Thursday, August 12, 2010
If you are a chronic pain sufferer you will understand what I am about to share.
I live in pain everyday of my life. I choose to do this because the alternative is to be pain free, but have NO life. If you are wondering what I mean by this, I cannot do most anything drugged up. There is a limit to the medications I can take due to my kidney disease. Nsaids are great for OA, but Nsaids could be the cause of my kidney disease.
My average pain level is between a 5 and 7 every day, all the time, non-stop. Some days, a very good day, my pain level might be a 3. However, I do not choose to be pain free to be a martyr, I choose it so I can function as normal as possible. Most pain meds that could give me relief cause me to be loopy as if drunk. I will not function like that. I choose LIFE.
I have sought out pain relief with message therapy , strength training, exercise that is non-weight bearing,ect. And prayer. God is refuge. His grace is sufficient.
If you have been praying for me due to my pain, Thank you and God Bless you!