Educational Program Day 32

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One of the biggest struggles people have in recovering from TMS/PPD is working through its symptoms. It can be very frustrating when pain moves around or new symptoms develop. As you have gone through this program you may have significantly reduced or eliminated a symptom only to find another part of your body in pain. Do not be discouraged by this, but instead think of it as a sign that you have TMS/PPD. If you do get a new symptom, feel free to post about it in the forum, so you can see if anyone else went through a similar experience.

Educational Activity: It would be terrific if everyone with PPD could go to a relaxing retreat center to recover and be away from all of the stresses and anxiety of their everyday lives. In this serene situation people could focus solely on their recovery and have nothing interfere with their self care. Unfortunately this is not possible for most of us. People with PPD go through recovery with all of their stresses around them. People recovering from PPD still must go to work, take the kids to soccer practice, and take care of a household. Balancing all of these issues around one's treatment can be difficult, and today's reading addresses this issue. Member Sue G writes about her own recovery from PPD in a blog post entitled pain-body I hear you knocking but you can't come in. In the post she discusses how she balances her life and treating PPD. The original blog is gone now, but can be read via the Internet Archive by clicking here.

Today you read about how one person balances their daily life with recovering from PPD. This can be very difficult to do, but it is important in order to recover. For today's journal activity, write about some of the specific problems in your everyday life that may be preventing you from recovering. After that write down some ideas about how to stop letting this aspect create more stress and anxiety in your life, thus causing more symptoms!

Question To Ponder
When was the last time you made a mistake? How did it make you FEEL? If you feel comfortable sharing, then post your response in a thread in our Structured Program forum. We would love to hear from you.

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