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Spinal Decompression Update [Oct. 23rd, 2009|09:30 pm]
catawhorl
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So things with my SD therapy are winding down. I am going to therapy about once a week now, and as per usual with any exercise am hit and miss. Though with taking the pills I am a bit better but that has never been a strong suit in my life either. They are mostly supplements, glucosamine/condroiten/msm, Herbal greens and Fish oils all for maintaining joint health.

So, interestingly one of the questions that they ask each time I go is on a scale of 1- 10 how much pain I am in, and the %-age of pain I have been in. I really had to think about that. I am a masochist, I have been sucking this pain up for 10 yrs.(give or take) so it was really interesting to me to try and put numbers on something like this. Hhehe so my solution was to figure out how I think I felt...the add about 10% or more to it, because stuff that would make most people cry just pisses me off.

The really cool thing was I came home from work on Wed, and was trying to figure out what was missing... it was the fact that I had NO back pain at all after a pretty intense 4hour cleaning session. Yay me. This comes and goes, I am still not doing any yoga, long walks or other exercise. Though I am back down to about a size 8 again, that has mostly been my lifestyle changes with food catching up with me.

The best thing has been the Tapping, it has helped me to deal with the high stress load that I was carrying. Its has been financially rewarding, and physically as well. The hard work is paying off, and it just keeps getting better.

So all in all things are looking up, cars are running and we even have a spare now..LOL. I have been spending some really fun creative time in the sewing room, and if my friend has her way my Hats will end up on a web-site soon. I will keep you posted.

well off to finish dinner.
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From: cero_amicos
2009-10-24 06:53 am (UTC)
Glad to hear that things are having a positive affect physically.
Sounds like we are on some of the same supplements.

I know what you mean about trying to classify the pain levels.

Back in March it took me and my Doctor a week and a half to figure out the reason that my left foot was sore and not responding to medication was because it was broken.

Love & Hugs,
Heather Anne
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[User Picture]From: catawhorl
2009-10-24 02:03 pm (UTC)
Tapping.com EFT - Emotional Freedom Technique - its a mixture of meditation, hypnosis and accupressure.

One of the things that I have found with it, is that sometimes my brain will obsess on a certain thing. Tapping my forehead three times, or even saying tap tap tap in my head while I am driving will actually help me get off the thought.

I am so not a meditator, and this gives me the ability to access the things that I need to in about 7-16 minutes a day. Unless I am really trying to chase something down... then is me a quite room a journal and alot of water and tapping.

And thank you, between the decompresson and this I am feeling pretty good.
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[User Picture]From: ferlonda
2009-10-27 04:12 am (UTC)
Size 8??? Practically no back pain??? Tapping is good??? This is all so cool!!! And I can't wait to hear about your tapping experiences. I want to learn from you! And that will be soon, now- we should be back Nov. 1 in the evening. EEEEEE!!!
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