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The past three weeks have been a whirl wind. My sweet fiance, Ken, took a horrible spill off of his bicycle on a local trail here in Raleigh. Everyone asks what happened when they see him in a sling, and at this point we chuckle because no one can believe there wasn't a pile of leaves, an animal that ran by, or anything other than riding too fast around a curve that could've made him fall. Well, that nasty tumble caused a broken collar bone and broken shoulder blade. As a result he hasn't been able to work much or drive in order for safety to allow healing and following medical orders.
The reason I'm sharing is first as a testimony to God's holy and abundant grace and goodness...actually that's the entire reason I'm sharing. The Lord Yeshua has been nothing short of amazing from His protection over my fiance to all of His provisions. Really this was a great yet trying learning experience for my honey as he would admit himself. Point blank he just can't always go as fast as he wants to go. He is such a hard worker and busy bee, so this has been a little bit of a struggle to sit still. He really loves 'to do' for people, but not the other way around. In this case he hasn't had much of a choice, but to receive it, so the lesson in humility has been promising.
As I walked into the hospital into the emergency room I brought water, chicken and cabbage leaf wraps, and my bag of Oils. My honey loves his essential oils and could not wait for me to arrive with them. (All of the information that I am about to share is not medical advice, claims, or cures. It is solely for informational and educational purposes. It's just our story. I am not a medical doctor, so nothing here is a prescription or suggested remedy.)
We have used essential oils for many health promoting purposes, always to be delighted with the results. Whether we clean with them, use them for flavor in food, or as a chemical free option for self-care we always do well. We saw this situation to be no different. The plants God has made for us really help us to live naturally and safely. There is truly a plant for everything!
So as one would expect, Ken was experiencing quite a bit of discomfort. As one might not expect though, my sweetheart didn't want any prescriptions. He was waiting for the oils. I took out my case almost immediately and began applying. Again, Ken hadn't used any allopathic relief up until this point. I applied lavender neat first to every would, break, and scrape. Then I let him inhale the lavender from my hands to relax him. Next I layered with copaiba applied neat. I then followed with diluted lemongrass.
After I finished applying the oils I went to wash my hands and then feed him the chicken wraps. By the time I put the first wrap up to his mouth, Ken had expressed to me that the discomfort had significantly reduced. We very slowly walked to the car and I drove him home.
The Rest of the Story
For the past few weeks the couch has been Ken's best friend. Fortunately he has the most comfortable couch ever where he lives, so that has been a blessing. Laying down in bed on a broken shoulder blade doesn't feel very good.
He has wore his sling, unfortunately it doesn't prevent movement very well with the bones. Through sole use of essential oils, Ken has reported that irritation has been minimal. At home Ken's own self-created regimen for the oils has been 2-4 applications of the Young Living Deep Relief Roll-On, helichrysum, and copiaba applied neatly to all of the areas affected. This has worked very well for him. The best part is that there aren't negative side effects to deal with, only positive ones.
Other Things to Keep On the Mend
In addition to utilize nutrition and natural supplements for happy, healthy healing as well Ken has added extra topical magnesium in the evening to help absorb the calcium from his green smoothies with chia seeds. For extra bone health he's added Great Lakes Collagen to his smoothie (the green canister), buy it here. He has also drank homemade bone broth daily.
On the Road Again
According to the last check up at the doctor everything looks wonderful. With the doctor's permission he has started driving this week. He is blessed enough to be able to use an automatic truck from work since he cannot use his stick shift right now. There is one more check up appointment to come, and God willing it should be smooth sailing provided all is taken easy during the rest of the recovery period. Thank you for taking the time to tag along with us during this adventure.We would appreciate prayers for continued healing as well. We will continue to update you!
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Helping you to be a good steward of your health!~Marie A. Ligorria, HHC
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