What do you do when your pain is so high, that it seems impossible to get on top of it?
It has been my experience, once I reach an 8 or 9 on the pain scale, there is very little, if anything at all, that will bring me relief. I run through the cycle of all the tips and tricks I know, because once in a while, something will help a bit, and it’s not necessarily the one same thing each time. As a matter of fact, it usually isn’t!
When I’ve tried everything I know, without relief, it’s a matter of trying to keep myself calm (pain fuels when panic enters the equation) and ride out the flare as best I can.
Distraction is a technique I use most often to manage my pain, especially when the pain becomes more than I can bear. Even then, I reach a point that I cannot even distract myself from the hell breaking loose within my body. That is the situation I find myself in this evening. It’s just gone from bad to worse since I woke up this morning. I most certainly pushed my luck by going to that Stampede breakfast this morning with my family. We were only there for about and hour or so, but it was enough to throw me right over the edge.
Every single cell in my body is screaming for relief. My clothes touching my skin is enough to make me well up with tears tonight. If it wasn’t for my kids being 4 and 8 years old, I swear I’d be walking around my house the way I came into this world 😉
My plan to survive the rest of the evening, is to try to relax for a bit in a luke warm bath (it’s so hot in the house right now) with some of my favorite bath products.
I’ve been wondering if hot rocks would help anything at this point. I admit that the thought of any kind of pressure on my body right now, makes me cringe, but I can’t help but wonder if the heat from the stones will bring more relief than pain. My sister gave me a hot rock massage kit a couple of years ago, and believe it or not, I still haven’t used it! I know…crazy! The main reason being is that by evening, I’m usually too tired to bother with anything that requires preparation or will draw on an energy source which is next to empty.
Tonight just might be the perfect night to give it a try though! The stones can be heating in their “rock bath” while I’m soaking in the tub 🙂 Hubby has given me the thumbs up to help me with this new experience, so that we can see if this gives me any relief 🙂
I love my husband so much! There is not a day that goes by that I don’t think about how lucky I am to have his unconditional love and support.
Thanks for hanging out long enough to read my ramble for the evening 😉
Wishing you all the sweetest of dreams!
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