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Knee replacement surgery may go poorly for people who think life is unfair

Discussion in 'General Discussion Subforum' started by jazzhands, Aug 25, 2014.

  1. jazzhands

    jazzhands Peer Supporter

    Interesting study on postoperative success rates of knee surgery:

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/21/us-psycholog-pain-knee-replacement-idUSKBN0GL23L20140821

    Anyone else think this study is basically looking at TMS, in a very roundabout way?

    I'll share my own experience. Long before I diagnosed and cured my TMS, I had my jaw advanced by a centimeter. My face swelled to the size of a watermelon and the following two weeks were the most painful of my entire life. When I called my surgeon to get a better pain prescription, he mentioned pain of that level is very unusual. My pain went away when the swelling was mostly gone. TMS? Seems quite possible in retrospect.
     
  2. Walt Oleksy

    Walt Oleksy Beloved Grand Eagle

    I think it's just not a good idea to ever think that life is unfair.
    It's a matter of perspective and degree.
    When I thought it was bad that I had a back ache, I thought of Mother Teresa of Calcutta
    and saw pictures of her walking like she was 100 when she was half that age.

    I try to be grateful for the blessings I have been given and don't weigh them against what
    others have.
     
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