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,