Friday, June 21, 2013
I'm 43 and desperate to be happy with myself.
In 2002 I took a fall that herniated a disc and caused my hip to pop in and out of place. I then had two teenagers and I knew life wasn't going to stop. I muttled through and took another fall in 2003. That one herniated two more discs and cause a nerve impingement in my hip. They were talking total hip replacement. I sought out second and third opinions, hearing the same thing...'one more fall and you could end up in a wheelchair for the rest of your life'. I opted not to have the total hip replacement and to seek out pain management because the back surgery would only have left me with a 25% chance of walking out afterwards. Not good odds for me.
I went through countless physical therapy sessions, chiropractors, MRI's, CT Scans, X-rays, injections in my hips, lower back and spine, epidural injections and pain meds. Then one day it dawned on me that there has to be something better out there.
I sought out and learned about controlling pain through mind over body techniques - I love it. I have learned to control my own pain - no pain meds at all! I can control my breathing as well as lower my own heart rate. I meditate and do some stretching, but now with my pain under control, it's time to move...time to lose weight...time to live.
My self esteem is not the best and I have more than 60 pounds to lose, but I'm ready. I have a great support system and am ready to do this.
Lookout Life...Here I Come!