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Injuries That Changed your life, for Better or For Worse.

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posted on Jan, 13 2017 @ 06:56 AM
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Following on from a migraine thread I described how I was severely beaten by a gang of men when I was young.

My head was basically kicked in and as a result I suffered injuries to my spine which have caused lifelong pain which changed my life beyond beleif affecting my career and day to day living.

I have spent much of my life attending hospital for various tests etc but so far nothing has changed.

I still hold a lot of contempt toward my attackers and find it very hard to let go. I know this is the worst thing I can do as moving on would be the best option.

This led me to wonder about other people who had suffered life changing injuries, weather through violence, accidents, sports injuries or any other incident and how they or you have coped with the condition.

Have you moved on?

Perhaps the event has changed your life for the better or perhaps not.

It would be great to hear from others who have experienced such an event and what affect it has had on your life.




posted on Jan, 13 2017 @ 07:44 AM
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originally posted by: studio500
Injuries That Changed your life, for Better or For Worse.

I'm going to equate 'injury' with Pain. Isn't Pain related to injuries>
A breakup of a love affair can 'break a heart', an injury to be sure, but;
"Only a Breaking Heart can Love1"

“Suffering is a gift. In it is hidden mercy.”
― Rumi

“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.”
--- Rumi

"I say that next to God there is no nobler thing than suffering. Right suffering is the mother of all virtues, for right suffering so subdues the heart, it cannot rise to pride but perforce is lowly." - Meister Eckhart

"Harkee, all rational souls! The swiftest steed to bear you to your goal is suffering; none shall ever taste eternal bliss but those who stand with Christ in depths of bitterness. Nothing is more gall-bitter than suffering, nothing so honey-sweet as to have suffered. The most sure foundation for this perfection is humility, for he whose nature here creeps in deepest depths shall soar in spirit to highest height of Deity.' - Meister Eckhart

"The growth of the soul in man is as that of a pearl in an oyster, both being caused by irritation." - Plato

Pain and Blessing/Bliss are One Reality!
The only difference is a matter of Perspective!
"The immature run from Pain, the Wise find the Blessing within!" - n

Might have something to do with who and what we are, at the moment in which we are injured/experience the Pain, how we deal with it.
If we try to run from it or avoid it... it becomes worse, and not a Blessing.

I don't know what 'getting over it' means. All we experience becomes part of us, all experience is part of us!
Forever!
I Love the Pain as well as the Bliss, and for both, don't fret, they're passing!
Everything is passing, but the unconditional Love! *__-



posted on Jan, 13 2017 @ 07:51 AM
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a reply to: studio500


I still hold a lot of contempt toward my attackers and find it very hard to let go. I know this is the worst thing I can do as moving on would be the best option.

I think your 'contempt' for them is justified. Can't hold it against you, considering. Cretins like that are nowhere, a long as you don't seek revenge, you'll be 'fine'.

Sorry for the headache.



posted on Jan, 13 2017 @ 07:57 AM
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a reply to: studio500

I had a serious injury while working when I was 41,I broke my neck,back,ankle,leg,foot,shoulders,before this I was about 208 and played men's baseball,lifted weights,played golf,now I'm 170 and I can no longer play sports,or even go into a gym so it's hard to not get mad,I used to have low blood pressure,now I'm on meds for high blood pressure,and I'm in constant pain ,only time can't feel pain is while asleep,which amounts to a few hours,so I guess all one can do is try not to dwell on the pain,only insight I could add would be to stay away from prescription meds,all they do is mask problems,I was on 7 prescriptions,that I happen to see class action suits on TV commercial,learn meditation you can block out the pain,temporarily



posted on Jan, 13 2017 @ 07:57 AM
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I had a non-random encounter with a vacuum cleaner in my youth. It made me the man I am today.



posted on Jan, 13 2017 @ 07:59 AM
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I was in a car accident and wound up with Temporal Lobe Epilepsy. I cannot work, can't fire up energy production in my body or it messes up my thinking. I can do some stuff as long as I watch to limit energy and neurochemical producing foods. But I can't even walk more than a couple of blocks without problems with head scrambling.

