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TMS recovery program day D

Discussion in 'Support Subforum' started by Kylin Foster, May 1, 2017.

  1. Kylin Foster

    Kylin Foster Peer Supporter

    Day D we had to pick an activity we normally avoided from pain. the pain is pelvic so I mostly avoided clothes that made me uncomfortable. I did this because doctors use to tell me don't wear jeans don't wear anything not cotton ect. Today I wore jeans. This time not with the mindset these are cute there going to make me uncomfortable and I'm going to take them off as soon as I get home(i use to rarely wear jeans and when I did this was my mindset) but today I put on jeans and I said to my self it's not the jeans that makes the pain worse. I have been in worse pain not wearing jeans in pajamas in the past and I know that this is TMS. I'm still in my jeans and still working every day to get better and better at outcome independence.
     
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  2. MSZ812

    MSZ812 Well known member

    Right on, Kylin! It's so important to face those fears that come from TMS. For me, I had grown accustom to sleeping a certain way to "help" my shoulder. Well, now that I know that there's nothing physically wrong, it doesn't make sense to "baby" my shoulder. In fact, when I choose to sleep that way, I'm actually re-inforcing the idea that my problem is structural. Fear and pain go hand in hand.

    Keep up the good work!

    -Matt
     
  3. Kylin Foster

    Kylin Foster Peer Supporter

    Thank you Matt! You too! :)

    -Kylin
     
  4. Leslie735

    Leslie735 Well known member

    Good for you!! How did it go while you had the jeans on?
     
  5. Kylin Foster

    Kylin Foster Peer Supporter

    It went well! I had discomfort but I'm starting to believe more in my deep down gutt that it's not the jeans. Since I have been more comfortable in jeans before than I have been in a dress. So I know it's not the jeans. I wore jeans the next day too!
     
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  6. Leslie735

    Leslie735 Well known member

    That's great!!! Im trying to apply the same things. Trying to push through things I think that might cause issues. It's not easy! Are you noticing a decrease in your pain?
     
  7. Kylin Foster

    Kylin Foster Peer Supporter

    I'm noticing a slight decrease in pain. At least how it affects me. And for the first time in a long time I had sex with no pain during or after. (Sorry if that's too personal!) haha
     
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  8. Leslie735

    Leslie735 Well known member

    That's wonderful!! Not personal at all.
     

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