At this past Monday’s wound healing check-up, the doctor declared my wound healed … again. When he declared it healed a few weeks ago, he stopped the stem cell treatment after the seventh application with three more available treatments to go. I was uneasy about that decision—so much so that when I shared the news on social media, I called it a “cautious celebration.” My mind-body-spirit connection kicked in and, even though I wanted to celebrate, I knew down deep that the wound was not yet healed.
The following week, the wound opened up slightly. So, I insisted on following through with the last three applications.
The tenth treatment was applied this past Monday and, based on how well the treatments are working so far, the wound should look even better at next Monday’s check-up. Then, the doctor will probably advise me to stay on bed rest for another three weeks after the treatments are complete to ensure the wound stays healed.
Always thinking ahead, I asked the rep from the company that provided the stem cell treatment if additional applications can be made available, just in case. He said we can “re-evaluate”, if necessary. It’s good to keep your options open.
I chose to heal as naturally as possible and I want this treatment to stick. There is no reason to doubt that it will. Yet, sometimes the doubts creep into my brain.
Even when it looks looks like we will experience a positive outcome, why do we often fixate on that one negative thought? As Julia Roberts’ Vivian says in Pretty Woman, “The bad stuff is easier to believe.” While that can feel true it doesn’t have to be true.
Whenever I feel myself going negative, I focus on the positive in many ways:
- I journal, starting with daily prayers and affirmations.
- I exercise, including weights, stretchy bands and yoga.
- I meditate.
- I knit and crochet, which is another form of meditation to me. Anyone want a handmade item from InspiraWear? 😉
- I engage with the people around me, often looking for who I can help and inspire. You would be amazed how quickly negativity dissolves when you focus on helping others.
- I connect with you, my InspiraGang, on social media. (I am about to do a Facebook Live after I post this latest blog entry.)
When I started writing this blog entry, I was feeling the fear and the non-healing negative thoughts permeate my brain. But I knew that confronting those feelings by blogging about them would dissolve the fear and chase the negativity away, AND IT DID!
I hope that this blog is helping you as much as it is helping me. Please comment below to let me know.
Enjoy the gorgeous autumn weather!