So I am back now to my original interest, researching health and medicine and trying to decipher what is real and what is lies created to boost profit. The medical industry in this country is plagued with deceit, not all doctors are bad but there are a few and many that have been taught how to trust the pharmacutical industries as demigods. Most doctors do not know how to cure a disease, only how to treat symptoms.

So, since I can't work, I can still learn and I'll be damned if I am going to sit back and do nothing. I spent five years all messed up on the meds they tried to control the seizures, it is easier and much more effective to use diet to control it in the type of epilepsy I have. I can't cure it, they couldn't either. It is now something that is part of my life, an inconvenience. Worse than my tachychardia and hypoglycemia and even my back problems from various injuries. It would be nice if I could just take a pill for my epilepsy, but I tried five classes of meds and exhausted the choices at the time.

So I have another inconvenience but I still can learn and utilizing the right dietary choices actually helps me to study better. I kind of wish I could do more repair work around the house, I loved roofing before and now I need to hire someone to put shingles on my house. That sucks, and it is expensive too.



posted on Jan, 13 2017 @ 07:59 AM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

I had a non-random encounter with a vacuum cleaner in my youth. It made me the man I am today.


Vacuum cleaners really suck.



posted on Jan, 13 2017 @ 08:22 AM
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a reply to: rickymouse

I'd swear you're my nephew. He has exactly the same problem and the seizures had gotten so bad, they took out part of his brain to control it. He can't drive, is almost blind in one eye and it just generally made his life Hell. Before the accident, he was a very quiet person, but it changed his personality and now he talks All. The. Time.
He knows people get tired of his jabbering, but he can't help it. I'm the only one who will sit and talk for as long as he wants and always make sure to invite him to everything I do when I'm down in Texas. He's a good guy that got dealt a shi**y hand.
I feel so bad for him, because his wife turned on him

[ Fu**ing lowlife, gold digging, cheating, lying, manipulative, useless BITCH ]

and keeps trying to take his daughters away, using his medical condition as an excuse. His seizures are under control and, although he still can't drive, he is in no way a danger to his kids. He would die before he did anything to hurt those girls.



posted on Jan, 13 2017 @ 08:23 AM
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originally posted by: rickymouse
So I am back now to my original interest, researching health and medicine and trying to decipher what is real and what is lies created to boost profit. The medical industry in this country is plagued with deceit, not all doctors are bad but there are a few and many that have been taught how to trust the pharmacutical industries as demigods. Most doctors do not know how to cure a disease, only how to treat symptoms.

So, since I can't work, I can still learn and I'll be damned if I am going to sit back and do nothing.


Wonderful frame of mind, RickyMouse! And may I also add that your research does a lot to help others, too. I was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer nearly two years ago and -- thanks in part to RickyMouse's advice on diet -- I'm still here today, feeling great and there's no sign of it. Thanks again, RM. (Note that I also said "no" to the chemo and made some radical diet/lifestyle changes.)

OP, to your query -- I had a total hip replacement four years ago, which, for a figure skater was very daunting, painful and life-changing. In 3 months, I returned the ice and used the recovery time to fine-tune all the minute basic movements and patterns. Today, I'm far above my previous level. It's all in what you do with it.

I'll say this about holding on to past hurts. The only person it damages is you. You have a precious, finite number of hours on this Earth. Please use them wisely.



posted on Jan, 13 2017 @ 08:28 AM
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Car Accident @ 165KM/h - Went through the windscreen and broke my upper back and ruptured my kidney and hormone gland, several rods and pins, veterbre shattered, shattered cheek bone

Smashed onto the ground my another student in Highschool, landed on a big protruding tree root - Broke my Mid Back, 2 ruptured discs.

MRSA from Hospital (infected foot, went to Hospital to get treated, walked out with MRSA) - 2 Separate Bone diseases and a broken Hip from falling from said bone disease.

120+ Broken Bones - Too many incidents to list.

Damage Endocrine System - Leaking Excessive Adrenalin/Noradrenaline 24/7.

Smashed across the face with a fence paling while out jogging at night for sprint training - Half of my left face shattered, jaw reconstruction, facial reconstruction, titanium plate, cheek implant for both sides to level it out.

