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Saturday, December 4, 2010

Well you got me on a bad day


"Pain is a more terrible lord of mankind than even death itself." Dr. Albert Schweitzer, the French medical missionary, 1931
Pain is called The Universal Disorder as we all get it at sometime or other I suppose - even babies. It is just part of being human and I suppose I would not like being one of those rare people that feel no pain as that could cause all kinds of complications. Living in constant pain, as I and many do, is not fun though.
The pain I feel (I refuse to call it "My Pain") is caused by muscle inflammation due to autoimmune dysfunction. I know what causes it but that does not really help - stopping the pain helps and that means using drugs prescribed by the specialist. Acupuncture and homeopathy have not helped with the pain as much as I had hoped. Today I have a lot of break through pain and need to take extra tramal. I do not know why this is, why I have extra pain, as there never seems to be any rhyme or reason.
They have started me on a new drug to dampen down the immune system and hopefully prevent future muscle wasting. Did you know that exercise will not bring back the wasted muscles but it will help prevent further wasting. This I found a bit depressing!
I am going to go and take another pain killer as I cannot sit here any longer - tomorrow will be a better day.

2 comments:

Blinders Off said...

PAIN, is the number one symptom I suffer with living with MS. I definitely can relate to what you are feeling. I have been to hell and back because of PAIN.

Therefore, I can honestly say this to you, "Your day and days will get better. Enjoy your days when your pain level is low." Over the years, I learned to embrace my pain. I NO LONGER feel guilty when pain visits me. If I need to stay in bed, I stay in bed. If I cannot go somewhere because of pain, instead of getting depress, I find something to do at home that makes me happy. Pain is a cunning little devil it, takes you places you do not want to go. Stay positive and remember this day will past, I hope you feel better soon.

@GNN said...

Thank you so much for your positive words Blinders Off - love your love.