Today’s recommendation: Homeopathic Arnica for neutralizing the shock and trauma of surgery. Let’s be honest- even if you’ve been diligent with your mental and physical training (and especially if you haven’t), the experience of surgery is a wee bit traumatic. What can we do to help the body return to equilbrium? While homeopathy is sometimes… Continue reading Homepathic Arnica
I just spoke with a woman in her 40’s who had a hip replaced 18 months ago and is preparing for her second. I asked how her 18 month scar looked. She said “It’s not so great. I wish I’d done more for it.” Scar care is like caring for a fern or a goldfish. It needs just a little bit… Continue reading Overview of Scar Care
Asking a hundred (ideally several hundred) people in your life to pay for visits to the chiropractor is likely the last thing you can imagine putting on your plate right now. But if your piggy bank is empty, this is what I’m suggesting. What you really need is a friend or family member to take on… Continue reading Organize a Fundraiser for Your Recovery
Elsewhere I’ve recommended you extend your Sabbatical as long as you can, equip a home gym, and supplementing your insurance-provided Physical Therapist with a trainer and other healing arts practitioners. If you’re having a joint replacement or other similarly major surgery, I recommend having months of sessions with the trio of chiropractor, personal trainer and massage therapist. I… Continue reading Yes, Your Recovery Could Get Expensive
Let’s explore an active rest technique called three dimensional breathing. Here it is with some feline accompaniment. And here it is just with audio.
If you’ve been giving yourself the scar treatment daily (or twice daily) for a few weeks, you’re ready to take it up a notch. Here is a more extended scar treatment, with two new techniques added. Enjoy! No seriously, enjoy. Don’t do this like you’re clipping your nails. Slow down- let it take 2 full minutes. If you’ve… Continue reading Scar Minimization (advanced)
Whether or not you’re concerned with the appearance of your surgical scar(s), you don’t want below-the-surface adhesions to cause you pain and limitation. Here’s a very easy to understand and manageable approach, courtesy of Sue Hitzmann of the Melt Method: If you have had an anterior hip replacement, you might also want to see me… Continue reading Scar Minimization Technique
Elsewhere I’ve suggested that you stock your pantry, set your bills on autopay, and try to cross some things off your list so they aren’t hanging over you anymore. But even more essential than that, I want for you to go into surgery with a light heart. So I suggest that you briefly bring to mind… Continue reading Blanket Forgiveness
Maybe you’ve caught it early and the impact on your life is modest and you’re still weighing your options, or perhaps things have gotten to the point that you are counting the days until your surgery. In any case, this situation has thrown a wrench in your plans. It’s not like we didn’t have plenty going… Continue reading Congratulations! You’re going to take a Sabbatical.