For the past week, I have managed to stick to a strict routine and diet, doing exercises (even started jogging!), stretching and meditating. It has been just over a month since I started the treatment and I feel normal most of the time. Dr Lee always asks me how much progress I think has been made and this week, I feel I am around 80% back to normal. I still do have odd moments when I suddenly become conscious about having muscle spasm and get quite anxious. The sensation is still there almost constantly but I think I’m learning to ignore it and not think of it as a big deal. Pain is at least 90% gone which is probably why it has been much easier to focus on the treatment and getting better rather than allowing all sorts of thoughts go through my head like I did for the first 3 weeks.
However, I have had itchy body for the past few days and quite a sensitive tingling sensation on the face, as if I am being tapped by a bunch of needles delicately, if that makes any sense. It’s not very pleasant and I’m hoping it will disappear soon.
Unfortunately, I think I’m still quite dependent on the mouth piece, worrying what will happen if I don’t have it on; a bit like the training wheels before you learn to ride a bicycle. I never got to take off the training wheels when I was younger and still can’t ride a bike… Anyway, I’m trying to come off the mouth piece slightly so I have had it out for a few hours today which has not been easy to be honest. Hopefully, I can learn to carry on with life without it soon and maybe learn to ride a bike too.