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Day 4 - Disheartening advice

Discussion in 'Structured Educational Program' started by Lou, Aug 10, 2017.

  1. Lou

    Lou New Member

    I think the worst thing a medical professional can do is to give you no hope for future improvements. When I started going to a physiotherapist, shortly after injuring my back, the physiotherapist told me that since I have arthritis in my back I would never again be without pain. I think that contributed a great deal towards what I am going through now.

    I remember my first thought being - "Oh no, that means I will never be able to sit comfortably again. Unfortunately that has proven to be true. I am now struggling to sit comfortably but at least I know that with time, patience and practice I will be sitting again with ease. For the first time in years I am sitting down to eat meals instead of kneeling at the table. Even though I still have pain when I sit, it's still very liberating. I am starting to feel hope for a better life with just this one act.

    Have a great day everyone!!
  2. Walt Oleksy (RIP 2021)

    Walt Oleksy (RIP 2021) Beloved Grand Eagle

    Hi, Lou. That doctor ought not to be practicing medicine. He/she gave you a conditioned reflex toward sitting. Thank heaven you are disregarding the doctor's stupid advice that you will never heal from arthritis in your back. You may have that, but Dr. Sarno says it does not create pain. The pain is from repressed emotions. You are starting to heal because you know that the pain is not structural but from your emotions. Because of your belief in TMS, you are well on your way to healing.
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