For the past two and a half years, my body’s ability has been nothing but amazing to me. To think that in 2012 I was unable to sit, stand, or walk for more than 5 minutes without bursting into tears because the pain was so intense or that by doing so I would experience blinding pain from the swelling around my spine, it is truly mind blowing that I have improved.
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Fibromyalgia, psoriatic arthritis, and a few other chronic illnesses were hell-bent on destroying my life.
Then as those of you who have been following my blog know, I turned the tables when I made some major changes to how I combat chronic pain.
Now that my ribs have fully recovered I am working on regaining my strength and stamina.
Last night I spent six hours at Disneyland with my family. AND I DID IT ALL ON FOOT!! I didn’t bring my wheelchair, instead, I brought my rollator and took breaks from standing and walking as needed.
By the end of the night I logged more than 14k steps!
The fact that I can do this once, twice, or a few times a week is outstanding.
What’s even more satisfying is how I feel the next day.
Before going to Disneyland I applied Magic Muscle Ease to my hips, lower back, neck, shoulders, and wrists.
While at the park I ran PEMF treatments with Oska Pulse on my arm (I have a pinched nerve) which at the same time treated inflammation near my ribcage. At times I placed my device in my backpack to treat my spine.
My legs and feet were killing me by the end of the night. So the second thing I did upon arriving at home was to apply Good Night Lotion to them. The first was to have a few puffs of cannabis from my vape pen. Good Night Lotion is a magnesium-rich lotion that makes my legs turn to butter. Seriously, it is like they melt into the mattress.
I love that I have found and continue to find natural and alternative ways to combat the pain and symptoms that my chronic illnesses inflict. My hope is that you will too!!!
You are welcome to check out my pain management plan by clicking here. Some of what I use may or may not help or be available to you, but it can’t hurt to look right?! Whether you give what I use a try or not, I do hope that you never give up looking for solutions to reduce your chronic pain.