I have been coping with pain for years. In the last few months, though, it has got closer to unbearable, hence the operation. But I have had pain for so long a cannot remember when the last time was that I did not have pain. So, ‘did that hurt’ takes on a whole new meaning. I have genuinely reframed my mind to consider pain to not be pain at all. The power of NLP is amazing.
Hurt to me means I maybe had to pause for a moment from what I was doing, perhaps stop a moment. Hurt doesn’t mean ouch, I feel that all the time.
All that sorted out, I was allowed to get on the turbo, for 15 minutes, as long as I kept the pain at a 0. You know, that was quite hard when I am used to having pain 100% of the time. BUT I did it. I was going so slow it was laughable, but I did it.
Like I always say, small steps are the best ones.
Looking forward to my arms only swim session on Sunday. It’s been almost a month. Can’t wait!
To help me stay positive about the possible mountain ahead of me I: