If you follow me on social media or get my email updates then you know that I had surgery earlier this month for endometriosis. This was my third laparoscopy for endo (my 4th laparoscopic surgery – first was gallbladder removal). Heading into this was I was prepared to be fully down for at least a full week. Surgery was on Monday March 6th and I’d taken the rest of the week off with no plans for the weekend that followed, except to lay on the couch and watch TV. I’d even taken off the Monday after, just in case.
This same surgeon did my second laparoscopy for endo (about 3.5 years ago). While my recovery after surgery with him was way easier than my first (for several reasons), I still expected to be in a good bit of pain and to be down for a bit. Yet, that wasn’t the case.
The surgeon did find endo again in several places including on my bowel and my ovaries. He, ofcourse, removed it all. To me the pictures didn’t look nearly as bad as the last time but he said that overall it was just as bad as it had been 3.5-4 years ago (Stage 4 endometriosis).
Because my surgery was in Birmingham, which is about 2 hours from home, my surgeon kept me overnight so I wouldn’t have to make that drive right away. While I was in the hospital they had me on a pain schedule of about 2 hours (and I was calling for it about every 2 hours). They sent me home with the usual pain meds and I took one right as we left (figures they’d send me home right when the pain meds were wearing off).
I made it home fine and as soon as I got home I found my OSKA. I’d meant to take it with me but totally forgot. I’d also recently been sent a CBD pain patch from Premier Biomedical. I’d purposely saved it with the intent to give it a try after surgery to see how well it worked. So, when I got home, I also put that on. I kept the OSKA in my lap pretty much constantly for the next few days. I didn’t feel great but I didn’t feel nearly as bad as I would have thought during that time. While I did take one pain pill before bed that first night, that was the only one I took after I got home. Evidently, something was working.
OSKA works on a 30 minute cycle so I was hitting the button on it every time it went off. I even took it to bed with me and if I woke up I turned it back on. By Thursday the adhesive on the pain patch was starting to irritate me so I took it off and instantly I could tell how much it had been working. Thankfully, Premier Biomedical had also sent me their roll-on so I used that and it worked.
And, and amazing recovery thanks to… OSKA Pulse!
Friday morning I woke up feeling FINE! So fine, in fact, that I go up and worked out. Then I worked! Not long but I worked for a couple of hours answering emails. I really felt great. My best friend had made plans early in the week to come visit on Friday. When she’d checked on my on Thursday I still wasn’t feeling great, so she brought me homemade, gluten-free chicken soup – because she’s that kind of friend. We visited for a while and I was still feeling good. I’d not planned to do anything over the weekend but I didn’t feel like staying home. So, we went to play poker Friday night. Then we did it again Saturday (yes, we play a lot of poker and yes I’m fairly good at it).
It was 4 days after surgery and I FELT FINE! It didn’t stop. I felt fine all the way through the weekend and I continued to feel fine. At about day 10 the liquid band-aid stuff came off my incisions and guess what? They looked amazing. In fact, you couldn’t even see the smaller incisions. The largest one didn’t look much different than it had before surgery (same incision site used from the previous 2 surgeries).
Funny thing is that looking back at the photo of my incisions from that second surgery (6 weeks after surgery) they are more pronounced that my incisions are today – 2 weeks after surgery.
The image on the left is about 6 weeks after my second surgery. The image on the right is 10 days after my third surgery.
You’d think that seeing what OSKA did for my shoulder would have made a believer out of my husband, but it didn’t. I tried to get him to use it after a small sinus surgery a few weeks back, but he pushed it away like he does most of my helpful suggestions. However, after seeing what it did for me post-surgery he’s back-tracking and wishing he’d used it post-surgery himself. I really can’t share enough how amazing this little blue thing is. He was even saying how I needed to make sure I took it with me when I went to see the surgeon (which I’d already planned on doing).
So, what did my surgeon think?
When I went for my two-week follow-up with the surgeon, I was super excited to show my him how well I was doing. Then I got a little bummed because they said he wouldn’t look at my incisions that day, that he’d do that at 6 weeks. Why was I even there at 2 weeks then? I wasn’t having that so when he came in I told him he had to see my incisions. So, he looked and HE WAS AMAZED! As I thought he’d be. He said he’s never seen them look like that at 2 weeks (the crazy part is they’ve looked like that since about a week in). Then I told him why they looked so awesome, or rather showed him. As soon as I pulled out the OSKA he knew what it was. He’d not seen OSKA but he was plenty familiar with PEMF and said he was definitely a believer.
OSKA Pulse isn’t some woowoo thing either, it’s science. It uses PEMF (Pulse Electromagnetic Frequency) technology and there’s a ton of science behind it, like this study on how it helps pelvic pain. I’ve got a list of studies where PEMF has been used to treat everything from Alzhiemer’s to urinary issues (BTW, I have also noticed that my urinary issues have decreased since using OSKA in that area). They’ve been using PEMF in the medical industry to promote healing for 30+ years, but it’s always been huge and expensive. When my mom had a cervical fusion several years back they sent her home with a PEMF device that was bulky and heavy. She said she paid $600 for it AFTER insurance. She was supposed to use it for 2 hours a day to encourage healing and she hated it. When my best friend was here and I told her about OSKA and mentioned PEMF she told me that her husband had been sent home with one after breaking his ankle. Again it was big and expensive and you could only use it on that one area. So, in both cases they are now stuck with these devices that they no longer need and can’t use. But, OSKA is different. It does the same thing for so much less and is a tiny little package that you can literally use anywhere on your body. It’s not a magic pill, it doesn’t necessarily work instantly but it can bring relief pretty quickly for some issues. And, that’s what makes it amazing!
This isn’t meant to be an ad for OSKA, I just can’t help telling everyone how awesome this thing is. I’ve heard from many that it’s too expensive. It’s $399.
But, here’s the deal –
- They offer a 90-day money back guarantee so if you buy it and you use it and don’t see results they will give you your money back no questions.
- If you use Paypal to purchase it you can opt for zero payment for 6 months (so you’ll either know it’s working or have sent it back long before you even have to pay anything.
- How much are you spending now on pain relief? How much have you spent on products that didn’t work that you couldn’t send back? OSKA has over a 90% success rate. What pill offers that?
All you have to do is actually use it. Put it near the area where you hurt and hit a button. Then keep hitting that button every 30 minutes. It doesn’t have any annoying adhesives or sticky pads, it doesn’t vibrate, or electrocute you, it doesn’t even have to touch your skin.
AND, if you use code: COUNTINGSPOONS when you order they’ll take an additional 5% off your purchase price. You’ve really got nothing to lose and so much to gain. I wouldn’t keep talking about this thing if it didn’t work so well for me. I use it constantly now. OSKA Pulse and if you’ve got questions ask me, or ask them. They are there to help (which is another reason I love OSKA).
And, one last thing. This past weekend I had the opportunity to meet the people behind the device. Their motto is pain before profit. Their goal is to help people be pain free. They live this and breathe it in everything they do. Every conversation I had with any of them spoke this so clearly.