Having a bad day

Posted by karen00 @karen00, Nov 16, 2019

Hey Ya’ll, I’m starting out with a rough day. I’m not feeling mentally the way I should to be able to fight this. I’m on a new pain medicine and things haven’t been going too well these past few days. I believe it’s because I have fibro as well as rheumatoid and osteoarthritis and the weather has been cold and rainy – a double whammy. I wanted to communicate with fellow pain sufferers who would understand……..Karen

Can't hurt to try … Let us know if you find anything. Peggy

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@lioness

@karen00 I love football also and that's my rest day Sunday ,Monday night and Thur s. night I do need to get an Alexa as here there are no English radio stations. So I have my CD,s

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@lioness Hi Ms. Lioness! Well, we’re nearing the end! A couple of weeks of Saturday games, which make for a good weekend. But then——oh no! It seems that every year I end up feeling not so great in February and March. Then the flowers arise and the birds sing and spring is in the air! So I’m going to be on a roller coaster for a little while – but oh how much fun it’s going to be when I’m at the top! ……Karen

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@karen00 Yes its almost over this weekend will be good starting tomorrow but then what ? it is a long winter then without any football to watch. Lets get through it the best we can . Our games did take our problems off our pain but at last what now , do the best you can I'm going to emerse myself in painting I guess . Right now I'm painting a little piggy bank for a friend . How are you doing and did you and your brother find a good place to stay ? Hope you did Happy New Year lets hope for a better year

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@lioness

@karen00 Yes its almost over this weekend will be good starting tomorrow but then what ? it is a long winter then without any football to watch. Lets get through it the best we can . Our games did take our problems off our pain but at last what now , do the best you can I'm going to emerse myself in painting I guess . Right now I'm painting a little piggy bank for a friend . How are you doing and did you and your brother find a good place to stay ? Hope you did Happy New Year lets hope for a better year

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@lioness Oh, wow – your painting! I always wished that I could paint. Did you take lessons or were you self taught? What was your inspiration for the piggy bank?
Well, it stopped raining here – maybe it will be a beautiful, clear day tomorrow for football! Who is your team? Mine is Carolina Panthers (since I live in NC). Bad year for them-I hate that they fired their great coach. He could have brought them back this year. The last I heard he was going to be interviewed for the Wash Redskins job.
I wish the games tomorrow were at 1 and 4 instead of 4 and 8. 8 o’clock games just run too late for me!
Have a good sleep!…Karen

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@karen00

@lioness Oh, wow – your painting! I always wished that I could paint. Did you take lessons or were you self taught? What was your inspiration for the piggy bank?
Well, it stopped raining here – maybe it will be a beautiful, clear day tomorrow for football! Who is your team? Mine is Carolina Panthers (since I live in NC). Bad year for them-I hate that they fired their great coach. He could have brought them back this year. The last I heard he was going to be interviewed for the Wash Redskins job.
I wish the games tomorrow were at 1 and 4 instead of 4 and 8. 8 o’clock games just run too late for me!
Have a good sleep!…Karen

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@karen00 The piggy bank has a picture of a whimisical horse like a unicorn in the clouds . It is made of plaster material and she wanted me to paint it for her . Its dk. blue clouds, pink horse with purple mane the rainbow colors in shrining it Since I'm from Pa the Steelers but they didn't do to good this year altho with so many injuries they did better then I thought . I live in Calif. now so still the Steelers are my team . I like all teams except the Patriots lol Have a good night sleep to you and good day . Go Buffalo

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I just wanted to say that painting has probably gotten me though all the pain in my home. Me personally I'm healthy. But my husband and 13 yr daughter is rating about a 12 on the pain scale. He's a very very injured veteran and my daughter has a 37 degree spine, scoliosis…which half the doctors didn't believe. But putting my emotional and anxiety from his PTSD has helped me though everything. I just found this sight tonight and I believe it's what I've been looking for. People like me. Please send more pictures. I enjoy them. And I'll send more to. God bless yall.

