Posted 10/16/2008 4:21 PM (GMT -6)
What are your coping mechinisms when the pain gets out of control?
I have a few really odd ones sp please don't laugh.
- I pant
- I grind my teeth (bad, I know)
- I dig my nails into the nearest object
- I tense every muscle and try to relax just the area that hurts
- I count - this is the best one for me. When I count I tell myself if I reach xx then I will go to the ER. That gives me a limit and a hope if I reach that limit. Now, I tend to cheat myself and not go if I hit that limit but somehow, it helps.
Hysterectomy at 25
4 laproscopic surgeries since 24
Cervical stenosis in C3 & C4
Meds - vicodin : nexium : xanax :
Supplements : calcium : magenesium :potassium : milk thistle : fish oil : B complex : vit E
In the United States today, there is a pervasive tendency to treat children as adults, and adults as children. The options of children are thus steadily expanded, while those of adults are progressively constricted. The result is unruly children and childish adults. ~Thomas Szasz