of and pursue….All can STILL be achieved if you are “Mental” like I am. My husband says I live in Disneyland….join me, it is just a heck of a lot more fun, and WHY NOT? It’s just life!  Of course I can’t do everything I’ve always done, but it is fun to meet and rise above any challenge that faces me.  At least try!

Please take in a deep breath. Shout out an Amen (it means “so be it”) and now a BIG SMILE – just because you can! Back at you…..

Addendum to stem cell miracles – clarity

August 8, 2015

Just to make sure anyone who reads this understands this procedure will use MY OWN stem cells to heal my body.  I know there have been some negative things regarding procedures….but to provide clarity – I use my own body to heal my own body!  (Very cool isn’t it?) I want so many people in pain to at some point (when this procedure is more accepted) – heal!  God bless you all!

Stem Cell Miracles

August 7, 2015

For years I taught fitness, health, stress management and relaxation techniques.  In hopes of helping people stay vibrant, healthy and happy I put my heart and soul into my work.   I have also spent much of my time writing and doing photography, and worked professionally as a dancer.  I have just published two small books on Amazon.  I hope to share what I learned care giving my mama for ten years, and make the job easier for the giver and receiver.

The past seven years have been really difficult as during that time I had some horrific incidents.  I broke both wrists (my left one twice), and my leg.  I had a total hip replacement and a hysterectomy.   My sister told me if I didn’t do anything (like riding bikes and athletic things) I wouldn’t break anything!  I have always been high-energy and love life.
I still do.

During these healing times, I used every bit of information I shared with others when I taught.  I did not help heal them, but only tried to give what I was given, and really, God was the healer at the core of it all.  I am still using the techniques and “believe” I am better and better every day.

I have two websites (stressmanagementmagic.com and marshajobrien.com – “Relax, it’s just life”.)  Because of circumstances you’ll read below, my writing is limited to sitting for half hour stints at the computer.

My husband is a champion of men.  He works as head shop mechanic and fixes everything for his company – including huge machinery that has been sitting in the sun during our 114-117 temperatures.  After work he took care of all of my responsibilities and me!  He still does! Two and one half years ago I had a fall and broke my back.  He works very hard to support and provide for us.

“Circumstances” took my back to a very serious level and I had a burst compression fracture, and two serious neurosurgeries.  I am now disabled, but not complaining about it…it is just a fact. I am happy to be alive and walking.

Because I am unable to work, as my disability took away my physical health and endurance, I am unable to kayak, do outdoor photography, hike, and play with my eight grandchildren or my dogs.  In other wards it changed my life. But more than that, it has changed my husband’s life forever.
One of my doctors suggested I have my own stem cells “transplanted” to my body to heal my hip  (yes, my other hip needs replacement).  I think I wore the hips out dancing and teaching high intensity aerobics, but I believe my work helped so many people I do not regret one minute of it.

I have done my homework and I ABSOLUTELY want the procedure that helps my body to help itself.  It is not FDA approved, as they are unable to approve the body healing itself.  Surprise, surprise, surprise!  🙂

Because Medicare and AARP won’t cover the procedure, I don’t believe I will be able to do this unless a miracle happens.

It would take longer to heal than a surgery, and no one knows if it will heal me 100% – but I believe it will be amazing, and if it works for me, I could be living proof that stem cell replacement really works.  Innately I feel that it will help many different things happening in my body.

This procedure might be able to help my disabilities that are invisible to others, but plague me every moment of my life.

Stem cell replacement is a major anti-inflammatory. Studies give hope to those with spinal cord injuries (such as myself) cancer patients, and the millions with arthritis. Perhaps it could help not only my children and grandchildren, but also many people! This is just the beginning…..who knows what miracles may come!

As a person who has always believed the body is a wonderful healing mechanism, I dream of being able to get this stem cell procedure.

I only became aware of this website recently, through an acquaintance who suggested my cause was important. I thought it was a miracle to find her and this website. Perhaps this can be the purpose of my life now that my life is so radically changed.
That is my story.  Because my back injuries changed my life forever, I know life can change in a moment.  I know life can’t always be the way I would wish it, but I have high hopes and great expectations.

Thank you for your time and consideration.  If you wish to make a donation go to http://www.gofundme.com/stemcellmiracles

Good information for your health!

June 3, 2014

Just a short post, but thought this valuable to share.

New research appears to quantify just how good fruits and vegetables are for you.
I read about a twelve-year study with over sixty-five thousand people involved.

