Caroline – Bournemouth

I have come out of the depths of despair, and feel that I am now back in the game!

In May 2018, I was diagnosed with an extremely large pituitary tumour.  I was very lucky that I had symptoms that lead to its diagnosis, for I would not be here today.  The operation was carried out and the surgeon managed to remove just over half of the tumour, picking it away from my artery and off the optic nerves.  As a consequence, I now suffer from nerve damage and Occipital Neuralgia, of which the pain has been horrendous.

Nothing prepared me for the next fifteen months that followed.  I had gone through the worst time imaginable, living with excruciating pain on a daily basis, and the aftercare offered by the hospital was practically non-existent.  The treatments I did receive however, made my condition worse, and the medication just left me existing rather than living.   By now, I was at the end of my tether, unable to escape or cope.

I heard of Jackie through a lovely lady I met at a Meditation group that I had just joined.  I was looking for an alternative route to escape my pain, and this led me on a new journey – WOW what a journey it has been!  Meeting Jackie for the very first time, I immediately felt her warmth and kindness and I was completely relaxed throughout my entire Reiki session.  In fact, by the time I left, I felt amazing and energised.  Prior to this, for months I had no choice but to return to my bed by lunch-time each and every day, due to an overwhelming sense of exhaustion, but that day I managed to keep going till about 11:00 pm before finally going to bed.

From there on in my life changed.  My symptoms have lessened, and every day since has brought me something amazing that I can’t really explain.  I have come out of the depths of despair, and feeling that I am back in the game – and for that Jackie, I will be forever grateful.

So just five weeks on from that Initial Reiki session, I went on to complete my Reiki Level 1.  It was an amazing fun-filled day full of extremely interesting and informative information.  My group consisted of myself and three other ladies, all looking to share this wonderful gift that we now possess.  I am so excited to advance to Reiki Level 2, I can’t wait!

Thank you for changing my life Jackie   x