Widespread pain in a 55 year old man
Approximately one year ago, I was diagnosed with polymyalgia rheumatica, a painful condition of the muscles and joints that I knew I had been suffering with for years. In fact, a few months earlier it had gotten so bad I couldnâ€™t get out of the truck. My career has been in commercial construction for 38 years starting out at the age of 17, and my entire career I have been a go-getter, making things happen. At the age of 20, I was a carpenter foreman, at the age of 22 a superintendent and so my entire life, Iâ€™ve had to deal with deadlines that donâ€™t change, weather that always changes, personalities of owners, architects, engineers, my bosses, subcontractors, and individual personalities. Needless to say itâ€™s been a very stressful job for a long time.
My wife was watching the news one evening and saw a segment that the local station was reporting on the program by Dr. Schubiner. When she told me about it, I told her I would like to call to see if it might help, because at this point, the steroids prescribed to me were not working and really never did. I was starting to call pain clinics because I was so desperate. I knew that I didnâ€™t want to start on painkillers because of my profession. I was willing to try anything and I told my wife I would convert to voodooism if I though it would help.
After talking to you and reading Dr. Sarnoâ€™s book, I actually began to feel a bit better, and there seemed to be a way out of this hellacious pain. I couldnâ€™t believe that I was getting better! My wife also began to see a difference, in that I wasnâ€™t so irritable or nasty at times. I was beginning to have some hope. After the appointment with Dr. Schubiner, I felt even better and I realized that I had control of my pain. As a construction superintendent, I always had to have control over everything.
I also realized that most of the problem has been with me for years, even as far back as when I was 16 years old, I had terrible sinus headaches and I believe that that was the start of my TMS. Later, in my mid 20â€™s it was peptic ulcers, and after that I began to suffer from back pain: all due to TMS. After the seminars, I felt even better and now had the understanding and the tools to control my pain. Finally at age 55, I felt that there was an end to my pain.
To summarize: after reading Dr. Sarnoâ€™s book twice, 60% of my pain had vanished; after the consultation with Dr. Schubiner, 75% of my pain was gone; and after the seminars 90% was gone. I have only been involved with this program for 2 months and I am virtually pain free, and when I have some pain, I know what is causing it and am able to control it. It is almost too easy. GOD BLESS DR. SCHUBINER AND DR. SARNO.