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Two Reasons You Should Try Topical CBD Products For Pain Relief

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wondering if topical CBD products are worth trying?

My answer is YES!!

I have been using topical CBD products for seven years to relieve chronic muscle pain from fibromyalgia.  I also use them to reduce the reactionary pain I experience in my muscles and tendons from psoriatic arthritis, degenerative disc disease, and coccydynia.

Here are two reasons why you should try a topical CBD product for pain relief!

Topicals won’t get you high

CBD is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid that won’t get you high.  By using a topical CBD lotion, oil, or salve you will only experience relief in the area that you applied it to.  Although CBD tinctures, pills, and edibles won’t get you high, depending on the dosage, they may make you sleepy.  Topicals are perfect when you are on the go and need to stay awake.

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CBD topicals are fast acting.  When degenerative disc disease, coccydynia, and psoriatic arthritis cause the tendons and muscles in my lower back to stiffen and scream out in pain, I apply a CBD topical oil on the area.  Within minutes the muscle pain is gone, my muscles relax, and then I am able to relax too.  I use it to combat muscle tension in my lower back, legs, feet, shoulders, and neck daily.  I also use them on my temples and base of my neck to relieve pain and reduce pressure from headaches and migraines.

Not sure which product to use?

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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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Finding the PEMF device that fits your needs

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Choosing a PEMF pain relief device is not an easy decision.  There are many things to consider when comparing PEMF (pulsed electromagnetic fields) devices.  How much will it cost? Does it address your needs? Will it fit your lifestyle?
Throughout the past two years I have shared how PEMF therapy with Oska Pulse has relieved most of my chronic pain, but how it has also addressed many other debilitating symptoms from my chronic illnesses.  Click here to read my progress from the beginning.  What you may not know is how PEMF therapy might benefit you.  I am including a plethora of third party reports detailing how PEMF therapy has been shown to improve specific diseases and symptoms.  Click here to access reports.  If that isn’t enough to convince you, you may want to check out PEMF – The Fifth Element of Health: Learn Why Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) Therapy Supercharges Your Health Like Nothing Else! By Bryant A. Meyers

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This book explains how the new science of PEMF therapy (a branch of energy medicine), based on modern quantum field theory, is the solution to this problem, with the many benefits listed below:
• eliminate pain and inflammation naturally
• get deep, rejuvenating sleep
• increase your energy and vitality
• feel younger, stronger, and more flexible
• keep your bones strong and healthy
• help your body with healing and regeneration
• improve circulation and heart health
• plus many more benefits
Click here to order PEMF – The Fifth Element of Health: Learn Why Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) Therapy Supercharges Your Health Like Nothing Else! By Bryant A. Meyers in paperback or Kindle version.

Now let’s talk about the device!

As you know, I use Oska Pulse from Oska Wellness.  But did you know that there are other brands available too?  Below are some options, including Oska Pulse, to help you decide which product is best for you.

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1. Oska Pulse

Instead of just blocking pain, Oska Pulse works at the cellular level to provide longer term pain relief, increase circulation, reduce inflammation and improve mobility.
Oska Pulse uses Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Technology to boost the body’s ability to repair injured cells. Oska Pulse does not need to be in direct contact with the skin to be effective and there is no tingling or sensitivity. 100% drug-free Oska Pulse is an FDA-registered alternative to opioids for the ongoing relief of back, knee, neck, joint, muscle and chronic pain. There are no known side effects and it cannot be overused. I run treatments anywhere between 4-10 hours a day, depending on my pain level and what symptoms I am addressing. Oska Pulse oscillates through a series of frequencies during its programmed 30-minute operation cycle. All frequencies are within the range of 1 -150Hz. The intensity of the PEMF (pulsed electromagnetic field) is approximately 0.9milliTesla, which is similar to the output of a television remote control.
Cons: Treatments only last 30 minutes. Device only has a 22 inch radius and works best within a 10 inch range, limiting the area of your body that is being treated at a time. Cannot treat shoulder and feet at the same time.
Pro:  The ten inch range can treat areas near the location you choose to treat. Click here to see demonstration. It comes with a strap to place device on your body so you can continue on with your life. I wear and run my device from the moment I wake up and until I go to bed. The device is portable and doesn’t have to be plugged in to use.  It can be used anywhere.  Oska Pulse is eligible for Flexible Spending Account or Health Savings Account reimbursement.  My discount code DIVA saves you $55 when you purchase via Oska Wellness’s site.
Cost:  $344 when purchased through Oska Wellness and you apply promo code DIVA at checkout. Click here to orderDiscount does NOT apply when you purchase at FSA or HSA stores.  However, you can still submit your receipts and be reimbursed later after purchasing from the Oska Wellness site.  Oska Wellness offers a payment plan of 3 easy payments.  Discount codes are cannot be applied to payment plan.
Click here to order with discount code DIVA  
or  $399 when purchased through Amazon.  Special promotion via Amazon: 6 Month Financing: For a limited time, purchase $149 or more using the Amazon.com Store Card and pay no interest if paid in full within 6 months. Interest will be charged to your account from the purchase date if the promotional balance is not paid in full within 6 months. Minimum monthly payments required. Subject to credit approval. Click here for details.
Click here to order from Amazon

