SELF CARE: Resources/Links
Healing is an inside job. Pain relief, recovery and body repair is a synthesis of good healthcare plus good self care. Ones recovery is a combination of physical care such as good sleep, good exercise, good diet, etc. Recovery also includes the role of the mind; having a "can do" attitude, a decision and committment to doing whatever it takes to improve. Below are some resouces that may assist you in speeding up your recovery.
Miracle Man: Morris Goodman
This is a story about the triumph of the human spirit. Morris was an average man who was horribly injured in a plane crash. He broke his spine, lost his ability to speak, write and walk. Yet he made a non-average decision; he would walk out of the hospital under his own power by Christmas. The physicians told him he would always be an invalid. Here is his story: www.themiracleman.org.
Finances & Stress
Financial strain can have negative consequences on ones health and on relationships. People who have been injured or who have chronic pain, often have to deal with financial stress. In these situations, bills have been known to go unpaid and debt accumulates. This financial stress can become a barrier to recovery and the mind begins to worry and hope can begin to dim. This is a website designed to help people eliminate "financial strain" and achieve "financial peace of mind". www.daveramsey.com
Sleep time is repair time. Getting a good nights sleep is essential if you are injured or in pain. Here is a resource to assist you in getting a good nights sleep. www.bettersleep.org