Monday, January 9, 2012

Mind over Matter

I am so tired of being a sickee, that I have decided to tell myself that I am well, and that I don't feel any pain.  I started pushing myself a bit on the stairs and did the exercise bike in spite of the nerve pain.  Don't know how long that will last, but if you don't push yourself you'll ever make progress.  I'm doing both legs on the stairs because it looks to me that my quads are weakening.  We'll see how this goes, but for today I feel optimistic.  The shots helped some things, but not others.  I still have that nasty leg pain, so until I see the spine guy on Friday I'll pretend I'm just fine.

Robert Browning said, "A man's reach should exceed his grasp."  Well, I'm reaching.....


  1. Hmm, there are somethings that can't be wished away so take it easy -- those nerves they don't lie!

  2. Read the book I suggested. I would not have had my hip done if I had read it. Basically whatever caused the hip or knew to be replaced is still there and that is what needs to be worked on for a future of no pain. It is working for me.

  3. I couldn't find the book, "Pain Free" on Amazon, but I did find "Pain Free for Women," which goes through the different ages of a woman and how to keep your body strong in those stages. I also found another book, actually two. Years ago I read "Healing Back Pain" by Eugene Sarno. It did me some good back then, and today I found "Rapid Recovery from Back and Neck Pain" by Fred Amir, who works in conjunction with Sarno's book and methods. After reading parts of the books, I have already decided I WILL NOT have back surgery, even if they say there is all kinds of things wrong. Probably I wouldn't have had to have knee surgery if I had had "Pain Free" a long time ago. I'll blog about my results. Oh, and no more cortisone, either!


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