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Day 1: Feeling like I'm not improving fast enough

Discussion in 'Structured Educational Program' started by moon123, Sep 17, 2017.

  1. moon123

    moon123 New Member


    I'm so happy to have discovered this forum today. I discovered Sarno's book two weeks ago and have experienced a great deal of improvement, but I'm having a set back right now and it's frustrating me. I know getting angry and pressuring myself about it is counter productive, but it's still hard to stop. I also don't feel that I've let go of my fears of a structural problem, which is tough for me to overcome.

    Some background: I suffered from pain attributed to my si joint, piriformis, and/or nearby ligaments and tendons, for about 4.5 months before discovering Sarno's book. The presumed cause was a car accident in the spring, following the "structural vulnerabilities" associated with having had 2 pregnancies. Gradually got more and more disabled, to a point where I used crutches most days, a wheelchair a few times, and would lay on my back for hours each day. Went to PT, chiropractic, orthopedic doc, pain specialist, functional medicine doc... tried medications, injections, anti-inflammatory diet. Nothing helped until Sarno.

    Just really hoping I'm not sliding backwards, and hoping I have the courage and emotional strength to overcome this!
  2. JoeHealingTms

    JoeHealingTms Peer Supporter

    Dont worry that much. We all have setbacks until we learn to completely accept the diagnosis. Try to reaffirm what will give you confidence. Just going from crutches to not using them should tell you that it is TMS. Dont let anyone scare you into the "structural vulnerabilities" mantra. Your body is much stronger than that. Keep on the program and deal specially with your fears, that become anger if left to grow. Read more and get informed about others with worse problems, and how the body heals itself. During your setbacks learn to feel the pain while not allowing to be anxious, do the affirmations, meditations and talk to your brain. Then just relax and let it work into you. And dont forget to journal daily if possible.
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