I've experienced many types of pain over the decades. I don't remember a time when there wasn't pain. The foot spasms, shin splints, sore knees, pulled hamstrings, pelvic pains, chronic 'bad back', abdominal pains, sore ribs, burning shoulder, stiff neck, crunching jaw, headaches ...
Then there where the random shocks, spasms, sudden intense iching, stabbing, biting and gnawing sensations. The chest palpatations, abdominal 'pulsing', restless legs, eye twitches, white fingers, numbness, sudden extreme fatigue feeling and pins and needles in my arms and legs.
Pain is not a competition. Pain is a very personal thing.
No one can know your pain, and you will never know anyone else's.
All the pain and weird sensations were due to a dysfunction in the use of my main muscles of movement and the associated adaptations of my body as it tried to cope without their central support, restricting my range of movement and causing tensions and widespread symptoms.
When you encounter a pain, pause and focus on what you can feel as you engage your Base-Line.
Notice, focus, feel, connect.
During my recovery I experienced a lot of 'healing pains' - reliving all the different pains and weird sensations I had ever experienced as the trauma stored on my body was released little by little, layer by layer.
Every day was sore. Revisiting old symptoms as I unravelled the mess I was in by moving through the restrictions in my connective tissue system. Little by little regaining my natural range of movement. Each stage unlocking the next layer of trauma my body had been carrying around for years, but after my depression lifted I knew I was getting better and that the physical symptoms were something I had to work through in order to come out the other side.
Life should not be painful.
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