Archive for December, 2008

Its been a while since I have posted here and to be frank I set the blog to automatically allow sensible comments as I’ve just not wanted to keep dwelling so much on my condition. Blogging I think was an important function in my recovery or at least it helped me at the realisation stage. I do think I did come to a point where I felt I  said everything I needed to. Sometimes dwelling on something too long as an negative emotional affect and I needed time to get past this.

I am getting better and actually un-installed voice recognition totally from my PC and packed away the expensive headset. I have been working hard on the posture issues, strengthening my back muscles. I eat a far better, banana based diet and I take a few supplements too.

For breakfast I take a 1000mg of codliver oil, plus 2000mg of Glucosamine Sulphate. With my evening meal then I take a single “Gloco Samax Extra” which contains a further 650mg of Glucosamine Sulphate and Chondroitin Sulphate with MSM, Rosehip and Omega 3.

I take it in such a high dosage because it has  anti-inflammatory properties – its a side effect of the supplement and I’m merely using it to my advantage. Its mild but I do believe it is working rather better than any prescription medication ever did. well not without potentially giving me cancer and shredding my insides so much that I end up bleeding internally.  This is why I completely ignore doctors advise now and surprisingly by completely ignoring them I am improving!

I do believe a part of any recovery from anything is mind set. You don’t actually want to be thinking about your condition so much, but likewise its not something you can ever forget about. People who say such things like “everyone has problems.. we just get on with it” are in fact just morons who don’t understand about real pain.

I don’t think recovery means going back to the way you were before, I think it means just being able to get back to a point where you can get on with life and making small unconscious allowances. For example, I type differently, more slowly and take lots of breaks. I will never be super fast typist again and they won’t ever appear on my CV again. My typing will pretty much be like every other average joes. I don’t think that is a bad thing at all. If I typed like “joe” then I wouldn’t have had an RSI like condition at all! lol

I want to wish everyone a happy new years and I will try to post more next year when I have something interesting to say!


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