Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Crohn's, Fibromyalgia, Rheumatoid Arthritis - PLEASE READ!

I think it was serendipity that Dina was one of the winners of the free Reflexology sessions at the end of March.

I met Dina almost a year ago, I think, when I was at the thrift store. She would come in with her hubby, and make me laugh, and shop till they dropped. Oddly enough, I had no idea how TRUE that statement was. I didn't know until last week, that one of Dina's routines was to get her Remicade treatment for Crohns, come shopping, have lunch, until the Remicade kicked in and knocked her on her backside for up to 4 days.

Dina is about 36. (I totally just outed your age, Dina... but it's Okay, because I'm 2 years OLDER than you! lol.) For the last 2 years, she's been suffering with Crohns. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crohn%27s_disease). She also suffers from Rheumatoid Arthritis (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rheumatoid_arthritis), and Fibromyalgia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fibromyalgia)

I had very little idea about what all these 3 diseases entailed on their own... after reading about them in depth, I then had a VERY big picture about what all 3 meant when you mixed them up together, and put them in the lap of a 36 year old woman, mother, wife.

Then I learned about what the Remicade does to her, on top of that. Up to 4 days of being unable to do anything other than sleep, waking often in pain. Unable to eat, sleep, or be awake comfortably. Not being able to participate. They described it to me as "like a chemotherapy treamtment, for Crohns."

My first visit was Friday April 5th, the day AFTER Remicade. Dina was in pain, they had a rough night, and I could see it, but she still made me a tea while we filled out her health records and paperwork. I got her set up comfy, turned down lights, and she put on some soothing music.

And I put every ounce of intuition, reiki, and healing into that first session - being aware of her arthiritic foot, and to go easy on the stomach reflexes on her foot!

She fell asleep, so I quietly filled her husband in on the details of her treatment, and went back home.

Hours later she emailed me here at Facebook. She had slept for 3 hours after I left. When she woke, she had said that her Headache and pain were all but gone. She got up and stayed up for the day, and her husband also let me know that she was very alert, engaging, and had lots of energy. They both messaged me through the day to let me know just how amazing the 'day after Remicade' was, in comparison to how it NORMALLY goes.

On Saturday I visited. She was up, walking around, playing at the computer, alert! She says on Saturday and Sunday, she was actually able to do housework. HOUSEWORK. On a day where she is normally still swollen and in pain, unable to participate, troubled with headaches and unable to eat.

I did a second follow up treatment yesterday (Monday) and we made appointments in advance, for the days BEFORE she gets her Remicade (as they are usually trying days for her too.) and the days after.

I have to tell you, I'm no exaggerating when I say I am only ALMOST as excited as she is about this. THIS is why I came to Reflexology as a healing modality.

Here are Dina's words below:

my friend Lori owns a reflexolgy(pressure points in your feet) here in Midalnd, Ontario. I have been suffering for 2 years now from chrons. My first appointment was on April 5th this year. I receive remicade for my chrons every six weeks, and I experience severe side effects. Headaches, lots of pain, very tired and severe swelling and no energy. After Lori was done I slept for 3 hours and when I woke up I felt amazing. Saturday and Sunday I was able to catch up on my house work, make supper and horse around with my son. Never in the past year since I started the remicade have I ever been able to do that. Lori will be helping me out with the chrons, her work is amazing and its nice to not experience the nasty side effects of chrons, and my fibermylagia and rheumatoid are less painful and 90 percent of the time I don't feel any kind of pain. As well I have been sleeping better as well. If anyone is interested in giving it a shot even if your healthy its an amazing relaxtion as well. If interested let me know by message on facebook , and I will talk to Lori and set up something for u. LORI Your Amazing.

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