Embracing life with chronic pain and illnesses.

For those who suffer from Chronic Pain and associated conditions, the thought of riding in the car brings mixed feelings!  Like yesterday…..we had one last opportunity for our son to participate in a youth hunt.  The catch?  It would require riding in the rig more than normal…..it was an area about 1 1/2 hours away….

I could not say no.  My body was all ready hurting beyond belief….much more than normal….however, I desperately wanted our son to have one last opportunity!  (Yes….I completely ignored the screaming of my body which said to stay home!)

Needless to say….it proved the fact that riding in a vehicle SUCKS!  Truly sucks when you suffer from a Chronic Pain condition (like Fibromyalgia, Polyarthralgia, Chronic Pain Disorder, etc.)!  A healthy person does not understand how much effort….how tiring….how difficult it is to ride in a vehicle….even for a short amount of time!

Was it worth it?  Yes….our son did not get a deer…..BUT we as a family saw the most beautiful sunrise!  And, we were able to see about 60 Antelope!  AWESOME!!

Now….today….I “pay the piper”……I recline under a heated blanket…..not able to do anything…..

Yet…I can close my eyes….and see that sunrise….here our son’s excitement as he watched those antelope through the binoculars….time with my “guys”…..is priceless!!!

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