ABOUT ME

My highs were high and my lows were low… Now I’d say I’m pretty well balanced 😉

I’m a thirty-one year old actor, writer, blogger and Jersey-bread humanitarian. I was living in Los Angeles for 5.5 years when my health started to deteriorate. I was diagnosed with Scoliosis at age 15, but had always been very active. I was a cheerleader in high school and college, top of my class, Magna Cum Laude, creative, outgoing and “bubbly”… Recently I’ve been described as possessing an “Innocent Confidence” when I walk into rooms. Needless to say, I never thought there would come a time when I’d be depressed, in chronic pain and “gripping for my life”.

My mother came out to Los Angeles to visit me and talk some sense into me. “Enough is enough with all this voodoo, health bullshit!” she said. “Come home so we can help you.” One, I’m stubborn and two, I was the holistic industries prime customer. I tried just about everything to correct my back, head and neck pain, chronic stomach issues, inflammation, chronic sinus infections, hormonal issues, chronic fatigue and depression. Nothing was working. And my stress levels were through the roof… until I moved back to my hometown and saw some normal doctors. That’s where Dr. Thomas Errico comes into play 😉

On August 11, 2015 at 8:30am, I had my spine fused from my T2 to my T12. This is my journey…

I’ve documented things from the beginning, when I didn’t know what was going on and I felt like I was standing in an empty room screaming at the top of my lungs  while people looked in from the outside, but did nothing. It was awful. (Hence the title of my blog “Fighting For My Immunity”.) And I began video blogging one week before my surgery.

I’m not going to say I’m perfect now. That’d be dishonest and a disservice to anyone else going through something similar. But I WILL say that my surgery changed my life. The health professionals I’ve seen in the tri-state area changed my life. And my parents have saved me 0:)

I met a woman the other day that teaches Yoga For Scoliosis (yes, that’s a real thing) and she explained to me that scoliosis takes place in the nerves. It’s a frazzled pattern that needs constant readjusting and attention. The spinal fusion I had done is a great foundation for the work that lies ahead of me, and I’m thankful for all of it. For I’m a stronger human being because of it.

Follow me on my journey as I document my recovery process and share all of the amazing tidbits of healthy information I learn along the way!

Hey Little Fighter, soon things will be brighter.

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For news, photos and links to my acting work, visit my IMDB Page, here or my website, here: CarolineHeinle.com 🙂

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