A life bigger than pain?
Hello all you lovely people!
It hasn't been the best of weeks for me. I've had a big pain flare up so my pain meds have been my best friend this week. One night I was in bed and I started to feel a very sharp stabbing pain throughout my whole body, it literally felt like someone had thrown 10 knives at me from the sky. Chronic pain is exactly that - a massive pain!
Has anyone seen that nurofen 'for lives bigger than pain' advert where they make it seem that taking a nurofen is enough to take away all your pain and you can live your life with no limitations? The advert is dramatic! Inspirational quotes, moving music and everything. It features clips of extreme activities like mountain climbing, motor racing and diving with whales. If I took the whole packet it still wouldn't be enough to even get me to get to the bathroom! I'll be happy when the day comes that I don't need to have an entire drawer overflowing with various pain medications, creams that rarely have any effect whatsoever and natural remedies that are are on the most part yet to show any signs or being useful. Not to mention the annoyance of needing to take something almost every hour and if you forget or GOD FORBID fall asleep during the time your next popping of pills is due, you are ultimately left overdosed on your own pain and ohhh gosh that hurts!
Then again pain meds don't leave me in a particularly good state either. Often too 'drugged up' to concentrate, or function, incredibly drowsy and causing me to have all sorts of stomachs problems and side effects. If I was interested in taking drugs (which I'm not) I could be thankful for tripping out and hallucinating everyday all on my prescription, but I'm sick of seeing pirates playing the drums and thinking my wardrobe has a face. It's a catch 22. So yeah, I'll definitely be more than happy when a packet of nurofen is all I need to get through the day. Then maybe I can think about having a life bigger than pain and diving with whales and stuff.
Take care everyone, and to all you spoonies out there I hope your pain hasn't been giving you extra grief like mine has! Do you have anything you swear by during a flare up?