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Another letter to my body

I know this may seem odd, but I'm trying to find ways to help with my panic attacks over today's upcoming surgery. I thought a letter to my body might be in order. I remember doing something similar a year ago in response to a
BlogHer
post and I remember it helped me then. So I'm doing it again.

Dear Body,

You and I have been through a lot lately. I know that RSD, anxiety, thyroid problems, depression, nausea and tons of other stuff has made your life very difficulty. I'm not sure what it is you want or need to help you heal, but the one thing I do know is that you want to keep this toe and you don't want to see RSD's distruction in that foot. I have every confidence that you will work with me, the medical staff and God to provide the best healing. I believe that you just need this surgery to give you the nudge you need to repair this fracture. I know you'll do the best you can to help me have a safe surgery, avoid complications, decrease any discomfort and heal.

It is my hope that we will form a healing partnership today and forever after. I'll do what I can to help you heal. I I'll also do what I can to help you stay comfortable.

My promises to you:
I will ask tough questions when they need to be asked to make the best decisions I can to protect you.
I will use the skills I have from guided imagery, biofeedback and EFT to deal with any problems which may come up.
I will be kind to you and do my best to view you as a partner, not my tormenter.
I will watch for symptoms of RSD and make sure they are dealt with.
I will pray.


I look forward to healing with you!

Nickie

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(Anonymous)
Jun. 12th, 2009 12:55 am (UTC)
Letter to my body
Way to go Nickie! Use all of the tools available to you. You can do this.

Denise
(Anonymous)
Jun. 12th, 2009 01:33 am (UTC)
Best wishes from me too
Hm, your body sure needs some kind words. I had to look up what rsd stands for and that sounds very hard to cope with.
I cannot imagine what you are going through, however best wishes.
Wilma
(Anonymous)
Jul. 31st, 2009 03:51 pm (UTC)
This post really speaks to me as an RSD patient. I am constantly having little conversations with my body in my head nowadays: "That's it, leg. Just 15 more minutes in this chair before class lets out..." "Okay, skin. I hear you loud and clear. I will take off this scratchy t-shirt as soon as I get home..." etc. My body has become this seperate entity that I am constantly negotiating with.
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