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I can't shake the depression and loneliness today. My pain h

tossie's picture

I can't shake the depression and loneliness today. My pain has had me anxious all day by the time I got home I was miserable. I feel like I have no one that cares even though it's not true.

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May 16

@tossie You are going to have some of those days and that's your body telling you it's time to rest rest rest.

May 17

Constant pain sure weakens us. I have been there a time or two. I am dealing with it right now and it is sure messing with my sleep. Poor sleep makes everything worse. What has helped me personally is magnesium. My daughter tells me that the powder is best assimilated by the body. The spray has helped me as well. I am also trying to get more sunshine in for vitamin D. I have read that deficency's of D can be one culprit for chronic pain. I sport my floppy hat, shorts, and no sleeves while I sit or work directly in the sun for about 20 minutes. Someone mentioned getting rest. That is a great idea. It reminded me that I can easily get too many things on my plate and that causes me stress. I have had to re-evaluate my life at times and played triage on my schedule. Some things have had to be cut out. I remind myself that I have to make time for rest.

May 19

I sure feel for you. I used to be asleep the moment my head hit the pillow at night. Now, the pain keeps me awake or even wakes me up. I do not like to take pain meds (wimpy tummy), but there are a few things that anyone can do that have helped me. A few years ago, my kids bought me a very good mattress. I was able to relax with this mattress. I drink a glass of milk every night before going to bed and I take a nap every day before supper. Also positioning pillows are very good to take the pressure off of aching joints. If you want to spend a little money, there are machines that melt wax and you just dip your hand or foot in the warm wax and let it cool before you peel it off. That is very soothing. I even have dripped the wax on my knees. Keep moving though. You want to maintain the mobility that you have. It is depressing to see yourself lose the ability to do some of the things that you used to love doing. To counteract this, I talk to God a lot and thank Him for the things He has given me. It seems that when I am no longer to do something, He brings something just as fulfilling into my life. I will pray that He does this for you too.

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