Flaring in Pain all Weekend

I spent both Saturday and Sunday in pain, and, in bed. The first increase in pain was due to lifting a box that was too heavy for me. I have not done this in a very long (knowing that it is not something I am capable of doing). I was a at a reuse store and ran into an old friend. In the midst of our talking excitedly, I forgot about my toolkit and lifted the box up to the counter, then out to the car where it was took a bit of awkward moving to get it into the back seat. Sure enough, the next day, Saturday, I woke up with a strained arm, shoulder, and neck. The pain then began to radiate up my neck. I tried to get up and move through it, but within 10 minutes I was back in bed. The next day, Sunday, the pain was worse as the rain moved in. I now was in a full flare; pain scale level about a 7 1/2. It finally calmed down about 5pm.

This was an angry and sad time for me. I tried to practice appectance but had to remind myself several times throughout the weekend. I was upset at myself for not practicing my toolkit rules. I also knew that this was a good preview of the El Nino weather coming up. I am sorry to say that accepting this is not easy for me. I have become used to being somewhat in charge of my pain.

I posted research right before this post, for my Peers as well as for a reminder to myself that I have to start these exercises now, before El Nino comes in.

Wishing all of you a pain-free, or less pain, this week.


2 thoughts on “Flaring in Pain all Weekend

  1. Amanda case December 8, 2015 / 6:57 am

    I found your blog by accident, thank you for sharing. I don’t get on social media often due to not only having fibro, but also lupus,RA,sjogrens,osti, and to boot bipolar. And the cherry on top is diabetes. I don,t know which support group to ask for help.,so I try to get as much information as I can for all my chronic diseases. Do you have horrible migraine? Sending healing thoughts😌

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    • Hello Amanda, You do have an awful lot on your plate. I imagine you are quite a warrior! Have you been to Healingwell.com forums? This is a one stop forum for almost all of the medical issues you live with, I think you will find they are all very supportive there and rudeness is not often found in the Peers. I have horrible headaches and a form of migraine as well. However, the migraine is caused by bright light and some damage to my trigeminal nerve around my left eye socket from being rear-ended two years ago. Your comment reminded me of a post I blogged either this week or last, about doctors lumping different medical conditions together all under the umbrella of fibromyalgia. I am doing a follow up to blog to this today.
      Welcome and all my best wishes to you


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