When my pain is really really bad, I take the meds for break through, but I find it very difficult to sit or lie still, usually I pace the floor, back and forth or I get into my rocking chair and I rock vigorously until I am tired of rocking and then I will get an pace the floor some more, until the pain meds start taking affect and I start getting some relief. I am use to being alone even when I was married, when I was hurting real bad, all I would hear was criticism telling me that I should have not been doing this or that, I always thought it funny that she would never say anything to me when I was doing those things! She would never suggest that I stop what I was doing when I was working in the yard or on the house! But she always found time to criticize when I was up up in the night hurting real bad from the work I had done earlier! Anyway it is not that I wanted or liked being alone when my pain was real bad, I don't! But it is just the way things were, and now are! That is why I found this forum such a life saver for me, there was people here that understood what it was like to have really bad pain! Some times it took PALady or Chart or others to start a thread to draw it out of me, there are a few of us who require a little coaxing to get us to open up and share our pain ( thank God there are people on this forum that care enough about others to do this!) I know for me it means so much! I just can not express how thankful I am! That is why I have always said the folks here at this this forum are my family to me! For the most part when I hurt really bad, when I am here I know I am not alone! That is comforting to me. Much better than having no one at all!
Moderator Chronic Pain
After spending nearly 22 1/2 years in the USAF, I retired in Sept, 1991. I then went back to school and became a licensed RN in 1994, and I worked on Oncology and then a Med Surg Unit, I became disabled in late 1999 and was approved SSD in early 2002!-- DDD, With herniated Disk at T-12 and L4-5. C5-C6 ACDF in Sep 2009, C6-C7 ACDF in Mar 1985, 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 I am White Beard with a White Beard!