Yeah, Donna, I've got that pain-in-the-butt thing, too -- and I don't mean the name I get called pretty regularly, but in a joking way -- if they only knew! I liked Chutzie's 'toilet seat' description as well 'cause that's where the worst of mine is, and it does complicate things as much time as I usually spend sitting in the bathroom!
Hot showers are helpful for me, too, Miriam, but the water gets cold way too fast. I use my rice sock, too, heated up really well and molded around the outside of the most painful area. Sounds crazy, but it really helps me.
(((hugs to everyone)))
Dx: FMS,OA,depression,anxiety,DDD with 7 herniations so far,HTN,IBS,cardiac
stent,failing aortic valve,angina,migraines with aura,many surgeries,+misc.
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