a photo exploration.
Below you will find a short series of photos I took with my iPhone on my recent vacation to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Ever since I was diagnosed with Celiac disease (in 2015), walking has been immensely healing for me – somewhat of a constant when it comes to what my body allows when my autoimmune disease flares up.
A couple days before leaving for this trip, I found myself in the ER – my second visit within a 7 month period. I was stressed, scared, filled with pain & I ended up leaving the ER confused with the orders to just wait it out and take OTC painkillers.
Turns out I experienced this weird freak thing with my omentum… the discharge papers filed it under omental torsion / mental infarction. From what I understand… my omentum somehow became twisted and kinked which was what caused the severe pain in my abdomen. If you aren’t familiar with the omentum, I suggest googling it because I still don’t fully understand what happened & the doctor didn’t explain it very well.
I remember sitting in the ER, after 4 hours of tests & scans and I overheard the doctor calling a surgeon in the hallway to get an opinion on my condition. Talk about anxiety. I was supposed to be getting on a plane in 48 hours and here I am thinking I might have to have surgery.
After the doctor comes in, he explains that the surgeon said it wasn’t serious enough for surgery so the only thing I could do was take painkillers (800mg of them daily) and wait for the pain to subside.
I prayed and I meditated and I asked the Holy Spirit for healing… and here I am two weeks later having walked miles and miles and miles (pain-free) 💕
As I walk… I heal, I grow, I learn, I fall, I get back up, I see the world, I meet new people, I interact with the Earth… and for all of those things – I am beyond grateful. 🙏🏼 Live in the moment, always thank God for the little things and fill yourself with peace & good good love ✨🍒🌿
One step at a time! Super inspiring! Keep up the good vibes Kendall. That sounds freakish in the ER just hoping to learn about the manifestation of pain in the body but it’s challenging to visualize it and you bank on the doctor not being too stressed, time-crunched or too confused themselves to explain it properly… I’ve never heard of the omentum before.
Mantak Chia has good wisdom about gut-healing qi-gong via energizing the organs with massage. I hope to learn more about the body’s nerve meridian channels and the pathways to the core. Organs can literally freeze up and stop when they don’t have optimal magneto-electric energy. There’s a lot to dig into there. Salud, good health. Wishing well from Kenosha,
It was def a learning experience for me and I have not heard of that before! I will look into that for sure. Thank you so much for your comment – wishing you peace and love!