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tennis tom

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Posted - 10/25/2019 :  13:28:38  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
When I feel the pain in my hip I say to myself : "IT'S ONLY TMS (muscle) HOLDING."



Some of my favorite excerpts from _THE DIVIDED MIND_ :


"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society." Jiddu Krishnamurti

"Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional." Author Unknown

“You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation” – Plato

"Happy People Are Happy Putters." Frank Nobilo, Golf Analyst

"Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint." Mark Twain and Balto

"The hot-dog is the noblest of dogs; it feeds the hand that bites it." Dr. Laurence Johnston Peter

"...the human emotional system was not designed to endure the mental rigors of a tennis match." Dr. Allen Fox

"Where ignorance is bliss, 'tis folly to be wise" - Thomas Gray

"All my friends in Los Angeles are the sensitive type. They all have like all the diseases like Chronic Fatigue, Epstien Barr, Fibromyalgia. Like all the diseases where the only symptoms seem to be you had a really crappy childhood and at the prospect of full time work ya feel kinda achy and tired."

Posted by Skizzik @ TMSHelp from comedian Maria Bamford

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthuisam."
Sir Winston Churchill


"If it ends with "itis" or "algia" or "syndrome" and doctors can't figure out what causes it, then it might be TMS." Dave the Mod



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(212) 263-6035

Dr. Sarno is now retired, if you call this number you will be referred to his associate Dr. Rashbaum.

"...there are so many things little and big that are tms, I wouldn't have time to write about all of them": Told to icelikeaninja by Dr. Sarno

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Posted - 10/26/2019 :  19:18:38  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I like it - it is like a memory (a bad memory). Dr. Hanscom in Seattle says pain pathways have a memory.
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tennis tom

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Posted - 10/29/2019 :  07:37:51  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Al, thanks for the reply! I was given a powerful NOCEBO by a TMS doc years ago that my hip was NOT TMS and to get a "hip-replacement sooner than later"--I didn't comply with his advice. On the way over to his office, I had a brisk walk with little to no pain once I got warmed up and was looking forward to him giving me the all-clear and go on my merry way to run marathons if I wanted to. A requirement to "recover" from a TMS symptom is a total belief that it is TMS and not structural--that powerful NOCEBO has lingered for years creating a tug-of-war as to is my hip TMS or is it structural. The pain comes in goes. I've found with this new mantra : "It's only TMS muscle holding" it interrupts the message from the brain and is helping to relax the muscles in the hip area.

Other then that, it's been lights out down here in fire country, no fires near by but some smoke and very high winds the other night, 75mph+ and saw white caps on the slough for the first time. There's been no power going on three days to prevent fires. Been using my car battery jumper box to power the cell, lap-top and VZW Mifi box to connect to "civilization". Most everything's closed except for the Nugget Market nearby thankfully. Don't need lights to play tennis, but it would be nice to take a warm shower soon.


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