A little more than a week ago a long time friend of my son was assaulted on his way home from work. The assailants left him beaten with a shattered jaw and months of physical and emotional healing ahead of him. He is 25.
He began to blog after surgery to help him sort the experience:
“ … my hospital meds started to wear off and it was brutal. I had to also clean off all the dried blood and anaesthesia that had been left in my beard since the operation. The pain was un-bearable. I started taking the prescribed meds that the docs gave … these tiny little pills no bigger than a single nerd candy and they are 3 times stronger than morphine. They gave me insane tripped out dreams. I’m trying not to take them during the …Washing out my metal mouth with all my rods and screws is also a harsh procedure. Everything is cutting and slashing inside my mouth right now but hopefully in a week, my mouth will start to get used to it.”
“I just had a panic attack… for no f-ing reason. God this sucks”
A friend of his started a 14 day on-line fund raising project in hopes of helping him with housing, food and medical/dental/therapy expenses as he recovers. They suggested cash donations, gift cards, services or in kind donations. This got me thinking.
I work for VitalityLink.com because I believe what we are doing is truly going to change the world by connecting people suffering emotional and physical pain with those who can help them.
I also believe in the power of alternative medicine/therapies as in my life I have been the receiver of their benefits and have been privileged to have eased the pain in others.
My goal is to gift him with therapies to assist him on his path to emotional and physical healing. Unfortunately, I do not know enough about the vast modalities to confidently choose which one/s will help him most. Because we are whole human beings I want to be sure to consider holistically his challenges and needs. I need help to do this effectively, which is why I am posting this article.
What I believe to be some conditions he needs help with are:
- Pain management
- Tissue and bone healing
- Emotional trauma
- Anxiety and panic attacks
I would be most grateful if any practitioners who read this could please add to my list some other conditions he may be facing that I am unaware of and any insight into possible therapies or techniques that I can learn about for him. This would enable me to gift him with healing.
What happened to him was unimaginable. I want his recovery to be even more unimaginably successful.
- What treatments or therapies would you recommend he consider and why?
- Can you recommend a practitioner in Vancouver, Canada that might be good for him to see?
Thank you in advance for reading and hopefully for sharing.