Maybe because of my history of long meditation retreats, I knew I had to SURRENDER to this radical change; learn how to start over, and heal my central nervous system. PATIENCE has been my ally. Most people are "awed" by the amount of nerve pain that I have overcome, but truly, pain has been my friend, and the GREATEST TEACHER I ever met. Although my neurologist and other docs warned me not to get off meds (Keppra, Gabapentin) I am, and always have been a REBEL. I have had (and am still having ) the most exciting BRAND NEW LIFE, healing myself with natural medicine, (acupuncture, tachyonized tools, nutrition therapy, including fasting, essential oils, and most importantly, creativity and hobbies such as painting, playing music, and silence, ie LONG silent resting periods, and of course, new loving friends, and a few old ones that are still around..and oh yeah, FAMILY. I wouldn't be here at all if it wasn't for my mom. Thanks Mom, you are a courageous beautiful woman....takes one to know one I guess.
When I lived in the Rehab facility, my roommate was a female stroke victim; unable to swallow, or to speak, much less move. She was my first teacher. She suffered from daily diarrhea and often vomited up anything she tried to eat. Her family members would often "yell" at her, several of them speaking to her at once, as though she was deaf, or stupid. Although I could speak (not succinctly, or clearly) within a week after my trauma, I had instantly become aware, of her suffering. So immediately I began to "teach" her family members and friends, to speak to her gently, one at time, and very lovingly address her with her name. They listened to me, especially her spouse. He learned to sit with her for many hours at at time...She improved a little, but she had a long way to go.
Regarding recovering from frequent "Loss of Voice" (laryngitis, sore throat, as well as inabiltity to be around groups, easily overwhelmed, by voices, lights, and crowds) , I now realize, just a few days ago, that I can handle groups now. (Although I still prefer small groups/sensitive people) I went to the Barona Casino a few days ago; indulged in an "All you can eat" Lobster Buffet. This was another huge test; being around smokers, blinking lights and noise, no windows, and no escape; but I passed the test. After being there for about an hour, I did start to get a migraine, but I brought my DIGIZE YL Essential oil with me, and put it on Stomach 8 and it nearly instantly went away. I was joined by a group of 5 new friends, and we all laughed, shared our life stories, pigged out, and celebrated our lives! it was another phenomenal surprise/victory.
The most important acupuncture points in my story, especially since the past 3-4 months, are WINDOW OF SKY points. One of the first one I practiced using constantly was Pericardium 1, which is lateral to the nipple, on the breast. I used essential oils, deep breathing techniques, sometimes for hours at a time, using art to release nerve pain, and tachyonized tools, such as T-spirulina and T-water, and recently, ie earrings that hang above LI 18 and SJ16, to help charge these critical acupuncture points in the neck! Stomach 9 is the main location where many stroke victims lose their ability to eat for themselves, and that is often catastrophic. But even those that are able to eat, at least for me, there was a lot of throat disorders, ie sore throat, difficulty swallowing, burning /itching pain, that are extremely difficult to change. My immune system was POOR before my trauma; I got really sick with the flu often, sometimes for 6-8 weeks, and it prevented me from Open Water swimming for more than a few hours at at time. (The cold water effected my lungs; and my CNS; I often shivered a lot more than my friends who swam) Largely due to somewhat of a SAINTLY eating regimen (NO artificial sweeteners, and I mean NONE)ie lots of greens, lots of clean water, occasional fasting (1-3 days at a time) with coconut water, particularly when my stomach channel felt BLOCKED. I still have more work to do; Brain injuries don't just effect the brain, they effect the whole body, particularly the central nervous system. ie Fight or Flight.
I will write more about my recovery. Recently my vision has been improving, and although it may be impossible for me to drive again, now I realize that nothing is impossible, when you BELIEVE, are PASSIONATE (about 1 thing, ie healing) and have FAITH; it has been a Re-birth for sure. TIMING is everything, and True Healing is miraculous $ REAL.