Don’t you just love all those belief systems that we so easily buy into from others around us. Particularly those people we see as authority figures.
I had been having a lot of issues with my knees and then after a particularly big fall at Taekwondo they became much worse. I had managed to tear the meniscus in one knee and had badly bruised the inside of both kneecaps and could barely walk. There had already been some issues but I knew this was a big message for me personally. Taking some time out due to the injury gave me time to reflect and I managed, with the support of my closest woo-woo friends, to get to the bottom of why I did not want to be able to move physically and emotionally at that time… so healing began.
Prior to this I had headed off to see the doctor regarding the pain I was experiencing in my right knee. Guess what I got told….. Yes, it’s arthritis – at your age you have to expect these things! Excuse me!! I have pain in one knee and not the other and oddly enough they are exactly the same age.
Fast forward back to the injury. I had MRI’s on both knees and ended up having arthroscopy surgery on both knees. The specialist was very pleased to tell me from seeing the MRI images and indeed seeing directly inside my knees with a camera that there was not really any arthritis in there (which, he said, was great given my age lol).
How easy would it have been for me to buy into the doctor’s diagnosis and in turn probably make my knees worse with negative thought patterns!
I am so glad I can see things from different perspectives. It never hurts to look at things from a different angle and get second, third or more opinion and I would always recommend checking in with your GP if you feel you should, but at the end of the day always fully trust yourself and your gut instinct.