My spiritual practice teaches me to not tell “stories” of the past because we need to live in the now moment, but I to truly help others, I need to tell my story. So here goes!
In 1977 when I was only 9 years old. I was in a very bad horseback riding accident that left me in a coma for two weeks due to a severe head injury. I also had a dislocated right hip that they put back in its socket, but that was the least of my worries at the time. At least that is what they thought.
The road to recovery was a tough one, but I learned to walk, talk and function as though the accident never happened. The brain is truly an amazing organ, especially when you are young. I was one of the lucky ones who had new neural pathways created and I walked away from the accident with only residual hip pain from the dislocation. It was definitely the last thing the doctors expected due to the severity of my head injury, but it happened just as it was supposed to happen.
The problem with my hip never did go away. I suffered from right hip pain all through my teens and 20’s but there was not any doctor who would take me seriously. All they did was prescribe narcotic pain medication and send me on my way. By the time I was in my 30’s my bone began to deteriorate due to the lack of cartilage and severe arthritis that had set in from the original injury over 20 years earlier. At the tender age of 34 I finally had a total hip replacement on my right side.
It would have been great if the story ended happily ever after once my hip was replaced, but it did not. I continued to suffer from chronic pain and after I had my son at 36 I became completely dependent on narcotics to just get through my day. Although the pain was severe, I continued to work each and every day. Most people who knew me had no idea how bad I suffered. I kept most of it bottled inside me like a bottle of champagne that could pop its cork at any time. So in 2010 when I had found a new pain doctor who suggested I have a spinal stimulator installed to block the pain signals to my brain since they couldn’t figure out how to stop the pain, I was a bit skeptical, but I was willing to try almost anything to end the suffering I endured each and every day.
As the story went with me, something went terribly wrong during the procedure to install the spinal stimulator and I was left with excruciating nerve pain in my lower left leg. That was my good leg! I figured at that point that if I had any luck it was only bad luck. Now I even had to give up my career and file for SSDI because there were numerous days that that pain was so severe that I couldn’t even get out of bed. Of course this then caused severe depression to set in too. My life was not short of misery. Later I found out the condition I was suffering from was called Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), also nicknamed “the suicide disease” because of the extreme pain becomes too much for many to bear.
Fast forward many years of trying new treatments and new narcotics. Nothing was making my pain any better. In fact, it seemed as though things were just getting worse. I even had two accidental overdoses as the doctors kept trying new medication combinations to try and make me comfortable and these two times it was more medication than my body could handle.
This was a very dark time in my life. I had spiraled into a severe depression and really felt hopeless. Then when I thought things couldn’t get any worse I took a bad fall in 2013 and was completely unable to walk on my left leg. The CRPS had now spread all the way up my leg and down to my toes.
I was just about ready to get a motorized wheelchair when I decided enough was enough. There had to be something else out there that could help me. That is when I started dabbling in Reiki and Essential Oils (EO). I began researching what EO’s helped with pain, especially nerve pain. I then began mixing therapeutic blends in to an organic vegan blend of oils and butters. I figured what did I have to lose at this point! I also began giving myself daily Reiki treatments.
At the same time, I began going to a new spiritual center and this was when my journey to wholeness began. I was finally beginning to heal my body not just physically, but mentally, emotionally and spiritually. And guess what! I began to get better and better! It took 19 months for me to be able to get off crutches, but today I don’t even walk with a cane. I am also no longer on narcotic medications and I am able to get up and out of bed each and every day with a great outlook on life.
My journey back to health and wholeness is my one and only reason for starting Enchanted Essence. I knew that there were other people suffering from chronic pain, depression, anxiety and many other chronic conditions that effect every moment of every day. I want to help you with my products and services like they helped me. I now know with all my heart and soul that holistic remedies really work.
Won’t you let me help you on your journey back to health and wholeness?
With love and light,