Thursday, July 29, 2010

Epidural et al

It has been just seven days since I had my epidural shot.  What a difference in pain level.  The mornings are much better, I can eat now sitting down with the help of a Relaxo Bak chair pad- not for too long but for fifteen twenty minutes.  I am walking half an hour  in  three ten minutes time slots.

Today I went for a ride with my husband to the library and grocery but in forty minutes I was exhausted .  I am not pain free yet, There are two or three attacks every day at the pain scale of 7/8 but it is much better.

One  thing - I find myself easily in tears , I get too sensitive and I am  breaking down in sobs which is
so embarassing.  I am not like that.  My mind has become so fragile too!

I am reading a log t of books because I can be on my tummy only for so long to write, right?  So these are what I am reading, all from Amazon

  I come to realize that healing has to do with the other part of the brain, not the logical side.  There has been enough treatment done  logically but the other mysterious half is totally untouched.

This part of the brain deals with emotion, intuition, imagery and it has to take part now to heal me. I was reading this book named Guided Imagery, where the author shows how our brain really works with all the neuro motors, which is fascinating to me. 

See, when you are asked to touch your nose you can easily do it.  Now you are asked to salivate.  Is it that easy unless you think of a juicy lemon cut in half,  then squeezed onto your tongue?  You have to give that imagery to your brain.

This is because while the central nervous system governs voluntary movement, the autonomic nervous system regulated salivation .The autonomic nervous system does not readily responds to ordinary thoughts,  you need to give your brain the imagery  and then  it responds. (I think I understood it right)

Similarly, if you have the keys to open the secret doors you can lead your mind to do the healing.  Of course it is not that simple but it is do able and  a highly effective, safe system and I am  sure my  healing will come through that door.

So let me go deeper and tell you next time how I am doing with that.  In the mean time I am immersed in this study.


Pretty Things said...

Getting weepy and crying is so totally natural when you're in pain, as I very well know. For me, a lot of it is feeling like I'm wasting days. But you're filling your days with things -- reading (my favorite thing to do, btw), blogging, and I'm sure that you really do need the rest. Our bodies tend to tell us that, but I wish it weren't speaking in such a painful voice!

Anonymous said...

Nice introspection Bulbul. You certainly are on the road to recovery. Now I know who to call first when my sciatica hits me ;)
So let the autonomic system relax and the somatic system will follow.
Missing you a lot.

Wired 4 Style said...

Thanks for the lovely comment on my earrings.

Keep on shining Dita!

People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Lisa Crone said...

Hi there! I wanted to thank you for stopping by my blog at A Bead A Day, your kind words made my day! I am hoping that you are feeling better!!! I had a chance to ready through some of your blog are so talented to be able to express yourself so brilliantly.

Pretty Things said...

Hey there, me again! You don't have your email on your profile so contacting you here -- just hoping your sciatica is doing better!!!

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