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Can Anyone Offer Me Some Encouragement With Something I’m Struggling With?
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I’m struggling to write in detail what happened to me and the health issues it has left me with... have others found it therapeutic?
Any tips, advice ?

posted January 21
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A MyChronicPainTeam Member

First of all, I'm sorry for what caused all your pain. Writing is very therapeutic for me. I have lived with chronic pain for 22 years. It is certainly no picnic. I try to help others with what I've learned through my journey. You don't have to share details that are personal when you write. It does help to communicate with others who understand what you are going through.
I wish you the best.

posted January 21
A MyChronicPainTeam Member

I found having a pretty notebook and nice pen (maybe this is some womans deal, I don't know) lol - then starting to write. Tell yourselves - this is a journal for one will see it. At first, it will be stiff, but your hand will start writing and all of a sudden, it takes off and your thoughts are flowing. I do it via video or writing. Just remember, it takes a bit to get in the groove. Let your anger out! Let the trauma of what happened OUT! You don't have to go into detail, it's up to you. But you must get it off of your "chest". We now are aware that trauma and emotions can be trapped and affects our health. I am going through it now. We think we are okay, but our body doesn't forget.

Here is the conference that might be helpful to some:

posted January 30
A MyChronicPainTeam Member

I found it very therapeutic and I write for a advocacy group.

posted January 29
A MyChronicPainTeam Member

Thanks so much for your understanding and tips here chatcat 😊 I also liked ur post about medications.. I’m questioning everything now after some awful side effects from drugs ! Starting with a nutritionist instead now.
Sending you best wishes for your day ahead and thank you again for taking the time to write to me

posted January 25
A MyChronicPainTeam Member

Yes. I understand as we need support in person. Talking helps us to process if the person will listen.

I'm not sure how much we can offer or say, but search on the internet your question. You might look up "tapping for trauma". There is a name for it and I think you will find it. I did two sessions with a therapist and it was very good. If you are on Linked In, you can ask that question and weed out what sounds unlikely for you, and what you might be interested in. There are groups and Chronic Pain with subgroups are available.

Also, the well known group: Invisible is a good source of info. But dealing mentally with this issue is something that might help healing and help you be happier. I don't know, but some have really benefited. Sometimes you might meet a "friend" at Pilates (some swear by this) or Yoga. A friend helps a lot!

I know it's hard, and I wish there was a magic bullet. Keep in touch!

posted January 24

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