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Why PEMF therapy is a part of my daily pain management plan

Why PEMF therapy is part of my daiy pain management plan

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why PEMF therapy is part of my daily pain management plan

I don’t know about you, but when I find a pain relief medication/product/treatment that works, I make sure to use it every single day.

When that same thing continues to provide relief month after month and year after year, I have to tell everyone I know because I want them to experience the same relief that I have.

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Here are my reasons for including PEMF therapy with Oska Pulse in my daily pain management plan.
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Tears: I hold them back, until pain pushes them out

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tears: I hold them back, until pain pushes them out

If you see me crying, know that you are witnessing pain that I hope you never have to feel.

Whether it is one single tear rolling down my cheek or many pouring out of my eyes, they still represent the kind of pain you secretly wish upon the most wickedest of people.

Types of tears

Mourning

Living with chronic pain from illnesses such as fibromyalgia, psoriatic arthritis, endometriosis, abdominal adhesions, degenerative disc disease, and coccydynia forced me to change my life. Like most other chronically ill people, I had to say good-bye to my old life. We literally bury our old lives. We don’t move on, instead we start anew, which is terrifying in a body that is riddled with diseases we know nothing about.

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Fear

It doesn’t matter what type of disease a person has, it could be an autoimmune, neurological, or parasitic disease and each person will fear what the future holds for them.  How long until they can’t walk?  How fast will their disease progress?  What if a cure is never found? Will I ever find pain relief?  How can I afford to live?  Who will take care of me?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Frustration

With every chronic illness comes frustration.  We are frustrated by many things such as but not limited to: not being able to do what we could before becoming sick, having our friends, family, and even doctors doubt our pain and illness, over the cost of care and medications that rarely help, from trying to be stronger than you are……

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Physical pain

Even with the best pain management plan, chronic pain is always there.  Even when I managed to bring my daily pain level down to 0-3, I was devastated by the pain I experienced from my car accident last year and later the fall I took while on my morning walk.  When I fell, the pain pushed the tears out of my eyes.  I had no idea I was even crying until my daughter noticed.  People who have lived in pain as long as I have don’t cry for no reason. Nor do we cry over minor pain.  So if someone who has lived with pain for 20 years starts crying because of a pain, it is serious.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Because I live with multiple chronic illnesses, I was shocked to be able to reduce the pain from all of them for as long as I did.  Unfortunately, the damage that I have sustained in my abdomen (problems with endometriosis and adhesions began in 2003) are continually presenting themselves and the worst part is there is nothing I can do to stop it.  Whenever I think I have calmed the storm that is taking place inside my belly, it comes back and laughs in my face. I am trying to be strong, I am trying to not allow it to disrupt my life, I am trying to hide from my family just how bad it is, but I am failing…… the tears that I keep whisking away give it all away……..

I am not going to tell you to hold back your tears.  Nor am I going to tell you to spend the rest of your life crying.  What I am going to tell you is this:  Trust your instincts! Fight for your body! Don’t give up and try everything.  Thankfully I do have a great pain management plan that is keeping all my other chronic illnesses happy at the moment. I honestly do not believe that I could go on if they were all flaring at the moment.  Find what works for you, even if it means doing what I did which was trying things that aren’t considered the norm in our healthcare system.

Never be ashamed of your tears.  They talk when your mouth can’t bring forth the words you need to say.

 

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Three ways I relieve chronic pain at Disneyland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After California legalized cannabis for recreational use in January of 2018, (it has been legal for medicinal use since 1996), Disneyland added marijuana and CBD to its list of items not permitted into their theme parks.  I will share my thoughts on this subject another day, but for today I want to share what I bring with me to get through a day in the parks without medical marijuana or CBD products.

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Whether I was sitting in my wheelchair all day or walking everywhere as I do now, my spine takes a beating and must be tended to all day long.  To minimize swelling around my spine and in my hips I use a drug-free pain-relief device called Oska Pulse.  This little beauty is what made it possible for me to retire my wheelchair last year. It uses pulsed electromagnetic fields to reduce inflammation and pain like nothing I have ever tried.   While there are many PEMF therapy products available, this is the only one that is portable and safe to use wherever and whenever you want.  Click here to learn more about Oska Pulse.  FYI: As an Oska Pulse affiliate, I am able to offer you a discount of $55.00 when you enter my promotional code DIVA at checkout!

Click here to discover all the different pains and symptoms that this device has either greatly reduced or eliminated. Click here to visit Oska Wellness.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The downside to only treating pain with Oska Pulse is that when I am in the parks, I need to address pain in more than one area of my body.  When my lower back and knees flare at the same time, I often (especially in the cooler months) place my PEMF device above the worst knee and a Thermacare heat wrap at the base of my spine.  In warmer months I will place my Oska Pulse near my spine and use icepacks on my knees.  Heat wraps help relax my back muscles and provide comfort and relief.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last, but not least, I bring along a blend of essential oils formulated for pain relief such as Mend.  While not as powerful as my CBD infused oils, they do help relax muscles and reduce pain well enough to keep me from having to leave earlier than I had planned.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leave all CBD and cannabis products at home, in your car, or hotel room.  It is my hope that one day, as long as the guest can provide their medical marijuana certification, guests may be allowed to medicate with it in the parks, with the exception of flower because there are alternatives.  But until then, let’s respect Disneyland’s policy and find other ways to keep our pain levels low.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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My Favorite Pain Relief Device Just Got Better!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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As you may already know, I have been successfully reducing pain and inflammation from fibromyalgia, psoriatic arthritis, psoriasis, degenerative disc disease, and coccydynia with PEMF therapy. I use a portable device called Oska Pulse and run treatments on my pain sources all day long, every day, no matter where I am or what I am doing.

