(Born in London but her parents are from Guyana in South America).
The course was interesting and gave you tools to be able to support the pain that you have. I do my meditation a couple of times a day. I have been able to cut down on medication (Tramadol in particular). The doctor is pleased!
I’m not feeling so tired because I'm taking less medication, so I'm able to walk and to be out more. Before the course I could only walk 5 to 10 mins and I would make sure my walk wasn’t too far from home in case the pain got unbearable. I wouldn’t go out on my own. I was scared my body would collapse. With my MS if I overwork my body it just collapses. Now I can walk pain free on my own for up to 30 minutes. I do rest on my walks and I can watch the pain dissipate when I’m in nature and focussed on the view and what I’m seeing.
Now I’m not putting all my strength into doing a task that will make me so weak that I can’t do anything for the next couple of days. I’m working out a schedule.
I’m passing on what I'm learning to my 30 year old daughter. She lives with pain. It’s helping her. If possible, I’d like to learn to teach the course. I’d like to show people that though I've got the pain, I’m living through the pain. I want to help other people experience living with pain and growing within oneself.