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Not My Morning...Chronic Pain

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

I don't like to complain about my fibro and arthritis, but today I feel so poorly that it is affecting my daily life. I feel the need to reach out and just let others that have chronic pain know they are not alone.

Today my Fibro is flared up terribly. I will be seeing my Dr for a pain shot later this afternoon. It's all I can do to function and even type up this blog. But I need to share, so here I am. My arthritis pain in lower back is fair, but the prednisone treatment is turning me into the wicked emoticon of the west and I don't like feeling so angry and irritable.
I was supposed to have an epidural shot for the lower back tomorrow, but I just got the phone call that it had to be postponed due to the nurse's error in paperwork. Darn insurance companies anyway. emoticon So now it will be next Wed. Fun. I only hope that I do not have to do another round of prednisone. If so I need to stay in hiding before someone gets taken out. JUST KIDDING!!

Anyhow to add to my rant, there are people that just don't understand chronic pain and it's frustrating to say the least; although I suppose if one has never been through it they can't quite get it.

I found this funny....It's the sarcasm coming out of me. This is for all of you that know what I am talking about.

Sorry my computer will not upload another pic....sigh

Here is the link to the pic...


I'm hoping it will be better as the day goes on...if not early to bed. I'm not going to let things ruin my day. I have to find the silver lining in every emoticon
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    sorry I've been out of touch - hope you're feeling lots better sweetie!! emoticon
    1730 days ago
    Hey there, Cynthia! You not only manage to find the silver lining in those clouds, but you know when to pull out your great sense of humor and put it to work, too - congratulations!! I followed the Pinterest link and just howled :) It's so true: No one can really understand the level and complexity of another person's pain, be they a pain expert or loved one. I'm so sorry you've had to endure those prednisone side effects. I've only taken it once, but I was so sleepless, even Ambien didn't help, and I felt more than a little spacy from the stuff, too emoticon (yep, that would be it: WIRED! :) I'm sorry you have to wait until a week from today to get your epidural...grrr, those screw-ups are costly to us!

    One of my favorite non-vitamin vitamins for the pain I get in my shoulders and lower back is good old "vitamin H," for "heat," via my trusty heating pad. I've got it plugged in right now, in fact, in my 'puter's power strip. (And I'm sitting in a recliner while talking to you here, too :). Sending you every good wish for a lessening of your pain and the gentlest of emoticon , Susan
    1736 days ago
    emoticon emoticon I hope that you are feeling better tomorrow.
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    My mom has fibro so I can understand a bit of what you're going through. She also has lymphedema in her legs. I help as much as I can, but she says what helps the most for her pain is me just being there or calling her to talk. So, I would just like to tell you that the pain won't stay forever, you will have better days to come, and someone out there knows what you're going through and has said a prayer for you! "I will stumble, I will fall down, but I will not be moved," Natalie Grant.
    1736 days ago
    emoticon Hope your day gets a lot better,
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