Living With Chronic Pain: How I Got My Life Back
July 5, 2020 Business
During one of the very most stressful years of my entire life, while I was battling Type II Diabetes, I was identified as having Fibromyalgia.
Before I had visited the Rheumatologist, I thought it was just joint ailments and a touch of arthritis, since I was entering my 40’s and thought it was to be expected. However, once the pain of violent electric shocks started to affect every part of my body, I sought the help of a professional. Tramadol 50mg It had been becoming a debilitating condition which was affecting my personal and professional life.
For quite a while after I was identified as having Fibromyalgia, I had been prescribed these:
- Steroid shots in the neck and shoulder area
And at one time, I was on 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 at the same time.
The pain was still present and the side affects of the medications made my brain so foggy, I could not concentrate at work, affecting my livelihood and income.
I was on many of these pills and still in excruciating pain. Why? That which was the idea? For a while, I had my daughter to simply help with the chores and help me dress, but after my daughter moved out, I hired a nurse to simply help me dress and bathe and a specialist cleaning service to simply help with the chores.
Right after the final steroid shot, I made a bold decision to prevent ALL of the medications. Nothing was working and my quality of life was horrible. My Rheumatologist wasn’t happy to state the least.
I slowly weened myself off the medicines and sought the help of a Holistic doctor I had heard so much about. Here is where I learned how to utilize spices to heal my body and how to live a chemical-free life on an organic diet.
I thought I was eating healthy, but I was not. I believed that having instant oatmeal for breakfast was beneficial to me, and a lean cuisine or healthy choice frozen entrée for lunch was healthy for the body. Dinner was usually a Zaxby’s salad drenched in fattening dressings. I was also using saccharin sweeteners in my own oatmeal, coffee and non-sugar cereals. She cringed when I told her that last one. Ha!
I learned a whole lot from her about chemicals in processed and frozen foods, and began only eating foods that I produced from scratch with fresh ingredients, utilizing the spice blends which were healing for high sugars and inflammation. A few of the spices are:
- Cayenne pepper
- Ground Clove
- Curry powder
I also no longer eat red meat and limit starches altogether, unless it’s’cheat day’just one item allowed – then I can’t wait to have a sandwich with bread.Yummm! J
She also instructed me to cook everything in a wok using organic coconut oil. Nearly all of my lunches are either beans or a delicious salad with Annies organic dressing. For dinner, I’m usually cooking up Asian cuisines with boneless and skinless chicken, shrimp, or scallops, veggie blends, Thai jasmine rice or Asian rice noodles, and yummy sauces.
I also learned foods that make you’feel’full, such as for example beans, any kind, black, kidney, etc. and cook people that have the spice blend as well. I see that sautéed kale (with coconut oil and spice blend) also fills me up!
I also found comfort in CBD oil, which contributed to a number of the chronic pain, and allowed me to restart my workout routine, which I sorely missed for over four years. Having a home gym makes it simple to hop on anytime and my Fitbit motivates me by logging my steps and workouts, and cheering me on when I complete personal goals.
Furthermore, I have found comfort in essential oil blends that decrease my anxiety, appetite and relieve pain. I’ve a complete shelf of authentic oils to take care of every little thing!