Ilkie - In my case it's pretty simple most of the time. I realize that it could be worse. The other thing that always gives me some comfort is the fact that if I had to choose WHO I would pass my pain to given the choice, I couldn't do it. I'd rather deal with things this way than my brothers, parents, friends, family, and Lord knows when I'm blessed with children, them. I know I can deal with the pain, I've been dealing for eight years. But, I wouldn't wish this on anyone.
Other things that when the pain starts getting ahead of me (as of lately) I do are: Reading a good long book, drawing, watching a set of movies, playing with our new puppy (it's really hard to be down when you get puppy kisses). The idea is too keep my mind as occupied as possible. For me the hardest thing is realizing I need to just let the disaster of my house stay a disaster and give my back the much needed rest. If I rest for half a day and then do the kitchen that whole day was wasted.
anyways - Welcome to healingwell! *Hugs*
"When we come to the edge of the light we know, and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, of one thing we can be sure; either God will provide something solid to stand on... or we will be taught to fly.'"
"Cause when push comes to shove You taste what you're made of, You might bend, till you break Cause its all you can take; On your knees you look up Decide you've had enough, You get mad you get strong Wipe your hands shake it off, Then you Stand" From "Stand" by Rascal Flatts
Dx.: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Ulcerlative Colitis, Chronic Inflammation of the Colon, Ruptured & Fused L4-L5-S1 w/pinched nerves, Degenerative Disc Disease, Chronic Costochondritis, Back Muscle Spasms, Asthma, Benign Tremmors (hands)