Pain for me always seems to be worse for me at night, often to get my mind off of it I will rock in my rocking chair, sometimes I will even use my cane and push on it to make me rock, but when my pain is at its worst I have a high back wooden rocking chair that I push my back against the back of the chair and then rock like crazy, and then just try and let my mind wonder to pleasant places, I always remember when I was stationed out in California and I would stay at a friends house up in the foot hills outside of Placerville, anyway I used to walk up to the top of this one hill that over looked this valley and I would watch the sun rise from there. I have that image forever engraved in my mind! I was only 19 at that time but even now I can close my eyes and see tha sunrise and smell that air and hear the birds, all in my mind of course! But when I am in pain, I rock in my rocking chair and in my mind I transport myself back to that hill top watching the sun rise over the mountains and seeing that valley below, the beauty and peacefullness of it all, it was a peaceful solitude that I can not adequately describe, but when I go there in my mind, I am that young man again and I have no pain, and I am at peace! and even though it is only for a brief time, usually untill my pain meds take affect, it is MY place that I can go to escape my pain!
Moderator Chronic Pain
I'm Retired USAF, went back to school and became an RN, and now am on full disalbility!--Degenerative Disc (affecting mostly the thorasic disc but all levels involved), C6/7 laminectomy/diskectomy& fusion, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!) Medications: Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV