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Blog entries from Dainty

Dainty has a total of 34 entries.

  1. Dainty
    Sorry I disappeared so suddenly on everyone without warning, and haven't been responding to messages. My improvement has continued in every area except for noise sensitivity, which is causing major issues. When I can spend just a week living alone without noise nearby my functionality improves more than 50% and my brainfog all but disappears. This didn't used to be the case, mind you, but after...
    Dainty, Nov 17, 2013
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    Some who have been following my story want to know how I'm doing. The short answer is, I'm doing fine. A good kind of fine. Stable and in a far more improved condition than I was 6 months ago. It's tempting to leave my answer there, but since I have been sharing so much about this treatment, I'm beginning to feel compelled to share a bit beyond my comfort zone. The truth is, in order for this...
    Dainty, Nov 17, 2012
  3. Dainty
    ...so this is what normal feels like. I can't tell you how many times I've had that thought in the past couple months. It's somewhat akin to the sense of coming home after a long trip, and yet somehow it seems better than it ever was before. When I first began this treatment, the initial sense was that it's relieving my symptoms. I didn't know if it would go beyond that and actually make a...
    Dainty, Oct 16, 2012
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    Some major repair work is continuing to happen in my body under cranial osteopathy treatments, so I figured it was time to write another update. Something unique about this treatment is that it isn't about finding all the problems and manually adjusting each one. Rather, the philosophy of osteopathy is that the body is capable - and, indeed, is trying - to heal itself. Sometimes there are...
    Dainty, Sep 4, 2012
  5. Dainty
    I swallow wrong. Not that I ever would have guessed it. Who thinks about the manner in which they swallow, anyway? Isn't that something you just sort of, well, do? Today I had a very simple goal: find a way to be more relaxed while eating, with an emphasis on savoring the food rather than wolfing it down. It wasn't the first time I had experimented with ways to achieve such, with variable...
    Dainty, Aug 26, 2012
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    Remember last week where I had that day of agony as my teeth moved? Turns out there was a little more going on with that. To begin where I left off: In the area where my wisdom teeth were taken out a year and a half ago it feels like my face is being pulled down to those singular focal points, with some pressure on the lower ones as well. What I neglected to share here is that I suspected I...
    Dainty, Aug 13, 2012
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    I just realized I've been animately engaged in conversation and research for the past 7 hours straight and not only have I not overdone it, but also my nervous system is not wound up. I should rest well after completing this post. After yesterday's exhaustion, I woke up feeling normal - my new kind of normal since starting osteopathy which includes a sense of well-being. I turn over, and my...
    Dainty, Aug 8, 2012
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    Edit: A couple hours after writing this I managed to get some rest, and as the pain eased I fell asleep. Since waking it has been only mild discomfort and adjusting to the new bite. My osteo did reply with advise to press on certian areas to ease hte matter but I was already asleep by then. I'm in agony. In the spirit of continuing my saga of sharing what life under successful osteopathic...
    Dainty, Aug 7, 2012
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    Someone requested a more detailed explanation of what my "structural issues" are. Creating a summary is difficult for a few reasons: One is that osteopaths don't tend to be a very talkative bunch. Another is that sometimes one issue doesn't make itself clear until a after a different issue is taken care of. Also many if not all strains are connected in some manner, so since singling out every...
    Dainty, Aug 6, 2012
  10. Dainty
    Since several people have mentioned EDS and hypermobility I thought I'd share my experience with that in case it's helpful for those considering the treatment I'm doing. I have several hypermobile joints that sometimes quite painfully slide out of alignment. I have not been officially diagnosed with EDS or even investigated that avenue. I did not have any hypermobility prior to onset of...
    Dainty, Aug 2, 2012
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    Just to demonstrate the difference from day to day - and because I feel like writing more - I figured I'd give an update on how today went in light of yesterday's excitement, since this style of progress is my normal life now. I may only be receiving treatment once every 4-6 weeks but I feel like I'm getting it nearly all day, every day, because that's how frequently my body is integrating...
    Dainty, Aug 2, 2012
  12. Dainty
    Before I experienced it myself, it was hard to picture what structural shifts or releases were like. My closest idea to it was chiropractics, some particularly effective massage sessions, or certain stretching techniques from my athletic days that sometimes popped my joints wrong. However none of these come anything close to the fundamental changes I experience now as the osteopathic treatment I...
    Dainty, Aug 1, 2012
  13. Dainty
    Lately I've been reminiscing about the changes in my life the past 7 or 8 months or so. I felt like writing about them, and it seems this blog is a good place for it. This entry is about my shower bench. My shower is small, even smaller than most tiny showers, being in an RV trailer or "caravan" as some call it. I think it's about 2 1/2 by 2 1/2 feet. For the 5-ish years I've lived here I...
    Dainty, Jul 22, 2012
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    I'd been having a string of bad days, and today there was a delightful break in the clouds. I'm thankful for good days. My pain levels were barely high enough to keep me from resting but nothing that a good distraction wouldn't take care of. I got up to find the chatroom just the right kind of busy, and it remained so for the better part of the day with people coming and going and lurking...
    Dainty, Jul 13, 2011
  15. Dainty
    I love you all. I was just about to take a much-needed nap, but after I had turned off the computer and began my routine of winding down I presently came to pondering how much of a blessing this community is, and, despite myself, I snuck back on here to write a post. They say you don't know what you've got 'till it's gone, and when the forum went down it became lonely pretty quickly. I...
    Dainty, Jun 14, 2011