In the last year I hurt my back…really badly. The day after it happened , my girlfriend broke up with me. Double ouch
Scans, specialists, drugs, more drugs, different drugs, opiates, spinal injection (shudder)…you name it, I’ve had them. I could barely walk, I couldn’t work, was (and still am ) unable to lift anything. Most people have no idea what I’ve been through. Not my friends and not even my family. I’m pretty good at putting on a brave face. But the drugs and the pain took me into darkness. I have now been diagnosed as having depression.
So I got to this place mentally, where I thought, I can’t just mask this pain, I need to be proactive.
I called up my yogini, Eilleen Hall the most beautiful soul you could ever imagine touching your life, and asked for help.She came to see me three times in one week, and took me through some modified asanas to help me. I have been practicing ashtanga yoga on and off for years, often only in my mind, but knew that this was seriously what I needed.
check out Eilleen’s school here’s yogamoves site.
So through taking lots of turmeric and magnesium as well as practicing yoga 3-4-5 times a week, I’m managing my pain.
Interestingly, one of the first things Eilleen said to me, was I needed to look at my diet. She didn’t know I’d become a Vegan last year, and was very happy with my clean eating, as she had found with several of her clients that once they changed their diet they became healthier.
So, now, after having an MRI, I know my lumbar spine is, well, to put it delicately, fucked up. I’ve fallen on my arse roller skating as a kid and falling off bar stools as an adult. Its caught up with me and now the neurosurgeon wants to do fusing and pinning to my spine.
IT’S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN. NOT EVEN ON MY RADAR.
Turmeric, avocado oil, coconut oil, Omega 3’s whole foods, yoga, pilates, loving and laughter are what is going to heal me.
As you read this, I’m having a little surgery to scrape the bone off my nerve in my lumbar spine. Something no amount of yoga and /or diet could fix.
send me healing energies and light and lets get on with making the world a better place for all living creatures.
Stay in the love.