Originally Published Tuesday, January 27, 2015
I will tell you from my experience, it is very difficult to stay positive when one is suffering from chronic pain. Wake up in the morning, you begin to move and you feel that twinge in your back-neck-shoulder, and you know the day will be like yesterday, and the day before that, and maybe many previous days. Everything you do, or even if you do nothing at all, will be accompanied by pain. You may feel just a little ache, a burning pain, an excruciating pain, or maybe that painful place on your body will be quiet for just a short time, but you imagine that it will always be with you.
The last thing you feel like doing is getting up and starting your day. You feel badly, you feel hurt, and you want to just stay in your bed, and feel better, but you know that lying in bed all day doesn't feel great either. So, you do get up and go, because life goes on, and it doesn't stop for chronic pain. You care for your family, do your job, take care of your home, and try to find some joy, but all those normal things feel colored with the grayness that is chronic pain.
This was my life for the better part of twenty years. I had times when I had little pain, and life was pretty good, I had times when I had severe pain, but I kept going through it, and I had periods when I was paralyzed with pain, and was completely unable to get out of bed without assistance.
Well, that all sounds fairly bleak, doesn't it?
Please take heart my friends - there is hope!
You will have a new body before you know it. Each tissue of the body has its own turnover time:
If you're alive, you are here learning, so there is always hope!
The body you have now which is causing you pain will be a different body soon, and that change may bring you the possibility of a future that is pain-free.
After trying every conventional therapy for crippling, chronic low-back pain, I discovered the problem was completely within my control. I experienced an amazing health transformation in a matter of weeks. Mind-Body medicine worked for me, and it can for can too!