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2. OMI Ring PEMF Therapy Pulsed Electro Magnetic Field Therapy System

 The OMI PEMF Therapy Ring is designed for use with extremities, joints, head or neck areas. It measures a little over 8 inches across in the center. It is not flexible and does not open. The OMI PEMF Therapy Ring provides a field strength between 20 and 70 Microtesla depending on the frequency being used.  The OMI PEMF Therapy Ring uses a square wave. The electromagnetic pulses on this device go towards the center of the ring which provide direct nerve and cell stimulation for specific or targeted areas. Since the pulses of this PEMF therapy ring go towards the center of the ring, it is NOT recommended for back areas as there is little effect outside the ring itself.
Con: The device is not flexible and cannot be used on backs.  It is not portable and must be plugged in while in use.
Pro: Received great reviews for helping with pain in feet, legs, arms, and neck. Qualifies for 6 month financing via Amazon Store Card. Click here for details.
Cost: $365
Click here to learn more about and/or order the Omi PEMF Therapy Ring

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3. The OMI PEMF Therapy Pad

This device is battery operated only. (4 AAA Batteries Included)  Some of the most common uses for the Pulse Pad include: Minor Pain Relief, Stress Relief, Reduced Inflammation and Increased Circulation. The OMI PEMF Therapy Pulse Pad is designed for use with any local body application.  It measures a little over 6 X 10 inches across in the center. It is soft but not flexible, provides a field strength between 20 and 30 Microtesla, and uses square wave. The pulses from this device are from the applicator side of the pad which provide direct nerve or cell stimulation for specific areas.
Con: Ongoing cost of replacing batteries. Not able to wear and go about your life.
Pro: Ability to take with you. Affordability.
Cost: $180  For a limited time, purchase $149 or more using the Amazon.com Store Card and pay no interest if paid in full within 6 months. Interest will be charged to your account from the purchase date if the promotional balance is not paid in full within 6 months. Minimum monthly payments required. Subject to credit approval. Click here for details.
Click here to learn more about and/or purchase the OMI PEMF Ring

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4. OMI Full Body Pulsed Electro Magnetic Field Therapy System

 The full body OMI PEMF Therapy Mat is used for assistance with a wide variety of health concerns that include: Pain Relief including Chronic Pain, Stress Relief, Reduced Inflammation, Increased Circulation, Better Sleep and many more. The OMI PEMF Therapy Mat is designed for full body use and measures 65 X 20 inches and has a quad fold design for compact storage. The OMI PEMF Therapy mat provides a field strength between 20 and 66 Microtesla depending on the frequency being used and it uses a square wave. It has 8 pure copper coils. These copper coils provide even pulsed electromagnetic fields to the whole body. The pulses from this device are from the top side of the mat which provide direct nerve and cell stimulation for the whole body.
Con: Not able to use on the go.
Pro: Folds easy for travel and storage. Receive treatment while you sleep.
Cost: $1,200
12 Month Financing: For a limited time, purchase $599 or more using the Amazon.com Store Card and pay no interest for 12 months on your entire order if paid in full in 12 months. Interest will be charged to your account from the purchase date if the promotional balance is not paid in full within 12 months. Minimum monthly payments required. Subject to credit approval. Click here to apply.
Click here to lean more and/or to purchase the OMI PEMF

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5. MediCrystal Bio-magnetic Photon Amethyst Agate Mat

It may bring immediate soothing for joint, muscle and soft tissues pains and stiffness, reduce or eliminate arthritis, rheumatism, chemotherapy, lyme, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis symptoms, insomnia, sport trauma, minor strains and other conditions. The Midsize mat is easy to handle yet enough big for the whole body therapy.
Con: Not wearable.
Pro: Comes in two different sizes. Treats entire body while sleeping.  Click here to find out how to get a free pillow!
Cost: Mini 32″L x 20″W $449
Midsize 59″L x 24″W $845
Click here to learn more about this product and/or to purchase it.

