Mind Over Matter

We all have different personality traits, but yesterday the only one that could be ascribed to me was that of a non-compliant, lazy patient. What made me non-compliant? I didn’t do my shoulder exercises; not one time. but, I did take a 0.5 mile walk and I took my “maiden voyage” In the car: I don’t recall my husband “holding on for dear life!”

I guess the “old me” would have said, “bad girl, bad girl.” But that would have sent a negative message to my subconscious, and I don’t need to internalize negatives. I guess that’s like computers, “garbage in garbage out!)

I was concerned about how my shoulder would respond to not doing my exercises yesterday, because I’ve heard that this is the most important time of recovery; but I had just been started on 3 new medications and kept falling asleep!

But today, I ‘Skyped’ a friend who had seen the range of motion I had in my shoulder before, and she compared it with other days. She saw improvement. I must be doing something right. I work hard at my exercises and I try to bring a positive attitude to them, because I believe so strongly in the connection between the mind and the body. It has been said that “what the mind conceives, the body can achieve.”

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2 thoughts on “Mind Over Matter

  1. It sounds to me as if your attitude is exactly the right one, my friend. We all need to learn that beating ourselves up when we don’t do everything that we are supposed to, is not the best thing. Sometimes we just need to listen to our own bodies and yours was obviously telling you that you needed sleep in order to adjust to the new medicine than you did anything else.

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