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Day 1

Discussion in 'Structured Educational Program' started by Anna1, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. Anna1

    Anna1 Peer Supporter

    I'm so excited! Five weeks ago I discovered Sarno's books. Since 4 weeks I'm basically painfree. I started working out again, which I missed SO MUCH. So I'm very very happy. After 8 years of pain and being less and less and less active, and having lots of treatments I was having less pain, but totally afraid of moving.

    I had pain in my ankles, knees, hips, buttocks, lower back, upper back, they would call it fibromyalgia. The symptoms started synchronically with my mother's illness. She was diagnosed with a bipolar disorder 9 years ago. Now my knee pain is still there (left knee, started 15 years ago) and my right hip hurts when I stretch. But that's all. Apart from that I feel fine! I work out 3 times a week now :)

    So, that's my story in short.

    Now I have started running since last week. It gives me quite some pain. The first time not too much, the second time a bit more, the third time (today) quite bad: in my hips.

    Who else has this experience, any advice? I keep repeating the 12 principles and focus emotionally again an again. I must say, after last time the pain diminished within about two days. It was almost gone before I started running again today. Today was worse though.

    So I signed up here and just started with day one of the education program. Loved the video. It gives so much hope, and I was really laughing about the brother (the doctor). So skeptical and stiff.
  2. Stella

    Stella Well known member

    I got back today from visiting my Mother. I called her earlier this morning to see if she wanted to run some errands with me. She did. I didn't want to ask her but guilt, parent pleasing and being a perfect daughter all kicked in. I could feel my pain increasing. I was trying to be alert, focused and relaxed. I was doing my diaphragmatic breathing. My thoughts got all jumbled but I was conscious of the pain increasing related to my interaction with my Mother. I had to handle some financial issues for my parents which are usually always stressful to take care of. But I was aware that I can fly off the handle with a customer service person on one of these problems realizing this is not the issue or event I am angry about. I never would have described myself as having hostility and aggression but I do.

    I have terrible shin splint problems while walking. On this site it talked about being distracted while doing the physical activity. I have 2 girlfriends I walk with which helps because we talk about everything. My shins hurt but I just ignore them and keep on moving. The distraction helps. I walk 4-5 miles each day. Of course, I am shouting all the time "go away, get out of here".

    You will do great. You know it works and have already discovered some relief. Welcome to the TMSwiki.
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  3. Anna1

    Anna1 Peer Supporter

    Thank you SandyRae... yes, mothers... tell me about it! ^^

    And very encouraging to hear that you keep on running. I love that you shout :go away! I think I won't do that in the gym, but I definitely do the talking to my brain ;-) I might start laughing at it next time.
  4. igloo

    igloo New Member

    Day 1 and you're already 'basically pain-free'. Sounds like a good start to me :)

    good luck with rest of the programme!
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  5. Stella

    Stella Well known member

    I see people walking around talking to themselves.... that's me. Sandy
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