I used to live at least part of every day at an 8-10 pain level. That’s where I was stuck for 6 months, from December 2015 to May of 2016. Once I did finally start to have days without pain, I still never actually felt good. When I went back to work in August of 2016, I tried to stay positive about the fact that I was doing better and was able to go back to work at all, but better really wasn’t good enough. I was still really struggling.
When I went to see Dr. Koko Husain, 913-248-9900, http://www.starchiropractic.com, for the 1st time on March 28 of 2017, I was averaging about 15 days of migraine a month, and 15 days of just yuck. I never felt good. I was getting by. Yes, it was a huge improvement from where I had been a year before, but obviously, it wasn’t an ideal way to live.
I didn’t have much hope for what Dr. Koko might be able to do. I had been to chiropractors before, but I decided to try this one because I knew she had made miraculous progress with a friend who suffered from chronic pain. I didn’t know at the time that Dr. Koko’s expertise in integrated medicine would be life changing for me.
I didn’t see any results in the first couple of months. She had a couple of different ideas about what might be going on and had to eliminate a couple of things first before she found the real culprit, but in June I had a full week where I actually felt good! For the last few months I’ve only had 4-5 days of migraine per month and just a few other days of regular headaches and what I call migraine hangovers. I can’t tell you what it’s like to have truly good days back, not just good-for-me days.
I just want to make sure you caught the difference… I went from 15 days of migraine a month to 5! And I my regular headache days went down from an additional 15 days to just an additional 3-4. I feel a lot different now than I did 6 months ago!
I still can’t dance or exercise. I still can’t drink alcohol, and I’m not supposed to eat certain foods. All of that can bring me down some days. But I’m living again! I’m me again! I’m helping out with the youth group at my church every Wednesday night. We had a friend in from out of town last weekend and were able to have friends over. I’m hosting a baby shower this weekend. These are all things I would have been too scared to offer to do last year.
Not only have we come this far, but I have hope that we will go farther. I keep getting my hopes up that I will jog again, which would mean that I can dance again. I’ve tried a few times, working up to it slowly, and it always seems like I’m going to break through the barrier, but then I don’t. I think with Dr. Koko’s help, I really will.
Thank you all for you prayers!
Romans 5:3-5 More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hears trough the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.