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Nov 26, 2015 3:40 PM

First I hope everyone has had a wonderful Thanksgivings! Things aren't so good here tho. I only got maybe 2 hrs of sleep last night due to pain that just would not abate. I stayed home today due to pain and just being exhausted. I did get a couple of hours more sleep but am still in so much pain I am too nauseous to eat. My daughter is on her way home and wants to go shopping. I just can't say no because she has been going thru a lot of depression, marital issues, pain, family problems with her Dad. She called me earlier and was crying. She called a few minutes ago and was the happiest I have heard her in a week looking forward to shopping. So I will do this, I will not let her down. But it's nice to have somewhere I can be me and say how bad I hurt. Hope you all are having a decreased pain day and much joy with family. Sorry to be a downer.

Nov 26, 2015 3:44 PM

No Iann, you are not being a downer. I'm also not having a good thanksgiving at all. I had to come home early from my moms house due to an issue beyond my control and I'm spending the night eating frozen pizza. Not my idea of much of a holiday myself.

Nov 26, 2015 3:48 PM

I am so freaking ready for 2015 to be over already taken not funny. I will post a timeline in the next day or so about what the year has been like. I have never in all my life had an entire year go to hell on me. I've had bad times, we all do, but a whole year like this, never!

Nov 26, 2015 3:50 PM

If I wasn't so nauseated I'd come over. We could wear our Jammie's, eat pizza, and watch movies!

Nov 26, 2015 4:02 PM

Iann, this year has been to hell in a hand basket for me as well

Nov 26, 2015 6:25 PM

Iann & Amanda, I am sorry your Thanksgiving holiday didn't go as you hoped.

It would be wonderful if we could all go back to being painfree, even for one day..one day of relief ..... dreaming aren't i?

Nov 26, 2015 7:53 PM

Hey all- my pain is okay. Sure to probably be worse timorrow as today was really stress and emotion ful. Iaan I hope you get to relax soon and I hope
2016 is better!!

Nov 26, 2015 11:26 PM

Well, I'm home and even tho I hurt like Hades, I'm happy. My daughter and I had a ball and I got most of my Christmas shopping done! As soon as the stuff I bought online comes I will just need to get my brother-in-law something and a few stocking stuffers and I'm good to go. I am thankful today for all of you, my awesome daughter, and retail therapy. I'm really glad I pushed thru it and went. My daughter has been talking about this adorable little dress in our fav plus sized store ever since we saw it 2 weeks ago. She had it bad for this dress. Since we were at the mall anyway, we stopped in and it was on sale so I bought it for her. The look on her face was priceless. With how down she's been I wanted to spoil her a little. She was walking on cloud nine all the way to the car. It made my day. I know I will be paying for going shopping come tomorrow, but it is so worth it. I hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving, filled with laughter and love. And, as always, thank you for being here for me. I know I haven't been here for long but you guys have become very special to me.

Nov 27, 2015 10:31 AM

Iann4963, what a wonderful post!! I am so glad that you enjoyed being out with your daughter and that you made her day (and your own) by buying your daughter that dress. That's awesome that you're almost done with your shopping. I haven't even started.. LOL!! I'll get it done but just not that fast. I hope that with perhaps a warm shower or tub bath and your meds, rest and feeling so positive that tomorrow you will not be suffering for the things you've done the last couple of days. I hope that the rest of your day is fabulous and you ride it out with these wonderful feelings. {{Hugs}} and prayers. 💕🙏🏻🌻

Nov 27, 2015 11:05 AM

So very glad you and your daughter had a wonderful day out! I'm with Alwayz on the warm shower or bath and then meds, it may not be as bad as it was thanksgiving day. Prayer's love and gentle hugs! 🙏💕

Nov 27, 2015 12:14 PM

Thanks Alwayz and Moparmom. The pain isn't as bad as I thought it would today, mostly stiff and tired, but hey with as good as yesterday was I'll take it. I'm coming to realize that much of the time I berate myself for not being able to do things I feel I should be able to do. I think that in turn increases my immobility. I don't know if it's an increase in depression, defeat, feeling overwhelmed to the point of immobility or all of the above. I remember my life before fibro- successful in a career I loved, raising my 2 kids on my own, coaching-team mom-umpiring little league. Always busy and enjoying it. I mean my life wasn't perfect but it was MINE. Now it seems my life isn't mine anymore, it's all pain and limitations. I'm not sure how to find acceptance for this life I lead. I believe deeply in God and most of the time I believe He won't give me more than I can handle and that He has a plan for me but then again maybe I don't. I'm rambling, sorry. I guess I need to think about it more. Thanks for listening to me, love u guys!

Nov 27, 2015 1:57 PM

Always here to listen to the good and the bad. You are part of this growing family and we all look out for one another. I so love to celebrate good things with you guys. I'm so happy you're not feeling too bad and that you're still on a mental high from the wonderful day you had yesterday. See, {{{{Hugs}}}} and prayers to work wonders!!💕🙏🏻🌻

Nov 29, 2015 5:34 PM

Iann, I hope you were able to enjoy shopping with your daughter. I know and understand feeling awful but not wanting to disappoint someone. Rest up extra after. Hugs & prayers you have less pain and more energy! 🙏🌼

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