As I explained in my prior post, after moving to California I had hit some road blocks. These barriers put not just a wrinkle in my pain management plan, they completely destroyed it.
Until this point, I had not been open to trying anything different. It wasn’t that I didn’t want to improve, I just didn’t believe improvement of any kind was possible. If it were, wouldn’t my doctors had suggested or given it to me?
Today I am going to share how my road blocks led me to try new things and how doing so made my dreams come true!
The first new thing I tried was to embrace and utilize mobility aids. As long as I had someone to push my wheelchair, I could go anywhere!
True I still needed the energy to sit up and be out of bed for the day, but I was getting out more than had I relied on my body for transportation.
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With mobility covered, I needed to reduce my pain and inflammation levels. I also was in desperate need of sleep. Painsomnia is no joke and at that time was something I suffered from it not just at night, but 24/7.
This led to trying something that I wasn’t sure if I really wanted to try, but with no other options I decided to take the plunge and got my California medical marijuana recommendation. It was the best decision of my life……
Cannabis, made it possible to sleep, it reduced my pain and inflammation. But it did something else that I hadn’t expected. It reduced how often I experienced anxiety attacks and when I would have one they were never as severe as they were before. I was no longer depressed.
It is amazing how much living with less pain can impact your life!!! Later CBD would help me quit smoking! I have tried and failed numerous times, but now I really am a non-smoker!
Seeing how much marijuana was able to do for me, I wondered what other natural and alternative treatments or therapies would help?
I began tweaking my diet and discovered foods that were triggering inflammation. Funny thing is the items that I had to remove would have never been discovered by following any particular “diet” as there were items from every single one that were trouble makers.
The next thing I tried was PEMF therapy. To be completely honest, I had absolutely no faith that this electronic device could deliver on its promise to reduce pain and inflammation. In fact, I really tried it in order to prove them wrong!!! But it was I who was wrong!!!
That beautiful blue glowing device really did work!!!! It worked so well that I was able to begin exercising!!!! Within months of daily use, pain that had plagued me for years, pain that my doctors said would only get worse, pain that made me want to die, was gone!
Trying new things can be terrifying. But it can also be the best thing you ever do! My dreams of not needing a wheelchair at Disneyland or being able to go for long walks at the beach would have never come true had I not tried something new.
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