MAKING AN INFORMED DECISION
I recently spoke with a friend and client who had both hips replaced over a period of two years. She told me that she never watched any video on hip replacement surgery or read specifically what the surgery entailed. The reason? She said that if she had, she probably would not have been able to have the surgery performed. Just to note, this person has a PHD in psychology,an active practice and is a researcher in her specialized field. She lives in New York City.
I know first hand that it is not uncommon for most people who have pain to simply want relief. That pain can lead to not asking questions, and not knowing what questions to ask. If you are on the fence or standing near the fence about whether to have hip / joint replacement surgery and have days when you want it all to go away, consider watching this video of hip replacement surgery. Your decision on whether to view it or not might be very revealing.
VIDEO OF HIP REPLACEMENT SURGERY
If you google hip replacement surgery there are several available. Most are “highlights” of the process. Link here to hip replacement surgery. This is one of many. I chose this one due to its length and detailed footage.
Being informed and in the best health possible is a good strategy to start in making your decision. It is more difficult to make a clear choice when you are in desperate pain. Calm nerves, a more alkaline body, as I have mentioned in past blogs can only help. Improving total health first is primary before having any elective surgery. Not talking about emergencies here.
I do know of one person [DC] that had, what he called, a less invasive, surgery in Brussels, Belgium. Might be worth checking out and doing some research about what is going on there. If and when I find out more I will post it.
ADVIL NATION: GET NUMB TO GET GOING
Pushing my body when it is really hurting is, and has been, a big mistake. Wondering why things are not getting better when doing that is CRAZY. That kind of behavior is praised and awarded all over our culture. From athletes of all ages [starting as children], military that continue to reenlist after experiencing physical as well as deep emotional trauma, injured dancers performing in dire pain. The list is pretty endless and includes everyone. The message from many doctors, pharmaceutical companies and the media is clear: it is okay to take pain relievers [everyday]. Numb your pain and avoid addressing the cause. Keep going at any cost. If any of that makes sense to you, then take time to weigh and measure the long term effects of following that protocol. Then…
Watch the hip replacement surgery video, it is very sobering…
As a postscript 9/2013: Check out The Unique Healing Program Donna Pessin. I am doing this program. After much research I am sure that this is a protocol for healing of the entire body. It is straight forward and no nonsense protocol. It is not magic pill and does take time and effort