Disclaimer:  Content on this site is for reference purposes and is not intended to substitute for advice given by a physician, pharmacist, or other licensed health-care professional. You should not use this information as self-diagnosis or for treating a health problem or disease. Contact your health-care provider immediately if you suspect that you have a medical problem. Information and statements  are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or health condition. Prices and product availability may change without notice.

I credit PEMF therapy for getting me out of my wheelchair and onto my feet, but the truth is nothing would have helped had I not been willing and ready to make changes to my how I lived my life.  Find out what those changes were and be challenged to make your own in my eBook Make Pain Your Bitch: How to Dominate Your Chronic Life
Con: You will be told things that you may not be ready to hear.
Pro: Your life will improve when you begin making the changes I describe in the book.
Price $5
Click here to order and download your copy today!

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Cannabis and Fibromyalgia

*I am not a medical professional.  Statements in this article are my opinions and experiences, not medical advice. This article contains affiliate links,  meaning that at no additional cost to you, I receive a commission when you click thru, sign up, or purchase a product/service through some of my links. 

Cannabis and Fibromyalgia

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If you are anything like I was before I began medicating with marijuana, you don’t have a lot of experience, if any, when it comes to using cannabis for medical purposes.  For the first seven years of my life with fibromyalgia, cannabis wasn’t legal to use in the state that I lived in. Then I moved to California where marijuana had been legal for medicinal purposes since 1996. Even though it was legal, I resisted trying it for two years.  It wasn’t because I was against it or didn’t want to try it, it was my lack of knowledge that held me back.  I was clueless about the various methods of medicating with it, what strains to look for, how much to take, etc.  What held me back the most was the fear of how much it was going to cost.  Today I am going to share how cannabis made life with fibromyalgia livable, different ways to use it, and how to save money while using it.

How does cannabis relieve my chronic pain from fibromyalgia?

I had been failing to reduce the pain and symptoms from fibromyalgia for almost 10 years by the time I chose to medicate with marijuana.  During those ten years my doctors had prescribed muscle relaxers, opioids, anxiety medication, antidepressants, and valium (this was for sleep as every prescription sleep aid had failed to make me sleep) to, in their words, treat my symptoms. Oh and let’s not forget Lyrica which was supposed to reduce nerve pain, but instead increased it.  The problem is that not one of those pills treated a darn thing.  Most did nothing.  Some provided a smidgen of relief and occasionally something would mask the pain, but nothing was being treated.  With cannabis I was finally treating my symptoms, which made it possible to start living again.  Here is how cannabis has helped me with some of my symptoms in the past six years.

Insomnia:  Before cannabis I either couldn’t sleep for more than 20-60 minutes at a time or I fell into a sleep coma (fatigue so severe that it is impossible to stay awake) for days at a time.  From my first dose of medical marijuana I have been sleeping like I should.  I sleep every night and as the years have passed my need for daily naps has decreased drastically.  Yes, I still have an occasional sleepless night, but pain is no longer my reason for not sleeping.  Pain no longer wakes me up in the middle of the night, nor do I wake up feeling like I have been hit by a bus!

Fatigue: Experiencing a proper restorative sleep each night decreased my daytime fatigue.  In addition I was no longer waking up with a prescription pill induced hangover.  Instead of waking up feeling groggy I began waking up with a clear mind, minimal pain, and with excitement about what I might do that day.  Six years later and I no longer need daily naps.  Sure I take a few naps throughout the week, but taking one or two naps daily is no longer my norm.

Pain: Cannabis relieves and decreases muscle, joint, and nerve pain.  It also serves as my muscle relaxer.  It does this by reducing inflammation.  Another way cannabis helps me reduce pain is that it doesn’t mask my pain like opioids did.  With a high enough dose of opioids I felt like I could do anything and I did! The problem with that was that my body was not getting the rest it needed and what I was doing was making the problem worse.  With marijuana I experience a decrease in my overall pain level.  It eliminates my reactionary pain and reduces my pain sources to a tingling sensation.  This sensation has made it possible for me to feel and acknowledge where my pain sources really are.  With this knowledge I am aware of when I am aggravating them or causing another issue.  Before cannabis, my pain was widespread, I had no idea where the sources were.  Now I know exactly what areas I need to pay special attention to or what precautions need to be taken.

