Tuesday, January 12, 2010
We have always known you as a very sensitive girl. Even when you were a little girl, you were high sensitive. Every emotion you experience, you experience to the fullest. I never expected it to translate itself into physical sensitivity.
We went to see a physiotherapist to help you with the constant knee pain. There is a dysfunction in both your knee caps, to some extend. The main problem is that you are very sensitive to pain.. We never realised that. The doctor acknowledges your pain. It's there all right. She won't deny that. But you need to find another way to deal with it, so it doesn't turn into spasmophilia or fibromyalgia. She would like you to do exercises to build up more muscles around the knee cap. That's the first step. But that's not the only thing. You need to learn how to relax and let your mind make a detour as soon as pain comes in the picture. You need to distract your brain and tell it you're not hurting. If you are not prepared to do that, every little touch of pain will become gigantic. And that's not the kind of life we have in mind for you. Neither do you..
You can definitely start exercising again. Slowly and without overdoing it. You're happy you will be able to go back to dance class. No more trampoline jumping, and running will never be the best sport for you, but there are plenty of other sports to discover. Swimming and biking would be better for you. We'll help you as much as we can. I hope you will find a way to distract your mind. We love you sweetie. Hang in there. Things will get better. I promise.