Out Of Commission

HELLO! It’s been awhile since I posted anything. I have been healing from an old injury I wasn’t aware I had. I herniated  disk ( C 5,6 & 7), re injured my psoas and injured my subscapula. MRI results show that my neck has been the cause of most of my problems for many years. An EMG shows nerve damage. My left triceps and shoulder was not functioning AT ALL!

It has been pretty depressing to not be able to do what you use to do in your training program. It was difficult to fold cloths! It has put me out of commission much longer than I thought I would be and I’m still NOT 100%.  No wonder I have lost flexibility in my upper back and shoulders through the years. The winter months have been hard on me and never help my mood! It’s been a challenge living on the East Coast along with sticking to a work out schedule in the winter months, especially knowing that the final episode was shoveling snow. I was already injured but went out to shovel the sidewalk ( I just had too), and felt a sharp pull like electricity running down my left side. That was the straw that broke the camels back as they say. It was soon after that moment that I felt numbness in my fingers. It was absolutely awful. It’s now May and I have improved but still not myself. It will take time. Thank God for my chiropractor! He has been a big part of my healing.

I need to practice patience BIG TIME. It’s most difficult to be patient with myself for some reason. Good news is the nerve is growing back, it’s just a matter of time. That’s the million dollar question I asked the Doctor, “How much time”? It really depends, but It could take up to two years! I sure hope that’s not the case for me. However, I need to prepare mentally for however long it does take.

I have learned that this just may be a blessing in disguise. I have been searching for answers to my limitations (personally, physically and spiritually) and this injury has caused me pause. Time to reflect. Maybe this had to happen so that other things could fall into place. New opportunities on the rise. Sometimes a step back is actually a step forward.

I hope you are well and are keeping your health & wellness a priority.

Live, Love, Honor and laugh out loud! Prioritize You!

About Cassandra Pavolic

As a retired performer for 25 years transitioning careers has been difficult. I truly enjoyed my career as an aerialist performer. I was fortunate enough to see the world, traveled many places and met people from all cultures. I learned a tremendous amount about life and people during my years traveling than I would in a school setting. The one thing I took away from being on the road is that no matter what ethnic background you are, we are all so similar. A smile is a smile in every language (happiness or contentment). Expressions of all emotions have the same meaning around the world. For this reason we are similar, and I somehow find that comforting. I'm now 50! It's hard to believe I'm fifty already! I reflect on my accomplishments as well as my failures up to date. Both are irrelevant to what I value most. I value people and relationships. I value my deity, it is the number one thing that keeps me stable. Being true to myself is a portion of my "food" in regards to my decision making. When I steer away from being my true self I am disappointed. Exercise, taking walks, and being still are another source of "food" in my life. I like to be still, listen and observe all things. I have been this type of person since a young child. Perhaps one of the reasons why I take an interest in Personality Psychology and my recent studies human behavior. I hold an Associates degree in Music/Theater/Dance from Dean College in MA. I quickly realized I wanted to perform, therefore my journey began immediately after graduating from Dean. I have been a Licensed Massage Therapist, as well as a Certified Personal Trainer. I am curious, I am persistent and I am passionate. I'm on a mission to be a better person, to help those who want to help themselves, and to share my thoughts, opinions, experiences to anyone who gives a damn. All in hoping that what I have to offer will change lives as you learn to keep your priorities in order. And so I started prioritize you.
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