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Monday, November 2, 2009

WOW! A Good Day!

Today has been a good day pain wise. I haven't gotten above a 2, yes a 2 (OMG I can't believe it myself!). It might have something to do with not doing much and getting lots of sleep because I am sick, but I don't care what the reason is, it is wonderful to have such a low level of pain.

What I find interesting is that for me, being at a 2 is almost like not being in pain at all. I'm used to sharper, deeper, and radiating pain. So when my pain is more of a dull ache, and only radiates once in a while instead of constantly, I almost feel like I have no pain at all. The human body is amazing in how it can adjust to just about anything given enough time.

I continue to not have more than 1 or 2 cigarettes a day, and those wait until late at night. It is hard to not go buy a pack of cigarettes during the day. When my mind starts wandering down the "I need a smoke" patch, I deliberately start thinking about something (ANYTHING) else. So far this has worked well.

The last couple of days have been fairly quiet with lots of sleep. I slept 12 hours last night, then took a 4 hour nap this afternoon. Sadly I'm not sleepy yet and it is 2AM (Central Time) right now, but I don't think I will be up much longer as my body is starting to give me that "getting tired" feeling that has sent me to bed every few hours the last few days. I am enjoying this because insomnia is one of the things I struggle with on a daily basis. I wonder if it is possible to store up sleep? If so that seems to be what my body is doing now. I just hope it isn't preparing for a week of no sleep because that would just suck.

My neice went trick or treating and had an absolute blast! She looked so cute as Snow White! She doesn't like to stand still and smile for pictures, when we try she runs to whoever has the camera and wants to hold the camera or look at the pictures on the screen of the camera. So this is the best picture I could get that shows her costume. She looked so cute! I aboslutely loved the little red shoes!


  1. Im glad you're having a good day. I've also had a few of those, but today is starting out to not be one of them. Though I have managed to do my test, submit my essay and think about starting my next unit of uni work so that I stay three weeks ahead.

    I just wanted to say also, that I'm having problems with an anonymous commenter who is accusing me of all sorts. NONE of which are true, so please don't feel that you need to stay away from commenting if they have commented, I tend to reject their comments, but sometimes when I'm tried I forget and just click accept..I know who they are and I don't want to burden you with that, but I'm hoping that we can become friends as I have friends who have BA, but not many who have chronic pain.

    I look forward to getting to know you better

  2. Congratulations on finishing your essay and doing your test! That is great! Staying ahead is how I would do it as well, that way if I needed to take a day off due to pain I could do so and not worry about falling behind.

    Do not worry Joey, I won't be pushed away from commenting on your blog because of what someone else posts. I've been online for 13 years now and have had my share of mean people posting nasty things. I've learned to mostly ignore them, though at times I will correct what they post if it is blatantly wrong, not because I expect to change their mind but for others who read the exchange to see both sides.

    I look forward to getting to know you better also!


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