Embracing life with chronic pain and illnesses.

For those that have dealt with or are dealing with chronic pain issues….the hardest part is dealing with “normal” situations!

I have learned this first hand with my recent bladder infection. The slight discomfort was a full blown, raging infection!

Now…..my hand issue has me scared. If I find it a bit of a nuisance…..what does that mean? On a pain scale as a nurse told me….it would be at least a 7! Yet…I cannot register it. The severe, intense pain I have experienced for so long has really messed me up!

I hope that anyone in my position has heard from a nurse the way to correlate the “pain” rating. If you feel discomfort….that means a 6 on the pain scale. Even though it doesn’t feel like it. We cannot trust our bodies to tell us we are in pain. Our bodies have been through so much that it is now like a little blip.

The trick is to learn how to listen to those small blips! What a challenge! I feel guilty assigning a pain number….yet I know that is what I have to do.

I am really anxious to understand what is going on in my hand. I am quite interested in how long this has been going on…..how long this growth has progressed before finding it.

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