Ok what do I do to pass the time until the pain meds kick in? Well I do one of two things, either a hot bath, or lie in bed with the computer or the tv on. Oh and I complain to my husband or whomever will listen to me. Very important to verbalize how badly I feel. Gotta share the misery. It helps. Then I take my percocet and my lyrica and I wait until one or both, depending on the time it is to take them, starts to work for me. That can take upwards to an hour. And that's an hour of misery, I tell ya. But they do work and at the very least, take the edge off the pain. Since I started back on the lyrica, I can usually get out of pain completely, if I am lucky.
I recently lost my laptop (the motherboard went south) so hubby bought me a new one, which will be delivered in about
ten days. Getting on the computer helps a great deal to distract me from the pain from the fibro or from the back pain. I suffer from both, but mostly the fibro hits my feet and legs. And then there is my arms. (Told you I was a complainer!!!) hahahahahaha!!!!!!! Well thanks for letting me share.
God bless to all!
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Believe in yourself. Be kind to fellow humans and animals. Take time to smell the flowers and the coffee.
And by all means, when you are down, ask me for help. I will be there.