Although the pain has been back for hours, I woke up to a decent day. I awoke at 7:30 not refreshed but not exhausted, drank about 4 oz of Gatorade and started my day with making breakfast of toast with honey and peanut butter, cleaned up the kitchen a bit and emptied the dishwasher, and started dinner for tomorrow night. I had a good amount of energy with moderate pain for about 2 hours. My legs were shaky and weak and I was tired but not exhausted, sat down for a while and played World of Warcraft. About 12:45 I was ready for a nap, didn't sleep just nodded off and on and rested. Tonight not doing so well. Pain is nearing unbearable. But I'm ok!
Onebulletpoint, so glad to read you had a decent, productive, day. I did too. Although right now it is the early hours of the morning and my pain is back also. I just got up and I am so nauseated. So I made some tea. Then put out the trash for curbside pick up. Notice the bottom of my feet hurt...feels like my muscle is knotted, then my legs and bottom...so sitting on the edge of my bed isn't comfortable. But looking back on the day... I accomplished a lot, felt good, didn't have difficulty ambulating. It was and still is nice outdoors. I celebrate with you Onebulletpoint. Don't you just cherish / appreciate those good days. It gave me a false sense of hope though.
Onebulletpoint! Heyyyyy welcome to the group! I had a pretty productive day today. Did laundry, unpacked & repacked my Pure Romance inventory & put it all back in my car, cleaned up all the debris of something my Boxer got into, went to lunch with my parents, went to my daughters school to pick up her phone- she got caught with it. Made a few phone calls, & now I am lying in bed to rest until I have to get up to meet someone to swap some products & turn around to come home again. This is more than I have done in a super long time. Every major joint is screaming, my skin is so tight, my bowels are even messed up, my head is pounding also! Kickpainsbutt- please explain this theory of flying under the pain radar - I believe today, I definitely overdid it. I tend to do that whenever I am upset.
I think I found the pain video- go to you tube type in: Lorimer Moseley explains pain. There are several videos that are about pain and why things hurt explaining why/how your brain reacts. Hope this helps all of us.
Hey, so my physio at my pain clinic explained it the other day that if u do things until just before the pain gets there or gets worse the more and more u do it you end up increasing your pain threshold... Some people say to themselves "I am not going to let this thing beat me", or "I am going to do this anyway in spite of the pain; there is no-one else to do it". They tend to over-do activity and often end up aggravating their condition. Their frustration from being restricted by the pain drives them to test themselves out and do more, not less. Most people feel frustrated at some time and do burn up their frustration by bursts of activity. Small bursts of activity are OK, even when rest is required afterwards. It is important to do some things we enjoy even if they do cause a little pain. The secret is to know when to stop and this requires listening very carefully to what your body is telling you. Don't throw away your determined attitude; it is the determination which will eventually get you better. But, at the same time, keep it under control. What we are looking for is the right balance between rest and activity. Only you can find this balance and you will need to be finely tuned into your body to adjust your level of activity each day. Keep pushing your limits a little further each week, but do it gradually. Don't act out of frustration; act out of a good knowledge of your capabilities. This ^^^ came from this website http://www.pathoutofpain.com.au/infomation/html/responding.html Everyone should have a read of the website in fact I might post it in a new thread I believe it may be helpful to some...
Onebulletpoint, I hope your pain is reading up so you can sleep tonight. I've found when I'm on my feet too long the calves cramp up and the muscles jerk. I massage voltaren gel in when they do, and it gives moderate relief, enough to rest better. I also have muscle relaxers for days like you described. Hugs! 🙂💕🙏🌼