What Distracts You From the Pain?

Posted by Jen, Alumna Mentor @sandytoes14, Oct 4, 2016

Hello!
We share what works (and what doesn’t) for us as far as medicines and surgeries,etc.
What works for you to give yourself a little break? I’m presently researching family history from the comfort of my recliner.

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@doxyjune

Wow that cow is amazing!!!

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Hi @parus no I didn't know about that function. Thank you for the tip. It is a bit cold and rainy here on the east coast, how is it by you? Thanks again for your help

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@doxyjune

Wow that cow is amazing!!!

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@doxyjune You are welcome. We are here to help one another as best we know how. In the 50's and rainy. Thankfully it was not the freezing precip as predicted.

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@doxyjune

Wow that cow is amazing!!!

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In socal. It is In The 59 but strong wind glow my of the cold Panic c ,heavy jackets today

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@susanlorrie

Thanks for the welcome. I have a great husband, wonderful animals that calm me. Ice cream, most specifically Blue Bunny Mini ice cream cones (with caramel). I try to take my mind of of it with coloring. I started this before it became a fad.

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I am so sorry for the lack of support from your hubby. I really don't know what I would do if I didn't have mine to help take care of me and our household. Right now I am pretty much chair bound so it is up to him to do the household chores without me.
Sadly, there are many, many people who feel the way your husband does.

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@clubohara

Hello, Sandytoes! My name is Clubohara! Distraction from pain…I make sure I have “stations” set up – I have beading, reading, coloring, puzzles, movies, etc all around the house so I can move from project to project – keeping busy, doing crafts or watching comedy keeps my mind off the pain.

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Hello!
What a great idea to have all those things set up to keep you busy.
I used to color a lot but I have pins and needles in my hands from my back issues so fine work has become an issue. I had the shingles virus (not the rash), which attack my eyes and causes some nerve damage so reading is no longer an option for me either. Other than my computer and TV, there is little I do. My big deal for the day is when my hubby drives me to the store to get my morning coffee.

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@clubohara

Hello, Sandytoes! My name is Clubohara! Distraction from pain…I make sure I have “stations” set up – I have beading, reading, coloring, puzzles, movies, etc all around the house so I can move from project to project – keeping busy, doing crafts or watching comedy keeps my mind off the pain.

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I had those nerve pains but found a product that helped me Its homeopathic called Nerve pain formula it's from Botanic Choice I love it you chew 2at a time ,you use it up to 4times a day but I've never had to more then 2 times I also sleep without a pillow as my nerves in neck where being pinched try it works for me good luck Linda

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@susanlorrie

Thanks for the welcome. I have a great husband, wonderful animals that calm me. Ice cream, most specifically Blue Bunny Mini ice cream cones (with caramel). I try to take my mind of of it with coloring. I started this before it became a fad.

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Hi 19th Kim a nurse also but learned long time ago Dr,s don't know everything so I started looking at herbs@homeopathic Stuided them since the 70,s ,we are hear because we all have and know about fibromyalgia ,you flu d a good place for fibro people ,we understand

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@susanlorrie

SandyToes,
I am working with a good doctor to wean me off the medication very slowly. I should not have sounded as if I didn’t appreciate my doctor. Unfortunately he changed groups and they wanted him to wean me down more quickly. It is my greatest wish to get completely off.

Oh happy day! It’s my 19th anniversary today. I have the most wonderful husband. Please send positive thoughts and/or prayers for him. He an unknown lung infection. I am desperately hoping it is not cancer. The past 19 years have been the best of my life! I could not live with out him.@susanlorrie

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Happy Anniversary keep on keeping on

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@edieguinn

Thanks. I don’t have support here so I’m really looking for support here. Thanks!

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You are in the right place.Tell us about yourself and problems

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@danavs

I have friends who help me, take me to doctors, buy groceries, etc., but I do feel they question my pain or it’s intensity and that hurts. To try to help take my mind off the pain, I play games on the computer, watch my favorite tv shows, and walk around on my walker as much as I can. and mostly pray and read the Psalms.

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Good things to do and be as positive as you can mind over matter

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@clubohara

Hello, Sandytoes! My name is Clubohara! Distraction from pain…I make sure I have “stations” set up – I have beading, reading, coloring, puzzles, movies, etc all around the house so I can move from project to project – keeping busy, doing crafts or watching comedy keeps my mind off the pain.

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I do the same

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@susanlorrie

Thanks for the welcome. I have a great husband, wonderful animals that calm me. Ice cream, most specifically Blue Bunny Mini ice cream cones (with caramel). I try to take my mind of of it with coloring. I started this before it became a fad.

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Ice cream is my downfall, I would like to get back into shape

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