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Jun 28, 2015 8:33 AM

Of course everything hurts me today... it's raining all day today, into tomorrow, and into the week! On days like this, I got my arthritis gloves on my hands, and drinking my coffee with a straw because I can't hold the cup! I hate this! Sorry, I have to vent, and at least here, you understand, unlike my husband.... he thinks i'll get better.... I told him I won't and he doesn't believe me! AURGH!!! Ok, vent over for now! Thanks everyone!

Jun 28, 2015 1:53 PM

So sorry you're in so much pain today 2leftfeet. I can relate on the pain day. I last week was a really bad pain week and today is no different. I'll be praying for you and that your husband will understand what your going through and have patience with you.

Jun 28, 2015 2:05 PM

Thank you Moparmom! I could use all the prayers I can get! :/

Jun 28, 2015 7:06 PM

2leftfeet, I'm sorry you're hurting too. I have just started needing gloves for my hands this past winter. My sister shower me her crafter's gloves and I bought a pair. After several washings they seemed to not hold up, so I found some Isotoner Therapeutic open-finger gloves that I absolutely love! For one the seams are all on the outside & double stitched, & two, they come up the wrists 1-2 inches more coverage. They're also made of higher quality material. I bought them on Amazon, in case you need to replace yours.

I understand the temperature sensitivity and weather related pain to the hands and feet. I even have temp sensitivity to liquids and foods in my mouth; not to the teeth but to the soft tissue. I've recently been diagnosed with Sjogrens which the doctor says could explain a lot of my symptoms.My husband doesn't understand when I say something is too hot or cold to comfortably hold it or eat it either. Neither does my oldest daughter. They can put their hands in scalding hot water!

It took my hubby 3 years to understand what all my medical issues are. I had to make him go to many docs to hear for himself what they were saying. Now he's my biggest supporter for my needs and my advocate to help others understand. I'll be praying for you and your hubby, that he'll come to understand and be supportive. 🙏🌼

Jun 28, 2015 7:48 PM

2LeftFeet, I am sorry you are in such bad pain. It is raining here in NY as well and will be into tomorrow and most of the week. My family (who live downstairs from me) are all going away for the week. So, I have my ferret and now 2 dogs to look after including getting the mail in, and taking care of letting them in and out and feeding them, doing laundry, etc.... Now, I know that is normal every day living but when the weather is like this and it stays this way especially for more than 3 days, I can't function any longer. That is when I end up with my feet up, the blinds drawn and trying to just sleep away the time because I don't want to deal with the pain. The saving grace is this community. I have come to consider it my community family and have built many bonds here. I used to go on these vacations with my family and when I could no longer work, it came time to go on vacation and I said it will be nice to go away and I was told point blank that I was not invited. (My Mother actually told me that she needed to "get away" from me because she couldn't take hearing me moan in pain and see me cry, etc...) This hurt me so very badly and I realized that as my Mom it must be horribly difficult to see her child being sick all the time. She wasn't saying that she didn't want me around, simply that she needed a break from the stress of seeing me like that. It still hurts me when I see them pulling away from the house, all happy and excited to be going away and me being there in the house waving goodbye. If I'm honest though, I have to say that it's actually a vacation for me as well. I have the ENTIRE house to myself, I can go where I want to (Not that I can't other times, but I actually live upstairs and only come hang out down there with them when I need some company). There is no feeling of guilt trying hard not to complain about my pain or to show them how miserable I am and I actually tend to relax which helps me tremendously emotionally which in turn does help a little bit with my pain levels. Being with the dogs, I carry on conversations with them, let them up on the couch with me to snuggle (Shhhhh... they're not allowed up there... LOL!!!!) and just chill out. When they come home, they seem to have missed me and things are a bit calmer in the house for at least one day after they come back. I am hoping that the weather gets a bit better and that it is not so humid when the rain lets up. Well, I know that I will just blast the a/c and when they come home, I'll turn it off or make it lower (70 degrees) and they will never know... LOL!!!. I hope you feel better soon. You will be in my prayers.

Jun 29, 2015 8:03 AM

Thanks everyone! It's so nice to know that I'm not alone! :')

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