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Pain, Patience, Comfort and Anxiety

Monday, February 17, 2014

I have an ouchy shoulder this morning. It's bothering me a little more than usual. A massage would feel so good. My neck is stiff as well, also not a surprise, but more noticeable since my shoulder hurts too. It's like, well what else is going to hurt today? Then I notice that when I stand up my left foot has a twinge of pain, and my knees, well, pain there is nothing knew.

Maybe some relaxation exercises will help so I'll try that and some stretching will help too, but it's hard to move when things ache. Other than that... I'm fine. Another friend of mine is having surgery today, but not until 1PM. Waiting is hard. I expect I'll be in touch with her grown children off and on during surgery, while we all anxiously await good news from the OR. In the meantime I'll be working through my aches and pains and anxiety. Hopefully by the end of the day I will have a friend out of surgery and healing, relieved kids, and a clean desk.
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    Waiting is hard, and I have found, at least from my own experience, that stress seems to make pain issues worse too.

    I have a hard time getting moving when I am hurting too. I know that exercise makes me feel better, but sometimes it's hard to get started. I've been doing chair exercising; it's gentler on the body, but it's great for working out my pain and stiffness.
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    Wow, a lot going for you. It is frustrating waiting for your friend to be out of surgery. Good thing the children (grown) will keep you informed.
    As for the pain, I understand totally. I know when you hurt, and if you hurt everywhere it is difficult to do anything, let alone move. I hope the pain will subside for you and you won't keep feeling anxious.

    Have a nice day, and remember you have the SparkPeople to support you. They are fantastic.

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