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Mar 15, 2016 8:23 PM

Please please someone help me find some positivity!! I hate who I have become.

Mar 15, 2016 8:41 PM

Think of one thing, no matter how small, that gives you pleasure/happiness/makes you smile or laugh. Just focus on that when you're feeling down. Listen to Family Life Radio, and the music helps. Hugs!! 🙂💕🙏🌼

Mar 15, 2016 8:44 PM

I used to be such a bubbly happy person. I've lost myself. Thank you 💕💐

Mar 15, 2016 8:55 PM

I know that feeling and I fight daily to not turn completely into a hateful person. Honestly speaking openly with my drs have helped. One by being helped to understand my body and the changes I'm going through. And by adjusting my medication so the side effects are not so harsh.

Mar 15, 2016 9:00 PM

SpiritualGirl, I think we've all been there, and still go there now and then. I'm not who I use to be either. I try to stay positive no matter what.

Mar 15, 2016 9:00 PM

I have cut down on a lot of my medication as it was making me so tired I was falling asleep in work or not making it to work etc. It was affecting my life so I had to choose pain over relief. I'm still so so tired. I just want to sleep all the time. This is no life to live in so unhappy I'm so sore and so tired and I'm missing out on living. I know everyone here is suffering so I'm sorry to sound so self involved but I just feel so low lately.

Mar 15, 2016 9:05 PM

I have much experience of what you go through with "mom"..... It is a lonely difficult journey. I took care of my parents at end of life. It would help me to visualize deep in my mind a candle flame. After an especially hard day with her I would dust my hands together tell myself I swept all the negativity away & I was now in God's hands. The third thing I did was a gratitude list of 5 things I felt thanks & grace for. There is always 5 things & later on in my healing there were thousands. Take care of yourself. I am grateful for you.

Mar 15, 2016 9:12 PM

Spiritual girl I would suggest you contact your DD and see about changing your meds to help control your pain. If u continue to work through the pain ita gonna break down ur body and your mind. I know the medicine can do a number on u. Ur it's for your good. If it's possible I suggest u take time off so u can adjust to the medicine without having to go to work. It's gonna be a process but u know ull feel better once it's done

Mar 15, 2016 10:47 PM

SpiritualGirl, go to Facebook (are you on it??) and look me up. My name is Kathy Abrams and my profile pic is me with a cowboy hat and glasses on. When you send me a friend request, let me know and make sure you tell me your FB screen name so I can know who I'm accepting. I will then add you to the Fire Circle and you can join us for a lot of fun, laughter, rowdiness, bad language and being naughty.. LOL!!! We have fun and we also support each other, same as here but we can say things that would probably get us kicked off of here because (I know for myself) I have potty mouth and swear like a trucker!! BUT, we do laugh ALOT and have actually wet my pants from laughing so hard. It's a place that will help make you feel better. Looking for positivity then join us in the circle. Looking forward to adding you to our growing list of members. (Eventually we are hoping that they create chat rooms within this app so that each and EVERY member can chat in real time. {{{{Hugs}}}} 💕🙏🏻🌻😊

Mar 15, 2016 11:49 PM

SpiritualGirl,
Pain forces us all to look inward. Don't apologize for that. Not ever. You're juggling so many things right now between your pain, work, mourning who you used to be, and so much more. I'm amazed by your strength! I think it's amazing you're holding this all together! I couldn't do it...I'm off work for now. So, give yourself a huge atta girl.
As for not recognizing your life any longer...maybe you can build up a new you one block at a time? I consider my day a success if I see the light of day. I'm flying high if I leave the house for something other than a medical appointment. But, I take those little successes and try to build on them...I try (often in vane) to not compare old me to this new one. And you know, I see some things I like! I don't have work accomplishments now, so I've replaced that with starting and FINISHING a knitting project (I was a notorious UFO collector...unfinished object of knitting). It's small, but I'm getting there...

Mar 16, 2016 3:59 AM

Thank u guys so much it helps to have support from u all and it's so sweet coz u don't know me but u are all there for me. I really appreciate it. I had a little cry on the train to work reading ur comments u are all so kind. I definitely will go back to my doctor. I'm leaving my job at the end of May so I can't take any time off before then but will try and get through its not long to go. Kathy I added u xx

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