Yes, I have chronic pain as a primary diagnosis…and it wasn’t my hip that began that journey into chronic pain. I have been busy using all tools given to me/they work for the neuroplastic pain. But because the hip was(is) obviously structural in form, this is where it gets tricky for me. Still doing pt for the hip…last pm it was screaming at me…I distracted myself when speaking with my sound engineer…/then by reading. Took the wonderful advice of my coach (DEB)…and was able to sleep despite the hip pain. Now, because not all surgeries are “PERFECT”…ha…some of my nerves were disrupted. Mostly my sciaticia nerve…which I never had any issues with ever. After watching Marth Beck’s video on Hard Core Kindness:::it is basically what, I think, we all try to do with our chronic pain.
Yes, some self-criticism slips in:::afterall, we are human.
My chronic pain journey started with something I had never heard about::: until the foot & ankle specialist at my orthopedic group diagnosed me / it as CRPS : complex regional pain syndrome…of course I did my due diligence & reserarched the heck out of CRPS & treatments for it. ONLY to be totally turned off by how Eastern medical drs treat CRPS:::not up my alley at all. Spinal cord injections to block targeted nerves(which must be repeated over & over), ketamine use~~very dangerous, narcotics…you can see where this is going. NONE WERE VIABLE OPTIONS FOR ME AT ALL. YES, I suffered 2 long years with the chronic pain that CRPS causes(too many to list). My therapist & I were in the dark these 2 years…UNTIL LIN HEALTH CAME ALONG…I do not know how I even discovered LIN/or did they discover me ???
Used PRT(pain reprocessing therapy/somatic tracking for both physical & mental issues…pain, stress, difficult emotions) …etc…I have had a great deal of success with treating both the mind & body:::SOMATICALLY !!!
What confuses me is…the hip surgery was supposed to help the pain I experienced around my hip(actually my left groin). I now think I need to take Deb’s advice & treat my hip as healing and eventually HEALED ! However, everytime this pain "grabs"me…it’s very difficult to turn toward positivity…but I am trying & giving it my all.
If anyone has comments/questions::PLEASE FEEL FREE TO EXPRESS YOURSELF. Thank you, Jodi