Yes it’s time for one of my personal experience rants…
Am I the only one who is known as the cranky one, the angry one, the mean one or the snippy one? Same thing when I was working. No one understands that I am never totally pain free. Every little movement that others take for granted is a chore for me. With that said I snapped this past week on the family. Any cleaning or house work I get done is by sheer miracle and struggle so for someone to come behind me after I have mopped with dripping hands (after washing hands in sink) then leave foot prints or spill something without completely cleaning it drive me crazy. Why? I’ll tell you why, after I have have mopped I’m down for days following and let’s not talk about the pain during. Then for someone to come behind me as if it’s no big deal infuriates me. Most people can do something as simple as cleaning but for someone like me it’s painful and takes me down. Between the fatigue, limbs feeling like weights and pain in all of the usual tender points I feel tutored at times.
Are tender points large areas of pain?
No. The actual size of the point of most tenderness is usually very small, about the size of a penny. These areas are much more sensitive than other nearby areas. In fact, pressure on one of the tender points with a finger will cause pain that makes the person flinch or pull back. Tender points are scattered over the neck, back, chest, elbows, hips, buttocks, and knees…. more
Speaking about tender points my 18 year old son and my 45 year old partner really don’t get how painful their touch can be. They are both heavy handed and mean no harm but once the pain hits I am demanding that they stop touching me. Sounds bitchy? I’m sure, however at that moment I just want the pain to stop. I am constantly apologizing for sniping at those I love.
Or Sometimes I’m Just Plain Ole Miserable
My mood is determined by the amount of pain I am experiencing at that moment. That’s the depressing part, for me I feel as though my body has turned on me and killed the carefree and light side of me. This time of the year (Fall) is the beginning of like six months of daily misery. As the weather begins to change into the cold months my body is at it’s worst. My partner and I are constantly at odds over the window, what she deems comfortable I myself am suffering. The only other person in my life who can relate to my pain and discomfort is my mother who her self is 89 and suffers from Rheumatoid Arthritis. Lastly those who love us don’t understand that they add to our despair when they don’t sympathize or at least try to relate to my struggle.
noun \ˈmi-zə-rē, ˈmiz-rē\
Definition of MISERY
Examples of MISERY
- The war brought misery to thousands of refugees.
- They were living in overcrowded slums in conditions of great misery.
- a source of human misery
- the joy and misery of life
- The last years of her life were a misery.
- Stop being such a misery.
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