A pep post...your favorite success stories!!!

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Re: A pep post...your favorite success stories!!!

Postby Tobes on October 1st, 2012, 6:45 am

New day, new story.

It's crisp and short, just saying what matters: "Had it, sucked bigtime, was scared to death, after 3 years it's gone."

Enjoy:

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Re: A pep post...your favorite success stories!!!

Postby SuziQ on October 1st, 2012, 3:12 pm

Good one, from another old friend. :)

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Re: A pep post...your favorite success stories!!!

Postby Tobes on October 2nd, 2012, 2:43 am

Hey Sue,

thanks a lot,I for my part enjoyed reading that story very much!! :D :D :D

And as I really intend on keeping this going on for quite a while - kind of forcing myself to look at the positive side of things - this is my today's positive read:

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Enjoy folks and get better soon!!
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Re: A pep post...your favorite success stories!!!

Postby Tobes on October 3rd, 2012, 1:18 am

Today's story is about the quest to control negative thoughts, to calm the mind and to break bad habits.

Something I believe to be beneficial to all of us.


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Re: A pep post...your favorite success stories!!!

Postby Tobes on October 4th, 2012, 3:08 am

Hey folks,

here's another short report of a survivor checking back in.

I just realized that very many of these updates are rather short.

Thinking about it, I figure BFS is just not important enough for these guys to spend more time and effort on their update reports.

I guess, that's what it actually is: just not important.

That's not a state of mind I have reached, yet. But I am certainly trying to get there.

So, today I wish all of us peace of mind and some day full realization of the right perspective on things and on life priorities.

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Re: A pep post...your favorite success stories!!!

Postby Tobes on October 4th, 2012, 6:51 am

Just found another amazing story.

Basically telling first hand what everybody can read in the old Mayo study.

You can have twitches. You can even have those for long years.

But you will also have a life.

And not a bad one if you so choose.

Read for yourselves:

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Re: A pep post...your favorite success stories!!!

Postby Tobes on October 4th, 2012, 7:17 am

Just afraid to lose the post again, so it's gonna be today's story No.3.

Does anything in that story strike you as familiar?!

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Re: A pep post...your favorite success stories!!!

Postby Tobes on October 5th, 2012, 4:34 am

Keeping real to the promise I gave myself, I have another story for today.

This one highlights another important truth about "BENIGN"-FS:

If you can't find a handle on how to reduce symptoms or even get rid of them (yet...), there is always the realistic option to just not care about them.

Besides, many people reporting on subsiding and vanishing symptoms have to wait quite a while for this to happen.

In the meantime, above mentioned option als works just fine.

Funny thing is, each symptom I have encountered so far has spooked the freaking daylight out of me and had me obsess about it for days or weeks.
Until the next scary symptom shows up, taking its turn in demanding my completely undisturbed anxious attention.
Then the other stuff gets boring and much less of a problem in an instant. My calf twitches which had me crying of fear and despair in the first weeks are now hardly noticeable.

My new freak symptom is now a severe loss of hand dexterity or control. Don't know, my fingers just don't seem to work anymore, can hardly finish typing this post.

Geez, this really gets gets my heart pounding and my breath accelerating.

Anyhow, don't think that changes anything I have learned from the stories I have read and shared with you, so far.

That's the one for today:

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Re: A pep post...your favorite success stories!!!

Postby Tobes on October 5th, 2012, 6:25 am

Another piece of advice you happen to come across all the time if you bothered to search around.

"Get off this site an on with your life. It helps."

I'm almost ready to forsake my positive-thinking-thread commitment...

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Re: A pep post...your favorite success stories!!!

Postby BFSBurger on October 5th, 2012, 8:38 am

Please dont forsake it. Although I'd love to institute a rule that you're only allowed to link to posts from those who talk about complete remission (LOL) ... either way this thread is the best one on the site. Im sure we all can use our awesome search capabilities and add to it so you don't have to do all the work. If I find one ill just PM it to you so you can keep this thread clean. Feel free to delete this after you read it! Love a nice clean thread :)
How I resolved my BFS within 1 year of onset:

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Re: A pep post...your favorite success stories!!!

Postby Tobes on October 5th, 2012, 9:13 am

Nah...the only cleanliness I would care about in this thread is in terms of mental hygiene and attitude.

A little good-hearted BFS-talk in between can't hurt the purpose, I figure.

So, thanks for the flowers...as we like to say in good old Germany. :D

Yeah, I have to admit full remissions are on top of my search list...you got me there... :wink:

But if you read through many older posts, you will realize that with BFS complete remission can also occur with the mind, completely independent of what your body or your muscles do.

Read through Basso's long history of posts and you'll know what I mean.

The point I'm trying to make is that everybody on this forum can have the well-grounded and realistic hope to recover physically.

However, some won't as much as others, that is what I learned from my journey through the archives.

Still, absolutely EVERYBODY can fully recover mentally, no matter what the course of his or her BFS!!!

And mental recovery, in turn, cranks up chances for physical improvement bigtime. It's a circle, really.

It's all there in "BFS in a nutshell". Any veteran can tell you the same things, you can read in these old posts.

I'm not discovering any new truth, I'm just trying to convince myself of long-known old truths.

And I present the evidence for these truths in this thread. That's all.
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Re: A pep post...your favorite success stories!!!

Postby Tobes on October 6th, 2012, 3:01 am

New post, old twitcher, timeless message.

We'll get over it and it will get better, eventually.

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Re: A pep post...your favorite success stories!!!

Postby Tobes on October 6th, 2012, 3:11 am

...and a little treat for you full remission fans out there... :D

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Re: A pep post...your favorite success stories!!!

Postby Tobes on October 9th, 2012, 2:08 am

Hello my fellow twitchers,

today I spare you of any wise commentary, because it has all been said, really.

You know... it's benign, it will get better, no, it's NOT the bad thing, yes, many people have seen the exact same symptom before, etc., etc., etc.

So, just read a short update of yet another survivor, saying that life's good with twitching.

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Re: A pep post...your favorite success stories!!!

Postby LApea on October 9th, 2012, 4:08 pm

Hey Tobes,

Just wanted to say thanks for posting up this thread and digging up these stories. It's nice to see the positive outcomes of different posters.
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