Hope & Healing Through Photography and Poetic Expression

Healing Journey ~ update

Thanks  so much for everyone’s good wishes on this, my latest journey. Sorry for not posting sooner;  It’s been… just a little crazy for me.  Have moved twice and  I am finally settled in, and blessed with my first night of more than 3 hours sleep last night!  A bit challenging for me here, navigating  a new exciting city which happens to be super freezing and snowy right now…. and trying to get comfortable in my new living space here without all  my stuff!  Of course I especially miss my tub  The One  🙂   along with many other comforts and  routines of home.

My first week of working with the medical team here on biomechanical methods to reduce pain, and increase function has been promising.  Gains will be slow, and I understand why, given my history and so many broken parts and faulty connective tissue, but I am thrilled to be working with this specialist. He is thoughtful, smart  and honest,  has made some new observations  about my case and anatomy that nobody ‘s ever focussed on before. Turns out I do a lot of things right as far as posture, breathing and movement  are concerned ~ but there are structural dysfunctions and ,  anatomical anomalies  that are holding me in a state of injury and pain.  We are hoping to make some headway over the next few weeks and send me home with insight and resources to get me to a better place… living in this lovely physical body of mine.

Refreshing to be in a new land ~ and focussed on this project. I miss you all so much, and have been reading everyone’s wonderful blog posts whenever I have the chance, as they never fail to lift me up.

Sending Lots of Love
and Light
to all



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32 responses

  1. Robyn, so lovely to have an update from you _ I’ve been thinking of you and hoping for even a little positive news. You take care as you carry on with your treatment. I miss you too! Lots of love, Ruth xx Love the pic too!!

    February 3, 2013 at 3:12 PM

    • Thank you so much Ruth ~ hope you are doing ok over there as well! I have your music here with me 🙂 So appreciate your good thoughts from over the seas! ~ Love to you ~ Robyn

      February 4, 2013 at 1:11 AM

  2. Glad things are looking great. Praying for you with love and light.

    Hugs and stay warm

    February 3, 2013 at 3:37 PM

    • Thank you dear friend ~ yes … so far it’s been good. I know I won’t be a quick fix or easy solve…but at least I feel I’m in good hands for some solid direction … Yes — trying hard to stay warm… Leg Warmers over the Leggings! 🙂 xo

      February 4, 2013 at 1:16 AM

  3. love & well wishes to you, dear Robyn. take care

    February 3, 2013 at 3:39 PM

    • Thank so much Stacy ~ sending love right back to you!! xo

      February 4, 2013 at 1:17 AM

  4. We miss you too but I think I speak for all of us when I say we want you to feel not just better, but good. so I send to you much love, much healing energy and many hugs. Sheri

    February 3, 2013 at 3:52 PM

    • Very appreciative dear Sheri ~ I will do my best – but also being realistic that not an easy case…. still hopeful though – and doing my best! Love to you sweet friend ! xo Robyn

      February 4, 2013 at 1:18 AM

  5. eremophila

    Wonderful to have this update, much appreciated and thrilled to know that things are heading in the right direction! The fruit bowl is filling up 🙂

    February 3, 2013 at 4:12 PM

    • Aww than you eremophila ~ I like that!!! 🙂 xo

      February 4, 2013 at 1:19 AM

  6. Very glad to have your update and to know that this Doctor is treating you well. I send you love and chi and the most positive of thoughts to help you on this project. 🙂

    February 3, 2013 at 4:50 PM

    • Thank you so much for that wonderful chi … can feel it for sure ~ and appreciate. So much love ~ R

      February 4, 2013 at 1:19 AM

  7. Robyn – You are so courageous to walk through the door and undertake this journey. Finding a safe and comfortable temporary place to call home is tough enough in normal times. Wishing you peace and harmony within your new home and the safety and comfort you need for healing to occur. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Stay safe.

    February 3, 2013 at 6:28 PM

    • So much thanks Sheri. You are always so encouraging. Yes — I never go far from my nest … so this is a big adventure for me. I’m adapting and some aspects are really lovely… hoping weather cheers up so I can get outside some too. Sending much love and light your way today and always ~x RL

      February 4, 2013 at 11:10 AM

  8. victoriaaphotography

    Thanks for the update. I can imagine what it’s like without the precious bath tub. Can’t do without mine. It really unstiffens me each day.

    Sending you lots of love and healing thoughts.


