I think it’s a great idea to start any thread on our forum and hopefully you will get a good response.
As you know all of us on here live with and manage our pain very differently and having support is vital.
We all do our best to support each other and this wonderful site allows us to do that.
Great to have positivity amongst all our pain!
"Just thinkin' about tomorrow
Clears away the cobwebs and the sorrow 'til there's none
When I'm stuck with a day that's grey and lonely
I just stick out my chin and grin and say, oh
The sun will come out tomorrow
So you gotta hang on
'til tomorrow, come what may!"
Annie - The Movie
The following user(s) said Thank You: Ketamine Karen
What a great idea! I am also interested in your ketamine journey. I used to have ketamine infusions but have recently made the switch to lignocaine infusions. I try to keep active by doing aqua classes 3 x weekly and am also working full time.
I love this idea too. I know at times it's easier said than done to maintain a positive outlook but I think It's a highly under-rated therapeutic approach. One of the things that really lifts me up, often to the point of tears, is watching other people doing amazing things with their bodies, whether it's exercising in a park or going to a human circus and watching people perform amazing feats. These are things that are way beyond my ability but I get joy out of seeing other people use their beings to their full capacity. It inspires me. I love watching the birds swoop and fly too. I often imagine myself spreading my wings and swooping and flying through the sky. I try to really absorb it and feel it, almost to the point of exhilaration, and I know it helps take me beyond my pain, silly as it may sound to some.
Thanks so much for responding. I believe how pain affects you cognitively is how you "allow" it to affect you. I am not implying that I don't have bad days and even meltdowns now and then but I believe they achieve nothing and send you backwards so I work hard to make sure they rarely happen.
Good on you in being inspired by people who can do amazing things with their body. I have to admit that I am not in that camp, I am ashamed to admit that I look at those things and just think how much it would hurt me to even vaguely attempt it.