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Nov 08, 2016 3:30 AM

Just want one pain free day is that asking to much 😡😡😡😡

Nov 08, 2016 3:42 AM

No it's not asking too much but don't necessarily expect it to happen. Make the most of what you have. It'll be ok.. just try to use distractions like music or something. Sending well wishes your way. {{|Hugs}}}💕😊

Nov 08, 2016 3:54 AM

Ah the amount of times I've said that especially in flair ups. It's not asking for too much but as alwayz said don't necessarily expect it to happen.
Try to concentrate on the positive things in life and distract yourself, I find adult colouring books a good distraction as I just lose myself in the pattern and colours. Music, meditation or reading are other good distractions.
I hope your day gets easier.
Sending positive vibes your way xx

Nov 08, 2016 9:51 AM

Mickel, I'm sorry you're having a hard time. I think we all ask that at some time or another, sometimes repeatedly. In the nine years that I've been fighting all the many chronic issues that have attacked my body, I've found positive thinking and activity helps me get through it easier. I'm not saying I'm constantly positive and happy; only that trying to do so helps me not focus on and feel all the pain. I also fight chronic problems I've had for decades in my joints and spine.

Expecting a pain free day is an impossibility for me. I can't take the pain meds most people can, due to allergies and adverse reactions. So in all honesty, I haven't had a pain free day in over 15+ years. But on days that my pain is most manageable & tolerable, I enjoy it to the best of my abilities, trying my best not to overdo my activities. On days I'm at my worst I rest without guilt that nothing gets done, and I try and focus on the good things in my life, using similar suggestions by others. Today my body is hurting from the cold weather, but it's my 35th wedding anniversary. I'm resting today and tonight we will go out for a nice dinner, preferably to a place without TV's! Lol I am sending you hugs, love & prayers that with time your pain will become manageable so you have more good days than bad! 🙂💕🙏🌸

Nov 08, 2016 4:47 PM

I am so sorry you are having a hard time right now. I honestly have that thought at least once a week. Depending on your situation it might be too much to aspire for that, but it doesn't make it wrong or bad to want it anyways.

Spend some time thinking about what you REALLY want to be able to do that is not too far away. Is it getting a good night of sleep? Maybe it's being able to go shopping for longer periods of time, or have work not be so draining. Once you find it it will be easier to make yourself feel some happiness and success. You can structure your day around what you really want and take steps to get closer to it. It probably won't be easy, and some days it might be almost impossible. But with effort you can get to a place where (even with pain) you get to do things that lift your spirits and make you feel better

I hope the rest of the week is better for you ❤️

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