Healthy Artist, so sorry to hear you had such a bad crash. sounds like your definitely on the right track tho with the affirmations. I too love both Wayne Dyer and Louise Hay's material. I don't think there is any coincidence about it, your feeling better as a result of reciting these promises. The body has no choice but to follow the mind, you know. Most of it is subsconcious, but it takes time to get rid of the old "tapes" and record new ones.
If we only knew how many different ways we've downed ourselves, mostly subconsciously over the years! I've been doing it for what seems like millenia (ok I'm only 56 LOL). but since doing affirmations, joining a good 12 Step Program (for codependence)and following Dr Lam, I am making progress. I love Louise Hayes audiobook called Positive Affirmation Treatments for Loving & Appreciating Your Body. Excuses Begone is another great one from Wayne Dyer.
Hope your feeling better soon, sending you hugs & best wishes,