Mild/Severe Heart Attack from the several withdrawal/comedown of Meth/Amphetamines (I have severe ADD, however the stronger the Stimulant, the stronger my Physics Studies came together and the formulation of theories of Satellite designs came through) - Chest Pain for a month that I treated with beta blockers to lower the pressure and heart rhythm, I then went to Hospital when my face started turning blue, from not going to Hospital when it happened and waiting lead to numerous heart problems with severe consequences.

Suffered a severe stroke from an injection of IV Codeine that I administered when I was going through Psychosis from going cold turkey from a high dose of Methadone treatment program - Short and Long term memory loss, mobility and speech, eating, high functioning.

Liver Disease - A life time of accumulated damage (not drinking or drug related), 120+ small cysts throughout my Liver, last stages, toxic chemical and ammonia built up from loss of function, memory lapses, balance and cognitive abilities, headaches and nausea, loss of appetite, mass bloating of gut and upper abdomen and severe pain.

I'm not listing anymore, you get the picture.

For the better or not? I had fun, just not anymore.


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posted on Jan, 13 2017 @ 09:22 AM
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a reply to: studio500

I'm so sorry.

There's something you may or may not find helpful. Instead of "letting it go," resolve on a daily basis to take back all of the energy loss you've experienced from that moment on as a result of those men beating you.

I hope that makes sense.



posted on Jan, 13 2017 @ 10:15 AM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

I had a non-random encounter with a vacuum cleaner in my youth. It made me the man I am today.


wow, that sucks.



posted on Jan, 13 2017 @ 10:20 AM
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originally posted by: studio500
Following on from a migraine thread I described how I was severely beaten by a gang of men when I was young.

My head was basically kicked in and as a result I suffered injuries to my spine which have caused lifelong pain which changed my life beyond beleif affecting my career and day to day living.

I have spent much of my life attending hospital for various tests etc but so far nothing has changed.

I still hold a lot of contempt toward my attackers and find it very hard to let go. I know this is the worst thing I can do as moving on would be the best option.

This led me to wonder about other people who had suffered life changing injuries, weather through violence, accidents, sports injuries or any other incident and how they or you have coped with the condition.

Have you moved on?

Perhaps the event has changed your life for the better or perhaps not.

It would be great to hear from others who have experienced such an event and what affect it has had on your life.


I was nearly kicked to death outside a nightclub about 12 years ago, fractured arm, fractured skull looked like the elephant man. Post concussion syndrome, narcalepcy and brain damage.

At the time I was unable to look after myself and forgot a lot of stuff including the difference between up and down, left and right and the concept of numbers.

I have gotten better but still have a lot of gaps in my memory and suffer from anxiety, depression and OCD.

I have learned to adapt but am far from the person I was before, I lost my house and all of my possessions because of it.



posted on Jan, 13 2017 @ 10:24 AM
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a reply to: network dude

Kind of the whole point.



posted on Jan, 13 2017 @ 12:00 PM
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originally posted by: DAVID64
a reply to: rickymouse

I'd swear you're my nephew. He has exactly the same problem and the seizures had gotten so bad, they took out part of his brain to control it. He can't drive, is almost blind in one eye and it just generally made his life Hell. Before the accident, he was a very quiet person, but it changed his personality and now he talks All. The. Time.
He knows people get tired of his jabbering, but he can't help it. I'm the only one who will sit and talk for as long as he wants and always make sure to invite him to everything I do when I'm down in Texas. He's a good guy that got dealt a shi**y hand.
I feel so bad for him, because his wife turned on him

[ Fu**ing lowlife, gold digging, cheating, lying, manipulative, useless BITCH ]

and keeps trying to take his daughters away, using his medical condition as an excuse. His seizures are under control and, although he still can't drive, he is in no way a danger to his kids. He would die before he did anything to hurt those girls.




I had more disruptive seizures on the meds than I have without them. Strangely, a common side effect of those meds is seizures. If your body can't detox the medicines right it can cause severe side effects, one of them is seizures. I have genetics which makes the P450 enzymes that detox them pretty worthless. Half of all the medicines out there I can't take long term but I can take them for up to a couple of weeks. So I can take antibiotics and short term pain meds. I even have a problem with Iboprophen and tylenol if I take too much. But occasionally I can take them but a plain old aspirin seems to work better.

