“It was a lovely sunny blessed morning on the barge , until I had a freak accident and broke my back while travelling under a low bridge. 3 fire engines, 1 ambulance & a couple of army folk later and I'm tucked up drugged up & awaiting an opp in the morning. I totally believe in the power of prayer and intention so pls send love & healing to me & my family . Thank you Kit Kath, Cheryl & Jaz for looking after me today and to the lady that called the ambulance and everyone iv seen since , iv been made a right fuss of !
looking for prayers.”
Just short of 7 months ago I wrote this message on Facebook roughly 7 hrs after my accident, here I am today sitting at my desk reading through the digital version of my journey (Facebook posts and messages). Earlier today I had an appointment with the Personal Trainer who has been overseeing my 13 week exercise program that I was referred to by my physio, both my physio and the personal trainer are happy to let me go and get on with the rest of my recovery unsupervised – quite an achievement after just short of 7 months.
So, I was at the gym 13 weeks ago , thats just 31/2 months after the accident! Granted I couldn't do a lot and I have had to build myself up very slowly but I was fit and well enough, and determined enough to get my fitness and mobility back. Since that time I have been attending the gym once a week to do a small amount or cardio and weight work, I have also been doing hydrotherapy and an exercise program in the water and over the past few weeks I have been to yoga, pilates and aqua aerobics, as well as some swimming ( no more than 4 lengths) and my favourite achievement from the past week is jogging!!! Iv actually jogged – only about 20 steps but until now I havent been able to do the action needed to jog plus there i
s a lot of discomfort in my lower back as it now has 2 metal rods in there.
Why am I sharing this with you? Because along with healing and prayers that I know have helped me recover – and walk again- I didnt mention that my surgeon told me they dont usually see people with my injuries that can walk again ( he told me this a few months ago, not at the time of the operation) As a result of the accident and the injury to my spine a friend connected me with Andrew Fletcher and Inclined Bed Therapy, I watched this interview “Science of Healing Sleep” https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=51&v=86ysFt9DCQQ and Inclined the bed ASAP to aid my recovery, 11 days after leaving hospital I was sleeping on an incline and will continue to do so. I havent broken my back before or experienced anything similar so I have no personal comparisons as to how my recovery could have been but I know IBT has helped and sped up my rehabilitation, Doctors, Surgeons, Physios and personal trainers are all well pleased with my recovery, some more openly amazed than others, I was informed by one professional it wouldnt be unusual for me to be using aids to walk, or even to be still afraid to get up and walk. So it is for this reason I share my experience, IBT can help with many many ailments series and irritating including snoring or the inconvenience of having to get up in the night to use the toilet- IBT could save a marriage, please look at the info Andrew has put together for us and share with your family, friends and neighbours. This has cost me the time to research – which Andrew has collated and the cost of a couple of breeze blocks to raise the bed, can you afford not to help your body help you?!