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Barb M.
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Barb M.

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Thank you for this site! I had a better week thanks to the support here. Jan 17, 2015

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  • My Story

    Written on Jan. 10, 2015 in the forum to introduce myself...

    My brief synopsis – I am a 52-year-old psychologist. I have had lots and lots of computer use – written four books, dissertation, etc. During a period of very heavy typing I started having what I thought were carpal tunnel symptoms. My story sounds much like other people's on here with RSI. Saw lots of doctors, had lots of PT, and ended up with a cervical spinal fusion. It did nothing to help me, and I have gotten worse over the years. I now only work part time, not by choice, but because my pain limits me. Lately, I have been extra worried and think maybe I can't work at all. I have an appointment with a neurologist in a week and a half, only because my husband urged me to make it. I have waited six months for the appointment, so I guess I will keep it. But I don't have a lot of hope. My husband is also psychologist, and a long time ago worked in the pain management center – long before all of my pain problems. He actually did not like Dr. Sarno's books and discouraged me from that line of thinking. I think he feels like I am minimizing my pain by going that route. I'm trying to explain things a little bit more to him, because I feel like I need him on board. Thank you for this great resource! I can't believe how much information is on here. I'm not sure which program to try first. I have had this pain for about nine years, and I kind of don't think I'm going to be one of the lucky ones who can just read a book and make it go away. I also have a long history of depression and anxiety and have every personality characteristic that is listed as going along with TMS. I just found a therapist/counselor who actually seems interested in exploring this avenue with me.

    3/14/2015 Update: neurologist did Nerve Conduction/EMG and found bilateral carpal tunnel... said "It's not that bad but the surgery is so easy and I think it will take care of 90% of your pain. I don't believe it, but it's still slowing my progress in applying this approach.
    1. jerryg57
      jerryg57
      hi-- i see dr chan--skype --- she is really insightful
      jerry
    2. Barb M.
      Barb M.
      Thank you for this site! I had a better week thanks to the support here.
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        Forest
        That's great to hear. Whose posts do you think helped you the most? There are so many wonderful commenters here.
        Jan 18, 2015
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  • My Story

    Gender:
    Female
    Birthday:
    Feb 1, 1962 (Age: 57)
    Home Page:
    http://theselfcompassionproject.com
    Location:
    Jefferson City, Missouri
    Occupation:
    psychologist, writer
    Written on Jan. 10, 2015 in the forum to introduce myself...

    My brief synopsis – I am a 52-year-old psychologist. I have had lots and lots of computer use – written four books, dissertation, etc. During a period of very heavy typing I started having what I thought were carpal tunnel symptoms. My story sounds much like other people's on here with RSI. Saw lots of doctors, had lots of PT, and ended up with a cervical spinal fusion. It did nothing to help me, and I have gotten worse over the years. I now only work part time, not by choice, but because my pain limits me. Lately, I have been extra worried and think maybe I can't work at all. I have an appointment with a neurologist in a week and a half, only because my husband urged me to make it. I have waited six months for the appointment, so I guess I will keep it. But I don't have a lot of hope. My husband is also psychologist, and a long time ago worked in the pain management center – long before all of my pain problems. He actually did not like Dr. Sarno's books and discouraged me from that line of thinking. I think he feels like I am minimizing my pain by going that route. I'm trying to explain things a little bit more to him, because I feel like I need him on board. Thank you for this great resource! I can't believe how much information is on here. I'm not sure which program to try first. I have had this pain for about nine years, and I kind of don't think I'm going to be one of the lucky ones who can just read a book and make it go away. I also have a long history of depression and anxiety and have every personality characteristic that is listed as going along with TMS. I just found a therapist/counselor who actually seems interested in exploring this avenue with me.

    3/14/2015 Update: neurologist did Nerve Conduction/EMG and found bilateral carpal tunnel... said "It's not that bad but the surgery is so easy and I think it will take care of 90% of your pain. I don't believe it, but it's still slowing my progress in applying this approach.

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