Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Health Update

Only sort of related to today's post, but I've been meaning to share for a few days!
Doctor Recommended. 

In my last post about Vulvodynia, I talked about how the treatment process was going to unravel. It’s been a few weeks since, and I’m a about to go in for another round of physiotheraphy and cognitive behaviour therapy tomorrow. 

So far, it hasn’t been what I’ve expected. Not that I really knew what to expect, but, hey, we all create some sort of idea in my head. 

I’ve been bad. I was assigned homework from last time, and... you guessed it, I didn’t really follow through. My trouble was finding time. 

On the bus today, I did my worksheets. We had to do a cognitive behavioural square about our thoughts, feelings, behaviours and actions regarding a non sexual activity, a painful sexual activity, and then a painless sexual activity. The last one was the hardest because I just don’t. I don’t know what that would even mean. I also did my other worksheet, but the example they did up in the book pretty much hit the nail on that one. 

As to physio. I failed. I tried to consciously think of the things that she told me to do. But I still don’t know where my pelvic floor muscle is.... I can’t seem to separate it from my butt muscle and my stomach muscle (I’m not a doctor, or anyone who knows the names on the muscles, that’s just they way they are too me) 

And I completely failed at doing any mindfulness. I just didn’t have the time. That’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it! It is hard to take 10 minutes to myself to do nothing--- not when I have so much going on, and sometimes, I just want to ‘relax’ my way. 

I guess I could practice it right now on the bus... failed. 

..... I have been able to wear jeans more often in better news! 


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  2. Hi! I have endometriosis, and have found that most forms of exercise make my pain worse, I just wanted to write you because I found a set of 6 CDs called Pelvic Health and Awareness, by Deborah Bowes that I can do and that helps AND doesn't make things worse. It's based on Feldenkrais, which is a form of movement therapy where you do very tiny, or even imaginary movements (often I find that's best for me!) to release certain patterns your body may have gotten into - and often release it from pain - my way of understanding it is that - say you have a very tight muscle, but your brain thinks that the muscle is relaxed - doing this slight imaginary tightening of the muscle helps your brain to understand that the muscle is tight, and therefore to release it - it works way better than stretching a muscle, to relax it! Here is a link with an interview about this program. I've also tried From Prolapse to Pelvic Power, by Barbara Bell and Judy Pippen, but I don't find it as user-friendly. So much love and all the best!!! http://www.feldenkraissf.com/pelvichealthinterview.cfm



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