Hi all just wanted to shared with you my change of mindset when my pain flared up today. I had loads I wanted to do including baking a cake with my youngest and wrapping pressies. However on waking thru last night and pain killers not helping I had resigned myself to a bad day a wasted day. Then I got to thinking if I rest use my tens heat patches and meds and MANAGE my pain. I MAY get a better day tomorrow so I have a management of pain day where I devote time to getting on top. I used to beat myself up mentally feel lazy and frustrated I now see it as a trade off. A day to manage my pain not letting myself feel down instead acceptance of my pain condition.
I have tomorrow to maybe have a better day but have a purpose if not. I will try for a better pain reduced day by been proactive in how I think of down days. Feeling resent full and angry makes me blue and changes nothing taking time to give attention to the management of my pain empowers me!! I am in the driving seat I cannot cure my pain but I get to control it. I hope you all are having the best days you can.