I would like to say though that my condition is not really that rare, a lot of people from far northern Europe have the same problem as I do. I was under the impression that it would have been worse if I quit taking meds when in fact things got better. I still have the Temporal lobe epilepsy but at least I can think and I can control it well with diet. The same reason that I couldn't detox the meds applies to food chemistry so I can treat my problem with some foods they have been using for thousands of years to control seizures in different parts of the world.
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posted on Jan, 13 2017 @ 12:08 PM
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originally posted by: graceunderpressure

originally posted by: rickymouse
So I am back now to my original interest, researching health and medicine and trying to decipher what is real and what is lies created to boost profit. The medical industry in this country is plagued with deceit, not all doctors are bad but there are a few and many that have been taught how to trust the pharmacutical industries as demigods. Most doctors do not know how to cure a disease, only how to treat symptoms.

So, since I can't work, I can still learn and I'll be damned if I am going to sit back and do nothing.


Wonderful frame of mind, RickyMouse! And may I also add that your research does a lot to help others, too. I was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer nearly two years ago and -- thanks in part to RickyMouse's advice on diet -- I'm still here today, feeling great and there's no sign of it. Thanks again, RM. (Note that I also said "no" to the chemo and made some radical diet/lifestyle changes.)

OP, to your query -- I had a total hip replacement four years ago, which, for a figure skater was very daunting, painful and life-changing. In 3 months, I returned the ice and used the recovery time to fine-tune all the minute basic movements and patterns. Today, I'm far above my previous level. It's all in what you do with it.

I'll say this about holding on to past hurts. The only person it damages is you. You have a precious, finite number of hours on this Earth. Please use them wisely.


Well, I hope that cancer stays away so you can be posting till you are a hundred years old.

What changes do you feel did the most good to keep the cancer away. I know it is hard to know for sure what did it, but you might have some inskling as to what three changes in diet might have seemed to help the most. Everyone is going to be a little different and also the type of cancers can vary and it may not be right for everyone. But maybe what changes you have learned can help others. It could be a combination of what many people have told you too. I am glad it worked though, whatever did it.
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posted on Jan, 13 2017 @ 02:34 PM
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a reply to: studio500

I have moderate to severe hearing loss in both ears due to chemotherapy.

Not happy that the doctors never explained that this was a likely side-effect.

I went from a popular social butterfly to a shut-in with no friends who is a jerk on ATS.



posted on Jan, 13 2017 @ 02:39 PM
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originally posted by: NarcolepticBuddha
a reply to: studio500

I have moderate to severe hearing loss in both ears due to chemotherapy.

Not happy that the doctors never explained that this was a likely side-effect.

I went from a popular social butterfly to a shut-in with no friends who is a jerk on ATS.



And here I assumed you were a jerk all your life. Sorry to hear about your change.
Not really, I kind of think your posts are interesting.



posted on Jan, 13 2017 @ 02:47 PM
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originally posted by: rickymouse

originally posted by: NarcolepticBuddha
a reply to: studio500

I have moderate to severe hearing loss in both ears due to chemotherapy.

Not happy that the doctors never explained that this was a likely side-effect.

I went from a popular social butterfly to a shut-in with no friends who is a jerk on ATS.



And here I assumed you were a jerk all your life. Sorry to hear about your change.
Not really, I kind of think your posts are interesting.


Heh I'm not a jerk really, I just play a lot of defense if you know what I mean.



posted on Jan, 13 2017 @ 03:57 PM
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Got rear ended in high school. Back pain ever since. Being young i was like "i dont need pt!"
Doctors put me on muscle relaxers and pain med. Had an addiction problem til well out of HS. 16 y.o. me had no business with a script for those. . .

Snorting pills in the parking lot before home room, ruining relationships. Bad times.

Last time i went to the e.r. for a pulled muscle i told them not to give me anything stronger than OTC.

It would ruin my life.







 
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