Sadly, what you've described is a common issue, among people living with chronic pain illness. When I was younger, it used to really p**s me off. Now I'm older and it still really annoys me..I find that these days however, I don't seem to care about the effects of any retorts I may fling at yet another, 'Oh! But you look fine..'. They do say that sarcasm is the lowest form of wit, but I find it suits my wit perfectly. I believe though, that when the message finally clicks, that chronic pain can be a debilitating, depressing and painful condition that requires a little empathy from the public, as well as greater awareness, things will improve for us. In the meantime, we continue to put up with a hell of a lot of stuff that we shouldn't have to...
Johnno wrote: Hi all,
I’m a whingeing Pom and I don’t care.
Well I am finally getting nowhere and am sick and tired of trying to pace myself and bloody failing badly.
I need to sit back and look at things objectively and find the easy way to do it except pride comes before a fall..
Now with summer coming so do the sweats changing clothes up to four times a day I suppose the pool is gonna to get work out pity it’s salt water and not magnesium .
Sorry to hear you are having a rough day. We all get them and yes, the heat is no friend of mine either. I'm just so glad I don't live in your state with all that humidity. Stuff that! I hate the heat. Anything over 25 deg C is too hot for me. I don't sweat that much, but when the temp goes up, my headaches get a whole lot worse, I feel as though cancer has spread to every square inch of my body and I feel systemically ill with it, plus the hotter I get the more I feel like I'm going to chuck.
If I could live in winter all my life, I would.
I hope tomorrow is a better day for you John!
I wish the ring (this Chronic Pain) had never come to me. I wish none of this had happened. (Frodo Baggins)
So do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide, is what to do with the time that is given to us. (Gandalf the Grey)
“NOT HAPPY JAN” it has taken 3 weeks and two sessions with my osteopath to be able to breath properly again due to the thoracic spine jamming up on me, (that was because I actually went beach fishing for the first time in 7 years). Now because I tried to wash my little poodle mate I am back there. Yet again another fun past time is taken from me. I am really €%#>ing not happy.
Now I vented I am going to get a stiff drink . Hope you all are in some kind of ok pain level.
On the up side NO migraine .
I am another whinging pom. After 9 months the pain recurs when lying in bed. In spite of that I manage to get some sleep.
My many years of involvement in the metaphysics of George King enabled me to get some relief to endure the pain from a fractured hip and can walk with a stick now.
The other problem is boredom, at 94 there is nothing much l left of interest. I wrote a book on my strange experience and gave copies to friends who haven't read it or say they don't understand it.
I watch the unofficial news on the net and all the weird stuff about ETs , between writing lots of poems.
I am fit and well on no medication, and only see doctors for the prescription of cortisone cream for the rash from my peripheral oedema. I refuse flu' injections, BP checks etc.