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Day 3: a ray of hope

Discussion in 'Structured Educational Program' started by danielle, May 13, 2012.

  1. danielle

    danielle Peer Supporter

    I am having a moment of progress today when I felt the truth of something Steve O said in a video on his website:

    I have been having majorly severe neck spasms for the past week (way worse than 'usual'), and this is the first time it has even resembled relaxing a bit—once I realized a couple things I am really pissed about (relating exactly to this quote above) but it was inappropriate to show my feelings honestly in the situations.

    So, nearing the end of day 3, and a ray of hope.
    Still confused with lots of questions but really appreciating The Great Pain Deception and the program so far.
  2. Justina

    Justina Peer Supporter

    That's fantastic, Danielle! Glad to hear you're making progress.

    I can really relate to Steve O's words too. My "lightbulb" moment to accept my TMS was picking up my rining phone to see it's my mum calling. Instant stabbing back pain! Ow.
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  3. danielle

    danielle Peer Supporter

    Justina, I know what you mean! I LOVE LOVE when those moments are so clear—a situation clearly causes a symptom. But most of the time the pain just runs together so much that it's not that obvious. Looking forward to more clarity.
  4. danielle

    danielle Peer Supporter

    Well today's Q to ponder is about exercise.
    Hmph. Exercise is definitely a weak link for me. I am so out of shape. I am not overweight, actually too skinny. I used to live on a farm and never had to 'exercise'. But now I live in town and find it so hard to force myself to 'work out' to get in shape. Plus being in pain almost all the time, I never want to start. But I think about it all the time, and how I'm messing up by not doing it, how another day goes by without doing it.

    Actually when I have managed to do some exercise I usually feel much better, and start to feel better about myself from building muscle. But a lot of the time I lay around on my computer thinking about how i should exercise but how i am too tired and in too much pain. Major couch potato inertia. (hey, what's the new term for couch potato, now we just zone out on the computer instead of the TV)
  5. Beach-Girl

    Beach-Girl Well known member

    Hi danielle:

    So glad you're making all these wonderful connections. That is a brilliant quote you posted. It rang true for me too. And truth be told, "women" are supposed to be "nice" and not hurt anyone, be thin and perky, and well, you get it.....

    Exercise: I personally love it. (I'm way too thin too) Do you have a nice place to walk? Our neighborhood is full of neighbors walking in the mornings. It's addicting! Give it a short go, nothing too much and see what you think after a week or so.


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