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When start resumé activitis?

Discussion in 'Support Subforum' started by Daantje, May 9, 2019.

  1. Daantje

    Daantje New Member

    Sorry for my englisch, I m from Holland.
    One Year ago it started with a sequester herniated disk L5S1
    After half a year I got emergensy surgery and woke up in more pain
    Again I followed al kinds of therapies and still have to lay down for about 23 hours a day now. Wheelchair is in now and I can t sit, walk or stand for long time SO I lay down.
    This week I have started the program online and I read a lot about TMS. Very hopefull but also obsesivly with TMS
    My question;
    I try to resumé my activitis as driving the car or walk for 10 minutes. When is the time to built iT up after one year of laying flat in pain.
    I think I go to fast because my pain increases now.
    Thank you!
  2. birdsetfree

    birdsetfree Well known member

    I would say build up slowly. You can compare it to a marathon runner that started with short runs in the beginning and gradually increased the length. This will help you build up confidence again in your body without alarming yourself.
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  3. HattieNC

    HattieNC Well known member

    Hi Daantje and welcome to the forum!

    I agree with birdsetfree. Build up slowly. Even though I've been healed for well over a year, I've been hesitate to use my elliptical for exercise. The last time I used it was right before I had my physical breakdown in late 2014. I still mentally associate the elliptical with back pain. Since I could no longer justify watching it sit in the corner gathering dust, I started using it again this past week. I'm taking it very slowly. The first day was only 10 minutes, but it seemed like an enormous victory. This morning, I was tempted to go for 30 minutes but decided not to. I don't want to give my brain any ammunition to believe that I'm hurting myself. I will eventually work up to 30 or 45 minutes, but I have plenty of time.

    Along with the educational programs on this Wiki, I recommend listening to podcasts. As part of my recovery, I still listen to at least three a week to reinforce my belief in TMS. At my lowest point, it hurt to hold a book so listening to podcasts was something I could do while lying flat on my back. Here are just a few that I find helpful. Good luck and don't worry about your English. You communicate beautifully!

    http://www.katelynmichals.org/ (Mindbody Mastery Podcast)
    https://audioboom.com/channels/4937410 (Audioboom / The Mind and Fitness Podcast)
    Last edited: May 10, 2019
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  4. Daantje

    Daantje New Member

    Thank you for al!! En be Proud of your self!

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