Say When!

You would think that after all of these years of living with pain, I’d know by now when enough is enough. I am pretty cautious most of the time. But there are days that I feel like I am playing catch up.

That’s when I get myself into trouble. Last week I did a lot in my yard and gardens. It was a very productive day. I was very pleased with myself until late that night.

I woke up in the middle of the night feeling nauseated. I decided to step outside and get fresh air. I was in pain and it just kept intensifying. I took my CBD oil before I headed outside. I sat on my patio and the nausea intensified as did the pain. I headed inside quickly as I thought I was going to be sick. I made it to my living room and collapsed on my couch. I felt this before. I was close to passing out. Yes, the pain was that bad!

I laid there praying for what seemed an eternity. Begging God to make it stop. It took a good while but it finally did subside. This is a pain I experience 3-4x a year. Give or take. I always have pain but this pain is a horse of another color. It’s a beast!

I don’t always know what the cause of that pain is but this time I did. I overexerted myself. It was time to pay the Piper! Boy did I!

That’s the cycle of pain. We have good days and we have bad days. We can’t always do the things we need to on the bad days, so when we feel good, we play catch up. Which sends chronic pain sufferers into a tailspin.

There are no easy answers. Things have to get done. Sometimes you gotta take a step back and remember the consequences. It’s easier said than done though. This is what chronic pain sufferers lives with daily. Choices and consequences.

4 thoughts on “Say When!”

  1. I had no idea honey! I knew you were doing all that work. Saying ‘pace yourself’ makes me a hypocrite cause I do the same thing. You just want to complete a task and be proud of yourself yet we pay in the end. If it’s not a visible pain, seeing a cast or people using crutches etc. people don’t understand. Just like with mental health issues. It’s a never ending battle, one we will never win…

    By the way, all your work did pay off. It looks great! Just don’t do it all in one day next time!! 💗

    1. So true. People see someone going and doing one day and don’t realize what that might bring about. I am a strong woman but saying when is hard at times for me. Like you said, you want to get things done and walking away from something is difficult when it’s not complete. I get things in my head and I just want to do these things. It’s a struggle between my stubbornness and my body. But after that last spell, I’m listening more to my body. I’ve had too many severe pain episodes lately. My body is screaming at me.

  2. My mum is exactly the same. She has good days but spends them doing ‘chores’ then she’ll be in bed they rest of week in pain! It’s a shame but she says she makes the most of it so I applaud her for that… ❤ hope you feel better 💕

    1. Your Mom sounds like a strong woman. I have been there. I will be there again. When you have pain issues you get creative at doing things. To some it may seem like doing things the hard way but to someone who knows their body it’s the just the way things have to be done. Thank you!!