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Day 4 SEP Question To Ponder.

Discussion in 'Structured Educational Program' started by jorgem12, Dec 4, 2019.

  1. jorgem12

    jorgem12 Peer Supporter

    What was the most disheartening thing a doctor has told you about your symptoms? In what ways have you kept that in your mind?

    I think it's when all the specialists that I was seeing including my doctor ( a D.O.) told me that they thought it was time for me to get surgery. The reason this was disheartening was because all of the specialists I was seeing including an Orthopaedic surgeon were recommending I stay away from surgery unless I felt the need to. It was also disheartening to be told that I was making good effort and doing good things with my diet and avoiding potential issues to the herniated disc and still not see any improvements at the time. I was living in a state where I constantly told myself I was going to go back to soccer one day and losing my belief in that because all the specialists said to stay away from activity like that.
    One of the big ones was when two months into the back/sciatic pain, the physical therapist wanted me to get a steroid injection because I wasn't improving and was the first one to say to stay away from all the activity that I wanted to gradually return to (soccer, running, biking). This shocked me at the time.
  2. ssxl4000

    ssxl4000 Well known member

    That kind of stuff is hard to hear. For me, it was food with doctors telling me a long list of foods I should stay away from, and a seemingly endless checklist of things to do to keep my GI tract in order. Fortunately, I don't need any of it. Hopefully you are finding or will soon find your way back to those fun activities. The program will keep helping you get there!
  3. jorgem12

    jorgem12 Peer Supporter

    I did start with soccer a month ago as soon as I began reading Healing Back Pain. That made me very happy since I stopped over a year ago to follow the instructions of the medical specialists. Here I am feeling more pain in the middle of the night but dribbling normally with a ball (definitely illogical and a sign of TMS). I'm glad with that current progress.
    And, I dealt with Acid Reflux for the first time in my life too! On and off that past 3 months. Also, seemed extremely illogical for me to experience because first off I'm Mexican and we eat a ton of spicy food and acidic food so only experiencing it now in my life clearly meant it was related to TMS.

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