My leg was damaged, my finger broken and my back severally injured.
My frustration was coupled by the fact I had bought several fleece and had my loom warped set to go and I could do neither I hobbled around hand
knitting from my stash of
hand spun and managed to get through ill Christmas.
The rubber hit the road when My family bought me and my son tickets to Smithers as a Christmas gift. I had a bit of a night mare journey up their and their kindness accommodated to my disability.
I had heard of the Bowen Therapy and I had a friend who was a practitioner in Duncan, Nanaimo and Chemainus.
I phone her and we set up an appointment.
The movements were so gentle and subtle that wonders how this will ever help a person.
The first thing I notice on the journey, was that the following day. Felt worse than I had before taking the appointment.
The following day, I noticed the pain and stiffness in my legs were slowly getting better, movement was easier I could do a bit of house work and bath without a helper.
During the following days, nothing really seemed to be happening. However Melayne Walker, the therapist, had mentioned that my hamstrings were tight.
Yesterday, I found they were loose and easy to stretch.
The back is starting to respond I cannot touch my toes and bend or carry yet, but the pain is less. I have been med free for 3 days now. I noticed when I had the treatment , that my spine was warm up to the area that hurt, there I could feel my pulse quite strongly.
I have another appointment on Monday so stay tuned and join me on my journey. If you want to talk to Melayne and take the first step to wellness look at her website.
Well I pushed the envelope today. I couldn’t sleep last night. I had a raging thirst. ( this will not surprise Melayne)I went to the hockey tournament and was on duty for 4 hours in a hard chair.
I may have to take a pain pill tonight.
I have my next appointment on Monday. Stay tuned to hear about the results.
I slept in this Am. That is until two wet noses decided hey had enough of that.
I did another 4 hour shift at CARHA today, but this time I walked around he little press booth every half hour. This was much better. Not so hard on the back. Each year I do radio support for the tournament and each year it falls on my birthday.
I tease the organizer that they will have to put a candle in the timbits they give me ( They always have a box of timbits in our station.) They use every ice rink in the greater Victoria Region.
I had told them I could not carry the radio sett up up and down the stairs, so I walked into an operating station.