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Originally posted on Earl's View:

BHR 33 I had a Birmingham Hip Resurfacing in 2004, I was 45 years old, weighed 51kg. Except for osteoarthritis I was a healthy female.

I went from hip pain pre surgery to back pain, hip pain, leg pain and numbness, burning sensation in my operated hip, not being able to sit for more than a few minutes, as I had buttock pain. I also have stomach problems, memory loss and am light headed at times.

I lost 10 kg in a few months post-surgery.

When I went back to the surgeon all he said after an X- ray was that the implant was perfectly aligned and that was it. He believed it was a success and I am sure this would have been passed onto our Australian watchdog the TGA. How accurate are the statistics on success rate if they are based on surgeons input. I did send the surgeon…

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Over the decades, I’ve done several collaborations with the great videographer Diane Teramana. We’ve been friends for decades. This video is c. late 90s in Cincinnati.


To see more of Diane’s work, she is “Diane and Teramana” on You Tube.


A guided movement meditation called “Ecstatic Dance” . . . each person is so beautiful and true

Originally posted on Beyond Meds:

There is a dance that only you know how to do, Gabrielle says. The Wave makes it fun to experience the ecstasy of your body in motion to some of the most irresistible high-energy dance music we’ve ever heard!

gabe5Rhythms is a movement meditation practice devised by Gabrielle Roth in the late 1970s. It draws from indigenous and world traditions using tenets of shamanistic, ecstatic, mystical and eastern philosophy. It also draws from Gestalt therapy, the human potential movement and transpersonal psychology. Fundamental to the practice is the idea that everything is energy, and moves in waves, patterns and rhythms. (more)

I actually bought Endless Wave, Volume One and it’s a wonderfully powerful moving meditation. Seriously just what I needed. Ecstasy is not overstating the wonder of listening to and…

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Michele Morgan’s Butoh-esque wannabe, in a great video by a fine artist 


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