“I am not a statistic and neither are you.” — Rev. Dr. Carol A. Bliss
We are not statistics, we are unique individuals. Whatever we are going through, a cancer diagnosis or acute rehab program. We are so much more than that. My neurologist said to me, “people who are recovering from a stroke, like me, at the one-year mark, the healing is basically over.”
Ha! I asked, “How can healing ever be over? At what time will healing end?” Will it happen at midnight, or 10 o’clock, or perhaps 7 a.m.? “No more healing!” says the brain to the body.” That is all the healing you can have. Your allotted quota is up. I find that statement a ridiculous proposition. When we are healing, we need all the positive information we can get.
We know that we are constantly shedding old cells. Humans lose between 30,000 and 40,000 cells every hour. We can see that we are constantly shedding old skin. And if we are constantly shedding skin cells, then our magnificent brains are going to let the new cells come in. Just like we grow new skin. No one has ever really figured out how the miraculous brain-body connection works. Brain science is just now in its infancy.
Whenever you are facing a doctor’s diagnosis, do not ever think that you are a statistic. Know that you are a unique individual with a unique brain and body. So much of what you believe plays a part in what you are capable of.
Our bodies are capable of miracles. They are magnificent healing machines, no matter what anyone says, even if it’s a well-meaning doctor. Become your own health advocate. Now is the time to take back your power. Now is the time to be bold, and say, “Watch me heal.”