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Old 06-29-2012, 12:02 PM   #1
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prolapsed discs and myelomalacia it seems im healing myself!

In January I had an mri scan on my neck which showed 3 prolapsed discs and myelomalacia.

The spinal consultant told me that i had to have an operation or i could be in trouble.

Well.......

This consultant then went off on a long holiday and I got passed around other doctors that painted an even worse picture to me. I waited and waited for my operation until finally being asked to go the the hospital last week for it.

The doc assessed me and said it seems that something might have changed. I got another mri which showed that my discs are reducing in size, they are no longer pressing on my spinal cord and im getting power back into my arm.

I was amazed to hear this. He said whatever you are doing keep doing it!

Here is what ive been doing.......

I am not prepared to sit on the sofa and waste away so I got out and about. I refused to talk about my neck. I refused to think about it. When I had pain i distracted myself and didnt let on to anyone about it.

I got into the swimming pool everyday. I got a swimming coach to correct my every movement so that I was not hurting myself. He stood over me and watched me everyday.

I followed a good diet. I took an increased dosage of omega 3 fish oils.

I had people all over the country praying for me.. im not a christian but I went to healing in a church as I wanted to try every possibility.

I did not set out to heal myself. I set out with a goal of being the fittest person ever to be operated on. What I got instead was unbelievable!

I am not completely fixed but im out of the danger zone so to speak.

What id say to everyone out there is this....

Never give up! Never accept what you are told by anyone as being the whole truth, The body can heal itself but if you give up and sit on your bum then you are not giving yourself a chance.

Surround yourself with positivity, watch comedy on dvd instead of reading the depressing news or watching tv that shows the worst atrocities that there are out there.

As for me.... Im on a quest to build the strongest core that I can for myself and ill beat this!

 
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Re: prolapsed discs and myelomalacia it seems im healing myself!

John... congratulations... talk about being proactive, you really tried everything!

 
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Re: prolapsed discs and myelomalacia it seems im healing myself!

I always believed that there is a "mind" "body" "spiritual" connection. The 3 work hand in had. Yes I believe that prayer can help. Yes the right mental attitude can change too for the better.

I too have myelomalacia. I have been doing pool therapy. Yes I need to do it more often then just a few days a week. Yes proper diet helps too.

It's a combination of things that need to be done for the best results. In the pool yes I feel a lot better then when I am out of the pool.

I still have a long ways to go and doing more then I should

I think it is great that you took the proactive approach. I wish you continued success. are there any guarentees? no but at least you are doing everything possible all in your favor. Keep the good work up . . . . .

 
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