A Mind-Blowing Experience!

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Last week, my son, Kelly, called after he received a phone message relaying the results of his back x-rays. He broke his L-5 and pelvis snowboarding six years ago and he had experienced a flare-up.The doctor prescribed anti-inflammatories and recommended not lifting anything over twenty-five pounds.The radiologist said they found a deformity and he should make a follow-up appointment.

What could that mean? Between my parents’ health and my own, I had a lot on my mind. My son’s health compounded my worry. I prayed for a sign of hope.

On Sunday, I drove my husband, Danny, to ski at Breckenridge Ski Resort. On our way, four adults and several children stood at the bus stop. Unlike the weekend before when I shuttled skiers and boarders to the mountain, I knew the bus was probably on schedule. I decided to offer anyway.

I pulled over and asked, “Would anyone like a ride to the mountain?”

Two ladies nodded. They threw their skis in back of my car and jumped inside. They were from New York City. One mentioned she was a massage therapist who had relocated to Boulder. As I pulled into the Peak 9 parking lot, I asked, “You said you were a massage therapist?”

“Yes. I specialize in managing pain without drugs.”

I explained my son’s condition.

“It could be several different things,” she said as her bright blue eyes met mine. “If everyone had their body CAT-scanned, radiologists would find a bone abnormality somewhere. My guess is his L-5 isn’t even causing the pain.”

I relaxed for the first time all weekend. “That is such a relief. Thank you.” She handed me her card. I slipped it inside my purse and told her my son would be in touch.

As I drove out of the lot I said to Danny, “How amazing was that?”

“I would never have picked them up. You have a very unique relationship with the universe.”

I drove into the Peak 7 drop off and parked. Danny pulled his skis out of the back of the car while I fished the business card from my purse.

“Oh, my God. You won’t believe this,” I said while reading the card.

“What?”

“The massage therapist’s name was Hope.” My mind was officially blown.Eyes wide open

Life is extraordinary, if we pay attention.

My son and I had doctor appointments today. Kelly was told not to worry about the deformity and I was told my recovery was within normal range. Hope was right!

Do you believe in signs? Have you ever been blown away?

82 thoughts on “A Mind-Blowing Experience!

    • My son and I had appointments this afternoon and we’re both okay! YES! I’m super excited. Hope was right! He was told not to worry about it and I was told that although I shouldn’t start running until mid-April or so, I can ski when the pain goes away. I am super stoked!
      Even though I know Hope has a practice in Boulder, she was like an angel on Sunday. My prayer was answered.

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    • Hey Henry! Thanks for listing your thoughts. I’ll be sure to mention the massage therapy idea to my sister, Patty. 🙂
      A pedi-cab would be a workout up there! I do think there’s another energy level we’re not even aware of. Angels rock!

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    • We both had doctor appointments today and Hope was right! I am so relieved. I was told my recovery is within normal range. Yes! My son was told that it was nothing to worry about. I’m so excited!
      There was an angel in Breckenridge…

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    • It was crazy! I couldn’t believe it. My son and I went to see doctors this afternoon and Hope was right! We’re both okay. I am so relieved. Although I won’t be running anytime soon, my recovery is within normal range and I’ll be skiing in a few weeks! Woohoo!

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    • And the best news of the day? Hope was right! Kelly was told not to worry about the deformity at his doctor’s appointment today and I was told that my recovery is within normal range. I had worried I was allergic to the parts. I am soooooo relieved!
      I do have a unique relationship with the universe.

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  1. Hell yeah! I love a good sign, it is ever so helpful! It’s like the universe is yelling “yeah yeah you’re going in the right direction.. Yah you!” Looks like things are looking Hopeful…hahaha

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    • That is so true! Believe it!~
      I got the best news and updated the post. Just like Hope told us, Kelly’s doctor said the deformity was nothing to worry about. YAY!!! My doctor told me my recovery is within normal range and I can ski in a few weeks! I would have happy danced, but my surgeon said no running until mid to late April. But SKIING!!!!!
      Thanks for stopping by Author!

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  2. Sounds like it was an encounter that was meant to be. It’s true–if everyone had a body scan, we’d find all sorts of things we don’t know what to do with and which probably don’t mean anything. But I hope everything turns out well for your son. Best of luck to you all.

