It’s not fun moving forward with nothing in view—with no idea what’s ahead. This goes for both my health and life in general. Sean has no plans. Just sees the now. I wish to plan for the future but I’m so exhausted from the present ailments that it’s hard to keep focus.
I understand now why people with chronic pain become irritable and easily angered. The pain wears down on you. Makes it hard to focus and think clearly. I can tell things are very slowly improving—but it’s so slow it’s aggravating. The pain isn’t as often but still always gets worse after sleeping. Even with a new fancy topper the pressure of being on my back causes the area around my herniated disc to inflame and my nerve to go haywire. *sigh*
It’s funny. I traded off relief from my endometriosis with the pain of a herniated disc, lol. Can’t fek’n catch a break. Though I wonder if the two are related. The nerve issues and my endometriosis. Like what if my scoliosis messed with my nerves enough to block signals that were supposed to help regulate the uterus department? *shrugs* Just been wondering lately after studying more about these nerves running along my spine.
Anywho, besides the usual exercises, if you’re wondering what the heck I’m actually using to manage the pain while trying to allow my disc and nerve to heal, here’s a list.
- Mueller 255 Lumbar Support Back Brace with Removable Pad
- Bone Broth Protein Powder
- I will take one or two Tylenol a day if the pain is too bad from a night of sleep. I avoid Excedrin (helps rid pain fast but does weird stuff with my blood which I found out during a menstrual cycle) and ibuprofen (keeps messing with my heart.)
The biggest upset really in all this, is that I can’t get enough sleep. My sleep is constantly interrupted by this nerve. Sooo tired all the time. ( =__=) Zzz