Thursday, April 26, 2012

Positive Attitude

Keeping a positive attitude is always easy when you're feeling well mentally, emotionally, and physically. However, when you you're having a couple of days when you're not feeling well it can be difficult.  Last week I had a couple of days where I was waking up in pain.  Everything hurt.  My muscles felt tense and I felt the pain in my shoulder blades, shoulders, my neck, and even my teeth where hurting.  (I must have been very tense in my sleep and was tensing my jaw too hard.)

I was feeling depressed thinking that my last treatment isn't lasting as long as they usually do.  I like to go as long as I can in-between treatments, for the fear of my body getting used to them.  As I sat on the couch with my head on the pillow, I thought to myself that I could sit here all day and hope that the pain just goes away or I can start exercising and loosen up the muscles.

That day I felt the difference in my body, and noticed that I wasn't as tight the next morning when I woke up.  I instantly felt happier and healthier.  Sometimes working out doesn't always work, especially when you're in a lot of pain, but the best thing is to change your mind set and do something about it.  Whether it's today or tomorrow, you have to plan on taking time out to loosen up your muscles and make yourself feel better.  This Dystonia is never going away, and I don't want the Botox to be the only form of treatment for me.  I'm finding that by exercising every day and making it a part of my daily routine, I won't look at it as something I only do for my Dystonia when I'm in pain.

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