Healers help to support patients maintaining their general well-being, before, during and after their medical treatments. Healers work on all different levels and manage to support people to deal with physical pain and discomfort, emotional and mental issues.
This blog is dedicated to helping people who - through no fault of their own - go through major health issues. Sometimes doctors make mistakes, sometimes new and innovative treatments go wrong, sometimes the body is not recovering fast enough, and people end up with chronic health challenges. Instead of recovering and getting well, they end up with more health issues than before. They live in constant pain, physical, mental and emotional.
Trustee Lieve Deckers is giving you a glimpse of her difficult journey, the medical mistakes, the illnesses, the pain and how Healing helped her cope...
She has enjoyed many healing session and feels it has given her tremendous benefits. Healing helped her to survive. Now she would like to write a book, an autobiography.
Writing a book is recommended by her therapist who helps her deal with the post traumatic stress as a result of her illness and ill-health. A book would be the perfect vehicle to tell her story to the world. She wants to inspire others, to never give up, despite an illness, to still care about others, despite your own problems, to still enjoy life to the fullest. The book will tell her story, about her youth, her illness, the operations and the months and months she stayed in the hospital, fighting to stay alive. Lieve is looking for your help to support her to write and publish her book and leave this legacy for all of you.
In a recent interview I asked her about her project of writing a book:
Lieve, why do you want to write?
I love writing, it is cathartic. Writing a book is not as easy as just telling your story. There is a big difference. I like to write a book so I can tell more people about what happened: telling one individual or telling a lot of people, there is a big difference. I hope to reach a lot more people and help to change their minds. I would like to change their views on so many things that have happened to me. Where shall I start? I am not really sure because in order to understand why I needed the surgery I will have to explain what happened before. I would have to tell you about the separation of mother and father, about the bullying, about feeling excluded, about my fight to be accepted... and that is far from simple.
What is the reason for this book?
I hope to tell my story to achieve some closure for myself. Then, more importantly, telling my story will help to prevent all this to happen to someone else. The book will be about bullying, about the emotional scars and the gastric band operation. I want to warn people, who are thinking about having a gastric bypass. It is not a solution, it is actually often more part of the problem. It may also be some sweet revenge for me if I want to be very honest.
And who will read your book?
Loads of people really load. Others who are being bullied. People who are in my situation, who have a gastric band and those who are thinking of getting one as they struggle with their weight. I would also like to reach doctors, psychologists, anyone interested really.
What do you want to achieve?
Finally, some apologies from my bullies, enjoy being accepted. An apology from my doctor(s) and anyone who thought that all my suffering was only imaginary, in my own head. Remind people to demand respect, even go against the doctors ... hmm, I just want them to able to admit that mistakes happen, that there may be serious adverse effects with the gastric bypass treatments. I don't want doctors to protect each other when things go wrong.
Do you want to be rich and famous?
Perhaps, just to prove to myself that I can achieve great things, maybe show those who never believed in me, but I don't need to be rich and famous like a model, actress or a famous singer....
The most important thing is that I want to do it for myself: the right to receive explanations of what happened to me and then finally find peace.
Voilà, that's it!
Thank you Lieve for sharing your project with us!
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