Someone clicked through to my blog from this particular post the other day which caused me to read it. It has only been three years, but so much has changed.
It might have been July or August of 2006 the last time I felt any of the symptoms mentioned here...I really don't remember. (There was pain all over with the parasites, but that is different than the disc pain of old.) My life has taken other twists and turns, but no more disc pain and no more days of being unable to walk.
We have a trip scheduled in November where we'll be in the car for at least 8 hours and my back didn't even cross my mind. One of my little great nieces isn't so little anymore, but I still manage to pick her up and swing her around (only when her friends aren't looking, of course). There is no thought telling me I can't do it because I might drop her if my back/leg gave out or that I'll pay dearly for that simple act. Now all that crosses my mind is, "She is growing up so fast that she won't want to be swung soon."
CST is the most incredible system I have ever encountered. When I first came here, I had no expectations that it would help me. I'd been in pain for too many years. I came to see if I could learn something to help my patients. But it did help me and it helped my patients, so I stayed. Then because of a few parasites, I nearly lost my life. By the time they were killed off and it was revealed that some of the damage they did was permanent, I was much weaker than I'd ever been and I felt quite broken. That was just a few months ago. 10-40 minutes a day and I'm already much stronger and moving better. I've still a ways to go, but when you consider where I was...
Twice now the practice of CST has taken me from a state of dysfunction and returned me to a life of pain-free movement, strength, and grace. I grumble in my logs about how hard it is and I silently curse the yoga poses that show me how far I still have to go. Don't let the grumbling fool you. I practice one or more of the three rings each day and wouldn't have it any other way.
Jim Romig recently said in his log that it was probably old hat to everyone else but that the changes he experiences when he puts it into practice amaze him. I don't know about everyone else, but it amazes me too.