A BIG SHOUT OUT to my prosthetist Tony Van Der Waarde of Award Prosthetics and my awesome cousin Tom! Thank you sooooo much for your contributions!!
Well I’ve gone and done it. My surgery date is booked! I’m trusting in the Universe as my funding goal hasn’t been reached yet but I’m getting there! So June 1st is THE DAY. WoopWoop! (insert fireworks here lol) I am so excited. Wiggling on my office chair excited even.
I really do have to credit the course I’m taking. It is frikken AMAZING. I am so grateful. Magic happens every day. I have to say, it’s been challenging the last month. I’m all moved and my stuff is in one place again (always a comforting feeling) and it looks like this should be a good place to be for the next six months. I’m avoiding the thoughts of boxes and packing and storage units routine that will be starting again in May lol. BUT I think I may be myself again… or more myself… or maybe less?? LOL ruminate on that one for a couple of minutes.
The changes I made in my life a month and a half ago combined to throw me into what I can see now was a depressed tizzy for the last month. For a couple of days now I’ve felt I’ve finally come out the other side – lighter and brighter with an unlimited future before me. And surprise surprise… amazing potentially totally life changing wonderful opportunities have shown up along with that lighter and brighter attitude! Just awesome. Just magic. Sa-weet!
Part of the course I’m taking requires that we read a new chapter of The Master Keys each week. This week just wasn’t making sense to me no matter how many times I read it. Then all of a sudden, I GOT it! My take on what was being said was that we need to use insight when we consciously work to create our future selves and life. We need to think through what we want and perceive whether any changes or adjustments could be necessary because potential aspects we want within that life could create obstacles during the process of manifestation. In essence, we need to use the combined super powers of visualization AND insight together!
I was thinking about this when I decided to take a break and rumble around in youtube. I came across Jim Carrey talking about life and it spoke to me. It seems to cover everything that I’ve absorbed in this lifetime’s journey so far and speaks to what is yet to join with my belief structure. It’s a perfect message.
Exhaustion is the word of the week. I have to apologize, it’s been awhile since I’ve posted. I feel like I’m a Catholic making a confession, lol. There has been so much going on – new things, good things, growing things, massive things. I do have to confess, I just haven’t made the time to publish a post and talk with you. But I have a glass of wine at my elbow, my mind is clear and I’m ready to type.
So what’s been going on you say? Well, I’m moving for one. Yes, the gypsy strikes again! I was living on the boat for just under a year when I decided I had recovered enough from the accident in April 2014 and it was ok to move back to Woss. All my things finally are in one location then BAM! next thing I know I’m moving to Lake Cowichan. I’m still in the midst of chaos – Thursday is moving day. Emotions are mixed, exhaustion has set in, but there’s a possibility that I’m almost organized.
I started taking a course in September. It’s called Master Key Master Mind Alliance. Wow what a phenominal course. It’s about training your subconscious so you visualize and manifest your life EXACTLY how you want it to be. It’s working. The synchronicities and gifts that are showing up have blown me away. One of the requirements of the course is to create a DMP – Definite Major Purpose statement. It can only be 400 words and it has to state precisely with feelings, dates and goals EXACTLY what you want your life to look like. OMG it’s happening! You can probably guess what my DMP is all about – you got it, going to Australia for Osseointegration is the major theme. One of the synchronicities that happened a month ago was I was invited to travel to Edmonton to meet Dr. Munjed Al Muderis! What an amazing man… with a wicked sense of humour. Love it! He was in Edmonton for one day making a presentation to the University and made the time to meet with me. Long story short, I am now cleared on his end to receive the surgery! My plan is to be in Australia and receive the surgery towards the end of May next year. The only thing I need to do is manifest the money – a whopping $160,000 cdn.
Well don’t you know, another gift I received in the last month is a way I can make that money – effortlessly, easily and passively. I can see clearly now (hahaha do you have that song going through your head now?) that I will be in Australia next May.
Well my glass of wine is finished and I think I have enough energy left to pack one more box. I’ll try not to leave it so long between posts next time.
I’d like to share a little ritual with you I’ve been doing every morning for the last couple of weeks. I play this video and dance to start my day… enjoy!!
Well frustration is the word of the day. It’s not good news my friends. I haven’t seen it for myself, but the specialist’s office called and said they received a letter today dated August 28th from BC Medical. It apparently says funding has been denied because the surgery is considered experimental.
I was hoping, but I guess that wasn’t enough lol. Ouch.
I’m going to lick my wounds today and feel sorry for myself for a couple more minutes, but tomorrow is another day and here’s to a miracle showing up!
My bad… it’s been too long between posts hasn’t it? Alot has happened, yet not much has been accomplished. Have you ever had that happen? lol… life eh?
So, to catch you up, I received a referral to a second specialist and had that appointment on July 7th. We didn’t exactly see eye to eye at first, but after subsequent conversations and some research on his part, I had a completed funding request and most of the support documentation by the end of the month. August was spent sourcing additional information to support the request and on August 22nd the package was faxed to BC Medical’s Out-of-Country department.
It could be as long as two more weeks before the specialist hears anything from BC Med. I asked his assistant Michelle to let me know if I was calling too often. She’s been very kind and patient lol.
So, now I think I need to do my best to think positively and expect the best outcome.
I almost forgot to say! On July 16, 2015 the US government authorized the use of osseointegration for amputees!! WOOHOO! That’s a big step in the right direction 🙂 Should only be another 10 years or so now before it’s here in Canada hahaha. Here’s a link to the article…
In the meantime, while I’m doing my best to wait patiently, my sweetie Terry wants to start fund raising the rest of the money that’s needed to pay for the other costs. If BC Med steps up it leaves another $65k or so to be found, plus the costs for travel, food and a new knee/foot. $115k should about cover it if I don’t go all wild and crazy and expect to order a computerized knee (the cost jumps from about $20k to $80k) which would mean I need to raise about $180k. GAK. That’s all my brain can articulate on that.
So there you go, you’re all caught up!
I PROMISE I’ll post as soon as I hear from BC Medical whether the response is yay, nay or what the heck are you talking about.
Well, I had my appointment with the orthopedic surgeon and it was very very very very disappointing and discouraging. Apparently he feels OI is experimental surgery. If he had let me fill him in I would have explained that it’s done on a routine basis in Australia and paid for by their medical system (can I be an Australian please? I’ll try to speak with an accent). He promised to find another orthopedic surgeon in his clinic more informed in amputations and possibly OI for me to talk with…. and he followed through! Now I’m playing the waiting game again for a new appointment date. Patience patience lol.
So I had another thought… what about sponsorships? A gym for example. I really need to drop some weight and get into better shape. I wonder if a local gym in the Cowichan Valley would be interested in talking with me. I’ll have to look into that next week. Any thoughts out there on other sponsors or fundraising ideas? Know anyone who would be interested in supporting a girl to get to Australia?
In the meantime, I’m playing shopkeeper in Cowichan Bay for the summer selling stained glass, jewellery and aura photos. Looking for something to do some boring afternoon the next three months? Come on over to Spinning Ninny’s in Cow Bay and we’ll have some fun!
I guess that’s it for now. I’ll let you know when I hear about the new specialist appointment – all in the name of funding and a leg… and the saga continues.