What Distracts You From the Pain?

Posted by Jen, Alumna Mentor @sandytoes14, Oct 4, 2016

Hello!
We share what works (and what doesn’t) for us as far as medicines and surgeries,etc.
What works for you to give yourself a little break? I’m presently researching family history from the comfort of my recliner.

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@danavs

I have friends who help me, take me to doctors, buy groceries, etc., but I do feel they question my pain or it’s intensity and that hurts. To try to help take my mind off the pain, I play games on the computer, watch my favorite tv shows, and walk around on my walker as much as I can. and mostly pray and read the Psalms.

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Good Morning! I the new girl on the block! I agree with you. It doesn't help to Whine! You have to learn how to live with it! I enjoy the company of my friends and will do my best to try to be with them! I have Chiari and severe nerve/artery damage and now my heart! I'm young!! Luckily, I have great friends who bring me aids to help me feel better. I don't whine, when asked, I reply "feeling fine." Until they see and I and I'm busted! Unfortunately, my own family doesn't understand and never will. Support for me doesn't exist there! I'm glad I've joined you guys! It helps to talk to someone who understands!! thanks!

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I am a colorist on many Design teams! Working on my designs help me to relax. There are many coloring books for adults for this exact reason! It's been proven to help with the pain! Pain helps me to be more creative when working on my designs. You put everything into the design!

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@danavs

I have friends who help me, take me to doctors, buy groceries, etc., but I do feel they question my pain or it’s intensity and that hurts. To try to help take my mind off the pain, I play games on the computer, watch my favorite tv shows, and walk around on my walker as much as I can. and mostly pray and read the Psalms.

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@oh_suzie_q Good you have supportive friends. Helps to keep you going.

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@oh_suzie_q

I am a colorist on many Design teams! Working on my designs help me to relax. There are many coloring books for adults for this exact reason! It's been proven to help with the pain! Pain helps me to be more creative when working on my designs. You put everything into the design!

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So true. Good for you and keep designing!

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@oh_suzie_q

I am a colorist on many Design teams! Working on my designs help me to relax. There are many coloring books for adults for this exact reason! It's been proven to help with the pain! Pain helps me to be more creative when working on my designs. You put everything into the design!

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Thank you, Parus!

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@danavs

I have friends who help me, take me to doctors, buy groceries, etc., but I do feel they question my pain or it’s intensity and that hurts. To try to help take my mind off the pain, I play games on the computer, watch my favorite tv shows, and walk around on my walker as much as I can. and mostly pray and read the Psalms.

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yes, they do! thank you, Parus

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I had another Healing Touch session yesterday. This one was specifically to deal with the lymphatic system and the clearing of the same. When Christine was done my leg felt great. I was standing much straighter than I usually do. I also walked much further than I usually can without any pain. I'm pretty sure insurance won't cover this sort of thing. I'm lucky as Cristine is in training and has to give away 100 sessions. I've had 3 and they have been wonderful. I knoiw many don't believe this sort of thing works but it sure works for me.

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@wsh66

I had another Healing Touch session yesterday. This one was specifically to deal with the lymphatic system and the clearing of the same. When Christine was done my leg felt great. I was standing much straighter than I usually do. I also walked much further than I usually can without any pain. I'm pretty sure insurance won't cover this sort of thing. I'm lucky as Cristine is in training and has to give away 100 sessions. I've had 3 and they have been wonderful. I knoiw many don't believe this sort of thing works but it sure works for me.

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Good to know you have been helped.

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@danavs

I have friends who help me, take me to doctors, buy groceries, etc., but I do feel they question my pain or it’s intensity and that hurts. To try to help take my mind off the pain, I play games on the computer, watch my favorite tv shows, and walk around on my walker as much as I can. and mostly pray and read the Psalms.

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One thing I do to relax from pain is play music ,soft music for me or meditation dvd,s as well as paint whatever takes my mind of us good But music is good therap

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@doxyjune

Wow that cow is amazing!!!

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@doxyjune Thank you. Do you know that if you click the @ before a user name the person will see the post quicker? Took me a while to get it. So thanks again and hope you day is okay enough.

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@jimhd

Aside from medications, finding a position of relative comfort helps me, but it doesn't last long before I have to move.

To distract me from psycho pain, being in church, reading, playing the piano, knitting, sleeping do the trick.

Jim

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@jimhd It is interesting how the mind can only focus intensely on one thing. I know this to be true. Using this skill is even difficult. Idle hands can lead to an idle mind and for some this can be unhealthy. Dismal and raining here today. A perfect day to work on another watercolor. Grin…Now the hardest part is picking up the paintbrush again. Coming here is a positive part of my day and also can be a distraction. There are times I have difficulty getting my ducks in a row. 🙂

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@wsh66

I am a cancer survivor and have dealt with depression and chronic pain for 3 decades. I owe my survival to modern medicine but that does not deter me from using complimentary therapies to deal with the after effects of my cancer treatment, my pain, and my depression..
I didn’t know what to expect when I signed up for my first Healing Touch session with Christine. I knew it involved energy work and I’d been practicing Qigong for several years so it interested me. She had me lie down and cover myself with a soft blanket. She said she needed to prepare herself and she went and stood by my feet. Before she touched me I could feel my feet tingling. I’m very sensitive to energy moving in my body. I wasn’t watching what she did but I felt her touch my foot and then my leg. She then moved one hand further up my leg. It was odd; I could still feel the first touch as if she had 3 hands which I was sure she didn’t.
During my second session 2 weeks later my feet did the same thing as in the first session. In addition each time her hand touched I felt a connection between that spot and a spot in my brain as if the two spots were sharing some sort energy.
After each of my two sessions I was very relaxed and invigorated. I experienced an increased sense of wellbeing and decreased levels of pain. My mind was very focused and clear. It was not unlike the way I feel after my Qigong teacher works on me. Both systems work with a set of points in the body that are common to Yoga, Thi Chi, Reflexology, and Acupuncture although these point may go by different names. Christine told me that Healing Touch refers to the Chakras,(sp.?).
These points and flows of energy have been understood by many cultures and are used in many forms of Healing. Healing Touch is the most recent to find its way to me and my efforts to heal myself. Maybe next time I’ll ask more about how it works. First I wanted to know if it works and it does for me. Thank you Christine.
Love and Blessing, Stephen

You can contact Christine at soulmountainhealingtouch@gmail.com
You can also find practitioners in your area. I look for one who is certifies or is in the process of working towards certification.

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@wsh66 I also do Qigong. Still doing some Tia Chi. The floor is out for me although there are some standing Yoga exercises. Also like to draw and paint. Trying to keep as active as I can and not always successful and this is okay for me.

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