Crazy as a Loom

Friday, November 15, 2013


Not blogging as much as I used to.  I feel lots of the time like I'm in a brain fog.  That would usually upset me, but I'm going with it.
I have to tell you about my "healing" experience.  I've been holding on blogging about it, didn't want to jinx myself.

Last weekend, I had the opportunity to meet with  Brant Secunda  (scroll down the page on this link)
for a healing.  Miss Skeptical here decided to throw fate to the winds.  I figured that he had as much chance of fixing my head as two neurosurgeons with hammers and a drill, who pretty much admit that they are clueless in my situation.

It was nothing like I expected.  The warmth and love and goodness in the room were palpable.
The actual process didn't take long.
My daughter and I went together, and when we walked out........there should  be a drum roll RIGHT I went to get in the car to drive to the main lodge, I realized that I did not have a headache.  For the first time in two years.   I tearfully turned to my daughter, and asked her what I realize now was a pretty comical question: "Where the hell did my headache go?"
I shook my head.  It was still gone.

Do you know, or can you imagine, what it felt like to be without my horrible companion of two years?  I have become so accustomed to it, in all of its variations, but mostly its CONSTANCY, that suddenly I felt lightheaded, and a little confused.
My headache stayed gone for an hour.  We went and had a lovely buffet lunch with the group, before we left for home.  It was heaven, I tell you.  A simple lunch with good people, and NO HEADACHE.
I can't even begin to describe how I felt.
Hopeful.  Free.  New.  A little unbalanced, in a good way.
When my headache came back, so gradually that I hardly noticed it, it was dull for the rest of the day.
I was ok with that.
It was still a relief, especially since I had driven the two hours down there with a smasher, asking myself if I was crazy or what, not staying home on the couch.

The next day, I woke to find that someone must have hit me across the face with the proverbial 2x4.
It was an awful day, and I DID stay on the couch with Roy.
Brant relayed that it would get worse before it got better, that he was still working on it for 5 days.
Be patient.  Wait.

I am not a hysterical kind of person.  My kids refer to me as Inspector Gadget, because I always get to the bottom of any mystery.
Not this time.
I don't understand it.  But more than that,  I don't care.  I'll take it.

Today has been 5 days, and for whatever crazy reason, my head is better.  Not perfect, but better.
I have had a whole day of a TWO.  And then mostly THREE.  No off the chart days since Monday.
I am tentatively impressed.
Who wouldn't be?

And I can't ignore one clear and simple fact.   FOR ONE HOUR, I did not have a headache, for the first time since October 2011.  I don't know what happened, but it is clear even to a doubter like me, that SOMETHING HAPPENED.

So today, I am going to enjoy my 8 year old granddaughter.  I don't get enough chances to do that.  Lots of times, I haven't felt good enough to do that.  She has no school, and her kitchen was accidentally destroyed by fire yesterday,  so she needs a quiet, no stress day with her Mimi.
And that's what matters.


Theresa said...

Hooray! What a wonderful experience. There is more in this world than we can ever understand the why's and wherefore, so acceptance is best
Ms. Gadget! BTW, Mt. Shasta is a pretty magical place. We live just a stones throw from it and get some pretty spectacular views from places on our little stretch of the Cascades. Neat web site, thank you for the link.

Dizzy-Dick said...

So glad you are feeling better. Maybe a second trip to the healer may be helpful, but you have to believe.

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

What a day you had. We need to search for alternatives for healing and relief of pain. I would try acupuncture if I ever got to that point. I have a shoulder joint with pain that's relieved by bi-weekly deep massage. It's not inexpensive but keeps me living my life as I choose.

Hilary said...

I was hesitant to ask you about it. I didn't want to hear that it was a waste of time. I'm so glad that it wasn't. I wonder, did he give you homework of any kind to do.. whether it's a way of thinking, a focus.. or similar?

I'm so sorry to hear about the fire. How devastating for your daughter and family. Enjoy the wee one.

JC said...

Just the way you wrote it, I was there with you. I can actual imagine that moment. The relief. The what's wrong. I'm thrilled for you. A two. You can do a two.

Give Roy a pet from me.


Country Gal said...

Good to hear you are feeling better . Heck who cares how this guy did it at least he did and it has helped , I know there are certain pressure points that a pro can relive body pain and headaches just by pressing them in certain way ! Sorry to hear about the fire . Hope all gets back to normal for your family ! Thanks for sharing . Take care and hope your headaches go away !

Karen said...

WOW!!.. so happy for you.. stay with this.. he may be the ticket.

Karen said...

WOW!!.. so happy for you.. stay with this.. he may be the ticket.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Whatever works is what matters, I'd go back for another session, and see if you have the same good fortune.
So sorry to read about the fire, hope the kitchen gets restored without too much inconvenience.
Enjoy your grandbaby !

Vicky said...

I was seriously so happy to read this!!! Oh I pray that it continues! I definitely believe healing can come in many different forms and do you get to a point where you figure- why not try? So glad you did!!

Devon said...

How wonderful for you! I have heard of so many different ways of healing beyond the scalpel and pill which work beautifully.


Anonymous said...

Anything that helps is worth continuing. Alternative methods work for many people with ailments. That is so sad about the fire. Hope some Mimi time helped both of you. Xox

Country Girl said...

I came here as soon as I saw the post title. Awww . . . I would have come anyway. And I am so glad I did.

I pray your healing continues and that you can enjoy life without pain. That is my wish for you, my friend.

Daryl said...

i say whatever works ... xo

Cupcake Murphy said...

Wow. Glad you got that hour. Hearing you describe it reminds me what a long journey this has been for you.

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