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New Program 7 KNEE Surgeries(including replacement)

Discussion in 'Support Subforum' started by Donnasard, Oct 16, 2018.

  1. Donnasard

    Donnasard Newcomer

    My name is Donna. have been diagnosed with TMS and thank God I have a way out of this pain. I have been a runner my whole life. My story started almost 3 years ago when I had extreme right knee pain which I had surgery on 3 years prior. I was going through an extremely stressful situation woith my business but did not connect the dots. I had surgery on my right knee and when the surgeon was done he commented that my knee looked awful and I probably need a knee replace in the near future. I left that surgery with now my left knee in pain. So not knowing anything about TMS you could all imagine what happened. Fat forward to today I have had 7 surgeries within both knees. Including right Knee replacement multiple surgeries in left and ending with nerve surgeries on both knees .It is so tough to have this in both knees.

    Writing all this does not helo my belief in law of Attraction. But I want everyone to know my story I was beside myself still in pain. I was searching the internet one day looking for any help...so I was TMSing...not even knowing it. Like I said above Dr John Sarno's book popped up. I have read 2 of his books, Dr. Schecther's book "Think Away pain and Steve Ozanich book "The great pain deception". All great books...I know deep in my heart I have TMS I do feel better when I am in a relaxed state.

    Unfortunately, I am still going through stuff with my business but need to let it go and Heal. have been journaling almost 4 weeks completed these books and have begun visual imagery videos. Does anyone have any suggestions for visual imagery and mindfulness techniques.

    Is anyone dealing with a knee replacement. Hope to connect with some of you.
     
  2. Free of Fear

    Free of Fear Well known member

    Hi there, I don't have experience with knee pain, but for visualization check out
    Mindpower into the 21st Century by John Kehoe.

    Several members here have gotten a lot out of it.
     
  3. Donnasard

    Donnasard Newcomer

    thanks so much!
     
  4. Enrique

    Enrique Well known member

    No knee replacement, but have struggled with knee pain and injuries before. Have run many races and triathlons after. Chronic pain IMHO is largely TMS. Build your confidence in it with patience and peace of mind.
     
  5. MartinFlanagan

    MartinFlanagan Newcomer

    Hi Donna

    Gosh you have been through it with your knees. I had a similar experience with my left knee which was injured playing sport in my mid 20s. I live in the UK where we have national health but that can take time to navigate. I was however fortunate enough to have had health insurance as well so that enables you to get treatment very quickly, as a result I've had key hole surgery many times. I eventually put a stop to it and just accepted the pain.

    Two years ago I tried again to find answers to my knee pain, again using private insurance and was referred to a specialist who injects stem cells to regenerate the cartilage. I had it done on both hips and my left knee. It worked because after 1 year I was having further problems and had a follow up MRI scan which showed the cartilage had successfully germinated. So that ended my doubt on the physical side.

    The problem which led me to an MRI scan coincided with me retiring (semi) and the last day of being paid. I had worked for 30 years without any break and was very use to a regular pay cheques. Income in my new world would come from property and hopefully savings to be reinvested. It didn't feel stressful in my being yet its the only explanation I found.

    My wife in the meantime had a great result resolving a long term back problem when she was referred to a book written by Dr Sarno. I became a believer after reading the bookmyself and seeing the positive impact on her life. Shortly after reading that book and starting another book I was able to exercise again myself and things were looking up again.

    One year on (to now) and I am faced with another stressful situation and the leg pain has returned again. I have picked up the books again and reminded myself about how the mind can work in relation to the body. I have been back on the bike again exercising but afterwards I feel pain but not always. Going to finish the book, complete the suggested exercises and hopefully beat this thing for good.

    Would love to hear your progress as you seek similar answers to your knee pain.
     

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