This is the way I've heard it put and my husband even tried it. Clamp a clothes pin on your finger. Keep it there as you try to cook, clean, go to work, just keep it there. You will find that all you can think about is how badly your finger hurts and luckily for you, you can take the clothes pin off. My husband lasted 20 minutes and from what I understand about this little experiment, he is about average. WE can't take it off! There is a huge difference between a finger and for me, constant headaches that make me vomit, pain from my neck down to my lower back and sometimes all the way down my legs. My left arm is in such shape that I am no longer able to type 140 w.p.m., lift it to bathe, do my hair, put on clothes (my husband helps me), I haven't cooked a meal or cleaned a room in over a year. I can not put clothes in the wash nor switch them to the dryer anymore. Only someone with chronic pain could ever fully understand "how bad it is". My question would be, if you ever lived with someone with chronic pain, how well do you understand it? I feel so sad for my husband and children, they didn't sign up for this either.
I'm called Cat, but as there are few other Cat's on here, I put the number of cats I have and combined it to spell out Catz4
DXed-Syringomyelia C-1 to T-1, Hypothyroidism, Diabetes Type II, IBS, Panic Disorder, ICC , Fibromyalgia, Migraines, Bipolar Disorder, Chronic Muscle Spasms, Torn Rotator Cuff in Left Shoulder, Had emergency surgery for ruptured bowel in '05 w/colostomy and takedown in '06.
Too many meds to name/Too many allergic reactions/sensitivities to too many drugs to name. Meds for Panic Disorder, Pain, Bipolar, IBS, Hypothroidism, Diabetes, Insomnia and then some.