Wednesday, March 11, 2009

A Tough Lesson

Hello all
I find that I am nowhere near resuming normal activities, even after 2 weeks of being a 'lounge lizard.' The doctors are still looking for the cause while I continue to seek outside help with alternate therapies.
Being on the computer is agonising however, I felt that I really wanted to share with you the following which I have taken from the book 'Extraordinary Healing' by Art Brownstein MD. I am testing the theory.
I quote: 'Pain, particularly of a chronic nature, often carries with it deeper messages than merely indicating that something is wrong in your body. Although pain can be a living hell, it can also be a great teacher and a blessing in disguise. Pain opens us up, broadens our horizons, enlarges our perspectives, expands our minds, makes us more tolerant, teaches us patience and endurance, and toughens our spirits and moral fiber. Pain teaches us compassion and understanding and teaches us to become better people. After you've been through pain and you've survived the sheer brutality of its force and power, you'll never take anything in life for granted again. As gold is purified by superheating, so too the hell fires of pain can purify your soul and make you a better, stronger, more caring person.
No matter how long it has lasted, pain in always temporary. Once you have learned its deeper lesson, the pain will be released from your body and you will be free from its tyranny.'
I am waiting patiently to be released from this, often unbearable, pain and look forward to being on top of life once again.
Until then, know that I love you and miss everything about the amazing friendships that I have formed since beginning this journey

24 comments:

Michelle said...

Sending you healing....xxx

Anonymous said...

Cheryl i hope soon you will be pain free, just hope this is all u need to be pain free, you know we all want you back, miss all of you lots. Miss your wise words on the blog and miss emails and facebook but i prayed that u will come through this pain.. Love u lots. Karen...xoxo

Diane Rodgers said...

Hi my beautiful special friend,

So good to see your blog here today...knowing how hard it is for you to be on your pc though takes the joy right out of it!!

This theory of pain ....it may be be true in some ways.... I am sure it is in all of those things he writes...but I must say you are already all of those things which he writes of! I am still praying for the cause to be found Cheryl...by the doctors... living on all of the meds... covering it up for all of this time is in itself not a good thing. Take the two together and come to a place of healing. I am sorry if I am giving too much of my opinion...you will do as you wish anyhow! And I will still love you regardless...

I miss you, as we all do here...The only reason I came to fb was for you and of course to your blog! Getting to know you has been a beautiful journey for me...and I want it to continue for a very very long time to come.

Get well my friend...
Diane
xox

Audrey said...

Chez it is good to see you back! I have missed you. I like the piece on pain, and I agree with it. It is often difficult to understand why we are handed hurtles in life, and perhaps we never will completely understand it, but I take comfort in exactly what you are saying..finding the good that comes from adversity.
Wishing you pain-free days, my friend!

mandy said...

Hello dear friend...
What you have said about pain is so true...As you know I watch my husband on a daily basis with his suffering and he has become a totally different man compared to his pain free days....
It`s just awful to have to go through the pain for such a life changing experience....
I pray foryou everyday Cheryl and hope that this pain leaves you soon.....xxx

Starry said...

Thanks for posting that, it helps me to see that you are digging deep to find every possible way of healing yourself. I had done a tarot reading of 3 cards for you and it indicated that you needed to find relief from burdens and learn to balance etc, but not bite off too many projects at a time for you to chew.

I hope the lounge lizard time is giving the body a good rest. I am being quite couch potatoish at the moment for reasons I will explain later.

Love you, get well precious friend, xxx Starry

Daria said...

Cheryl,

Thinking of you as you go through these difficult times.

I'm so glad you posted something. I believe sharing your thoughts and feelings is healing in itself.

Thanks for sharing ...

Daria

Lisa said...

so very true- i carry a constant physical pain and i know it goes deeper than that....lovely to hear from you my sweet friend xx

diane said...

It must be frustrating not to be able to blog without pain. So sorry to hear that you are in a bad way. Maybe the mix of both chemical and natural medicine will help, but it must be all very difficult if the doctors don't know what is causing it. Wishing you pain free days in the future.

Anonymous said...

Hi Chez,
I've been wondering about you over the past few weeks,and through Mandy's blog that I've located you here.It sounds like you are going through hell,little lady,and there is very little we can do for you here,except to say "Keep batting" My love to you and the king,from Keith and Jan.

Shazam said...

Chez....nothing useful to say but I send good thoughts just like all your other bloggers rest up sweetie read some good bookies(as you are already) eat some yummies & listen to some beautiful music treat your senses the best you can xx

Anonymous said...

Chez, i like your lovely positive outlook on things. you are an inspiration. thinking of you. Fran

Chez said...

Thank you Michelle xo

Chez said...

Hey Karen, you are doing great work keeping me going.
Love and gratitude always

Chez said...

Diane my sweet friend as I get to write more of the week that was you will have more understanding. In the meantime, I will always be grateful for the friendship we share.

Chez said...

Audrey, it seems to me we have just formed a beautiful friendship and I have been taken from the computer. I am getting the messages and will be back in swing before long.
Love and gratitude

Chez said...

Mandy, it is such a joy to be able to 'talk' to you again. I find it interesting that you live with Matt and the changes that take place when you come to a place of healing. You see it first hand.
Love and gratitude my friend

Chez said...

Burdens and balance! Sounds pretty righ to me Starry.
I am always open and ready to learn. Problem seems to be at the moment that I know it is up to me and with doing everything that I can still find myself in this pain.
Love and gratitude my dear friend xo

Chez said...

Daria, I miss you all so much when I am away from here. It is the best possible 'therapy' for me.
Have a simply amazing group of friends.
Always thinking of you as you progress on your journey.
Love and gratitude

Chez said...

Lisa, do wish I had 'discovered' a simple way to learn the lessons. This is a bit tough.
Sorry to learn that pain is your constant companion. Guess that leaves us to embrace it...
Love and gratitude for being in my life.

Chez said...

Hi Diane. The pain is bad but so too is the absence of my special friends that make up this merry band of bloggers.
I believe I will manage to 'get on top' of it.
Glad to be able to write enough to get on here from time to time.
Love and gratitude

Chez said...

Keith, it is lovely to hear from you and Jan. Have been wondering about you and frustrated that I simply could not even email to touch base.
Not a good place but the only way is up so I will keep on keeping on.
You take great care of each other; I will always be grateful for your friendship.

Chez said...

Shazam it is great to have your input. I have the books but not the concentration. At the moment! That too will pass so I will keep going as this is not a good place to be. Even with the morphine....
So very grateful to have you in my life.

Chez said...

Fran, my thanks for your thoughtful words of encouragement. They mean so much to me at this time.
Love and gratitude