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Day 3 Physical Activity

Discussion in 'Structured Educational Program' started by prisd, Feb 15, 2016.

  1. prisd

    prisd Peer Supporter

    The typical physical activities restricted for people with interstitial cystitis are different that those with pain in other parts of the body. The physical things I avoid with IC are riding a bike with a regular bike seat (pressure on the pelvic floor from the bike seat causes pain) and swimming in a chlorinated swimming pool. The chlorine burns the urethra. I haven't done either of these since I was diagnosed with IC.

    However, I do my Barre exercise class, long walks and hikes, pilates, and yoga without many problems, which wasn't true a year ago when my knee pain was exceptional and I was walking with a limp. Totally TMS -- how could my knee improve 50% while I was on a month-long vacation in Spain when I wasn't doing any of my physician-prescribed exercises or stretches. My knee pain now only hurts during deep squats. The exercising makes me feel great.
  2. Walt Oleksy (RIP 2021)

    Walt Oleksy (RIP 2021) Beloved Grand Eagle

    Hi,prisd. I think the fact that your knee pain improved 50 percent while you were on vacation is proof that your symptoms are TMS from repressed emotions. The SEProgram will help you to learn what those are, and you will heal. It really is all in the mind. I am almost 86 and needed to have my front walk and driveway cleared of 3 inches of snow this morning. I told myself I could do it, so I got my snowblower and did it. I did not feel any pain and was and am very proud of myself for doing that physical activity.

    You are doing great with your physical activity. Now you need to do some journaling in the SEProgram about the emotional causes of your pains. They may be current or go back years, even to your childhood. Journal about your now and past, and you will find out those emotions. No matter what you may be diagnosed as having, it may not really be causing you pain. Your emotions are.

    Besides exercise and doing the SEP, I suggest you read the following 12 Daily Reminders about TMS from Dr. Sarno in his book Healing Back Pain:

    Herbie’s Extended Version of Dr. Sarno’s 12 DAILY REMINDERS

    1. The pain is due to TMS. This is real pain or anxiety but it is caused by subconscious tensions and triggers, stressors and traits to your reactions and fears and also when at boiling point your conscious tension can and does also cause real pain.
    2. The main reason for the pain is mild oxygen deprivation. This means that when you get in pain or anxiety then the blood is restricted from going to your lower back, for instance. The blood being restricted causes oxygen deprivation which causes the pain. Remember, where there is no oxygen then there is pain in the body. Also, the pain stays because of fear.
    3. TMS is a harmless condition caused by my REPRESSED EMOTIONS so even though you think you can harm yourself from the years of pain you have felt and how you feel in general -- so far no reports have been heard from TMS healing knowledge causing damage to anyone, it only helps.
    4. The principle emotion is your repressed ANGER -- this means under your consciousness lies something that happens automatically to everyone. TMSers have repressions that are stored because of our personality traits, traumas, stressors, fears, strain, etc... When these stored repressions build and build, then eventually they cause the brain to send pain into your body to keep you from having an emotional crises. The mind-body thinks it is helping you.
    5. TMS exists to DISTRACT your attentions from the emotions, stressors, tensions and strains of your personality traits because if you can get distraction then you won’t have to be in emotional turmoil. When you don't face and feel your emotions and they get repressed because you didn't want to deal with something -- they are just adding up in this beaker, ready to pour over and create real pain and anxiety in your body.
    6. Since my body is perfectly normal, there is nothing to fear. So in reality when I fear the pain or anxiety I just cause myself undo strain and tension adding to the beaker of pain. If I fear, then I feed the pain, If I fear, it’s impossible to recondition. Fear keeps the pain and anxiety alive in the body through focus.
    7. Therefore, physical activity is harmless. If I want to work against the pain I could but it’s better to lose some of the pain so when I start my life over I have to be in pain trying to heal because facing the repressions and all the other activities that cause the pain and reversing my fear and focus to them, then I can heal.
    8. I am resuming all normal physical activity. I don't fear moving anymore. I believe in my body’s ability to heal now. I can move as I want. I will not fear moving with a bent back anymore. I will also practice going out and acting normal again, not in fear of what pain might do to me.
    9. The pain is unimportant and powerless. Its only power is how it is hidden -- its illusion, its fear.
    10. I will keep my attention on the emotional issues. I will think about my emotions and feel my emotions throughout the day. I will not judge, criticize or fear my emotions. I will not run from my emotional issues but face every one of them. I will feel my emotions fully and cry if I need to. Then I will release the emotion and get my mind and thoughts back to my life and living in the present.
    11. I am in control of all of this. This is how I recover.
    12. I will be thinking PSYCHOLOGICALLY AT ALL TIMES. This means I will keep my thoughts on psychological issues like happiness, fear and anger -- traits and triggers, conditioning and journaling -- The science behind mind-body/TMS healing, etc.... This way I will not feed my thoughts to the body -- that is a trick of TMS. TMS will always try to get me to focus on the body caused by the pain until I break its show and flair. When I get my attention off physical symptoms and on to emotional issues and psychological issues then I will not feed the fear of the physical issues anymore, thus making the TMS of no pain effect on the body. This will in return, give us the cure and become pain-free.
  3. prisd

    prisd Peer Supporter

    Inspirational. Thanks.

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