Re: What are the things that make you feel better? :-)

From: Ginny King (
Thu Oct 7 18:30:35 1999

Hi Michele, Thanks for sharing. I think this is where my biggest problem is right now...finding things that I truly enjoy to do. I love my tennis. I know it is not a good choice for me (and Igor, I do know why) but it has been a staple of my life for so many years, the exercise, the team support and it satisfies my competative nature. It is so hard for me to give up but the time has come to where I can't keep it up any longer. Now I feel a bit lost and need to find a replacement. I do love my dogs (I have four). I may try gardening but find it is hard on my back and knees so any suggestions on that would be appreciated. I am not very good at meditation (I've tried and tried but I can't get my mind to shut down), but I do find that I can relax when I listen to music. I used to play several instruments in various orchestras and bands. Maybe I'm not to old to pick it up again?? Thank you again for your sweet post. Take care. Ginny At Thu, 7 Oct 1999, Michele wrote: >
>I was wondering if anyone would be willing to share what makes you feel
>better. These are things outside the clinical arena. I always find it
>very helpful for me. I realize that adhesion sufferers are not
>exclusively endometriosis patients, but on those boards we've asked this
>question and had a really good time learning the creative things that
>made us feel better...just the smallest things.
>So, these are a few of my favorite things to do when I am uncomfortable.
>I love gardening. "In dirt we trust." LOL!! I feel relaxed in the
>garden. I love flowers and gardening books.
>Sometimes, I'll go and buy flowers on sale and in the evening listen to
>music and stare at the flowers.
>Potpourri, I like the smell of the stuff.
>I like early walks, and old Alfred Hitchcock movies. If that's on the
>TV, I can tune out and it helps me forget about pain.
>This is my favorite time of year...Autumn. I like taking drives when
>the leaves turn.
>I took a trip to Kauai last Dec. Sometimes, I use imagry(sp) and I can
>remember how it felt to put my feet in the water at sunrise and the way
>the sand and wind felt. That was so great. The water was so warm.
>I don't mean to sound silly. These things just work for me sometimes.
>Good Evening from the West Coast.

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