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Discussion in 'Support Subforum' started by riv44, Nov 6, 2015.

  1. riv44

    riv44 Well known member

    I was leaving an art gallery this evening. I didn't see a step, and down I went. It was a "good" fall in terms of position, but --oh, I hit all my TMS points: toe, thumb joint, shoulder, wrist, hip. If there truly are no accidents, I think my mind tricked my body into falling so that I WOULD have something structural to worry about.
  2. riv44

    riv44 Well known member

    So a day later, my wrist and big toe and arm hurt from my fall...I know I didn't break anything, but once again, I am focused on my body and what hurts and what I might have done. I can't let my brain use this against me. Has anyone dealt with an actual injury during recovery?
  3. JanAtheCPA

    JanAtheCPA Beloved Grand Eagle

    Riv, that's a bummer, and I sympathize! I think the key is to use your new knowledge about self healing to visualize the injured areas healing fast with good oxygenated blood flow and heat, even as you're applying ice and perhaps taking pain relievers. Do some meditations and assure your brain that you're fine and you didn't break anything and that this is not life threatening. Remember, your primitive brain is freaking out because it's worried about your survival! You have to be the modern adult and give it comfort and reassurance.
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  4. Walt Oleksy (RIP 2021)

    Walt Oleksy (RIP 2021) Beloved Grand Eagle

    Hi, riv. Jan's reply is right-on. The fall was bound to make you hurt, but don't fear that it caused anything serious or permanent. It's just a temporary setback. I don't think your mind tricked you into falling so as to cause you more pain. It just happened. It could have have a positive effect, so that you increase your belief in TMS.

    Try not to make walking without tripping or falling an obsession, but be as careful as you can be. Watch those stairs, and as a therapist told me,
    walk "heel to toe." Not on stairs, of course!
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  5. riv44

    riv44 Well known member

    Thanks both. My primitive brain went into overdrive.

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