Happy New Year everyone. I hope you all have made it thru these holidays as pain free as possible. I know I tend to overdue when it comes to family gatherings, dinners, and celebrations. What I have learned from this is I need to prepare for these days. When I know I have outings coming up I will tend to wind down my daily activiies and rest up for those days. So for example on Friday I have a get together with my family. I know there will be time in a vehicle,, as well as time on my feet, and sitting on furniture I am not accustomed to. So the day before I will rest up, stay off my feet as much as possible,, and do very little walking! This way I know I won't compound the pain and make it even more than it has to be. On the day of the activity I will make sure I have my tens unit, a pain patch, and my pain killers with me. Sometimes I will also take my ice machine with me as I travel,, knowing it wil help as well.
Chronic Pain is something that you can live with. By accepting that you will learn to make changes in your routines and activities and do only what your body will let you.
I hope you all have had a wonderful holiday season and are looking forwMost of all,, Don't forget to have fun! That's what life is all about!!!
Hi. I was a "normal" gal just living, working and playing until "IT" happened. The accident that changed my entire life as I knew it. This is my story. I hope you follow along and somewhere along this journey find inspiration to accept where you are in life and work within those bounds. Most of all,, Have Fun,, That's what life is all about!!