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Day 3 Let's go skiing

Discussion in 'Structured Educational Program' started by EricMd, Feb 24, 2013.

  1. EricMd

    EricMd Peer Supporter

    It is strange what things come up when you start writting down past experience. Some of these things I am aware of and some I had no idea about. I have never given up exercise as it has been very important to manage my anxiety and I was fearful that I would become one of those chronic pain patients I had seen in my practice. I had given up climbing and swimming because I have conditioned myself to experience pain with these activities. I have set dates for each of these activities. I will "face my fears" as Dr. Corday had told me to do at the age of six when confronted by my fear of school. That phobia turned into a conversion disorder (TMS). I need to get ready to go skiing. (not one of my feared activities). It is illogical that I can go skiing without a problem but then again we are talking about the unconscious mind.
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  2. Stella

    Stella Well known member

    I used to snow ski in Aspen, Vail, Red River, and Santa Fe. I quit over 30 years ago because of low back pain. Gosh, I will have to add this back to my list of things I can do.

    I planted 100 tulips in my yard in November. Gardening breathed life into me until a Scoliosis specialist 10 years ago said no more bending. I am really looking forward to the Spring. Now I can bend all I want. Plus my husband and I just shoveled tons of snow off our drive. Absolutely no pain at all.

    You can be pain free too. Welcome Eric.
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  3. EricMd

    EricMd Peer Supporter

    No problems skiing although I fell twice (minor falls- no bones sticking out). No change in pain as a result which is what should occur since my pain is not the result of a physical condition. I used my elliptical tonight and I realized that I wasn't using the hand grips so I decided to go ahead and use them. No problem. There is a song by Gossip called Move in the Right Direction which I find inspirational. One of the main messages in the song is "Face your fears" which is something I don't do well. I still hesitate and think about things before doing them but I am more aware of this process. I am going climbing this weekend (one of the feared activities). I am confident in my diagnosis of TMS. By the way Snow Creek had fairly good snow on Sunday and probably better snow today. Maybe I will see you on the slopes. If not, I will see you a week from Thursday. Thanks for all you support.
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  4. Stella

    Stella Well known member

    You can do it. Yes, you can.
  5. Forest

    Forest Beloved Grand Eagle

    I was just looking for threads about songs and found this one. I'll paste in the song below.

    But first, how are you doing, Eric? Are you feeling better?

    Here's the video:

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