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Conversation with a back Ache!

Discussion in 'General Discussion Subforum' started by andy64tms, Jan 10, 2018.

  1. andy64tms

    andy64tms Well known member

    Me: OK back ache, enough is enough. I need to fix the roof before the rains come!

    Back Ache: Groan!

    Me: It will be OK, I have to start, I have been procrastinating for several months. You know, one poor excuse after the other?

    Back Ache: Can’t you hire someone?

    Me: I don’t trust anybody.

    Back Ache: Why?

    Me: I am an engineer type, I get extreme satisfaction out of doing the job right the first time, I am retired have plenty of time, and with the money I save I can buy a new windsurfing sail.

    Back Ache: That’s not totally true, You have enough money to do both.

    Me: Yes, I am lying to myself. TMSers do this all the time, you see I am also a frugal fart as well.

    Back Ache: I am not feeling very well right now.

    Me: That’s my fault, I have not exercised you recently.

    Back Ache: I know, I know, you fractured your sacrum, had a cold, and could not exercise in smoky California. My cousin Charlie, your Neck Ache has really been really kicking up, we have been working together to make you really miserable.

    Me: Well I am better now, I’ll go easy on you, if you feel bad I’ll give you a yoga pull.

    Back Ache: That’s not good enough, can I have a heating pad and Tylenol PM as well?

    Me: No! The yoga pull is just to remind me.

    Back Ache: Remind you of what?

    Me: To slow down, take a break, think!

    Back Ache: A reminder! Is that all I mean to you.

    Me: Yup.

    Last edited: Jan 10, 2018
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  2. Jules

    Jules Well known member

    Yep, and that’s exactly how we have to talk to our, er, freinds, like a child that throws a tantrum, putting their hands over their ears, because damnit, the truth hurts. ;)
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  3. andy64tms

    andy64tms Well known member

    Hi Jules,

    In 2012 I did some of Howard Schubiner’s education program. It was suggested that I write a letter to my TMs as to how I view it. So with tongue in cheek I created this thread. Since TMS is “YOU” it knows how you think even before you do so. It knows your every move and thought. These days I treat TMS with humor and acceptance, and I am doing quite well despite the comments in my above conversation.

    After reading this thread you may understand why you are confused, I hope it helps.

    Well done for quitting your job, I know firsthand this situation and quitting ended up being the best decision I ever made, I likened myself to a squirrel jumping from one tree to another. Do we ever really know where we are going to land?

    Good luck:)

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