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Having a bad day

Chronic Pain | Last Active: Jan 6, 2020 | Replies (25)

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@nadoush Hey Nadoush! I appreciate you taking the time to reply! It has been a rough day. You are probably asleep – I think you are 4 hrs ahead of me. I had such a good day yesterday. I actually DID little things around the bedroom. That is where I live. I live With my brother and he has the living room so all my stuff is in my bedroom. Today I search for a reason for my malaise. Can’t find one. I am also bedridden because I don’t have a recliner. Where is your arthritis? Mine hurts most in my knees, shoulders, elbows, hips, back. I had my left shoulder replaced, but it doesn’t feel any better than the right one now. Thank you for listening!….,..,,,Karen

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@karen00 Karen sweetie pain is overpowering as even when it’s not there the memory of it can haunt us! Therefore it’s very important to try to overcome that and find positive ideas or thoughts that when you’re feeling it crawling in, you’ll be able to deny it it’s power.. I’ll try to explain when I have mild pain I’m so happy but at the same time in the back of my mind there is this fear of its going to get worse eventually and if I surrender to this idea without realizing it the fear takes over and now I’m worried of what’s going to come cause I have the memory of it and I know it will happen unfortunately sooner or later.. this stops me from enjoying the stages of lesser pain and sometimes it increase my pain. I started a new strategy DENIAL! Meaning when I have days like today where I woke up and in comparison I feel wonderful for I’m able to check my computer (which in bad days I wouldn’t be able to even do that.) when the thought of the previous pain starts crawling in I stop it! I deny it can even happen! I’m a 100% sure today is the day we’re a miracle will happen and all this pain will disappear 😊 so now I’m going to have breakfast plan loads of activities talk to my friends sort out my room and maybe go for a walk! In reality I know I don’t know what I’ll be able to do it all, nor how long this will last but it overcomes the fear and the thought of the pain taking over! I don’t know if this makes much sense to you!
What I’m trying to say sweetie sometimes it’s difficult to find the reason why we’re not feeling well. As our memory is filled with pain that it overtakes us with fear… my arthritis is all over the worst pain is my back shoulders hips and legs… I have several fractures that come and go..few months ago I had fractured ribs and I had no idea what that severe pain was from till my doctor did an MRI and discovered it ! Despite everything I’m determined that today will be a wonderful day and I hope you’ll have the same xxx