Tuesday, October 20, 2015

A Little Slice of a Chronic Pain Life

I had plans for today. Reasonable plans that included getting 2 quick errands done, cleaning the bathroom and doing one load of laundry. I planned to have plenty of rest between these activities and to go ahead and give myself the entire day to get them done. 

But I woke up with a migraine. I was pretty sure I would because I had one last night when I went to sleep. I took my rescue med before even getting out of bed and added in some Ibuprofen once I had a little food in my stomach. After a quick nap the pain was more manageable so I went ahead and took a shower. 

Now I'm sitting on the couch feeling mentally and physically exhausted; feeling hung over and achy throughout my body. I can still feel the migraine pain under the medication, which means as the meds wear off later this afternoon the pain will get worse, which means I'll go to bed with a migraine and wake up with the same migraine - just like today.

I will probably take at least 2 naps today. One as soon as I'm done here and then again after I walk Gypsy around mid-day. I'll work hard to pull myself together to heat up leftovers in the microwave for dinner tonight but it's possible hubby will have to heat up his own and I'll end up with a Clif Bar thanks to my nausea. Thank God for leftovers.

It's safe to say my reasonable plans for today and tomorrow have to be abandoned. I'm already reworking the plan in my head. I can push off that trip to Target - maybe stop on my my home from the doctor's office on Thursday. Who knows, I may even feel a little better by then. I can probably squeeze in that load of laundry as a way to get myself moving. It's important to move periodically. The bathroom can wait. Gyspy needs a nail trim so I hope tomorrow isn't quite as bad as today so I can take her to the groomer. But her nails might need to wait until next week because I have doctor appointments on Thursday and Friday. Honestly I wish I could just sleep until my appointment on Thursday - but that's not how life works, is it? 

Ah, life with chronic pain. Full of uncertainty, altered plans, lost time, pain and a whole list of other symptoms and consequences. Ufda!


  1. I can very much relate to this post. Do the priority dance of what absolutely has to get done vs what can wait is exhausting. I hate it! But, alas, that's what we must do.

  2. This was exactly my day yesterday. Maybe tomorrow...

  3. I so know how this goes!!! I hope this week was better for you!!!


  4. A very familiar story for way too many people, including all of us! Sorry you are feeling so bad, I hope the rest of the week is better for you!