Well, the problem is, I don't WANT to go through the surgery. I have to be awake for it. No anesthesia! None, nada, zip, zero as my 9 year old nephew would say as quickly as he can get the words out! Now of course there is a valid reason for no anesthesia, but I don't care!! I do not want to be awake for this surgery!! If I am not awake however, then the Dr. will have no way of knowing where the pain is being blocked. In other words, I can direct the Dr. where to put the leads by telling him whether the pain is being blocked or not. The TOTAL effectiveness of this spinal cord stimulator DEPENDS on MY feedback to the Dr. DURING the operation! Wow!! Did you catch that? The total effectiveness of this spinal cord stimulator depends on my feedback to the Dt. during the operation! Let's re-word this sentence for just a minute. . .
The TOTAL effectiveness of my journey of lifestyle change DEPENDS on MY feedback to MYSELF DURING the journey!
Just like the upcoming surgery, I simply have to be PRESENT.
I CAN still exercise even if I don't want to!
I CAN eat healthier choices even when I WANT ice cream instead!
I CAN learn to be PRESENT in my own life, concerning my own feelings and regarding my own needs!
If I choose to do all these things, then I will see the goals of lifestyle change realized! I will walk the dog, I will climb the mountain, I will loose the extra body weight, I will wear a smaller size clothing, I will train for the half marathon, I will. . . . . . . . . . . (Put whatever you like right here!)
There is no greater way to get connected to one's self than by being present in one's life!. Have a great week folks!