Webslave, you are 100% right, this process requires a lot of attention and persistence! And very easy to forget when you are busy. Or when you feel better, to think you can skip ...
I am very much encouraged by the fact that last week I had a very stressing crisis at work, I had no time for the routine, all symptoms came back for 2-3 days, but after restarting the protocol and catching up intensively (asking my wife to push harder ...), I am back to what it was before, which is only discomfort (no pain), to which I even don't pay attention most of the day.
Last month, my life was 90% around CPPS symptoms and anxiety.
I am resuming internal business trips next week. I am not afraid to travel as I was before, my work requires monthly travel, which I stopped for 6 months, I was terrified that a major flare would occur while I am on travel (the main reason why I asked my wife to join me at the WA clinic), now I know I can help myself.
I am now starting to try relaxation methods slightly different from what we were taught at the WA clinic. I know what I need to achieve (deep relaxation while accepting whatever is going on in your body), right now I am back to 1-2 daily sessions - 20 to 30 minutes. I also find that investing in the physical part of the WA protocols (TP releases and stretches) help me to reduce my overall stress level.
Age: 51 | Onset Age: Early 2011 Symptoms: Before the Clinic: Pain while sitting. Pain in tip of penis. Reduced urine flow. Intermittent rectum and testicles pain. Poor sleep. After Clinic: Mild discomfort after long sitting, mild penis irritation. Attended the Wise-Anderson Clinic July 2011. Helped By: Physical Therapy (external & internal using the WA Wand - mainly external - abdominals and glutes), Paradoxical Relaxation, 30-min daily walk, Uroxatral (reduced tip-of-penis pain, but with side effects). Hot bath. Not helped by: Antibiotics, NSAIDS, Acupuncture, Homeopathy, supplements. Worsened By: Stress, Catastrophic Thinking, specific Yoga exercises, weight lifting.