In October 2010 I had the worst fall I have ever had from a horse. It was supposed to be a great day. I had picked up a new horse that I’d tried and tested and had finally got him home. What I wasn’t away of was the fact he had been sedated when I tried him.
On mounting he rodeo’d, rounding his back and doing hand stands. I managed to sit a couple but then was batted into the air, landing on my back … hard! I also hit my head near the optical nerve which took my vision away. I have never felt pain like it. It seared through my body. It was red hot. I tried desperately to stand only to pass out from the pain alone.
After several different tests in hospital including CT and MRI scans I was told I had three prolapsed discs, one at the top of my spine and two in my lower back. I was also told that I would need surgery for a ruptured tendon in my knee.
The pain was constant and my life seemed to be static. I had three horses that I couldn’t ride, and worse, a little girl that I couldn’t cuddle, put to bed or comfort. My mental health took a bashing and I remember describing to Julie the first day I met her feeling “rubbish”. Tears were always a breath away. I passed out a number of times from the pain and found no respite from the analgesia I was prescribed.
Then Mum suggested Reiki ….. It wasn’t something I believed in, but at the time I was so low and so desperate I agreed to give it a try. I couldn’t walk. I was in a wheelchair so Julie came to the house.
For the first time since the accident I experienced some relief both physically and mentally. After the fall I never bruised. I didn’t have a mark on me as evidence.
Julie treated me with Reiki and Vertical Reflex Therapy (VRT). I felt a “pop” in my knee. I forgot to breathe. It was a pain like an ulcer – I wanted the pain to continue, like poking your tongue in an ulcer. Later that day I had a bruise. It looked like a perfect thumb print at the site of my ruptured tendon. I couldn’t believe it!
When I returned to hospital I was told I would not need an operation.
I am no longer in a wheelchair, need no pain relief and I’m back on my horses!
My little girl got her mum back!
I have got my life back!
Without Reiki and VRT I doubt I would have made the progress I made in the time that I did. I was always aware when I needed more treatment. I could feel a change. After each treatment I felt closer to recovery. Something I would have never expected.