Video: Implementing Pain Management Knowledge & Making Strides!

Dear Audy,

Today is for a new talkie! The activities that fill my days at the moment might not be particularly exciting, however the steps I am taking toward coping more effectively with my chronic pain certainly are. I have been working super hard and whilst that means less socialising and more time alone with my chores, I am actually enjoying myself. Achievement is a wonderful feeling.



The more I work at it, the more that I am able to keep improving the structure of my days and weeks. I still have flare ups and pain prices to pay, so I need to be managing around those and I am getting better at being comfortable with their unpredictability. For example, this morning I have woken up with high levels of pain in all of my joints. This happens regularly, it’s not a surprise, however in a few minutes I will go and get in the bath and soak some of the owies out. That motivation to get onto some sort of pain management technique as soon as possible and not delay through fear or laziness is definitely something to be proud of. Especially when one knows just how difficult it is to muster the strength to actively work against the dictator that is chronic pain.

It feels weird to write that I’m doing so well when right now, in this moment of typing, I am burning like crazy. I’m not upset by it, even though the sensation is running rampant. It feels weird, but like weird progress and that’s something that I can be happy about.

Love & Double Rainbows,
Caf

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  • 5 thoughts on “Video: Implementing Pain Management Knowledge & Making Strides!

    1. Ross

      It might feel strange but it’s improvement and we take ever little bit that we can. We are going to take back everything that the pain has stolen from us. So happy to read that your making all these improvements!

      1. Hayley Cafarella Post author

        Thanks, Ross! The improvements are so wonderful, makes it easier to deal with the pain of making them happen. I hope that you’re having a wonderful week! :)

    2. Tracey

      HI Caf
      Coralie told me about your blog. Well done on your progress, sounds like you’re doing great. Oh.. and I love made up words so keep ’em coming.

      Overreactive and Out!
      Tracey x

      1. Hayley Cafarella Post author

        Thanks, Tracey! I just had a quick look at your site and it’s great! Always makes me so happy to find people talking about living with chronic illness, rather than just suffering from it. Wonderful to meet you! :)

        1. Tracey

          Ditto Caf It makes such a difference not to think of suffering but rather think of what is possible. Keep up the fantastic work. Following and liking etc : D

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