You have come to the perfect place. And welcome. Everybody here is kind and compassionate and nonjudgemental. I think that you will be happy that you joined our group.
Now you stole my heart when you said that you work with german shepards. That is what I have. I love them and always have had them. I like the belgium shepards too. I also have a small mix breed, pittbull/australiancattledog that I rescued. She was abused before I got her, and very much neglected. I have had her for over 10 years now. My shepard is a spoiled brat. She always has to be the center of attention. But this is all besides the point.
I understand your pain. I have fibromyalgia and deal with the flare ups of that. I spent two years in bed from pain and fatigue. It is hard. I am a lot better now with the help of pain meds and adderall. Also take antidepressants and mood stabilizer. But living with chronic pain can be very depressing. The best thing that I can do is keep moving, the less I do the less I am able to do. And when I do things, I am not able to do a lot, but I have had to learn to pace myself. You probably understand that word. Pace....... But you have to take one day at a time and try to live in the moment. Try not to worry about
what you cannot do anymore but focus on what you can do. I know that it is hard to do.
I do go to therapy. It helps a lot. But I haven't always had good therapists. Sometimes you just don't hit it off. But there are many others. The same with the antidepressants. There are many different kinds to try. I know the trial and error can suck, but that is what it takes to find what is right for you.
I hope that this helps some, it is late here and my mind isn't all that sharp, if it ever is.LOL... But I try. I hope that you post more and there is a post on new members and one about
us mods too. We have word scramble that we play also. There is also a post on your talents. You might want to talk about
training the dogs. I would be interested in hearing about
I hope that you have days to come with less pain. I know that morphine is a strong narcotic. Some people hate it because of the tiredness. But others don't feel that. But I understand you must have severe pain all of the time. I find If I occupy my mind it helps some. But I am never painfree as they say.
Take care, keep posting,
Moderator-Depression and fibromyalgia
fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression,allergies