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Here's to a pain free 2014

Discussion in 'Success Stories Subforum' started by jazzhands, Dec 31, 2013.

  1. jazzhands

    jazzhands Peer Supporter

    Hello everyone.

    One month ago today I was in constant nonstop pain. My hands ached constantly. My back hurt sometimes. I had symptoms anywhere and everywhere, but especially my hands (not coincidentally, I am a computer programmer). I often remarked to friends and family that I felt like an old man with all my dings and bruises (I am 22). It seemed like if one thing got better another thing got worse. I was absolutely convinced that I would have to have surgery and probably wouldn't be able to live a normal life or continue any of my hobbies.

    I am so lucky that I found the works of Dr John Sarno and this wonderful forum. After reading The Mindbody Prescription and doing a month of journaling and meditation, I am essentially pain free.

    This is a wonderful community. I am so thankful to you for compiling all these great resources. To those of you who are not as lucky as I am, who have deeper traumas or more pain -- hang in there, I know it will get better for you. Here's hoping that we both have a pain-free 2014.
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  2. Ellen

    Ellen Beloved Grand Eagle


    Thanks so much for sharing your success with us. It's always such an inspiration to read about others' success in healing TMS.

    And I can join in with "Here's to a pain-free 2014!" May we all achieve this in 2014....
  3. Sanghagirl82

    Sanghagirl82 Peer Supporter

    Congratulations on your progress. At 22 you are way too young to have these problems. You deserve better, as we all do. I am so glad your life is changing for the better.
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  4. Sanghagirl82

    Sanghagirl82 Peer Supporter

    Elen. I love the Green Buddha. I have been practicing Buddhism and mindfulness for a few years now. Definitely helps me be "present" and allows those emotions to come to the surface
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  5. Eric "Herbie" Watson

    Eric "Herbie" Watson Beloved Grand Eagle

    This is awesome jazzhands, its just shows that the Good Doctors program is working fine. I am so happy for you.
    Thanks for the up-date. Its awesome knowing were onto something so special that we don't have to have surgeries and such.
    All we need to do is calm down and realize we are in control and take that control. You did just that.
    Bless You
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  6. jazzhands

    jazzhands Peer Supporter

    Thank you everyone.

    We are all too young to have these problems :)
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  7. G.R.

    G.R. Well known member

    Jazzhands, Congratulations!!!! That is so awesome!!!!!! Good for you that you did the journaling.
    I cannot express how happy I am for you!!!!!!
  8. jazzhands

    jazzhands Peer Supporter

    Just a short update. A few weeks ago I had an absolutely terrible day. You know, just one of those days where everything is horrible from the get go. Was in a car accident, got into multiple arguments (unrelated), etc.

    The pain in my hands returned with a vengeance that afternoon.

    It was an excellent confirmation of TMS. No pain for months and then BAM!

    Thankfully it went away after that and has not been heard from since.
  9. Walt Oleksy (RIP 2021)

    Walt Oleksy (RIP 2021) Beloved Grand Eagle

    That's wonderful, jazzhands. You healed from TMS knowledge and techniques and
    when new pain came along because of new emotional stresses, you practiced TMS again
    and the hand pain went away. It works! Hooray to it and to you!
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  10. Eric "Herbie" Watson

    Eric "Herbie" Watson Beloved Grand Eagle

    So glad to know you have the armor to protect you my friend, Awesome.
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  11. jazzhands

    jazzhands Peer Supporter

    Thanks Walt, Eric.

    That's a great way to put it. It feels good knowing about TMS, like being immunized against an epidemic. And I appreciate all yall on here spreading the word.
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  12. Walt Oleksy (RIP 2021)

    Walt Oleksy (RIP 2021) Beloved Grand Eagle

    jazzhands, I like what you say... that TMS knowledge is like being immunized against an epidemic. It sure is.
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  13. speedysel

    speedysel Peer Supporter


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