Waking up thinking may be if I carry on normally dress up, put on my make up and get out for a walk I won’t feel the pain anymore.., the painkillers make me feel more depressed and keeping active makes ache and hurt beyond any word. Makes me want to cry knowing I can’t have a good day ever!
I know how you feel woke up neck hurting hand hurting taking pain med to take the edge off slow process. ..now gotta go to work and pick auto parts! Management manipulates the work orders so I get hard orders
I know how you feel. For years I got up and did the whole hair and makeup thing and dressed nice, but then I realized that the doctors weren’t taking me seriously when I went looking nice, so now I go with no makeup, hair barely presentable and I’m very comfy clothes like leggings and a sweatshirt and always slip on shoes because bending over to tie shoes is just too painful most days.
Christine, you hit the nail on the head. I had to learn that too. It seemed backward at first, but a friend told me that if I need to ask for help and services, I need to look the part. Crazy but spot on. Mo
I learned that “trick” 6 years go, but I still think my Moms right, when she says, “If you look better, you may feel better.” So, maybe just some pretty lipstick, under eye concealer and a little powder for shine. That’s about as far as I can go. It actually does help if I have the strength that day. But most days, just keeping myself fresh in the hotspots is all I can bear. Baby wipes and ivory soap- if I can’t bear a shower. Call me nuts, but at least I’m clean. That is one small victory for me on the bad days. Self-efficacy, sponsored by Huggies!
Sorry if that was TMI. But I like to keep it real. We’re all grown. And baby fresh! Lol!