Brain fog: Some may find this funny, as they may assume that medicating with cannabis means being high.  However, that is not always the case.  You see, it is possible to medicate with marijuana without getting high by micro dosing or using CBD only products.  Before cannabis I couldn’t concentrate on anything.  Forget watching a movie or reading a book.  Now I not only can watch and read whatever I want, I am also able to comprehend what I absorb.  I can hear what people are saying.  I no longer avoid conversations.

Depression and anxiety: For close to a decade I was told that anxiety and depression were to blame for my pain….. However, I knew that the truth was that pain was to blame for my depression  and anxiety.  And for the most part I was right! Experiencing less pain and becoming more in tune with my body gave me the ability and insight to live a better life.  I was able to focus on areas of my life that were also creating emotionally challenging situations and could finally find joy in my life.  I still battle my demons, but they are no longer controlling my life.

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You don’t have to smoke it unless you want to

The first objection most give me when considering medicating with cannabis is that they don’t want to smoke it.  Well, unless your state’s medical marijuana laws dictate that smoking is the only legal way to medicate with it, your options are plentiful.  You may choose to use edibles, tinctures (an oil that you place under your tongue), or topical oils.  You can use a vaporizer or pipe if you don’t want to smoke a joint. Some people can’t stand the taste of cannabis and prefer to take it capsule form.  Check out the menus on WeedMaps or Leafly to see what your local dispensaries have to offer.

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What strains are best for fibromyalgia?

According to patient reviews on Leafly these are the best strains to combat symptoms and pain from fibromyalgia: Blue Dream, Harlequin, Cannatonic, Critical Mass, Tahoe OG, Granddaddy Purple, GSC (f.k.a Girl Scout Cookies), Blueberry, Bubba Kush, and Headband.  Click here to learn more about these strains and how they help with fibromyalgia.  Finding your perfect strain may take some experimenting.  I also find that I need different strains depending on the season, my activity level, and other factors. No matter which strain you try first, remember this important tip: start slow!! You will be surprised by how little cannabis is really needed to achieve your desired results.

How to get your recommendation and purchase meds without going broke

If medical marijuana is legal in your state you will need to obtain a recommendation or certification.  Your primary doctor or disease specialist will most likely NOT be the one who prescribes cannabis for your chronic illness.  You will need to search online or look on WeedMaps or Leafly to find a marijuana recommending doctor near you.  The cost of seeing this doctor and to receive your recommendation/certification is NOT covered by insurance (nor do we want it to be, but we will discuss that another day).

Another way to save money is to figure out which form and or strain you need the least amount of.  Don’t always assume that the dosage noted on the package is the least amount recommended.  Example, a 100mg pack of candy from FlavX is broken up into ten 10mg doses.  However, because of the strength of their product I only needed half and each bag provided 20 nightly doses.  I would get 6-8 doses out of a quad dose Cheeba Chew.

Where to get or renew your recommendation:

Arizona: Affordable Evaluations of Arizona. The most affordable option in the entire state, offices statewide, and a caring staff that cares about its patients.  Click here to make an appointment.

California: NuggMD. With this online service there is no need to put your body through the pain of leaving the house to get or renew your recommendation.  Both new recs and renewals are only $39.  Schedule your online doctor appointment today and after you are approved you can order meds online and have them delivered to your home!  Click here to get your California MMJ rec right now! BTW, if you were wondering if a medical marijuana recommendation is worth getting since recreational is now legal in the state of California, the answer is YES.  When visiting state licensed dispensaries medical patients are exempt from sales taxes, don’t have to wait until they are 21 (18+ may get their medical recommendation), and have access to more variety and stronger medications than recreational consumers.  Get your CA rec today!

New York: NuggMD. Again this online service will save you from having to go out, find a ride or drive, deal with traffic, and endure pain when you’re already feeling like crap.  The cost of getting or renewing a New York recommendation is $149.   Click here for your new patient or recommendation renewal.