The research concluded that those who consumed seven or more daily portions-each roughly half a cut of fresh fruits or vegetables reduced their risk of death (from heart disease and cancer) by FORTY-TWO percent. That is astounding!

Think about it. If you saw a sale with forty-two percent off the purchase – you would absolutely consider buying whatever it the item was, wouldn’t you?

Consuming the same amount dropped the risk of dying specifically from cancer by twenty-five percent, and from heart disease by thirty one percent.

These figure are stunning. The effect of just increasing fruits and vegetables is absolutely worth the effort. The study showed even minimally increasing your fruits and vegetables
Will really pay off in the long run.

It’s never too late to help the body to heal, and for the children, now is the time to begin to create healthful habits that will keep them well and strong for all their lives.

It isn’t as difficult as you might think. There are so many good choices, and your attitude about the “yummy” goods will make a big difference to your children. Do not try to con them or bribe them with sugary treats…or you will increase the risk of “other” problems by the sugar!

I am fairly sizzling with zeal and enthusiasm!

July 28, 2013

I have a long way to go in the “healing arena”, but I am on my way.  God bless you all and God bless God!

Never give up, and never give in.  Even when you feel the best is over – it’s not!   It’s a choice.  A new way, a new day, a new time to adjust your thinking to accommodate room for all the wonderful things that may happen, all the new challenges you will have, and all the surprises along the way.

You KNOW it’s not getting to the top of the mountain that is exciting, but the thrill of the trail winding to the top that is exciting.

I am as sure this morning, as anyone can ever be, I have great times too come.  As a matter of fact, I am pulling them towards me by keeping my faith, using prayer as an ally and being willing to work hard enough to feel the sting of “positive pain” in healing.

I am also of a mind that if you do not allow ANYTHING to pull you down, except for those times you allow yourself to mourn a loss, or even times to feel sorrow or sadness,  you will hang on to the hope of a new dream – maybe more than one!  Allot time for human emotion to wrench your heart, and then  onward and upward, my friend.

NEVER let fear or pain take charge.  You are in charge.  When the winds of change are raging, keep your faith – and if you haven’t used the power of prayer or faith – why not try to pray now.  If that just isn’t your bag, well, I promise, if you keep a positive attitude, are kind and work hard…..good things will come to you.  You are rooted with divine love and if you keep on “keepin’ on”, divine love will bring you to a new place in your life.

Dare to be what you are meant to be and do what you are meant to do, and life will provide you the means to do it and be it.  It is never too late to rephrase your thoughts, refine and correct your words, and take the first steps to reactivate dreams for your life.  Don’t forget, either, age has nothing to do with it at all.  Late bloomers flower bigger!

The most important and first exercise to do in order to change your life and manifest your dreams, is to exercise your intellect.  Work on patience, drop those negative words and thoughts, and every time you are about to step into another deep hole, take a breath and stop.

It is ALL a choice.  Every moment of your life is a choice.  Don’t think you have control over anything that happens.  Mostly we don’t.  But you ALWAYS have the choice in how to respond to life.

We each live in a world of our own thoughts………….by altering your thoughts, whenever YOU REALLY WANT TO,  you will change your life.  It will take practice, but if you choose your thoughts carefully, and change your consciousness,,, you will find there is no limit to the heights to which you can climb.

CREATE a wonderful day full of each moment having relevance and I will do the same.

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By the way, an update on my accident and healing.  I am WALKING with a walker.  I hit a milestone yesterday.  I can drive (safely) to physical therapy.  I will be going under intense physical therapy three times a week for three months, and then we’ll see about the walker!  And, even though my left ankle is still paralyzed, I was given a gift.  My right foot is numb on the outside rim (and all the way up my leg), but there is enough feeling in the middle of my foot, and my ankle works, so I can really drive safely!

I would never drive were there a doubt in my mind.  Remember, three months ago I couldn’t walk!  I am so excited to find out where this new path is leading me.  I have cried, and mourned, and now I am a happy puppy taking baby steps.  Yahoo.  God is good.  God bless you all, and remember: It’s a choice.”

Choose life.  🙂

I took this photo on photo booth right before my last doctor appointment.  I no longer have to wear this hot and heavy turtle shell brace.

Photo on 2013-07-01 at 15.42 But I am grateful for the safety it provided me the first three months.  The photo below is the first one after learning I no longer have to wear it!

Photo on 2013-07-25 at 21.47