jt80 - did I ever tell you about
my projecting forward trick? If not, I look forward to a date when things will be better. For example, tell yourself, one week from now, you'll be feeling better. One month, etc. I did this while in labor with my first baby! Honest, I did. It somewhat worked. LOL Along with an epidural. But I really implemented this mind trick after my first colon surgery, I was in severe pain, the worst of my life, over labor/childbirth! But I kept telling myself - one week from now I have to feel better than this. One month, this time next year, etc. It does work. It takes your mind off of what is going on at that very moment.
I'm glad you could watch something on TV to take your mind off things.
This would be a good time to watch a hilarious movie too. One of my all time faves is Planes, Trains and Automobiles (RIP John Candy). I could just laugh outloud right now and almost recite scenes verbatim! I'm sure you have your favorite hilarious movie, that you could watch over and over again. If so, keep it handy.
- Rectal Cancer 4/29/99, Stage I, no treatment necessary
(5 hour colon resection: 90% sigmoid removed, 15 inches of colon removed, gall bladder removed, temporary colostomy, reversed 8 weeks later)
- Chronic IBS/D symptoms, multiple bm's, on low residue diet
- Takes Colace 50 mg each evening
Post Edited (Marsky) : 9/13/2009 10:17:30 PM (GMT-6)