“All work and no play
makes Jack a dull boy,” said the student.
“Work and play aren’t things you do,”
replied the monk.
There is always hope because there is always possibility.
That's my attitude.
I sometimes indulge in major boo hooing (ok, often)
but deep down I know that as long as there is life there is hope because being alive involves possibility.
Ok, I got new knees. As they're coming to life they ache but no where near the way the old knees hurt before I had them replaced. The major knee pain is over, but now I have the ischial (butt bone) issue that's taking forever to heal and really bad ankle and foot pain.
Although the pain is really bad, I'm not even tempted to give up.
I believe there are ways out of chronic pain.
If I have to build frikken ark to to get to the next thing that will help me, I will.
I will not just say, "Life is pain" and give up.
I will find whatever practitioner practicing whatever modality to help me.
If I have to go to the rainforest and find a shaman to shake rattles over me, I will.
Luckily, I live 10 minutes outside New York City and every type of practitioner known to humankind is within driving distance.
I needed Tuina.
It showed up in my life even though I'd never heard of it.
I needed a great straight chiropractor.
I was led to him.
The best nutritionist in the country?
I can't wrack my brain right now to list all the great practitioners who have helped me. I am so grateful for them. And yet...
I'm in chronic, debilitating pain that limits my mobility.
I won't be able to walk around Disney World in this condition in July.
Good thing I won't be in this condition in July.
I'm in the process of getting 10 sessions of Rolfing.
I have great faith that this is the intervention that will fix the last of my issues.
And if I'm wrong?
I'll keep looking.
Pain will not defeat me. It might ruin my day here and there, but it won't win.
I will keep fighting and searching till I'm hovering a few inches off the ground in pain-free glee.
That's my plan.
*Lisa's Video Pick of the Day*
What helps attitude? Breathing. No lie.
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