Yes, the travelling to and from doc is hard. I said I would stop and rest during the trip. I haven't tried that and need to start. I also commute 2 hours a day to and from my job/school. I am a grad student so job/school is the same place. I work between 10 and 13 hours a day plus commute. I think it is trial and error that is needed.
Maybe you can get a big heating pad at the medical supply. I can only find 2 1/2 feet long - maybe put two together?
That's great Donaeil. I've got awhile to go. The many hats a grad student wears - research, teaching, taking classes. It is a wonderful opportunity.
Maybe I expected to much from the tx. I expected to get better so fast - like zippity doo dah! Oh well. You are right, Sherrine. Accept the illness. I don't think I have accepted it. How do you do that? It is often an invisible illness. If you have pain from doing something that wouldn't cause other people pain, do other people sometimes act if you are a big baby? Family members can be the worst.
Ok. I am going to print out the stretches and am going to stop and stretch when driving or computer work starts to cause pain. That is a good idea.
Another thing that I have used to help with depression and works is to remember to be grateful for the small things. There is so much to be thankful for. Focus does make a difference.
Btw: I have these great relaxation CDs by Brian Seaward. The mountain lake meditation and progressive muscle relaxation and rainbow meditation are the best. I recommend them to anyone.