Fibromyalgia and chronic pain
Do you know what feeling you feel when you enter a room and you can not even begin to remember why you went there? That’s what it’s like to have brain fog because of a serious chronic pain disorder. On bad days, I leave behind a trail of unfinished tasks, deserters wandering around my apartment for a reason I can not remember. I usually find my way back to what I left unfinished, looking through them with tired eyes, and a fog of confusion. If not, then my husband will usually find evidence of my strange brain fog and fatigue throughout our home.Brain mist (or Fog Fog) is just one aspect of my severe chronic pain. There are nearly countless other symptoms that have made their way into my life since I was diagnosed with the early onset of osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia. In this post, I will frankly share some of the uncomfortable realities of living with chronic diseases and chronic pain
the sad reality of life with chronic pain The disease:
1. Life with chronic pain means that taking care of yourself can be a full-time job – one that people do not always understand because it does not come with a salary or 401 (k ).
2. This means that you occasionally need help getting dressed, even if you are only 26 years old.
3. We must learn new expressions like “theory” (spoon and then learn to explain them to others)
4. It means having to ask your “husband” completely wild about how to do the chores, like cleaning the stove and putting aside the laundry, because you can not often finish them.
5. Life with multiple severe chronic pain conditions means that a specialist might refuse you as a patient because you have some illness (fibromyalgia) despite the fact that you ask to see him for another (osteoarthritis).
6. This means that you can go on buying provisions and prepare a meal, just not the same day.
7. Living with chronic pain often means having painsomnia – that is, being unable to sleep because you are too bad. It also means being in more pain because you are not sleepy, thus priming the cycle painsomnia.
8. Life with a chronic illness means that you are often targeted by people who think they have the supplement, diet, essential oil or treatment that will cure you.
9. It means the pride you feel from having a productive day can be suddenly swept away by waves of Severe Chronic pain because, actually, you did too much.
10. You’ll gradually learn that you need to rest before you go to a meeting, because if you wait until after than you’ll need twice as long to recover.
11. Life as a chronically ill person inevitably leads to unexpected, embarrassing situations that leave you at the bottom of an emotional roller coaster.
12. It means you might quit your job (or lose it). Then, since you don’t go to work every day like other people due to Severe Chronic pain, you may find yourself defending your daily routine to complete strangers.
13. This is selling your guitar because you no longer have the grip and dexterity in your fingers to play it because of chronic pain.
14. It means asking your spouse to do far too much for you.
15. It makes you laugh at sayings that you find now ridiculous, such as “Just do it” or “Chronic pain is a weakness leaving in the body.”
16. It feels like your severe chronic pain disease (es) are trying to rob you of your health, your hobbies, your money (between health care expenses and possibly loss of income), and even your sanity at the time.
17. This means that you have to learn methods for something that seems impossible to cope with (especially if you are young).
18. Life with severe chronic pain means that you consider moving into a home, because it is a reality of this new life that you are living.
19. It’s panic when you go on your own, because you do not know if you can handle severe chronic pain on your own.
20. This often means experiencing feelings of depression or grief, about the way of life that you have lost.
21. It can mean being lazy because you can not handle physical activity.
22. Life as a sufferer can make you do things like push your limits when traveling because you absolutely want to make the most of those rare times when you’re not in bed all day.
27. You have to decide whether to live with the horrible side effects of your new severe chronic pain or the terrible pain you have without it. It can also mean going through the worst withdrawal crisis of your life when you decide that you can not handle the horrible side effects says more.
32. Unfortunately, this often means that you feel hopeless, inconsolable and lost.
33. But it also means you have reached a new level of resilience. You have become a severe chronic warrior who knows what it is like to experience severe chronic pain. Your illness has taught you how to prioritize the things and people that really matter to you. Your periodic breakthroughs will make you remember who you are and why you continue the fight.