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No April Fools

Five years ago today I was in the hospital on the U of M Campus. I was about to have a very heavy dose of chemo flow through my body. I was having a stem cell transplant. The day before, I had the nurses shave my head since my hair would be falling out anyway. Six months earlier I had been diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma. I was told I could live a good five to ten years with this. I had surgery, radiation, chemo and now a stem cell transplant. I didn't fully understand what this would do to my body, what it would do to my immune system. All I know is that this is what the doctors suggested I do, so I was doing it. What I also didn't know or at least understand, was that they didn't expect me to be cured. I had put the five to ten years comment out of my mind. When they saw my test results after the stem cell transplant, I was initially congratulated on such good results because that "never happens," but in the next breath I was told "Don't be fooled, it's still there." I can't say I regret having it done since I can say for the past five years I've been in remission, but I also don't think I would be in remission without the steps I took for myself.

I spent that six months with a positive outlook, I got the rest I needed. I had friends give me Reiki sessions and I did Self Reiki. I cut sugar out of my diet. I was already gluten free and dairy free but I had a long way to go in eating healthier. In the last five years I've worked on that.

For those who don't know what Reiki is, it's a Japanese form of energy healing. The healing energy comes from God or the Universe, it flows through the healer to you. I believe this played a big part in my healing journey.

Today, I celebrate five years of remission. I celebrate beating the odds. I celebrate being alive, being healthy and being able to help others on their healing journey.

I've started a new Private Facebook Group called Healing in Progress Group to help share some of the things I've learned over the past five years. If this interests you, just submit a request to join. I have a page by the same name, so be sure to grab the Group.

I am a Reiki Master, I'm a certified Vibrational Sound Therapy Practitioner and an RTT (Rapid Transformational Therapy) Practitioner using hypnosis. If you have interest in a session, I can do these virtually. With our current situation I'm not doing In-Person sessions at this time.

Pam Bohlken is an energy healer. She also goes by Energy Shifter, Vibration Lifter. Pam is a Reiki Master and has been trained in several Energy Healing modalities. She is certified through Vibrational Sound Association as a Vibrational Sound Therapy Practitioner. Using Reiki or Vibrational Sound Therapy she helps her clients to release stress, to help their bodies relax to a point where they have the ability to heal themselves. Pam is also certified in the Marisa Peer method of Rapid Transformational Therapy (RTT) using hypnosis to help her clients discover deep seeded beliefs that are currently causing emotional or health issues. Pam regularly performs Sound Meditations, using her beautiful Himalayan Singing Bowls to bring the soothing rhythmic tones into group sessions. Pam is an amateur herbalist, she loves gardening and sewing. To contact Pam, go to

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I'm so grateful you survived and you are thriving. I am blessed to know you. Congratulations on your 5 year milestone dear friend.

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