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  3. Wow, Susie! I totally agree with your husband in that you have very unique relationship with the universe. That’s so amazing how the encounter took place. We don’t often pay attention and I’ve always admired your ability to notice and to live in the moment. 🙂 🙂 Hope your son feels better pronto!

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    • Thanks so much, Maria! Things like this happen to me all the time. I just put out the vibes and they come tumbling back to me. Crazy!!!
      My son and I both had doctor appointments today. I updated the post! He was told the deformity was nothing to worry about, just like Hope said and I was told that I’m improving and my recovery is in normal range. Whew! I thought there was something very wrong like an allergy to the knee parts. I was very direct in my questions. I will start running in mid-to-late April, but will be able to ski much sooner! I will stay out of the bumps… low impact greens and blues. YES!!!!!

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    • Right on! Thanks Vanessa! I updated the blog post. My son and I both went to doctor appointments today. Hope was right! YES! Kelly was told not to worry about the deformity and I was told my recovery is in normal range. Although I won’t be back on the tennis courts until late April, I will be skiing as soon as the stiffness goes away! Woohoo!
      I am going to sleep like a baby tonight…. 🙂

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  4. I certainly believe in signs, especially when they smack me in the head to really get my attention. The biggest mind blow for me was a dream I had about having two girls and naming them Sheridan and Shelby. I do not have kids, but I am now Mrs. Sheridan. BLEW MY MIND!!! Happy Hump Day 🙂

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    • That gave me shivers, Renee! That was truly a premonition. I’ve had them too.
      I updated the post since you commented. Kelly and I went to doctor appointments this afternoon. He was told not to worry about the deformity just like Hope said! YES!!! I am so excited and so is he! My surgeon said I’m right in normal range and will be back to skiing soon. The running will have to wait until mid-to-ate April. That was very good news. Woohoo!
      Thanks and Happy Hump Day to you!

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    • You won’t believe it. We both had doctor appointments and we’re both okay! Woohoo! Just like Hope said, Kelly was told not to worry about it. I was told my recovery from knee surgery is within normal range and I’ll be back to skiing really soon. YEAH! It’s all good. Amazing how life works…
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. I agree with Kelly… you really do have a very unique relationship with the universe. A spiritual medium once told me to pay attention to all the little signs (I get them in bulk!) as they are our spirit guides leading us through life. Just like with that reappearing necklace, pay attention and enjoy the ride. 🙂

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    • You’re right! I think signs are given to us all the time, if we just pay attention.

      I am super stoked! We both went to doctor appointments and Kelly is fine, just like Hope said. My recovery is within normal range and I’ll be back to skiing soon. What an amazing day!
      Thanks Jessica!

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  6. I DO believe in miracles, synchronicity, and signs. The Universe sends us answers all the time — how great that you’re tuned in enough to notice, from the instinct to pick them up, to realizing who she is and what she could do.

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    • I agree and think it is the coolest thing when it happens.
      It was such a crazy experience! It was a beautiful day and there was no reason to ask them if they needed a ride. As we drove away, the bus drove up the mountain. It was synchronicity to be sure!

      You many not have seen my update. Hope was right! Kelly and I had doctor appointments yesterday afternoon and we’re both fine. YAY! Before I met Hope, I had worried with both needed surgery.
      I had the best night sleep ever last night. Things are lookin’ up!

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    • I was not feeling very hopeful about my health or my son’s on Saturday and that’s why I prayed for hope and there she was! Unbelievable.
      You may not have seen my update. Kelly and I had doctor appointments yesterday afternoon and we’re both fine! YES! I am super psyched that neither of us need surgery.
      Thanks for the tweets!

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  7. Oooooo – I’m hearing that do do — do do music. In a creepy cool kind of way. Like when you’re waiting to ride the Tower of Terror ride at Disney World and you’re watching an episode of the Twilight Zone. Do do – do do. Do do – do do.

    I hope everything turns out okay for your son.

    Patricia Rickrode
    w/a Jansen Schmidt

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    • Thanks Patricia! I updated the blog post. Kelly and I had Dr. appts. yesterday afternoon. He was told not to worry about it! YAY! I still have swelling after 8 weeks and had worried I was allergic to the parts. My doc said I’m healing way within normal range and can ski as soon as the stiffness goes away. I’m super stoked that neither of us needs surgery.
      Hope gave me hope and she was right on!
      Do-do-do-do Do-do-do-do!

