I think most of the blog posts on here are when my Pain Management fails. It’s not through self-pity, but because at those instances you really have to focus on management and run through the techniques you know to apply them. Right now I’m on the tail end of a couple of weeks of unfortuante events and I’m, well, ouch and trying to sort out how to deal with it without resorting to myriads of opioids.
When running through the techniques and applying them, it brings to mind some odd, quick-fix things that can help. There’s a few here coming from my experience. Of course, as ever, the are always limited by what the pain sufferer can physically do, but it is worth making the effort.
I’ve just come back from a few days away which involved a couple of key meetings and a games day. I’d have to stay over either side, of course, but the meeting and day seemed to be worth it. Further, I thought I could manage it properly from a pain viewpoint but, frankly, I was wrong.
I am now in shed loads of pain.
I’m due to make a long trip and find myself tensing up. The regular pain worsens as a result of that, but my daily routine hasn’t changed. That means the only real reason for the increased pain is the anticipation of being in severe pain as a result of the trip.
I’ve been heavily at work putting up what I can and have reached as far as the main chapter on medication – analgesia, and the like. It is a long chapter, not just due to the history but due to the subject matter, so has been split into multiple sections.
See Pain, Medication and Constipation