Today I was in the Aquatic pool and starting talking to some of the other folks in the pool. Before I knew it, I was given a talk on Spinal Problems and Coping mechanisms.
Put aside all the medical things I discussed with them, I came away with something that I wanted to bring here today.
The One Thing
Think about this. You have just begun spinal problems, you have been dealing with if for a while, or you have been dealing with chronic pain for a long time. We all know how depressing and frustrating that can be. To help get us out of that mindset, everyone should focus on the One Thing that they want to do. Each person would have something different.
One gentleman in the pool said he just wanted do some fly fishing, a women want to be able to knit more, another said she wanted to ride a horse again.
So, I think almost everyone has that one thing that they would like to do. Keep that fresh in your mind everyday, make something that is always there. Its your goal, your objective, something that you want badly.
Ok, now the tough part. We know that ONE thing we want to do, but HOW do we get there? This I also found interesting. Depending on what your medical problem is, that one thing will vary. For some it would by Physical or Aqua Therapy, others it would be Acupuncture, and so on.
For me it is Deep Tissue Massage. That has been the one major treatment that has given me back my life. No, I cant do everything, but the One thing I wanted to do is gardening. Now I can, I know my limits. But I found out what the One thing I had to do in order to do the One Thing!
Go find that One thing.
Ron DiLauro Veritas-Health Forums Manager I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences