Holly, Oh Holly! welcome honey! I'm fairly new here too. This board is the best!!!! for sure. We understand and with all our gathered knowledge it helps so much> Thank the Lord.
I'm so sorry for your phsical pain.. and for the loss of your beloved pet. I've lost a pet too and it's like losing a dear member of the family. I hope you find some peace in knowing your pet had a good life with you and you two will always be connected in love. LOVE bears all things I Corrinthians 13.
FLARE-UPS: What I call them too. I've tried to figure out an exact formula for what brings them on, but I can't. I mean at times, yes I can predict one; if I clean house a lot one day,e tc but then the very nature of CP is pain all the time: on a continuum of low>>>HIGH and n B tween.
I too take Vicodin, but my Dr only gives me 5/500's and I have to take 2 plus IBU's, etc. I add muscle relaxers, valiums, prayer, hot showers, hot towels, soft music, etc. It's a daily fight to manage my pain. AND before my MVA I was fine and happy/healthy.
I know your pain is bad. WE have no choice but to "bear it" I mean we can't jump ship..our families need us; life is still beautiful--we find moments of the sun shining in just right : )
I'll tell you one thing though: This board will help you so much with living with CP.
I pray for your pain and peace of mind right now. IJN amen
Welcome, and you're a friend here already, Charity
Charity (& Faith : )
Whiplash: Cervical trauma, C-2, 4, 5&6; facet joints. Seizures, nerve pain/damage. FIbro/myofascial pain syndrom. Chronic pain: Every minute of every day.
My hope: My faith in God has helped me soo much!
"the tongue of the wise brings healing" Proverbs 12:18 NIV
I pray for respite from pain, serenity, wisdom and faith for you. I appreciate your comrade-ship at this board. We need to stick together : )