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Focused on physical pain.

Life has taken a toll on me.  I am in lots of pain some days. Back issues, stomach issues and over all body pain are the head-liners of my misery. 

I believe in the “pain body” as Ekhart Tolle talks about in his books.  I think pain can be trapped emotional energy looking for release.  Not all pain of course, but some. 

Today is a tough one. And I am mad at myself for feeling this crappy, unable to communicate over a first grade level and refuse to be a Debbie Downer to anyone, God Forbid!

Four weeks ago I was in bed almost all day , everyday.  I dragged myself to the doctors and began treatment for ADHD..  Who would’ve guess at 58 ?

So I have this whole new life to lead. And I want my vitality back and my pain to go away and I want it yesterday.

In my magical world I keep searching for THE formula to my health and happiness like a mouse on a wheel. Its really difficult for me to slow down and really go through the ( a to b to c to d ).. steps to heal.
I know I need to build a support system but it seems between now and a support system is a long way off. I feel like I need some way to say out loud what I need to say, ( complain)  still save Face, and not be a needy Nelly.  I can’t bear my neediness but at this moment, that’s what’s real. I guess I just need to hear it’s going to be alright. !!!!

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It is going to be alright.  I am 52 and recently started meds for ADD.  Never treated it before because my psychiatrist did not think it was as important as the bi-polar.  Well, my counselor was right!

I am finding that the pain I have experienced for most of my adult life which was diagnosed as Fibromyalgia 10 years ago, is less when I am taking the Ritalin!  Right now I am working to see how much better I can feel.  I am encouraged.  The pain is not gone, the conditions I have developed from years of low activity like arthritis, are not going to vanish… i get that… But, I am feeling better. 

I am more motivated to focus my attention on things other than the pain.  I have a better hold on making decisions.  I am looking at the negative dialogs that have been playing in my head (my whole life).  I think that by lowering the level of frustration in my life, I am finding a lift in spirit that feels like my body weighs less… The pain is easier… I am moving more. 

I hope this is encouraging to you.  I know what it feels like to cry in pain and frustration over being in pain all the time.  Everything starts in the brain.  Treat the ADD and let the healing begin.

Pray for friends… God has them already in mind for you.  You do not have to be alone.

Posted by Martini925 on Jun 18, 2014 at 4:52am

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