I have a girlfriend from California that had CFS and recovered. I’ve written a lot about her on this blog. She recently had a health scare that landed her in a wheel chair for a month. I was shocked when she told me. I said to her- that must have been horrible and scary! Her reply to me was eye opening. She said it was bad but she never believed that the situation would be permanent. She new whole heartedly that she wouldn’t be in that wheel chair forever.
For me, with Chronic Fatigue, I get totally stuck in my head- When will this end? This keeps happening! How do I live like this? The mind is such a big part of healing. I have to remind myself that. I amazingly have been feeling pretty good with my energy! My eyelids aren’t heavy and I’m not in a constant daze! But I now have this mysterious pain in my body and yes it’s making me insane! My anxiety over it is out of control. But then I stop, breathe, and pull myself back together. I wasn’t born with this pain. My body can and will heal itself. But it starts with staying calm!
I’m reading the book Mind Over Medicine by Lissa Rankin. She writes about how healing is not going to happen in an overly stressed out body with flight or flight hormones flying around. She writes about the placebo affect and why it happens. Why people who see famous healers get healed. She believes it’s because we believe in this drug (really placebo) or we have total faith in a certain healer. It’s us! It’s our mind! It’s fascinating!
Believe in something: God, angels, the universe, nature. Believe that nothing is permanent. Believe that you can heal. I’ve been trying to focus on the positive. When you follow the positive path you open yourself up to new people, amazing experiences and renewed mind/body health.