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@karen00

@pfbacon Hey Peggy, I’m glad to hear that I’m not the only one who can’t find any correlation. I thought that I would study anti-inflammatory foods and see if anything adds up. It’s all I know to do – keep looking and never stop!……….Karen

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Never give up. One day someone will listen

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@gingerw

@karen00 Good for you for starting an investigation on how food affects us. I for one will be interested in what you find out. @lioness has used tumeric tea, or supplements, with some good results. Keep journaling, paying little mind to grammar/spelling/train of thought. Get things out of your mind and it will help, I can attest to that! Take each day as it comes, or each hour if that is what works for you.
Ginger

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I don't know much about your illness. This is all new to me. But recently I started eating all organic everything. Yes it's very expensive but I have noticed a huge difference. And no sugar. Yeah that part sux. Good luck

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@nadoush

@karen00 I know how you feel.. it’s a cold chilly day in london and my fibromyalgia is flaring plus I have osteoporosis.. bad days tend to be more these days and I find myself spending most of the time in bed unable to move! It’s so easy to give up it’s so easy to give in to the pain..but then I remember how good it feels when the pain fades and how I’ve learned to appreciate the simple things in life and the beauty around me..yesterday as I was watching the fund raiser for Children In Need and I saw the courageous children overcoming their challenges I couldn’t but feel thankful and grateful for all the amazing years that I enjoyed before illness entered my life..and I felt the empowerment to overcome the pain for I know the pleasure I’ll have from those painless days hours or minutes… the power of the mind is in us finding the light, that moment of peace and happiness that empowers us and filled us with joy.. and today is my the first time I can share this with someone that understands where I’m coming from and that puts a smile on my face 😊 I hope you feel better and please know I’ll always be here to listen and support you

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I just read y'all back and forth messages. It reminds me of of me. The whole thing. Fibromyalgia, osteoporosis, endometriosis, arthritis, migraines…etc. being surrounded by four walls everyday doesn't help at all. It could put you in a dark place. And I'm only 38. Also surrounded by two people I love the most that makes my pain look like a minor headache. One thing I hold onto is my artwork and going to the gym even though it hurts. I've been going for about a year. At first it was hard hard. But then I realized that being sore everyday felt a whole lot better than the pain everyday. Also it helped me sleep at night. I stopped all my pain meds bc all it did was numb me. So I use pure peppermint oil everywhere and it soaks through the bone and it's better than anything over the counter. All I can say is I hope y'all continue talking to me bc this is the first sight I found people like me. God bless yall 🙏.

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@veteranspouseinpain

I just read y'all back and forth messages. It reminds me of of me. The whole thing. Fibromyalgia, osteoporosis, endometriosis, arthritis, migraines…etc. being surrounded by four walls everyday doesn't help at all. It could put you in a dark place. And I'm only 38. Also surrounded by two people I love the most that makes my pain look like a minor headache. One thing I hold onto is my artwork and going to the gym even though it hurts. I've been going for about a year. At first it was hard hard. But then I realized that being sore everyday felt a whole lot better than the pain everyday. Also it helped me sleep at night. I stopped all my pain meds bc all it did was numb me. So I use pure peppermint oil everywhere and it soaks through the bone and it's better than anything over the counter. All I can say is I hope y'all continue talking to me bc this is the first sight I found people like me. God bless yall 🙏.

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Hi @veteranspouseinpain, welcome to Connect. You might be interested in this discussion with fellow artists.
– Art for Healing https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/art-for-healing/

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I hope we all feel better soon — that's my one wish for 2020. Peggy

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@veteranspouseinpain

I just read y'all back and forth messages. It reminds me of of me. The whole thing. Fibromyalgia, osteoporosis, endometriosis, arthritis, migraines…etc. being surrounded by four walls everyday doesn't help at all. It could put you in a dark place. And I'm only 38. Also surrounded by two people I love the most that makes my pain look like a minor headache. One thing I hold onto is my artwork and going to the gym even though it hurts. I've been going for about a year. At first it was hard hard. But then I realized that being sore everyday felt a whole lot better than the pain everyday. Also it helped me sleep at night. I stopped all my pain meds bc all it did was numb me. So I use pure peppermint oil everywhere and it soaks through the bone and it's better than anything over the counter. All I can say is I hope y'all continue talking to me bc this is the first sight I found people like me. God bless yall 🙏.

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@veteranspouseinpain I also use peppermint oil plus frankincense together and yes I do love the E.O. they do work .

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