January 14, 2023 – Saturday
Since I broke my leg in a rather significant fall two years ago (a spiral, trimolear fracture – on January 6, 2021) I live every day in extreme chronic pain [despite two years of regular physical therapy appointments through our HMO (OHSU), and daily exercises.]
I am committed to transcending/transforming this state of affairs — and I think at this point I need to find a dedicated hands-on, engaged doctor / wellness retreat / physical trainer / physical therapy program / wellness team to help me reset… to get me back to normal.
Here’s my idea…
We can file this under “dreams and wishes”. but with my awesome community here, I thought maybe you could help me make this a reality!
I really need to have my health and wellbeing guided (directed) by an in-person (hands-on, not remote) coach and/or wellness team. [FYI: My only officially-diagnosed other health issue is that I have absolutely no thyroid function (and have been taking replacement thyroid hormone for that for many years, now).]
I need someone to do physical therapy with me every day (an hour or two – like a cross between PT and a trainer), I need help restoring my health and getting back to my normal (I.e. fit, strong, flexible, & pain-free) physical condition, so I can keep doing what I do. Absent this type of help, with this additional burden, I will probably die – of something entirely-preventable – sooner than later… [this would be a bummer as I am only 53 – and there is so much work to be done yet]!
I figured y’all might know a doctor or wellness clinic that might like to take me on as a good project/case study for a few months (3-6 months); and I would (in return) write about the journey (honestly – as I do about everything) and share the experience (as it progresses) with my 1.8 million readers – which might be of interest to said doctor/practitioner/organization.
I realized today that this might be a fun opportunity for the right doctor or clinic that might be willing to donate their resources to help me [since I have no funds to take this on myself, as we are barely getting by as it is].
Do you know a doctor or clinic – anywhere in the world – with the bona fides/proven track record to possibly heal me (or at least dramatically alter my current apparent trajectory/timeline)? And that might like to be a part of my journey to return to wellness in this way?
As a mother who still has two disabled kids at home (and who works more than full-time), I don’t think I can continue to make progress without professional help! Hopefully, a super-charged multi-pronged approach will include physical therapy; massage; exercises for strengthening and improved range of motion; maybe something like Accupuncture, etc.!
Given the ongoing concern for Lead in ALL supplements (and the lack of regulatory oversight of the supplement industry), I will not consider any programs that feature supplements – I am only looking for a program that includes a diet of real whole foods and that prioritizes whole-food diet based interventions over supplements – along with the other things mentioned above [oh – and maybe juicing — I love fresh vegetable juices!]
Thanks in advance for any ideas you may have!