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Discussion in 'Support Subforum' started by eden77, Nov 10, 2018.

  1. eden77

    eden77 New Member

    Hi, I am a 75 y\o woman.
    Have been suffering from hip groin leg pain for the last 7+months.
    Great difficulty as far as walking is concerned.
    Read 2 Sarno's books. Following his ideas for the last 3 months. But pain is still excruciating.
    X-Rays Osteoarthritis, bulge , Stenosis severe.

    Somewhat frustrated and not sure what to do.
    Your kind support and advice appreciated.
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  2. BloodMoon

    BloodMoon Beloved Grand Eagle

    Hi eden77,

    Welcome to the forum.

    I don't know if you already know about it, but there's the Structured Educational Program that you could do to help you recover; here's a link to it http://www.tmswiki.org/ppd/Structured_Educational_Program (Structured Educational Program). And there's also Alan Gordon's 'Pain Recovery Program' http://www.tmswiki.org/forum/painrecovery/ (Pain Recovery Program).

    I'd also recommend going to the 'success stories' forum to read about people's recoveries to give you encouragement http://www.tmswiki.org/forum/forums/support-subforum.26/ (Support Subforum). If you read around the forums on this website you will see that people use various techniques to recover (in addition to what Dr Sarno recommended) - meditation, mindfulness, deep breathing exercises, affirmations, visualization techniques, qigong (if you can stand up okay and move your arms around) and so on...I think you'll find this website with its forums to be an absolute mine of information.

    There are also other books on TMS that you could consider reading - I'm still on my own TMS journey to recovery and, for instance, I'm finding Scott Brady's book Pain Free For Life very helpful https://www.amazon.co.uk/Pain-Free-...F8&qid=1541882566&sr=1-1&keywords=scott+brady.

    I'm also finding calming my nervous system down by doing yoga nidra good; it doesn't involve any movement - you can do it sitting or lying down; this is the book I'm using https://www.amazon.co.uk/Daring-Res...TF8&qid=1541882771&sr=1-8&keywords=yoga+nidra and here are the videos associated with the book that you can use free of charge https://www.soundstrue.com/store/daringtorest/yoganidrameditations (Daring to Rest: Yoga Nidra).

    I hope something I've said will be of some interest and help to you.

    All good wishes,

    Last edited: Nov 11, 2018
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  3. suky

    suky Peer Supporter

    The above two posts are such a wonderful example of what happens on this forum!

    eden77, I have not been here long, but still want to say "welcome". I am just a year younger than you and am also working my way through all the materials that are available to help us. I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia 36 years ago, but can see that I had symptoms of TMS for years before that! You are not alone in your quest to have a life!

    BloodMoon has given us both lots of direction on where to look for help. Thank you, BloodMoon! You mentioned some things I wasn't aware of.

    The only advice that I feel confident to share with you, ede77, is "Hang in there! It's going to be okay!" You are on the right path to feeling better! I am working on being patient as it sometimes takes a long time to recover.

    This forum is full of wonderful people! By Sarno's definition of the TMS personality, we are all "goodists", so we want to help others. What a concept, isn't it?

    I hope you will find some relief soon! You are not alone!
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  4. eden77

    eden77 New Member

    Thank you so much!
    Your support is so important. It gives me strength to continue.

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