My device, which is the original version runs 30 minute treatment sessions. Having to turn it on every 30 minutes has been one of my complaints, especially when napping. I and many others requested a longer treatment running time and my friends at Oska Wellness listened. From this day forward, the drug free pain relief device that people like me are falling in love with every day now has a 90 minute treatment time and extended battery life!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you were waiting to get one, now is the time!!! The latest version sells for the same price as its predecessor, $399, but you can get it for $344 when you use my discount code DIVA at checkout.

Click here to order your device today and don’t forget that discount code DIVA will save you $55 off the new device!

Click here to discover all the different ways that Oska Pulse has improved my chronic life. It has done more than relieve chronic pain, it has reduced the frequency and severity of my migraines, sinus pain, bouts with bronchitis, and more…..

Click here to compare Oska Pulse with other PEMF products

What are you waiting for? You have nothing to lose but pain!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Weekly Recap 1/5/2019

 

 

 

 

 

Weekly recap:

Say Goodbye to 2018
My New Year’s Wish For You!
Quit or Modify? The Choice is Yours!
Two Things You Must Know About Planning
The Disabled Diva’s Winter Workout Challenge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Retiring My Wheelchair

 

For those of you that are new to my blog, I have been chronically ill for 18 years.  I have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, endometriosis, and degenerative disc disease.  When I was first diagnosed my doctors never warned me that I might end up having to rely on mobility aids to get around.  Nor was I told to emotionally prepare myself for the possibility of becoming dependent on my family and friends in order to leave the house.  Yet 7 years into my chronic life that is exactly what happened.

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Was Depression to Blame for My Chronic Pain?

Was Depression to Blame

for My Chronic Pain?

By: Cynthia

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Is depression painful? Yes!  Can depression cause physical pain?  Yes!  Was depression the source of my chronic pain from fibromyalgia, psoriatic arthritis, psoriasis, degenerative disc disease, endometriosis, and coccydynia?  NO!!

Many of us who suffer from one or more painful chronic illnesses battle depression at least once during our chronic lives.  However, I am curious how many were depressed prior to chronic pain becoming apart of their daily lives.  I wasn’t.  I did battle depression three years prior to being diagnosed with fibromyalgia and psoriatic arthritis.  At that time I was struggling to conceive my youngest child and it was no longer an issue once I became pregnant.  While going through that period of my life I had been diagnosed with psoriasis, but my doctor and I both dismissed my increased inflammation and joint pain on my depressive state.  Had either of us taken my symptoms seriously I do believe I would have been diagnosed with the other conditions much sooner.  I wasn’t depressed during my pregnancy or afterwards.  I didn’t meet up with my old friend depression until much later and that was from living without hope of relief from non-stop pain for six months.

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There have been several occasions during my chronic life when my doctors chose to blame my chronic pain and their inability to decrease it on depression.  Was I depressed?  Of course I was, my life had come to a standstill, I was in pain all of the time, and I was losing all sense of my identity.  My doctors used my depression as a way to get out of helping me, a way to avoid having to prescribe narcotics for pains that were increasingly becoming worse. During the two year period of having to hunt for a surgeon to help me after my botched hysterectomy was the worst.  Nobody wanted to touch me.  I was told by several  surgeons that the pain was from being depressed and/or all in my head and that I needed to see a psychiatrist.  If surgeon number 21 hadn’t agreed to help me I probably would have had myself committed as the other surgeons did a great job of causing me to doubt my own sanity.  I had hoped this type of mistreatment by a physician was over after that surgery proved that my pain wasn’t caused by depression, but instead from the gross negligence of the surgeon who performed my hysterectomy.  But it wasn’t.  Time and time again, whenever my doctors felt frustrated because they couldn’t reduce my pain or they didn’t want to prescribe opioids, they pulled out the depression card.  Over and over I told them that my pain wasn’t caused from depression, but that pain was the source of my depression.  It wasn’t until I completely quit all of my doctor’s prescribed protocols in 2012 that I was able to prove my point.  After giving my body time to detox from all of my prescriptions I began seeking alternative treatments.  Unlike everything my doctors prescribed, my new treatments didn’t mask my pain, they addressed it.  Little by little my pain has decreased and now in 2017 I am doing better than I have since 2003.  Within days of experiencing relief like I had never known my depressive state began to fade.  I traded my tears for smiles and anger for joy.  I wasn’t healed, but my treatments eliminated the widespread pain I had been experiencing for so many years which made it possible to focus on my key pain source areas.

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Doctors who blame depression before addressing the real pain source are playing a dangerous game.  Blaming depression can delay care of a serious physical issue.  It can cause further damage.  And in my opinion it is a copout for not having to deal with a patient who isn’t easy to treat.  By the time I had the surgery that proved my pain wasn’t in my head, adhesions had began strangling my bowels.  I could have died had I listened to those other surgeon and gone to a psychiatrist instead of continuing to search for a surgeon to help me.  Blaming depression without helping reduce a patient’s pain will only make things worse.  Imagine being told that your pain is being caused by depression, that all you had to do to feel better is to work through your emotions.  So you try, but guess what??!!!  It doesn’t help!!  Why, because it is your physical pain that is fueling your depression.  It is the reason you can’t work, play with your kids, clean your house, or be intimate with your spouse.

I am not saying that depression shouldn’t be addressed, because it definitely needs to be.  What I am saying is that our doctors need to work harder to find the real sources of our pain and be more open minded in regards to therapies that do not require a prescription.  Without helping us reduce our pain our depression will only grow deeper.  For many of us pain reduction is the only weapon needed to defeat depression.

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