I’ve found breathing to be one of the single most effective tools to keep a positive mindset especially when pain and fear is weighing heavily on my mind.
I’d get into those places where everything I could possibly think about doing in my day was going to result in pain.
The pain put me into a deep dark place where there was no light at the end of the tunnel.
My mind would play tricks on me making me believe, “I was going to be stuck here in pain” forever!
Everyone, I spoke to like friends and family just said, “That’s what it like getting older.”
The doctors and PTs would say there’s nothing more they could do, I’d just have to deal with the pain.
It just didn’t make sense that some days my knee felt better than others.
What was going on when my knee suddenly felt better?
No one could give me a straight answer.
This didn’t settle well for me.
I refused to accept how my knee felt and there wasn’t anything I could do to make it better.
Eventually, found out that all those well intentioned people (family, friends, doctors and PTs)
Really just didn’t know.
It’s definitely frustrating as all get out having only those people in my life giving me feedback.
Kind of like being an alcoholic getting advice from the guys at the bar.
It’s well intentioned, but he’s not getting the support he needs to get sober.
Which is the key to getting out of knee pain…
You must put yourself in an environment that will support the process of your body healing your knees.
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