“Fai Loa” is a Samoan phrase meaning “Do It” or “Don’t hesitate.”
In 1993, I was a very active 27 year old working as an independent filmmaker and entrepreneur. I was also a recent newlywed. While on a visit to the beautiful mountains of Park City, Utah I injured myself after taking a hard fall while skiing. I knew something was definitely wrong with my lower back, but waited for a week or so to finally have it looked at by my chiropractor. She told me she wasn’t comfortable adjusting me before she took an Xray. So we took a series of Xray’s. They clearly showed two fractures in my lower back, one in my L4 and another in my L5. I was then told by two different orthopedic spine specialists, that I needed to have fusion surgery to fix my back. This surgery would fuse together three, possibly even four of my vertebrae in order to allow the nerves to heal and function properly. I was clearly told this was my ONLY real option if I didn’t want to spend the rest of my life in a wheelchair.
Growing up with a slight case of scoliosis, I always understood the frustrations of on-going back pain. As a healthy, physically active newlywed and soon to be father, I quickly found myself fighting regular bouts of depression. As time went on, I decided to pick myself up and blatantly ignore the doctor’s advice to have the surgery. From that moment on all I could do was focus on smarter, more natural choices concerning my own health and wellness. I committed myself to a more rigid and more regular regiment of physical fitness while learning to ignore high levels of discomfort while doing my best to keep my pain in check.
Over the following years, with frequent ER and doctor’s office visits, I regularly received strong prescription pain killers (including opioids) and Cortisone injections in order to deal with sometimes extreme levels of pain. My situation gradually seemed to deteriorate while I become more and more hopeless despite all of my committed efforts. But I never gave in! I was NOT going to ever allow anyone to fuse my spine. Period!
After two decades passing, I stayed loyal to my own persistence. By my 50th birthday, I finally realized my back wasn’t going to hold up much longer without some very real help. As surreal as it felt to me at the time, a thing called “reality” seemed to be quickly setting in. For two straight years I had ZERO feeling in my left foot. It was 100% completely numb while my left thigh and calf muscles were both slowly and dramatically decreasing in size. My muscle mass was literally deteriorating… and there seemed to be no alternative solutions in sight. Spinal fusion seemed to be the last resort.
It seemed that it was finally time to take the inevitable plunge. For two straight years, I had literally done my very best to ignore my left leg while doing everything I could to avoid this dreaded day. I was over dealing with the inability to stand for over one minute at a time, or even feel stable enough to take normal steps one foot in front of the other. I was tired of my own emotions regularly boiling over into anger, and even into regular thoughts of suicide. This reality was quickly setting in. My professional life, family life and friendships were suffering.
During my wife’s 30 year high school reunion, we ran into one of her old high school friends. I was introduced to her and husband, a well known and highly respected spine surgeon. He could see that I was clearly in pain. So he began to ask me some questions. Then he scheduled me in the very next day for an MRI. One week later we met up at the doctor’s home where he went over the MRI with us while giving us his well-educated advice and suggestions as a spine specialist. I was told it was clearly time for surgery, and and that I was not a candidate for any other type of disc replacement or any other alternative treatments to fix my problem. I was once again told that a complete fusion of my L4, L5 and S1 was necessary and inevitable, and that this was literally my ONLY solution… especially if I didn’t want to ultimatly experience paralysis of at least my left leg, if not both legs… and even more serious issues to follow. So needless to say, the date was set and surgery was scheduled.
Two weeks before my surgery, I had a visit from his cousin who handed me a tiny little tincture of full-spectrum water-soluble hemp CBD. He challenged me to take two full droppers (2mls) every morning on an empty stomach. I actually laughed at him, but was greateful for his thoughtfulness. I considered this kind of nonesense to be just another ‘snake oil’ type apparent solution. But since I had nothing to lose, I decided to give it a try.
Five days following this suggested regiment of dropping this ‘CBD liquid’ under my tongue, I woke up one morning to a tingling left foot…. the very first time I had felt any kind of sensation in that foot for over two years. I was told my nerves were dead and probably never able to regenerate due to the length of time they were dead. So, needless to say I decided to keep taking this new miracle tincture. Gradually my foot came back to life. And to this day, my left foot has 100% feeling, and my left leg has regained 100% of its muscle mass.
A week before I was scheduled for my spinal fusion, I cancelled my surgery. I was immediatley told that I would be back after a couple months, if not days.
Four years have now passed since I cancelled my surgery… and I’ve never felt better.
Due to my true story, my wife Lynda and I decided to create our own proprietary full-spectrum pharmaceutical-grade, water-soluble “Liquid Hemp” tincture along with a couple of other products to offer the general public. We call it “Fai Loa.” We consider our company and brand a health and wellness company focused on helping others hopefully experience complete recovery as I have in my own personal life. We are always extremely excited and blessed to hear from countless customers along with their own success stories. We love Fai Loa™ and we absolutely love you too!
– Christian Jensen . Founder
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