    February 3, 2013 at 6:31 PM

    • So true Victoria! I finally sterilized ( good old bleach) the one here (kind of fussy about tubbing outside of my home)… That night I managed a candlelight soak was the first one I slept more than 3 hours… so important.. I also started dong dedicated before bed breath work and stretching routine which has helped. Jus the airplane travel alone did a number on me… Finally settling in — and hoping to learn more these next few weeks… Much Love and Light to you dear friend ~ x RL

      February 4, 2013 at 11:13 AM

  9. Robyn,
    Wonderful to hear from you and to learn that you’re feeling that these treatments will really help you.
    Your attitude sounds positive and that’s a great step forward in any rehab or treatment venture. I do,
    however miss seeing your posts/pictures. My hope for you is that this journey will give you a means
    to deal with the pain and problems you’ve been facing and make it possible for you to have a better,
    more full life. Please take care of yourself and stay in touch. Hugs!

    February 3, 2013 at 8:23 PM

    • Thank you sweet friend. I am hopeful, though clearly there are no easy fixes with my situation. Still, I’m open and receptive and want to learn whatever more I can to help improve my quality of life. I will try to post some fun stuff from here … have some photos I took before leaving or if weather cheers up ~ can explore some here (has been too snowy/icy and freezing)…. it’ s always healing for me to share here and interact with lovely souls like you. Blessings and Love ~ RL

      February 4, 2013 at 11:16 AM

  10. Robyn this almost sounds as though some progress is being made… I realise it is a long up hill battle but it does sound positive and things could turn around or be more bearable in the future… this is marvelous news… and being away from home in a cold place cannot be pleasant, then one does want the comforts of home… but you grin and bear it as we all know you will .. and let progress be healing for you… love your way…

    February 3, 2013 at 9:14 PM

    • Thank you dear bulldog ~ a little early to sense progress… but remaining optimistic and hopeful, and like the specialist I’m working with a lot. I will take all the progress I can get! I’m settling in here…. some aspects are wonderful – and I’m experiencing city living which is so different than my norm. Finally sterilized the bathtub here too – so that is a big plus for me 🙂 One step at a time, as they say.. you be well and I’ll check in on you at your place soon too.
      So much Love ~ RL

      February 4, 2013 at 11:19 AM

  11. I am so glad to hear things are looking up for you, it seems as if you are in really good hands, you will keep being in our thoughts and prayers,. The bath tub is indeed the first things we miss and the first to enjoy back on our return 🙂

    February 4, 2013 at 1:59 AM

    • Thank you sooo much! I appreciate your warm wishes ~ and yes, keeping hopeful here… trying to make friends with the bathtub here too… first oder of business was sterilizing it — 🙂 now to order some mineral salts ! Much Love ~ RL

      February 4, 2013 at 11:20 AM

  12. Which means you’re going to thrive in 2013. Doctor/Patient empathy is vital. Wish you a speedy recovery! You go girl!!!!!!! 😀

    February 4, 2013 at 8:01 AM

    • Oh ~ Valentina/Carmen — thank you so much … I truly hope so… 19 years and 11 surgeries later – I do know what you mean… So much appreciate your encouragement dear one ~ hope you are well re: eye/sinus … Sending much Love ~ x RL

      February 4, 2013 at 11:22 AM

      • 😀

        February 4, 2013 at 12:20 PM

  13. Renee Braunstein

    Robyn I’m so glad to hear that you are having a positive experience even though you don’t have the comforts of home. I hope you continue to thrive with this new doctor

    February 4, 2013 at 10:37 AM

    • Thank you Renee… just getting adjusted. City life is so different. You would like it here… sort of like “Central Park” across the street… zoo, nature museum, etc. We are in for snow for quite a while though … freezing cold… I will do my best to figure out this body ~ one day at a time. Hope you are well… Love to you ~ x Robyn

      February 4, 2013 at 11:08 AM

  14. Tom

    Robyn: As you can see, you are not alone … as we too wait and hope. Blessings and grace.

    February 5, 2013 at 11:21 AM

    • Tom ~ thank yo so much… yes this is true, no matter what, I do know I’m never alone ~ such loving energy abounds and I’m so grateful. Blessing to you my friend ~ Love, RL

      February 5, 2013 at 2:24 PM

  15. Robyn, my thoughts and encouragement are with you. Your Spirit, Will, Love and Compassion will always be a source of your healing. Stay strong, keep the faith. All IS well.

    February 9, 2013 at 2:21 AM

  16. The very best to you Robyn 🙂

    February 9, 2013 at 2:22 AM

  17. So glad you are feeling settled in…I hope this metaphor becomes more and more true for you and your relationship with your amazing body too! You are such a ray of light of courage and hope. Blessings of deep and gentle healing for you each and every day. And continued blessings of wisdom to the Doctors and clinicians you meet along this journey to offer you new gifts of healing. Blessings always friend, Erin

    February 11, 2013 at 9:53 PM

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