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Day 4 Slept Well

Discussion in 'Structured Educational Program' started by jericho163, Apr 19, 2016.

  1. jericho163

    jericho163 New Member

    Post Surgery I could sleep quite well.

    Then 3 months on, no, will wake up in the middle of the night in pain. Pain location varies in the lower back.But always somewhere around.

    Started SEP and TMS reading, stopped reading pubmed. Slept quite well. Some stiffness upon waking up. While in the day, pain returns. Patience.
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  2. Sean

    Sean New Member

    Glad to hear u r experiencing positive results...patience pays off...I too went away from all the Internet 'resources' not the most optimistic venue
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  3. jericho163

    jericho163 New Member

    spine-health? Read it and you will be in pain in the night.
  4. Gigi

    Gigi Well known member

    Woohoo! Glad to hear of your success, Jericho! And yes, the TMS cycle requires us to have both vigilance and patience.
  5. Bunneh

    Bunneh Peer Supporter

    That's cool. Take some advice from a former health anxiety sufferer: Don't google symptoms and don't read about any structural abnormalities.
    At one point, I was convinced I'd die from ALS because I had twitches all over my body. Googling only made them worse. ;)
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  6. jericho163

    jericho163 New Member

    former health anxiety sufferer: Don't google symptoms and don't read about any structural abnormalities.

    totally agree. I was so well-read and I could "spar" with all the orthopaedic surgeons. They were well.....stunned.

    And I will read like 50 articles on spine surgeries everyday. I thought I was helping myself by being informative. I thought I could worry the pain away. It stopped me from believing in TMS/MBS, and I eventually went for surgery. Damn, TMS has to hit on my weakest spot/old injury in my body.

    Now here I am, no more pubmed for 7 days already. Cheers.
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  7. Sean

    Sean New Member

    Because 'science' can't define cause and cure in a lot of cases there are many well intentioned 'opinions' (some not so given the amount of malware u have to clean out) that are now easily shared...TMS/MBS could allow us to see the forest for the trees
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  8. jericho163

    jericho163 New Member

    Day 14.

    Sitting getting better and better, or at least not so fearful of the process.

    Trying not to think about my constant tension at the back in the daytime.

    Sleep has become affected, somehow TMS will want to appear at night to "remind" me of its presence. Tension shifting around. Most of the time it will be at the lower back. Then there will be moments when it shifts to the middle back which is more manageable to me.

    Wonder if the pain can shift out of my back for one day?!
  9. Gigi

    Gigi Well known member

    Of course it can! And then you'll banish it for longer and longer periods, and one day you'll wonder how you used to function with constant pain!
    Keep on keepin' on. It works.
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