Back Pain is a Bitch

Life is so Limited when Pain is there at Every Corner

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I’m in bed for back pain, perhaps a couple of days a month. I simply have to do a sudden twist and it sets it off. I can’t twist, or do the breast stroke in swimming. In fact, I can only do safe yoga, some swimming strokes. I can’t do weights, or run on hard floors.

I’ve noticed that sitting on sofas has gotten increasingly harder; I used to be okay, but now I can’t sit on soft chairs or sofas. I’m doing “all the right things”, but rather than getting better, I’m getting worse.

My backache comes and goes. I’ve been to see the doctor and osteopath. I’ve tried all the exercises set by the physiotherapist. I’ve tried to be positive about it. Some days it’s completely gone and I think, “Well that’s the end of that” and the next, it comes back with a vengeance. Just before I had my first baby my back pain was so bad, I ended up in hospital and after having given birth, the original back pain returned, like a loyal dog. A locum GP once said to me that there would be nothing they could do to help me and I should learn to manage or cope. I was devastated; there I was a young woman looking forward to a life of limited mobility. Yes, I really thought that it would get increasing worse, so much so that I would end up not being able to move much at all. Limited in physical health, frustrated that it happened to me, angry that it was happening in the prime of my life.

That would have been me.

I had 9 years of back pain; none of which made sense. If I hadn’t delved into mind/body healing, I would be living a completely different lifestyle. It was me – young, with a full life ahead. You wouldn’t know me and certainly wouldn’t be reading this, as I wouldn’t have had anything to say.

Thankfully, that’s not situation my health is in. The reality is, is that I sit on wobbly chairs, I pick up items with my back bent (yikes – I know that’s a no-no with people with chronic back pain). I do work-outs that require lifting weights, with stomach exercises, too. I can swim for a full hour, nearly non-stop doing breast, front-crawl and back stroke. I twist when I have shopping bags. I wear high-heels. I slouch when I feel tired. I act human.

I can get pain sometimes, but I know how to get myself out of it.

I’m just grateful I took control of my own health. I’m glad I persevered into finding lasting solutions for myself. I dread to think what I would have been without empowering myself with my own health and META-Health.

Learning about energy healing means I can live life that’s the best version of myself, or at least on the road of improving health, not deteriorating. One of the most important things that has come about is that increase in resilience in coping with life’s challenges and faith in my own body. That it’s not broken, just reacting to things. It doesn’t always go how I always truly want, but willing to accept it’s process, knowing how much better I am for it. I really never had this feeling in my life before and reducing this fear I had about my own health is truly a gift. That, in itself, creates better health anyway..

So, how did I get rid of that pain in the end? I read the book, “Healing Back Pain – The Mind/Body Connection”, by John Sarno.

I also run an online chronic illness course, Elixir of Health:, where I share all my skills on self-healing.

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