I have created this blog to attempt to help those with chronic pain and depression. Sisyphus was a mythological figure sentenced to roll a stone uphill for eternity. In this way, I intend to approach chronic pain and depression as constant foes that must be your constant focus. Photo courtesy http://akrockefeller.com/blog/tibetan-autonomy-a-futile-odyssey/

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Purpose and motivation

As I sit here contemplating how to express my feelings, it dawns on me that I am doing so without the slightest hint of knee pain.  Not even the slightest bit.

I have been powerlifting now for approximately 6 weeks.  Every training session, things feel a little better.  More in place.  My body is responding, my mind is soaring.

Sometimes, I am dumbfounded that I could do this a year post-Regenexx.  It only further serves to emphasize my point that Regenexx is not just a point source treatment.

Sure, my knee ached miserably.  I couldn't walk.  And all of the mental BS that went with that.  The weight gain and apathy.  The self pity.

What stem cells enabled me to do is ENABLE MYSELF.  Whereas my treatment before was pain-relief driven, nothing of the sort occurred.  My pain was not reduced with the use of pain medication.  And quite frankly, the risk of organ damage doesn't appeal to me.

The stem cell injection I received was in my knee, very low in my kinetic chain.  I didn't realize it at the time, but stem cell therapy promotes STRUCTURAL IMPROVEMENT to the human body.  Like the legs of a cell phone tower, if one is damaged, the tower runs the risk of toppling over.  A sturdy base enables the tower to stand for years to come.  The stem cell therapy I received has enabled me to lift more weight than I ever have.  Not because it has given me some falsely induced strength, but because it has helped repair a weak link in my kinetic chain.  Everything from my toes to my fingertips is firing together again.

It has taken me about a year to come out of my cage and take a look around, but now realizing I am free, I am beating my wings.

In my case, pain management is muscle movement.  Mental pain management is an ancillary benefit of this.  Day by day, I feel as though the odometer of age is being turned back.  I still have back and neck pain.  I may always have this.  But I am MOVING again, and it is marvelous.

Finding motivation has awakened me, and helped me to serve my purpose.  To be a great father and husband.  To be of benefit to them and my community.  I can do these things now in a capacity that I could have only dreamed of before.

Below is a link to my recent Regenexx promotional video. I was paid nothing by Regenexx to do this.  I simply want to pay forward the blessings I have received.