As you may know, a month ago, my 26-year-old son had a very serious motorbike accident and narrowly avoided becoming a quadriplegic. He now has a head full of metal plates, screws and bone grafts in an attempt to keep his skull attached to his spine.
However, the story I didn’t tell you was what happened immediately after the accident. He woke up in a ditch full of rocks in the middle of nowhere, took off his helmet and crawled out to the road verge. Warning: this is not a smart thing to do if you have come off your bike, but the angels were smiling on him that day – in more ways than one. Even though the vertebrae that attached his skull to his spine were shattered into a hundred pieces (the surgeon’s words), the ligaments in his head and neck managed to do their job just long enough for the second miracle to happen.
He staggered to his feet and pulled out his cell phone and tried to ring the emergency services but there was no signal. Two cars drove straight past but then the third one stopped and backed up. Here is the second miracle: they were two lifesavers on their way to the beach to do their job of saving people from our wild West Coast surf. They assessed the situation quickly and helped him to lie down and then took turns holding his head immobile for almost two hours while waiting for the emergency services to get to him.
Imagine if a non-emergency trained person had stopped and seen him standing there. They would probably have piled him into their car and taken him to the hospital. And Dario would now be a quadriplegic, if not dead. On that lonely country road, at exactly the right time, the right people were passing and knew what to do to save him.
Miracles do happen – but we have to be willing to accept help!
Why is it so hard for most people to accept help?
People will hurt and exhaust themselves and end up in pain for days rather than ask or accept help.
Do they feel is it an admission of weakness, that they are giving up their independence?
We are social beings who need to interact and help each other in order to survive. We are pack animals, and we know wild animals that leave or get kicked out of the pack don’t survive for long. Co-operation is key. Have you ever watched a pack of lions move in for the kill? It is intelligence, instinct, grace and co-operation in motion.
Thinking that accepting help is a weakness can be very ingrained in people and hard to overcome. You have to be honest with yourself and consider the consequences of not getting help. If you did this and listed the things that can go wrong and who else will be hurt if you don’t get help would perhaps make you swallow your false pride and move forward.
If your challenge is irritable bowel syndrome, then stop struggling by yourself and get help. You know that your stubbornness and need to succeed alone is not only hurting you in countless ways, but also those nearest and dearest to you – your spouse, your kids, your friends.
It’s such a downer to spend time with someone who is permanently below par. Even if you can’t do it for yourself, do it for them. Seek support. Especially since there is an answer and suffering with IBS symptoms is plain ridiculous.
How can I help you?
The cart for the Low Fodmap Diet Formula Workshop closes in a week.
Meanwhile I am putting on a free webinar in a few days on 16th March at 5pm EST (incidentally, that’s my birthday) about the:
If you have already joined the workshop HERE, then this webinar will give you a head start but there’s no way, as hard as I may try, that I can give you everything you need as an individual in an hour presentation. The Low Fodmap Diet Formula Workshop will give you the detailed information, support and results you crave. But the webinar is a great place to start.
This webinar will cover the six areas that are usually overlooked when you try to implement the low Fodmap diet. It’s a given that you will have found a list of foods on the internet – hopefully from a reputable site – but what about how to use the list and what about the rest that can’t be put into a list?
That’s where this free webinar comes in.
Go HERE to get all the details and to register.
Meanwhile, make sure you get into the Low Fodmap Diet Formula Workshop while the cart is still open. I can’t say when or if I will be doing this again.