If you were with me back in 2006 you would have found a young Norwegian man in Melbourne, Australia with two broken legs and a life-threatening MRSA hospital infection wrapped up in a hospital bed waiting to die. This is my story…
One day on my way to work as I was riding my 600cc motorbike, I came around a corner into a sharp turn (doing 95 km per hour) – I remember it like it was yesterday… Just like a movie in slow motion, I lost control of the front wheel on gravel (low sided), before I got flipped off the bike and thrown into the air. The next thing I remember is feeling a sharp pain in my spine before looking down and seeing blood everywhere. I remember seeing my right foot on my chest, with my right toes pointing out to the right shoulder thinking… “oh snap, this is not good!” After instructing some of the bystanders who had come to help if they could please squeeze my feet and toes, it quickly became evident that I had no feeling in my right leg or foot whatsoever… The thought of permanent paralysis came over me, but I managed to remain calm and focused. I wasn’t sure exactly why at the time, but deep down inside I was certain, that there was an empowering lesson in this too, somewhere…
After the paramedics finally came and stopped the bleeding, I was immediately rushed off to surgery, and as fate would have it, I was left with a life-threatening hospital-induced bacterial infection in my broken legs and a fractured pelvis. For those of you who don’t know what that is, it’s effectively a flesh-eating bacterial infection that does not respond well to antibiotics (if at all). Yup, if you’re thinking “that’s not a good thing” …you are absolutely spot on!
Following the multiple surgeries as well as battling the spreading bacterial infection, I spent the next 9 months in and out of hospitals and surgeries trying to recover my health through conventional medical treatment (consisting of high doses of intravenous antibiotics, poor nutrition, and very limited lifestyle advice), while experiencing my health rapidly declining. After 3 months of progressively getting weaker, sicker, and with less and less energy to recover and heal, I had lost over 15kgs and was deeply fearing for my life.
The Turning Point
I remember one early Monday morning when the doctor came to see me with bad news. He stood over my bed and looked me deep in the eyes before he said, “Espen, your infection is spreading rapidly. You now have a 50/50 chance of losing your right leg from the hip down, and if the infection continues, it may start attacking your internal organs and in the worst case, you might die” – In that exact moment, I knew without a shadow of a doubt that if I was to recover my health, it had to be up to me, and me alone. I always say “If it is to be, it’s up to me” so I ripped the IV out of my arm in front of the doctor, left the hospital, and decided to embark upon my own healing and personal empowerment journey. And I am proud to say, that I have never looked back…
During the 3 weeks after leaving the hospital, I remember waking up in the middle of the night after experiencing a clear and vivid vision, that revealed to me what I now know in my heart to be my true purpose in life: “To teach the world what it truly takes to be WELL, Empowered, and to live a Healthy, Successful and Abundant life”, and not just Survive, but fully Thrive!
If this is true, then we all deserve to express our spirit in a vibrantly healthy body and peak potential human form! I believe life is too short to be tired and sick, unfulfilled and unsuccessful, don’t you?
That is WHY the Soul Team and I have dedicated our lives to teaching the science, art, and philosophy of wellness and personal power because we truly do believe that given the right lifestyle, mindset, nutrition, mentorship and inspiration, there is nothing you cannot achieve!
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– Dr Espen Hjalmby