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New thread talking only of improvements.

Jan 23, 2017 7:43 PM

I know we need to have freedom to vent & that in itself is helpful. I also think spending time on positives or improvements in our condition can be helpful. I would like to start an improvements only thread. No matter how small or difficult to I believe something positive is happening that will make us feel better-- well most of the time. I for one have been down so I am looking at the glass half full for a moment.

At this moment: the achy-all-overs are gone; I've just completed a restorative nap & feel a bit restored; I have no responsibilities to deal with in the next few hours.
I have a mostly expectation free life these days. My husband is starting to accept what I experience as real. My son is being gracious about helping me with my fetch & carry needs...I have a heating blanket to keep out the cold & a fan to deal with hot flashes....

Jan 23, 2017 9:12 PM

I like to look at the positives too. Today I had a productive day (for me) - I hung a few pictures (they were taken down in the summer so the walls could be painted), baked a batch of cookies, played some fetch with my dog, and did a small walk with her. I am in pain now, (more than usual, that is) as I get ready for bed, but I feel like I achieved some things today. Maybe, just maybe, the pills I started last week are actually giving me more energy like they are supposed to do.

Jan 24, 2017 5:01 AM

Both my kids are in school this week ☺ both were ill last week! Lol
I actually remembered to go for a blood test this morning.....I was meant to have one before Christmas and the others were meant to be done last week!

Jan 24, 2017 11:02 AM

Tamtoad, I am glad that you took the initiative to start this thread. It's a positive thing and we all need to laugh and focus on the good. Like I always say, if you look for the good you'll find it, it's always there even on the worst time. {{Hugs}}💕

Jan 24, 2017 11:54 AM

I was called to pick my some up from school. My back has been miserably painful. I almost couldn't get out of my truck. BUT...on a positive note, my son is ok. Just a little stomach cramping. He now doesn't have to go to basketball practice and my other sons basketball season ended last night SO I have no agenda but to lay flat. And my husband is gracious enough to help with the laundry when he gets off work. God gave me pain, but blessed me with a loving helpful family, and a night off!

Jan 24, 2017 1:03 PM

Thanks for thinking of & starting this thread Tamtoad! Positivity is a strong warrior that I try to keep sight of every day; some days more than others.

As most know I was diagnosed (dx) with POTS (postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome) in December, and that really added to the "blahs" I'd suffered since October until after the new year. Well, thank goodness that's gone and I'm feeling more energy. I'm actually moving more too, due to less pain. I've gone from less than 3000 steps a day to anywhere between 5000-8000 steps each day. Now I've done nothing different physically, but medically they put me on Cartia XT (aka, cardizem & Diltiazem) & Midodrine on Jan 6th, after taking me off of Pindolol. I don't know if it's because it's helping pump my blood through my body or not, but I just know I'm not feeling so drained & tired. And instead of my BP being borderline to too low, it's increased. I was worried it was going too high, but they explained due to my extreme PoTS having BP of 135/90 is actually a good thing. Besides not feeling physically sluggish, my brain doesn't feel sluggish either. A win-win? It is as long as the meds don't cause other problems. Have a blessed day to all, with hugs love & prayers! 🙂💕🙏🌸

Jan 24, 2017 7:34 PM

I made it home safe last night. Waiting for me was a Christmas card from Sezzy with the sweetest poem her daughter wrote. Thanks Sezzy and your daughter. You made my week. :)

Jan 24, 2017 7:44 PM

I'm soo glad you liked it, Jo will be soo happy as well. It makes her day when people like her poems, she gets a bit self conscious worrying that people won't like them.
I'm very happy you made it home safe and I hope you're feeling rested and recharged from your holiday.
I really enjoyed seeing your pictures they brightened my day xx

Jan 24, 2017 9:57 PM

Tell Jo that she does wonderful poetry. As long as she keeps true to her and what she feels instead of trying to fit in a box and write what others think she should or what she thinks others want. She does great. I hope she keeps writing.

Jan 24, 2017 11:03 PM

Thank you Mimikay, she uses poetry as an outlet her her feelings especially when she's struggling to cope with difficult times altho she hasn't wrote much recently because in most parts of life she is settled and happy even with her diabetes....she's struggling with having to have insulin for the rest of her life but in most other areas she's happy and settled.

Mar 28, 2017 6:16 PM

I am now adding to this board finally. I've been focused on technical problems with this site & it looks like it's been fixed. Yahoo hello tamtoad & goodbye tamtoad2. In the midst of this I was missing how wonderful this site is and all who post on it. Such a group of supporters you all are . Thank you!

Mar 28, 2017 6:29 PM

I wish i had a positive for just today, but my name says the positive i try and tell myself every morning. I'm awake, still, alive, and the sun is shining So that's always a positive

Mar 28, 2017 6:31 PM

Awesome! You are a warrior & beginning the positive talk one of your greatest weapons.

Mar 28, 2017 10:23 PM

Something positive of my day . My daughter got me to walk our dog with her . And I am happy she did. I was in no pain and it was nice to get fresh air .

Mar 28, 2017 10:23 PM

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