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

From: Michele (
Thu Oct 7 18:56:21 1999

I love tennis. Now I walk...too high impact for me now. I could stand in one place and bat a ball I suppose. HA! I hope you play music again. Heck, why not? Music and the arts are an important part of my life too. Each year we go as a family to listen to Beethoven's Ode to Joy..full choir. I have a brother that is so talented muscially. It's a gift. Hey, this is nice to hear. Hoping more people can post.

This made me happy to read. Michele :-)

At Thu, 7 Oct 1999, Ginny King wrote: >
>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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