Sound to me like you ARE medicating yourself with food. Though in a different way. You've stopped feeding your emotions with all the unhealthy choices and started taking care of your medical problems by eating the healthy things your body needs to take care of itself!!
I have found that being positive and leaning on the strength of the Lord is most important! When I started this journey, I used food to solve all my problems! The stress here at our home is unbelievable sometimes, but the good Lord will work that out in time. I took small baby steps and each day I got stronger and stronger. I started to look in the mirror and realize I can do this! It is about setting small goals and being positive! I think that is the most important aspects of being healthy! Also, realize you are worth a lot! God didn't make no junk!
A very timely article for those of us struggling with pain. Some elements of this story is me. I was a martial arts instructor - something obliterated the cartilage in my hips - had a double hip replacement, had to learn to walk all over again. I am slowly coming back from my 2007 operations and with spinal stenosis. Thank you for showing the way to better health with pain and injuries. Bless you! And thank you SP for your help on our road to wholeness.
I thank you for writing this. Words can't begin to express how motivating it is to me, personally. I was in 3 auto accidents (with othering hitting ME) in 14 months and was temporarily totally disabled after the 2 wreck. I'm mobile, but most days have a lot of back pain. Having gained weight doesn't help. That's why I am here. YOU are an INSPIRATION!!!!
I am having trouble figuring out what exercises I can safely do without ending up back in therapy. I've tried working with 3 different trainers and each time had to quit for months from injury. How do you go about finding someone who will help rather than hinder.
Actually, it wounds like you STARTED medicating yourself with food--the healthy, anti-inflammatory foods with all those important flavenoids--and quit poisoning yourself with the junk. "Let food be your medicine" Hypocrites.
Great blog and very inspiring! I live with chronic pain also, I have bone mets from stage IV breast cancer. I can't exercise the same way I use to to before I had cancer, but I have found ways to exercise to adapt to my situation. My cancer is not curable, but I won't give up trying to be as fit and healthy as I can, to make the years left the best quality that they can be. I was first diagnosed with stage II breast cancer in 2003, and just last month, I passed my 6th year of surviving stage IV so far, so I must be doing something right!
All the suggestions for dealing with pain naturally on page 3 of the article has come in handy for me as I am now in chronic pain with tendonitis of the elbow. Reading these suggestions has been helpful and let me add one~ ! Add PINEAPPLE to the list of what to eat TO REDUCE INFLAMMATION as pineapple contains bromelain and that helps reduce the inflammation.
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