Saturday, January 8, 2011

Healing Crisis!

Midnight at the Great Sand Dunes, early December 2010

Zak and Maggie at Doug's place in Belin, New Mexico

Riding the Dunes

Horses at rest in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico

Midnight is ready to roll after a good night's rest

Zak chasing down the herd on the white sands of Alamogordo.

Horses spent the night next to this big boy.  He's only two, but has a wingspan on those horns of more than 50 inches!

Crossing the deserts of Arizona, just outside of Tucson.

Trying to catch the horses as the sun sets.

Joshua Tree outside 29 Palms.  A view of the San Bernadino Mountains from the Blackrock Trail.

Magic at liberty.

Feeling good before my healing crisis.  New Hairdo.  New Outfit.  Thanks Zak!
In the parking garage of the San Francisco Hilton.

I am in a healing crisis. Laid up with bad sciatica related to a sacral injury from April 2010, when I was bucked off unexpectedly from my favorite mare. I am determined to heal this pain and emerge a new and painfree version of me. When I am done, I may just feel like sunshine is bursting inside of me, shafting rays of light through every pore of my being!

Here is my affirmation for hips, which I borrowed from a book called "Home Remedies That Work", by Wilen and Wilen.


"I walk through life with joy and ease, safely doing whatever I please."

Now, doesn't that just sound like me? It sure sounds like what I want my life to be like. I'm saying it once an hour now, because the opposite has been true for a couple of weeks.

I am vowing right now to all my friends that I will do whatever is needed to heal this pain. I start a juice fast in the morning. I saw 2 chiropractors, an accupuncturist, and two massage therapists this week. I have been doing yoga twice a day. Today I had an amazing treatment from a genius chiropractor 5 minutes from Patty's house. She adjusted my hips, my back, and my neck. She put a TENS unit on my psoas muscle which was the main culprit, and for the first time in 9 months, I was free of almost all my pain! The massage therapist adjusted my "Atlas/Axis" joint, and in the process sent searing white messages deep into my brain.  I have been having vertigo for two weeks, worst in the morning, and occasional deep headaches.

I believe I am cured of that problem, but I'll know for sure if I can get up in the morning without a stagger or feeling dizzy.  I'll let you know how it turns out, but I'm not done yet, regardless.

After the 3 hours of treatments (which cost only $40), I walked out "with joy and ease". By the time I got home, I was still feeling fantastic and in awe. Within a few hours those pains started coming back, and I did the stretches she recommended. The pain subsided.   I see the massage therapist again on Monday, and follow up with another adjustment by good Dr. Debbie, an amazing angel of a healer.  I have much hope that I can be better than ever within a very short time.

In the meantime I will be doing everything I can to become pain free and strong again.

You can help, if you want to.

This weekend, I ask that you send me your kindness on the wind and whisper my name as you fall asleep with compassion and love. If I come to mind in other times, see me smiling and galloping on the beach, in a field, over a mountaintop, swimming a river, lying in the sun.

Soon, I will be doing those things and more....

For instance, I want to be a better surfer...

Love to all!

Trish Wild

1 comment:

  1. Great pictures and a great outlook. Imagine, you are living the life of a 'real' cowboy many generations back, but with the miracle of modern medicine. Makes me wonder how they were able to go day after day after being bucked off, or just a bad ride or other mishap.

    It's easy to think a nice leisurely ride across country is a 'piece of cake', a great vacation for those of us who live to ride. Hang in there Trish. This too shall pass.