Better, Better & Better - A Spinal Success Story
Aug 11, 2020
I came across your Original Strength concept back in May 2020 when I was researching something for a friend. I listened to your podcast concerning your program.
I then watched many of your youtube videos and purchased 3 of your books – Original Strength-Pressing RESET Reloaded, Habitual Strength and The Becoming Bulletproof Project. I also have subscribed to your blog.
My situation is as follows:
In November 2018, I had spinal surgery (lasting 3.5 hours) for the removal of a 2” benign (thank God) meningioma on my spine between T8 and T9. They did a laminectomy from T7 to T10.
My spinal cord was compressed 90% prior to the surgery.
And they did not know how long the tumor had been there.
Because my spinal cord was compressed that much, the nerve transmission from my feet up to my brain and back again was impacted.
I was in the hospital for 10 days then rehab for 30 days. I came home on a walker, barely standing and walking.
I had in-home PT for 6 weeks and then Outpatient PT at several locations.
It was your 5 movements / resets (whatever you call them), along with the crawl that re-established that communication between my lower body and brain. The Physical Therapists had only experience dealing with people following hip and knee replacements. The neurosurgeon indicated he did approximately 10 of these surgeries per year (and let’s say there are 10 neurosurgeons in this area) – so really, what is the likelihood that the PT I went to post-op had a patient with the same issue I had????
Even though outpatient PT has addressed many issues, it NEVER touched on balance and coordination as your program has. I started doing The 10 Minute Daily Reset as outlined on P. 122 in your Pressing RESET Reloaded book. My balance and coordination and walking and moving have improved SIGNIFICANTLY!! Thank you.
Since I subscribed to your blog, I recently received the John Hopkins Recovery & Rehab that you developed jointly. I found that helpful.
I am still regaining strength in my hips / legs / feet and am walking unaided (no walker / no walking poles).
I realize I also need to do more training, etc. but I am sooooooooooooo grateful for your program.
Many blessings to All of You at Original Strength!!
MY DAILY MOTTO
I AM SO HAPPY AND SO GRATEFUL THAT EVERY DAY IN EVERY WAY I AM BETTER, BETTER AND BETTER.