I had plans of setting up a new website under the name “Chronic Pain Warriors.” However, that has been the biggest money pit and pain in the neck I have been through. So, since this one is starting to get some attention, I decided to forget about the other site and put all my energy into this one.
I want to thank all of you who have read the few blogs I have posted in the past and now I’ll be posting more informative blogs regarding resources, appointment strategies, and other goodies to help you with doctor appointments, magazines to read as well as great books that offer information you’ll want to learn more about your specific Chronic Pain.
I’ve suffered with Chronic Back Pain since I was 17 years old, but it has become a real nuisance for the last six years. This has been the worse my back pain has ever been and I know now that this is what the new normal is for me. It may get worse, but I don’t see it getting better.
It has definitely been a lifestyle change. I was teaching line dancing, dancing, walking, shopping, gardening, could keep up with my husband when we walked anywhere and felt like a normal human being. Now I walk with a cane, am very slow, and am trying to start dancing some of the beginner dances again. But it isn’t going to be easy. I can’t go shopping like I use to because I get tired after thirty minutes of walking in a store. I can’t sit, stand, or walk for more than twenty – thirty minutes without increased pain. This means I need to move around until the pain eases off a bit.
My Chronic Pain may be worse than yours or yours may be worse than mine. The only difference is how we handle it. Depression accompanies Chronic Pain and I believe that is the worse part of the pain. The depression has been worse for me and there are days I find myself crying about the least little thing. Other days I’m just fine. I also have fibromyalgia and when you add that into the mix it can become a day of pure hell.
But I thank God I have a husband like Rick, who understands all of my pain and depression now. There was a time he didn’t understand it and it drove us both nuts. But it took him time to understand what I was going through…and then his back began bothering him. So he has Chronic Back Pain, also!
That’s just a little snippet about me and my Chronic Back Pain and I hope you will share with me your stories, advice, suggestions, and ideas on how you live with your pain. For now, take care of yourself and I look forward to seeing you in the next post.