Tag: chronic pain

  • Staying on the Get Healthy Wagon

    Ok, so I fell off the blogging wagon for a little bit (much of that due to migraines and other chronic pain flareups), but the good news is I haven’t fallen off the “trying to be healthier” wagon. I’m still trying to exercise whenever possible (swimming or cycling on good days, doing some light aerobics […]

  • Discouragement – Getting Healthy with Chronic Pain Diary

    Feeling a little discouraged today about the whole getting healthy thing. This always happens when I try to change my bad habits. At first I’m all gung ho, ready-to-change-the-world optimism, but normally after a little bit of time, the excitement starts to fade and then when the pain gets bad or chronic illness creeps up […]

  • Day ll – Getting Healthy with Chronic Pain Diary

    It’s the 4th of July, so did some celebrating, but kept it pretty chill and close to home. My husband and I cooked out (butter burgers, chips, and corn on the cob) and then followed that up with some ice cream (strawberry shortcake flavored). I did get a little bit of exercise in by going […]

  • Day 10 – Getting Healthy with Chronic Pain Diary

    Hand still hurting, so wore my cast, but still went out. The pics above are from a cool park with a horse-drawn pumpkin carriage (like from Cinderella). I had to take pics with me pretending to drive the coach, and inside it. After checking out this little park, we went to another nearby park and […]

  • Day 9 – Getting Healthy with Chronic Pain

    Not a great day. Started antibiotics for an ear infection and it messed up my digestive system. Lots of cramps and bathroom breaks 😦 My bruised hand has also been really painful, even worse than yesterday. Wondering if swimming yesterday did irritate it after all, or if I accidentally hit it overnight while asleep or […]

  • Days 7 & 8 – Getting Healthy with Chronic Pain Diary

    Forgot to post yesterday! So today I’ll sum up both yesterday and today! My hand is still bruised and tender from my fall the other day, so can’t do any bike riding 😦 Doctor said not to ride for at least a week. Yesterday my husband and I did a short hike at a local […]

  • Day 6 – Getting healthy with chronic pain diary

    I knew I was overdo for an injury…went for a short electric bike ride again and everything went great, until I got home, went to park the bike, stumbled, and then fell, with the bike falling on top of me (and electric bikes are heavy!). I seem to have most seriously hurt my right hand, […]

  • Day 4 – getting healthy with chronic pain diary

    Started reading “Goddesses Never Age” by Christiane Northrup, M.D. Very inspiring and hopeful look at aging! Took another ride on my electric bike! Love it so far! Although, my sciatic nerve is making my enjoyment harder right now. Had dinner with an old friend at Olive Garden. Was proud of myself that I passed on […]

  • day 3 – getting healthy with chronic pain diary

    Today has been a bad pain day. From the start my feet have been hurting, but I tried to get a little exercise and socializing in anyway. We went to a small local craft fair and then went to do some regular shopping, so I felt like I got a decent amount of walking in […]

  • Day 2 – Getting Healthy with chronic Pain Diary

    Today I went with my husband and his “little brother” (Big Brothers/Big Sisters) to an Elk Farm nearby. I was really worried about the over 2 hour round-trip drive, as driving aggravates my migraines and neck pain so much, but I prepared by taking Ibuprofen, muscle relaxers and using Lidocaine before we left. Luckily that […]