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Mystery Pain Clues

Mystery Pain Clues

By Cynthia

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If there is one thing the chronically ill CAN expect from their unpredictable diseases is that a new pain or symptom is always waiting around the corner.  Some are caused by the medications we take, others appear as our conditions progress, and then there is the fallout from the damage our illnesses have inflicted on our bodies.  The latter is what I am dealing with in regards to abdominal adhesions from endometriosis and internal scarring.

Two weeks ago while vacationing in New Mexico I experienced a pain like no other I have ever had.  I woke up feeling overly fatigued with extreme muscle soreness.  This wasn’t a surprise as we were experiencing rain storms everywhere we went.  Before attempting to sit up I made a mental note; never travel through the southwest during monsoon season!  Accepting that I would have to use my wheelchair to get around that day I slowly began rising from the bed.

As I was sitting up I felt a sharp pain on my left side.  This pain was unfamiliar, it wasn’t a muscle spasm or cramp, it was more like what I imagine it would feel to have someone slash my body with a sharp knife.  I made my way to the bathroom where I put my hand up my shirt to massage the area.  You can imagine my shock when after removing my hand I discovered it was covered in blood.

After cleaning up the blood I was able to see the source or what I thought was the source.  A mole, one that I have had since birth and that has never been a problem, had ripped!!!! Yes, ripped.  It looked like someone had attempted to cut it in half but stopped 75% of the way down.  The bleeding stopped quickly but oh heck did it hurt!!! However my mole wasn’t the actual source of pain.  From the moment I felt my mole rip, I began experiencing what felt like muscle ripping and swelling underneath the same area.  This in addition to my weather related flare knocked me out for the day.  Instead of site seeing with family I spent my day in bed.

Looking back now I realize that I probably should have gone straight to the emergency room. But you know how it is, your on vacation and while frustrating when our own plans fall apart the last thing we want to do is to ruin the day for everyone else.  The next day the pain had decreased enough for me to feel okay about waiting to see a doctor until I returned home, because when you live with chronic pain what’s another pain?  From that point on, which included a few more days of traveling, and since being home I have yet to improve.  I take that back, my mole has improved, but that is it. From the moment I discovered the rip I began treating my mole with CBD oil.  It no longer hurts and the oil has kept it soft and prevented anymore ripping.  The pain beneath the surface is another story.

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The day after the initial rip I didn’t do much other than sit in the car.  The next day while I was still experiencing abdominal muscle pain and swelling I managed to site see on foot for a bit in the morning.  The next day was spent resting in the car while experiencing an excruciating amount of pain.  The following day was a bit better and I felt up to running to the grocery store after sitting in the car all day.  MISTAKE!!  That night I experienced more ripping.  This has become a pattern since its arrival.  The pain is ridiculous, but I am used to pain.  What makes this pain even more miserable than other pains is that each time I experience an intense rip my body runs a low grade fever.  Once I noticed this I called my provider to make a doctor appointment.  You may be wondering why I didn’t go to the emergency room and to be honest I have come close to doing so.  However, when I went to the ER last summer because of pain caused from abdominal adhesions attacking my bowels I was told all they could do was give me pain medication and tell me to follow up with my doctor.  Since I do not treat my pain pharmaceutically, I am just skipping one step and going straight to my doctor.

My appointment is on Tuesday the 22nd, it was the soonest my HMO could get me in to see someone.  Frustrating? Yes and no.  And here is why, it’s frustrating because I want answers and a solution NOW!  But it isn’t, because it has given me time to see what helps, what makes it worse, and to fully log and track all of my symptoms.  This will help my doctor better understand what is going on.

What do I think is going on? Glad you asked!  After observing and tracking my pain for 2 weeks I am 99.9% sure that I either severely tore or ruptured one or more abdominal muscles.  I am actually looking forward to my appointment next week to see if I am right, not because I want to be right but because I know my body so well that I usually am correct in knowing what is going on with it.  Everybody’s first question is what the heck did I do for this to happen.  The answer is NOTHING.

