I dont want to sound like Pollyanna, but stress and depression which to me go hand in hand are very much a part of how the pain is from day to day. I have recently had a rough patch, its been raining and or cloudy and dismall for over a month now. I gotta tell you the humidity and the rain is making my life miserable.
Unfortunately there is no controlling the weather, finally I got so tired of being housebound by the weather I have just had to get out, I have a raincoat with a hood, and off I went. It has been so long since I have walked other small walks or housework. I have had to build up how far I can walk over a period of time. I am on public transportation, the neartest Metro bus stop is about maybe a little more than 1/4 mile from where I live. I can now walk to it, get on a bus, and go see my other daughter or my best friend.
In doing this I have really gotten better on a mental level, when you get out into the world, many times I see people who are so much worse off than I am. This makes me grateful and aware of how bad things could be.
Also, as my kids will tell you, I talk, and I mean I talk, I will start up a converation with anyone unlucky enough to sit next to me on the bus or train. I dont even care if they dont speak english, smiling and nodding is all the encouragement I need.
So yes, I believe a positive mind gives positive vibes to the body. I will stay home today, tomorrow is payday, so I am out of here to spend some money, this to gives me great pleasure.
degenerative disc disease, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, neuropathy, lumbar laminectomy july 1998 no help, rechargeable neurostimulator unit low right back w/lead wires to left side and right leg unit not working just sitting there.i am 57 years young in may will turn 58. i have 2 grown daughters, 25 and 29. i have 2 grandchildren, 9 year old grandaughter and 5 yr. old grandson