It was mid-2015. I had been living in debilitating chronic pain and fatigue for over five years. Trying out different treatments and both allopathic medications and holistic remedies since 2009 to no avail. Tests after tests, doctor after doctor, everything helped a little in the beginning but then it would be back to the old familiar energy-draining pain.
I was so depressed and felt like there was more to life than constantly being in pain and being exhausted all the time. I would sit and cry in doctor’s offices begging for them to help me with the fatigue. I can handle the pain but, it is the fatigue that is the life stealer. You do not want to do anything extra during the days because you know you will pay for it in the following few days. I was not even 40 and I could not even take children to the park or do normal daily activities, like going to the grocery store without struggling to get out of bed the next day.
There has to be more than mind-numbing medications or expensive treatments. I had already spent close to $10k out of pocket over the years to try to find a solution that worked. There was not anything I was not ready to try. I was constantly researching new treatments, reading blogs, and watching videos for something that would work to help make life manageable. I came across a blog on Yahoo about floating and depression and I was instantly intrigued. I watched a few videos about it to see if this could help as something I could manage to incorporate into my life that would not drain me. I did a web search and found the nearest float spa to me was about 50 miles away, but at this point, if something might help I was willing to drive an hour to try it.