Over the past month I’ve been working with Julie who I first told you about several weeks ago to help desensitize my overly sensitive nervous system. And although the slightest touch or noise continue to sound the alarm bells off in my body, making me want to crawl out of my skin many times a day, I am learning new techniques and have been given some great new tools to work with each session. My body is still not responding well to all of them but together we are finding a balance of what exercises, breathing techniques and holistic practices may or may not be helpful for me.
As I’ve mentioned many times before, I have also been anxiously waiting to hear from the specialist’s office that my Psychiatrist referred me to 6 plus months ago which I still wanted to keep in my back pocket as I continue to live with this unbearable and unrelenting trauma that my body has endured since my treatment back in April. Yesterday I received a call with a follow-up email informing me that they have scheduled an appointment for me mid January. Unfortunately it’s still 2 months away and is only an initial intake appointment via zoom with the Doctor’s assistant but hey, it’s a start.
Self-advocacy does work because had I not reached out to the specialist’s office on my own last month where the kindhearted receptionist on the other end of the line listened to my pleas and offered to put my name on their waitlist in order to prioritize my queue in the system I’d still be waiting several more months before I received this call.
In the meantime I am making small strides every day in my efforts to calm my distressing symptoms down by continuing to work regularly with Julie (the practitioner) to incorporate as many of the practices I’m learning through pelvic floor physio into my daily routine; that my body will allow of course and still with the hope that by the time I actually have a face to face appointment scheduled with the specialist sometime in the new year that I will no longer need his assistance.
Here are a few simple but effective pelvic exercises I learned this week called “Face The Day” that have now become part of my morning routine (see video attached).
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