After several weeks of extreme back pain it has been confirmed that I have a prolapsed disc.
Now I am to await an MRI scan which may take up to 6 weeks and dependant on the outcome: surgery.
So why am I writing about this?
As a trainer of the Lightning Process I am very able to manage pain and this time it just wasn’t working as it had before. I knew something was wrong. It has taken me about 7 weeks to get to the bottom of it and am now very happy that I have.
You see, this is what we teach in the Lightning Process: Life happens! No one can be 100% for 100% of the time, you can however FEEL 100%.
I injured my back on the 2nd Jan 2014 and my husband was made redundant on 6th Jan 2014. Neither of us have worked since these dates: virtually all year! We were due to celebrate my daughter’s 30th Birthday and surprise engagement in Cornwall late January, and this was hindered by these events. The pain has been intolerable at times and I have had to give in to high levels of pain relief. And all of this on top of my much loved Grandmother’s death just before Christmas.
Not a good time 🙁
And do you know what? I feel so excited I can’t tell you!
During a period of time when I have been unable to look after myself, my husband has been at home to look after me without needing to worry about his work. We are now presented with the opportunity to explore life options that breaking free from the corporate world will now allow: shall we move to the coast as we’ve wanted to do for some 20 years? Following my wonderful walk last year, I haven’t had time to write the book I wanted: lying in bed I’ve been able to do this. As for my husband finding a new job we don’t know what will happen but we do know we will make the most of whatever does happen.
We have each other and our family; We are alive and have our health (this is just an injury); we have a roof over our head and food in our bellies. At worst we may have to downsize and shop in a different supermarket. We are very rich in life, which makes us very lucky in my opinion.
6.5 years ago, when I was lying in bed with ME I was investigating assisted suicide. Not only did the Lightning Process train me to overcome this crippling ailment, but it also trained me in understanding the effect our thoughts have on our bodies: mind body connections. I know I want to be well and fit as quickly as I possibly can, to do this I know to focus on the hear and now and the good things; which do actually outweigh the bad but we don’t always see that.
If you would like to know more about the Lightning Process see my website www.NexStep.co.uk
Have a GREAT day; I know I will.