We all know the negatives that the coronavirus has brought to our lives. The deaths, loss of jobs and even businesses, and quarantine/isolation have taken their toll on the world. I have had to self-isolate for most of the past year due to my recently diagnosed immune deficiency. Apparently, I have had it all my …
Wow, my friend Beck has been through the wringer. But she has given me some ideas on my own back pain. I will be looking into facet joints today!
My memory being what it is, I have to make a list of talking points before my call with the doc. Since the office recommends “checking in” 15 minutes before the zoom call starts, I use that time to make sure I’ve remembered everything that’s happened since our last appointment. I had eight things to tell him. It started out as three, then I started thinking back. It’s always good when that happens before I hang up.
Anyway, here are the eight things:
1) That freaky shoulder/chest wall pain. I got to tell you before I was able to tell my doc about it. That pain has almost disappeared, just twinges every now and again. Nothing like when it first happened.
2) My left arm. From shoulder to fingertips, I’m having issues. Chills, soreness, numbness, etc. This is especially fun since I’m left handed. Since the additional CRPS diagnosis in…
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My dear friend Sam has written about a topic I know all too well – sleepless nights. I know that everyone suffers from this once in a while; however, for the chronically ill it can be an endless string of nights.
I hope you enjoy this in-depth look at how to battle insomnia associated with pain and other chronic symptoms.
I can cope with most things about my disability. I’m not saying it’s easy. It’s far from easy but I have a toolkit of chronic disease management strategies, I’ve written about in the past, that help me on a daily basis……(My Chronic Disease Management Plan and Body Behaving Badly)
My pain is unrelenting during the day but I can find things to keep my mind occupied, to distract me as much as possible.
Those Early Hours Of The Morning Are Just Plain Hard
When pain overtakes my body in the early hours of the morning it’s just plain hard. I simply can’t sugarcoat night time pain with positive throw away lines.
Tossing and turning makes my legs and spine hurt even more than usual and I’m acutely aware I’m disturbing my husband. That’s the last thing I want to do. He needs his sleep. He does so much for…
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