You don’t have to be perfect to be amazing
One of the things I love about my work is that it is varied. In any given week I will have new clients, some I’ve been seeing for a little while, some who are having on-going treatment, and a few people who are back after a break.
This week I said good-bye (for now) to a woman who’s been having homeopathy treatment regularly for just over a year. I’d like to share her story with you.
When she came into my clinic on Tuesday she told me,
‘I’ve realised that I’m not really troubled by any of the symptoms that I had when I started, so I don’t think I need to come any more. I’m not perfect but I’m so much better.’
I completely agreed with her decision.
She went on to tell me,
‘When I first came to see you I was desperate. I don’t feel like that any more. I can’t even remember what it was like to feel like that.’
I looked back to my notes from her first appointment and read them out.
Dizziness, tinnitus, sinus problems and deafness were the issues she came with.
She’d seen specialists and had been given hearing aids that did not help but had been told there was nothing more that could be done.
A life-long music lover, she could no longer hear music. She was staying home rather than socialising as conversation was so difficult. Not surprisingly, she felt quite low.
Someone had suggested that I might be able to help which was why she had come. She didn’t know anything about homeopathy but as she said, she was desperate.
No expectation but a lot of hope. I see this a lot. (Luckily I’m an optimist.)
I explained that there were different approaches and we’d need to explore each in turn to find out which would help. She was willing to come for regular appointments, even though she lived quite far away.
On Tuesday she sat before me wearing a big smile and radiating positive energy as we checked off her original symptoms.
The big thing is that she can hear again. She can listen to music and never uses her hearing aids. Her hearing was actually one of the first things to shift. I remember when we knew things were improving because she told me how she was washing up one day; looking out of the window she saw her cat and realised she could hear her miaow for the first time in ages.
She’s no longer troubled by dizziness and her sinuses are much better. There is still a little tinnitus but she hardly notices it. She’s happy and enjoys her life full of social activities.
It was so lovely that she came along to the session and didn’t just cancel because she didn’t need to come any more. It gave us both a chance to show our appreciation for each other. She thanked me for helping her feel well again. I thanked her for trusting me, and most importantly, for coming regularly.
We hugged and said goodbye and I was left feeling glad for the chance to do the work that I do. When something takes a year to change it doesn’t seem like a big deal. But when you look at the before and after it is actually a small miracle.
Trust together with commitment goes a very long way.