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  8. My brother sent me a funny email this morning about a sign. The situation didn’t pan out quite as well as he anticipated, but hearing from him about this was a nice way to start what turned into an insanely busy day at The Grind. I’m glad that your sign seems to have worked out nicely.

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    • I slept like a baby last night! It was such a huge relief. Hope gave me hope and she was right! I hope everything works out for your brother. One thing I learned, when we pray for something, we don’t always get it when we want it or how we imagine. Tell him to keep paying attention. Another opportunity may arise.

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    • Thanks Mark! I haven’t been this pumped up for a very long time. I slept so well last night! It’s amazing how life works. All you have to do is put “it” out there!

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  9. Glad everything is looking better. Hope was right about the imaging tests. If you look closely enough at the body or any other aspect of the human condition, you can find flaws and abnormalities – but it doesn’t necessarily mean there’s a problem.

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    • I did not know that. You would think the radiologist wouldn’t have left a message with such an alarmist tone. Maybe he/she has something to learn about the abnormalities of the human body too!
      Thanks 1Point! I slept like a baby last night, without the thumb-sucking or diaper-wetting.

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  10. Divine Intervention Rocks Susie! Glad all is well with Kelly. Hope is correct about everyone having some abnormality on X-ray, I see it all the time. I think of falls I took as a kid every time I feel an ache or pain. This memories make me smile.

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    • Thanks so much Lisa!

      I did not know that about our bodies, but many have said that in comments. It’s good to know!
      Most of all, I’m so relieved that neither of us need surgery. I am done with surgery…

      My doctor said no running until at least mid-April, but I could ski today if I wanted. Then he added, “You probably won’t want to until the stiffness and tendon pain goes away.” One of these days I’m going to wake up and feel great. That’s the day I’ll slap on the boards and hit the mountain. Don’t worry. Greenies and blueies are the only runs in my future. The T-bar and Whale’s Tale may have to wait until next year.

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  11. I usually don’t believe in signs, and I’m very skeptical. But there is enough of the dreamer and believer in me that every once in a great while I let the possibility percolate in me. I’m with your hubby: You have a very unique relationship with the universe.

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      • And I have the business card to prove it. Thanks Peg! I haven’t been that happy and relieved for a long time. I had worried about possible surgery. Yikes!
        You should ask for a sign sometime. It could be about anything. I promise that you’ll be saying, “Okay. Okay. I get it! Enough already!”
        Thanks Peg!

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  12. Oooh. YES. I experience synchronicity and coincidences all the time – especially when I’m paying attention! SO happy there’s nothing more serious to worry about. Karma is a fine, fine lady sometimes.

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    • Karma can be kind as long as we keep putting out the positivity. Get negative and POW!
      It was incredible. I had gone through partial knee replacement 8 weeks before and was worried about the swelling and possible allergy to parts. I slept so well that night. Hope really did bring hope and she was right!
      Great to “see” you Jules!

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  13. Signs became evident to me a couple months ago when a friend came into my life that I never saw coming. She is much younger, but she has an old soul, and she lives the same day to day as I do. Our chance meeting has made a very trying winter bearable. Signs, yes, they are a very real thing. Great post, Colorado.

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  14. It seems pretty definite that there is an interconnectedness of everything beyond the levels of rational scientific explanation. And blow the scientific types, who in the face of continued occurrences like this still bleat about there being no proof.

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  15. I love your husband’s comment that you have a special relationship with the universe. I believe that! But I also think that we all do in some way if we are just alert to see it. I am so glad to hear good reports about your health and your son’s circumstance. I can easily understand how stressful the waiting was, but this is an amazing story. I think we are all here to give hope to someone! I have been blown away many times by little reminders of grace and gratitude. I’m just happy reading this, Susie. It’s an encouragement to me, too!

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  16. That’s an amazing experience. I have been blown away by the universe many times. Whenever I’m feeling deflated, I remind myself of the power of positive thinking, and I feel better. Have you ever read or watched The Secret (I think that’s the title)? There’s a lot to be said for putting out positive energy to the universe, which returns the favor in some form. I’m happy for your good news.

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