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Prompt: Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Marge Piercy said: “A strong woman is a woman determined to do something others are determined not be done.” Tell us about a time when you did what couldn’t be done.

Disclaimer: I am not advocating my way of healing. I am simply recounting what I did, because I felt it was right for me.

I was told that surgery was my only option to heal from my herniated disc. That was not an option for me. Luckily, I felt like I attracted people that could help me. Instead of a regular Physical Therapist, an Orthopedic PT was assigned to me.  Instead of healing through pain killers, I was introduced to an Acupuncturist (who was not only a medical doctor before in China but worked part-time for a Spine Clinic) who helped me through pain and helped my body heal.  My personal trainer was a rehab specialist as well, so when my body was strong enough to workout again, he was able to help me train without getting hurt.

When I came in to meet my surgeon for my back, he told me that “on paper, you are a surgery candidate. I would schedule you for surgery today.”  After seeing me, he felt that I could continue what I was doing to heal. (He did say, “you know where to find me.”) 😉

Today, my body is getting stronger and stronger each day, and so far… no surgery is needed.