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Day 4 Most disheartening thing a doctor said

Discussion in 'Structured Educational Program' started by resilient, Feb 25, 2017.

  1. resilient

    resilient New Member

    A doctor just recently told me that he was surprised I was exercising. He then told me he thought I would be a difficult patient. I have had many similar comments even though I think I am very nice and respectful. I know my patients and their families usually like and respect me.
     
  2. Lydia

    Lydia Peer Supporter

    Thanks for sharing. How do you feel, when the doctor (or other people) says this to you?
     
  3. resilient

    resilient New Member

    The comment after I described was after my hysterectomy and he had told me to walk as much as possible. I was walking about 4-4.5 miles per day after about 3.5 weeks when he made the comment. I am a pediatric PT and I consider activity very important but I am a little heavier than I should be. I was absolutely furious and very sad at the same time. I think most doctors don't listen to me and I think that is really sad. I was angry initially and then cried for 3 days.
     
  4. Lydia

    Lydia Peer Supporter

    Sounds like a big issue indeed, not being heard. Wish you trust and perseverance, to work this issue with doctors out. Did you find a connection with your pain/TMS?
     
  5. resilient

    resilient New Member

    Yes, I do think there was a connection. It certainly did not help. The crying also tends to improve my discomfort. :happy:
     
  6. Lydia

    Lydia Peer Supporter

    Oh wow... Yes, I relate also to crying as a 'releasing' and 'cleansing' happening, as a relief most of the times. Keep going!!!
     
  7. resilient

    resilient New Member

    Thanks Lydia. I hope you are doing well.
     
  8. Walt Oleksy

    Walt Oleksy Beloved Grand Eagle

    Hi, resilient. I'm glad you ignored that doctor's advice about not exercising. You've proved him wrong. Dr. Sarno writes that staying as active as possible is very important in TMS healing. Walking a few miles a day will be great. Breathe deeply while walking and think positive... live in the moment, enjoying the sights and sounds around you. I love walking my dog. If you don't have one, maybe walk a neighbor's dog.
     
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  9. resilient

    resilient New Member

    Hi Walt,
    I really believe movement is important for the soul and like you I love to be with my dog. I have a goldendoodle who is 2 years old and keeps me going. Animals are great! I hope your repairman finally came!
     

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