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.

Interested in more discussions like this? Go to the Chronic Pain Support Group.

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.

REPLY
@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.

Jump to this post

Well that’s what we are here for! I’m sorry your husband doesn’t understand. My mother in law is the same way.

REPLY

I understand the frustration when friends don’t get it. I too turn to my bible and am happy to have this forum to come where others understand.

REPLY

@sandytoes14
hi and good morning. I just joined recently, but I have several things I do: sometimes i do all/most in 1 day; other times just 1 or 2 or a few. I enjoy adult coloring books, because it’s very calming, lessens my anxiety and allows me to do more focusing on it than my constant pain. I also like to do crafts and kits, like simple painting (I stink at it, but it’s fun! lol!), tile painting, making magnets, positive feedback decorated notes to put in places around the house where I can see them often; making soap, and more. I can’t sit long or stand long, but I will use a kitchen counter and stand sometimes, or use pillows on the couch, whatever makes me the most comfortable at that moment. Since I joined this awesome group, I have a little more hope that I might have a little less pain, make good friends, and know I’m not alone. Thank you all for being YOU!
hugs,
Clownscrytoo

REPLY
@clownscrytoo

@sandytoes14
hi and good morning. I just joined recently, but I have several things I do: sometimes i do all/most in 1 day; other times just 1 or 2 or a few. I enjoy adult coloring books, because it’s very calming, lessens my anxiety and allows me to do more focusing on it than my constant pain. I also like to do crafts and kits, like simple painting (I stink at it, but it’s fun! lol!), tile painting, making magnets, positive feedback decorated notes to put in places around the house where I can see them often; making soap, and more. I can’t sit long or stand long, but I will use a kitchen counter and stand sometimes, or use pillows on the couch, whatever makes me the most comfortable at that moment. Since I joined this awesome group, I have a little more hope that I might have a little less pain, make good friends, and know I’m not alone. Thank you all for being YOU!
hugs,
Clownscrytoo

Jump to this post

You go! Have to be distracted and upbeat!

REPLY
@clownscrytoo

@sandytoes14
hi and good morning. I just joined recently, but I have several things I do: sometimes i do all/most in 1 day; other times just 1 or 2 or a few. I enjoy adult coloring books, because it’s very calming, lessens my anxiety and allows me to do more focusing on it than my constant pain. I also like to do crafts and kits, like simple painting (I stink at it, but it’s fun! lol!), tile painting, making magnets, positive feedback decorated notes to put in places around the house where I can see them often; making soap, and more. I can’t sit long or stand long, but I will use a kitchen counter and stand sometimes, or use pillows on the couch, whatever makes me the most comfortable at that moment. Since I joined this awesome group, I have a little more hope that I might have a little less pain, make good friends, and know I’m not alone. Thank you all for being YOU!
hugs,
Clownscrytoo

Jump to this post

@edieguinn
Thank you. Not always easy, but not impossible either! lol! For me, laughter is oxygen to my soul. I hope & pray you find relief of any kind soon, Edie.
hugz,
Clownscrytoo

REPLY
@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

Jump to this post

@susanlorie
a belated Happy Anny to you and your husband! Positive thoughts and prayers that he gets well soon and that you find pain relief.
Clownscrytoo

REPLY
@clownscrytoo

@sandytoes14
hi and good morning. I just joined recently, but I have several things I do: sometimes i do all/most in 1 day; other times just 1 or 2 or a few. I enjoy adult coloring books, because it’s very calming, lessens my anxiety and allows me to do more focusing on it than my constant pain. I also like to do crafts and kits, like simple painting (I stink at it, but it’s fun! lol!), tile painting, making magnets, positive feedback decorated notes to put in places around the house where I can see them often; making soap, and more. I can’t sit long or stand long, but I will use a kitchen counter and stand sometimes, or use pillows on the couch, whatever makes me the most comfortable at that moment. Since I joined this awesome group, I have a little more hope that I might have a little less pain, make good friends, and know I’m not alone. Thank you all for being YOU!
hugs,
Clownscrytoo

Jump to this post

I love all that you do–I like doing different things too. I like this group of people because we can all empathize but life each other up. Some ‘support’ groups I have been well, downers! Thanks for sharing!

REPLY

ADULT COLOURING BOOKS, with good Faber Castell pencils. Gr8 music. Light exercise at home on floor mat. NNN OOOO STRESS(:-)

REPLY
@clownscrytoo

@sandytoes14
hi and good morning. I just joined recently, but I have several things I do: sometimes i do all/most in 1 day; other times just 1 or 2 or a few. I enjoy adult coloring books, because it’s very calming, lessens my anxiety and allows me to do more focusing on it than my constant pain. I also like to do crafts and kits, like simple painting (I stink at it, but it’s fun! lol!), tile painting, making magnets, positive feedback decorated notes to put in places around the house where I can see them often; making soap, and more. I can’t sit long or stand long, but I will use a kitchen counter and stand sometimes, or use pillows on the couch, whatever makes me the most comfortable at that moment. Since I joined this awesome group, I have a little more hope that I might have a little less pain, make good friends, and know I’m not alone. Thank you all for being YOU!
hugs,
Clownscrytoo

Jump to this post

Thank you, @sandytoes14!  You are so right.  My one worry when I joined was that it might just bring me down, but it definitely hasn’t! I feel very comfortable saying what I need to and empathizing with others.take care,Clownscrytoo

REPLY
Please sign in or register to post a reply.