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Something Positive About Today Despite Pain

Feb 22, 2016 11:12 AM

We all put up with pain every day and it is a challenge for it not to rule our lives. Many of us have social anxieties that go with being trapped at home with it. So instead of letting it take away everything that is good from us. Can we name something good and postive that came out of today that we would like to share?

Feb 22, 2016 11:15 AM

Today, I am going to have a woderfully positive day. I have to travel 40 miles to my doctors appointment to another city. It is where I get my prescriptions for my pain medication. I usually don't get out of the house. But after the appointment I am going to visit my sister who lives in that city. She said she is going to make a meal for me for dinner. I am looking forward to it as I have not spent hardly any time with her in over 3 years. Definitely a positive day.

Feb 22, 2016 11:16 AM

My 9 year old homeschooled SPD child made his own lunch. I am having a pretty bad week with this flare up. He hasn't been dealing with it well and today he just grabbed the pre-made food, listened to instructions and did it. We had a small miracle in our house today . Now for the dogs... They need tobput their listening ears on.

Feb 22, 2016 11:28 AM

That is awesome. I am happy for you. What a big achievement. Don't our kids make us proud. Best wishes to you.

Feb 22, 2016 11:49 AM

Happy for you, kitkat.

Today I dust my hands because after weeks of gathering various documents I am finally ready to
Drop the tax file on the accountant. I plan some deep breathing & back workout with balance ball, weights, bands, core work and the balance board providing that little monster doesn't kick my bottom like usual. And ibuprofen, lots of it, lol. I am having an optimistic a.m. We will see how it goes! Hope you have a "good" pain day.

Feb 22, 2016 11:55 AM

Thank you silvrrry, congrats on dropping off your tax file. We are not even close. ;) soon though . Enjoy the work out !

Feb 22, 2016 12:19 PM

It's a gorgeous and sunny day today.. It's almost 48 degrees and calm wind. Although I'm tired, I took my little ferret, put her harness on and took her outside for some fresh air and watched her jump around and play in the grass!! It was amusing. We came in and she played in her playpen while I cleaned her cage and then I snuggled her for a bit and put her back in her house for a snack and a nap. Now I have to make dr appointments for my Dad and take care of some medical bills that were billed wrong. So, it will be a productive day all around. Hope all my peeps have a wonderful and light pain Monday!! Profiler, this post subject was brilliant because I think that we all need more positive things in our days even though it's terribly difficult to remain positive at times. I think if we reach out more to one another when things are rough and connect and laugh and think of other stuff, it will be helpful to us all. You're a great guy and a wonderful friend. {{{Hugs}}}💕🙏🏻🌻

Feb 22, 2016 1:35 PM

It's also a gorgeous sunny day here as well, and they got IV access on the fIrst stick. That has never happened before ever!!!!!!!

Feb 22, 2016 1:35 PM

After a day of intense pain (not so positive I know) my lovely husband gave me a big hug and offered to do the weekly food shopping for me. I took him up on his offer but instead of him going alone, we went together and we laughed the whole way round the supermarket. Laughter is a good medicine. Great question by the way x

Feb 22, 2016 2:01 PM

I had a really demanding weekend physically and mentally. I got supper in the crockpot And now I am going to have a rest. Tonight I will go to an Parent Autism Support Group. There is much to be learned, shared, which I find helpful, supporting and empowering.
Thanks for asking. Beets.

Feb 22, 2016 2:07 PM

Beets, Autism support groups are / can be amazing . So much new info and things we can do to help our Kiddo's. I don't know what your religion is but our family is praying for your meeting tonight . Our child is currently undiagnosed but is diagnosed with spd.

For everyone else we are praying for a good pain day.


Feb 22, 2016 2:44 PM

Hi Sara,
My daughter and I do not believe in God, but thank you very much for your thoughts of kindness and support. My kid is 16, grade 11. She was diagnosed just 2 years ago. We have had many struggles along the way. At the age of 2 life changed for her. In 2008 I have information that a psychologist said it could possibly be aspergers. Instead we walked away with a diagnosis of ADD. Because I did not think to further question the doctor. Things got much worse with depressive times, anxiety and panic attacks. And now what I know to be MANY meltdowns. Life became unliveable for her in grade 8. I can not believe the transformation over the past 1 1/2 years. I am so proud of her hard work and efforts. I am now told that males are easier to diagnose as females signs 'appear' more shuttle or in a different matter. In saying this, whether boy or girl diagnosis still can be difficult either way. There is lots of good info out their. Living life is still challenging. Especially because I and other people really don't understand and that all kids are different. I have learnt some awesome life lessons through my daughter. I love her.

