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May 02, 2016 2:27 PM

Having a good day, but a rest day. Not pain free. I can't remember what it was like to wake up feeling good and feel okay the whole day. I went hiking last night for the first time since my first bad flare up, and I was in more pain than usual during, but today I feel like I have a little pain relief. Still have the anxiety that it is all going to be bad again in a few minutes, or hours, or days, and being overwhelmed by the idea that if I rest now, I may not have another chance to work/clean/whatever. But I know if I don't rest I will have REALLY bad consequences. I love how your perspective of a good day can change so much when suffering from chronic pain/fatigue/anxiety.

May 02, 2016 3:52 PM

Asia, I am really happy that you are having a good day. It is good if you could get a little done. Things that won't hurt you but like you said not too much. But most of all, take advantage of your good day. There is nothing like seeing the color of the green outdoors when we feel good. Or to talk to people we care about when we can offer them encouragement instead of them seeing us in pain. They will share in our happy day. They would like to celebrate that with us. I hope You don't let the anxiet get the best of you. Try to look at it this way. You can't do anything about whether or not it comes. So take advantage of the time you do have now. Deal with what you have with what you have at the present. All we can do is live in the present. You know there is a new pain therapy that has positive results that involves exercise, diet and counseling. But it centers around living in the present because chronic pain sufferers tend to worry about what there day is going to be like or tommorow. Or when the bad whether comes. It is an interesting theory. I would like to know more about it. Best wishes to you. ✌️

May 02, 2016 3:55 PM

That is interesting, do you know what it is called?

May 02, 2016 4:09 PM

Mindfulness Base Stress Reduction. I just read an article online. They associate it with psychology and close to Cognitive Behavior Therapy. That is what is used when most people go and use a therapist. But this focuses on living in the present and dealing with what in front of you right now. I am sure there is much more to it. Here is the link to the article that I read. If you think it is crap, I am sorry. I just thought it sounded really good and I thought it made sense.

http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/story/life/wellness/living-being/2016/04/29/living-health-yoga-mediation-back-pain/83058684/

Best
wishes.

May 03, 2016 12:23 PM

Asus, I'm glad you were able to get out hiking. I is that, and still dream that one day I will again. Rest up, and enjoy your good day. You've earned it!! Hugs & prayers! 🙂💕🙏🌼

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