Good Morning Dani,
Yes, the air does tend to be nice in the mornings; but when you get up at 10am - that air has come and gone. Today was a late waking day for myself, but with no children and no prior obligations for the day; my bed was the next best thing.
When I went out and checked the mail - it was already 95F - I read the low only got to 79F last night; so I think that crisp air stayed way north of me today...I know what you mean about things being constant...consistancy is always nice, but it's been hard to look towards the nice things as of late - without sounding to negative.
Oh, I never hate; "why do I take both" - you know, I don't have a good answer. Tylenol doesn't touch is much - Ibuprofen doesn't touch it much - so I suppose that I combine the two in the hopes that maybe they'll work together. HOWEVER, with you pointing this out - it's made me realize, that it's not a good thing; especially since I have GI issues. The last thing I need right now is some kind of a bleeding ulcer, so I owe you a thank you...I'll switch down to one or the other - instead of both. Gotta keep my tummy, and kidneys in good working order..it's just the pain makes you do stupid things.
I've found I'll do nearly anything in vain, just to try to get some relief. I've found myself taking 20 showers a day - one after the other...
Kudos on your strides with erasing it. I've never been good at the pain scale...then again, the pain nearly brings tears to my eyes, so I normally am always WAY up there...
I've never even HEARD of a pain psychologist, I didn't know they made such a thing.
I do know however that the counselor I'm scheduled to meet with next week is located within the PM&R clinic, so perhaps she works exclusively with people who suffer from pain.
It would be nice to meet with someone for once who could perhaps help me learn to cope with things...to give some kind of another reaction other than snapping at someone wallering in self pity....
I know that I have a long long life ahead of me, so learning some form of techniques would be of great assistance. (chomps on a granola bar)
I guess I've just come to terms with, I'm going to have good days, I'm going to have bad days....and to learn to tell the difference between a good, and a bad. A year ago, I would've told you EVERY day was a bad day - and I learned to pick myself up off the floor.
...however with so much going on right now, I'm back ON the floor - and finding it more difficult to get up due to pain and my head.
- Michael / 26 yo / San Antonio - Texas
* Chronic Pain / Nerve Damage / Neuropathy
* Seizure D/O
* Migraines / Bleeding
* Anxiety / Depression / Insomnia / ADHD
* Respiratory Issues - Asthma, COPD, Lung Disease (Pneumothroax Disorder)
* Hot Flashes / Sweating
* Methadone / Baclofen / Ibuprofen / Tylenol / Propranolol / Protonix / Buspirone / Singulair / Phenergan / Flonase / Imitrex / Proventil / Asmanex / Combivent