Feb 22, 2016 5:09 PM

Beets you are a great parent. 1 in 68 children are diagnosed with autism now and 20% of our population have some sort of neurological disorder. We all need support, not just with physical pain but with what we see on a daily basis. I applaud your effort and continued education on her part. Whenever you need anything I am here.

Feb 22, 2016 5:42 PM

Beets, that is so true. Males are much easier to diagnose then females. I do understand because I also lived through that nightmare as well. Was originally diagnosed with schizotypal personality disorder when I was 11(I think), which turned out to be incorrect. Was then diagnosed with PDD-NOS at the age of 17(again not correct). Finally diagnosed several years ago with Aspergers(high-functioning). I never received any of the sensory interventions that other children may have received. But as an adult living with Aspergers, I know what my triggers are and how to avoid them. If you need help, I'm also here.

Feb 22, 2016 6:27 PM

So I've been waiting all day to find something to answer with. So I'll say with all the stress surrounding my vacation and my car breaking down on the way back. My uncles decided to rent a trailer and go pick up the the car instead of me usekng my insurance in which i would have been charged 269 dollars to town it home. And the shop that is holding my car is not gonna charge me for keeping it on their lot. And considering I don't know what is exactly wrong with the car that is a huge savings . so I'm very thankful for this.

Feb 22, 2016 8:28 PM

After fighting sicknesses since Christmas, I began feeling better last weekend. So I decided to try walking the treadmill today. I made 25 minutes, and I'm not that sore, just tired. I'm glad to finally be able to walk without breathlessness. Maybe I'm on the upswing! 🙂💕🙏🌼

Feb 22, 2016 10:31 PM

Alwayz, I am glad that you were able to spend time outside and with your pet ferret. I wish I had a pet so I envy you. I am glad you had a good time. A bright day despite the pain. That is good.

Amanda, that is amazing that that got your IV on the first stick. That must have been a bright start to your day. They can be so painful especially if they have to do them several times. But they got you girl, on the first time. You better hunt that woman or man down who did this one and have them do it again next time

Glassback, yours was heartwarming to me, The kindness that your husband showed shows that there are good husbands out there when it comes to partners of chronic pain. Ones who show empathy and compassion. It was so nice that he showed you affection and then offered to help you with grocery shopping. I am so glad that it worked out you had many laughs doing it together. I wish my wife and I had your day.

Beets, I am glad that they have a good support group for Autism. I know myself, I don't understand anything about it and have had no need to look into it. But after reading your post, I was thinking if I can show empathy to my pain friends, I should learn to show empathy to parents of autistic people. I should learn to understand their lives and what they go through and how special their children are. I am glad that you have access to that education And support. I can understand why it would be empowering.

NewFibrogirl, I am so happy that things are working out with your car. The way things worked out just seemed like a blessing from God. You know how when one thing goes right it seems like well that just happens but when two or three happens in our favor, it is like God is helping us out when things can be really hard on us or when we cannot afford something we really need. I am happy for you.

I am glad all of you can find something postive today.

Feb 23, 2016 3:29 AM

I called HR today and made arrangments to come into the office one day a week for 5 hours. I have not been able to due to pain. I got a reclining wheelchair two weeks ago. I can work in it. Previously the only place I could work was the bed or my recliner. So im happy about getting out.

Feb 23, 2016 3:36 AM

Had knee replacement surgery on the 2nd. Been in a rehab facility since the 5th. Complications include inflammation of whole leg, exacerbated nerve tremors, difficult to text because hand and finger tremors cause errors and now arms are involved. Right shoulder reinjured at hospital after surgery on it in October. Got vertigo again and just miserable. Good news is that I'm going home today. I call my next door neighbor sunshine because she is always so upbeat and brightens up my day.

Feb 23, 2016 3:39 AM

Her laughter cracks me up. It will be good to see her

Feb 23, 2016 3:45 AM

I am happy for you Donamel. It must be a yay of sunshine to be out of there. It is must be wonderful to have a neighbor called sunshine to add happiness to your life. I know what you mean about enjoying her laughter. I have a niece who is always giggling. It is so cute and funny and I always want to laugh. It is like contagious. Best wishes on your continued recovery.

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