Me and Louie at Physical Therapy
Yesterday at physical therapy I had notice this woman. She looked like a deer in the headlights the entire time the therapist was working on her. I sensed something off in her energy. As we were leaving my instinct blurted out.
"You're seeing the best in the business"
"I am?" She asked as her eyes lit up!
"I drive 50 miles round trip from Sherman Oaks to come here, whom ever referred you, really cares about you" I said
She continued to tell me that she had back surgery and had crazy symptoms and now has vertigo but the vertigo pill gave her every symptom. She couldn't believe that she was having random swelling all over her body. One morning she is fine the next her ankles are so swollen and painful. She had no idea surgery would have this affect on her. There is no way she could have.
My first hip surgery, the recovery was a breeze with regards to me walking but not so much the second time. It's always different, every time and for every one.
As her eyes began to well up, I said "you're not alone, I have crazy symptoms too and I feel crazy half the time having to tell them what's going on"
She too knows what it's like to have to keep moving because once you stop the pain sets in and that's all you can feel, hear or think. Pain. It's hard, especially at night.
I told her how I don't take any pain meds and she was in shock. She said she couldn't imagine living through this without them.
I suggested Marijuana and it was like I was talking to a wall. She's uneducated about it and lived through Nancy Reagan's say not to drugs. I'm use to this. I softly gave her multiple holistic nutrition suggestions and described some of the different ways she could utilize marijuana. I got her wheels spinning. That's the goal. Provoking positive thought to solve our health issues as natural as possible.
I told her to read my blog because I've written many a post on the craziness of recovering from major surgery. (If you're reading this, Hi, I hope you slept well last night)
She thanked me and walked away without the energy, fear, she was carrying before.
This moment is what life is about to me. Being human, helping and caring about someone you don't even know because this moment in time can make a difference in their life. It made my day.