Farewell to Hillarys Chiropractic

When I made the arduous, excruciatingly difficult, painful decision to move on from Hillarys Chiropractic after being there for 10 years, I shed many tears as it had been my baby (besides my own daughter, Marina, of course). I was so fortunate to have built relationships and connections with most of my patients that extended beyond a chiropractic adjustment. I put together a letter to go out to everyone as I did not have the opportunity to say goodbye in person to my very special, beloved patients.

So here is a copy that I cut and pasted from the original letter, that was on a carefully chosen colour of pink paper and envelope which represented unconditional love and nurturing. A pink carnation means, “I will never forget you.”

 

To All of My Loyal Patients ~

Firstly let me thank you so much for your ‘get well’ wishes, prayers and thoughts over the last year and a bit, during my recovery from Guillain Barre Syndrome. They meant more to me than you could imagine. It has been such a journey! Full of challenges and experiences that I will never forget
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As you know, I have spent extensive time in rehabilitative therapy to rebuild my body, from the nervous system, muscular system, immune system and overall physical health since my diagnosis in August 2013.I am thrilled to say that I am recovering very well, according to the medical establishment, yet I am not 100% as of yet. It is a very timely process. As it has been over a year, I have had to think about not only the health and well being of myself, but I have thought long and hard about the health and well being of you, my patients, and my chiropractic practice overall at Hillarys Chiropractic.

I can honestly say, that this was probably one of the most difficult decisions of my life. And it is with a huge heart that I came to the conclusion that it is best to hand over the practice to Dr Lucy for her to run and manage, as I will step down and make some changes in my life, for the benefit of all. You will be in good hands with the Hillarys Chiropractic Team.

I have been writing over the last couple months or so, as my hands are able to use the computer pretty well these days (which I am extremely grateful for!) and as a lot of you know that is something I’ve been trying to do for years now, but never had the time. Funny how life can turn and when one door closes, another opens. So my goal is to finish my first book by the end of the year. And then reassess how I am and determine where my future will lead.

Please know that it has been my utmost pleasure and privilege to look after you and your health over the years. Each and every one of you has a special place in my heart. I love and appreciate you and your trust in me as your chiropractor more than words can say.

Yours in Health
Dr Pam

What does 2015 have in store?

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Welcome to 2015 – already the end of January, and what a productive January it has been!

Celebrating the new year with the family on Royal Caribbean’s ‘The Mariner of the Seas.’ This was our first family trip which included my husband, daughter, parents, brother and sister-in-law.  We spent time in Singapore and then cruised from Singapore to Malaysia and Thailand.

It was an excellent opportunity to spend quality time together as well as have individual time with each otherin different forms.

It was also time to shop, wine and dine, sightsee, relax, rejuvenate, and enjoy all the things that Singapore and the cruise had to offer.

After the fantastic holiday, I felt it was the ideal time to get started on the new direction in my life. There is no better time than now. “Today is the first day of the rest of my life…”

Without conforming to the expected new year’s resolution list, I decided to make a conscious reflection of the past years. And with keen eyes, take a look into what I would like my future to be. There are dreams, goals, grand dream goals that inspire me and guide me. What shapes my future is the re-invention of myself. Not because of a new year’s resolution, but because I intuitively feel my path and direction changing.

I have made vision boards in the past and found them an excellent tool for clarity, focus and inspiration. So much so, that I would dare to say that my Guillain Barre Syndrome experience came as a result of things that were on my vision board from 12 months previous, almost to the day. You can’t get a positive without a negative; a good without a bad; the universe is always there trying to keep the balance. Keeping that in mind, the best I can, (I am still human after all) I try to find the opposite in any given situation that may feel imbalanced. Healthy balance is key.

So exciting times ahead – I look forward to this year and expect an equal amount of challenges, learning experiences, happy as well as sad moments. Accept the things I can’t change. Change the ones I can, and continue to develop the wisdom to know the difference.

 

 

 

Back on Track

Hello Everyone

I have been absent on this blog for quite some time. Please accept my apology. Life has had quite a few twists and turns for me.

Most importantly, I am ‘back on track’…physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. I’d like to get you up to date on what’s been happening in my world. I can’t do it all at once, but here is a summary below.

Let me start by saying that I have been recovering from Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS) which I was diagnosed with in August 2013.

I had what the medical staff at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital described as a severe case. It is a rare condition where the body’s immune system attacks the nervous system thinking it was attacking the virus.

My nervous system shut down and I was paralysed from the neck down. This included not being able to talk, swallow, eat, drink, breathe, urinate, defecate on my own. It all had to be done through some sort of machine. This was quite scary in the beginning, confronting, challenging and an experience that I will never forget. It was a near death experience (NDE) that has changed my life in many, many ways.

The rehabilitation and recovery has been a very long, slow process. I heard it described as 1 mm/day and I think that is about right. But looking back, those millimetres add up! So with patience, determination, faith, trust, love and support, I am well and truly on the way to recovery.

There is so much that I have learned from going through GBS that I feel inspired to share with others if they are interested. I can actually say I feel blessed for going through GBS as I am now recovering and am on the other side of such a horrific experience.

In future posts, I will be sharing different things that I would like to share, including some different health tips, recipes, ideas and thoughts on what comes across my path in daily life.

I am on the road to recovery, and while I am not 100% yet, I am far from where I was in August
2013 when I was first diagnosed with Guillain Barre Syndrome.

 

 

Raw Super Salad

There has been a huge gap in the last post on this blog until now…yes, and there are reasons for that which

I will share later. In the meantime, my daughter and I made a beautifully healthy, raw vegetarian dish

that would go well with many different things.

So colourful, yet simple and easy too!

Ingredients:

1/2 head Cabbage
1/2 head Red Cabbage
6-8 Carrots
1 Pomegranate

Chop/slice or shred cabbage to bite size pieces, coleslaw style. Peel and grate the carrots.

Mix well so that the colours and vegetables are mixed well together. Open and tap pomegranate seeds

out with a wooden spoon into a bowl. Or check out the video below for another quick, easy,

non-messy

way to do it. Then sprinkle the pomegranate seeds either on top or mix through.

This is delicious by itself, or if you prefer a dressing, here are a few alternatives:

Apple Cider Vinegar & Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Organic Mayonnaise

Creme Fraiche (or Greek Yoghurt or Sour Cream) with lemon juice and garlic finely sliced or minced

This will add even more health benefits with the lemon juice and garlic, giving the immune system a boost.

ENJOY!

Don Tolman


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