Looking back at my battle with adhesions from endometriosis and internal scarring what happened actually makes sense.  Since 2003 my abdomen has taken a beating.  It started with a large ovarian cyst that was attached not only to my left ovary, fallopian tube, and uterus it and the fallopian tube had adhered to my sidewall as well.  Cyst was removed and fallopian tube was released from sidewall in 2004.  A couple of months later I began experiencing ripping pain from my sidewall.  The following surgery, my hysterectomy which everything was to be removed except for my cervix, revealed adhesions and multiple cysts.  The adhesions had pulled my bladder and rectum towards my sidewall as well.  Three months later and the pain returned and this time it included my bowels.  It took two very long, pain filled years to get a surgeon to listen to and help me.  His surgery revealed that the surgeon who performed my hysterectomy had left a large portion of my left fallopian tube behind.  It was covered in adhesions, infected, and embedded into my sidewall.  He also noted that adhesions were strangling my bowels and that he could see scarring along my sidewall that showed where it had attached and ripped from during the past two years.  The ripping pain resumed 3 weeks after that surgery.   Next surgeon detected ovarian remnants and his plan was to remove my cervix and sidewall lining stating they were hot beds for ovarian remnants.  This was in addition to cleaning up the new spider web of adhesions that formed immediately after the prior surgery.  There was one more surgery to follow but that was to remedy an error that was made when my cervix was removed.  Since my last abdominal surgery in 2008 I  resigned to the fact that ripping pain from adhesions were just going to be a part of my life.  Nothing helped and there was nothing my doctors could do.  The only good part of living with that pain is that it didn’t last long, sometimes a few hours and at the most a few days, and I always had periods of relief.  That was until they began attacking my bowels again! I had two spells in which I only had to suffer for a few months before the adhesions would rip from my sidewall loosening their hold on my bowels.  It resumed and remained fulltime in January of 2016.  I was so sick last year; the hold adhesions had on my bowels were literally killing me.  By November I had seen multiple surgeons who all agreed with what was happening inside of me, but not one was willing to be the surgeon who performed my 9th abdominal surgery (there were others surgeries for other reasons besides what I am sharing here).   I experienced a little relief after riding more thrill rides than I normally did at Disneyland one weekend.  The rides caused a major ripping from my sidewall but the pain only lasted two days.  Then in March the adhesions resumed their attack on my bowels until I began using Oska Pulse to combat them.

As you can see my abdominal muscles, especially those on my left side have experienced many years of damage.  With and without the sidewall lining, my abdominal muscles have been pulled, tugged, and ripped from since 2003.  That is 14 years!!!! Factor in that my other conditions have improved allowing me to be more physical, my history, and fact that my symptoms align perfectly with those of torn and ruptured muscles and I think I am on target.

Next step is to see what the doctor says.  Who knows I may be wrong, but I doubt it.  Again not saying this out of arrogance, just that I know my body all too well.  Once I have a diagnosis I will work with my doctor to figure out how to fix or deal with what has happened.  In the meantime I am doing everything possible to not damage my muscles more than they have been.  And while nobody wants a new pain, I am so thankful that since I began using Oska Pulse four months ago and that my other conditions are no longer making my life miserable on a daily basis.  I can’t imagine dealing with this if my other chronic illnesses weren’t being managed so well.

I will be sharing updates in future posts.  Best way to stay informed is to subscribe to my email list.  New subscribers receive a free downloadable emergency medical information wallet card.  While you are at it, subscribe to my other site TheDisabledDIVAS and receive a free downloadable doctor appointment worksheet.  I have mine all filled out to go make sure I don’t forget anything at my next appointment!

Click here to learn how Oska Pulse has made dealing with this new pain easier by improving my other pains.

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Oska Pulse Frequency and Distance Demonstration

Oska Pulse Frequency and Distance Demonstration

I have had several people inquire about how the Oska Pulse frequency works at different ranges. Here is a video from Steve Collins of Oska Wellness, in which he answers this question and more!

Now that you have seen the demonstration, you can see how I am treating more than the area that I am focusing on.

Ready to begin your Oska Pulse journey?

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The Disabled Diva’s Oska Pulse Journey Week 4

The Disabled Diva’s Oska Pulse Journey Week 4

How using this device is like watching paint dry and an update on my improvement.

*Disclosure: This post includes affiliate links. Meaning that at no additional cost to you, I receive a commission when you make a purchase through my links. The proceeds earned fund the giveaways I host in The Disabled Diva’s Fitness Buddies and Disneyability Group on Facebook.

 

Click here to embark on your own Oska Pulse journey and be sure to use promo code DIVA to save $55

To help with the cost, pay with PayPal’s 6 month no pay payment plan.  Not sure if Oska Pulse will help you? Check out these studies!  The good folks at Oska Wellness will let you return it within 30 days no questions asked.

You have nothing to lose except pain!

Click here to watch week five!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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