knocked down again by pain
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Tired of living with pain. I blogged about barriers before, but this is my biggest one. I don't want to move when I hurt. I don't care what I eat when I hurt. My depression is deep when I hurt.
I can get out of bed and go to work. In fact, getting out of bed helps, movement helps. But I still hurt enough that once I'm up, I don't want to move.
I had an eval with a physical therapist yesterday, and she found a number of issue that we can work on. I liked her a lot, felt that she listened to me and that we will make progress. I'm debating going back on a prescription anti-inflammatory for a few weeks as I start PT. The downside is it helps only a little, and I can't take any other pain killers for pain flare ups while I'm on it. I won't go on an opiod because I previously liked it too much and was afraid of getting addicted. I was on an opiod antagonist, which is supposed to be less addictive, and coming off it was difficult, lots of withdrawal symptoms. So I don't want to go back on that either.
So my commitment right now is to follow the advice of my PT and try to manage my pain with non-addictive pain killers.