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Ways to push past pain!

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Well many of you know I had my knee replaced two weeks ago! I have found different ways to distract myself when the pain sets in and I get sick from pain meds!

Number #1-think of someone who has endured greater pain and my pain doesn't"t seem so bad! My nephew lives in pain daily and I only have it for the short term!

Number 2- Music , such as Mandisa"s stronger song, guides me through it and let's me know I am not alone! I am religious so better than an hallelujah works for me too!

Number 3- do something for someone else! I use Spark to help post and encourage others! They always encourage me too! I am so grateful for my spark friends!

This is the killer one and having ice on helps, but still I use the strategies above to help!

A good nights sleep listening to music to fall asleep!
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    Girl, you are in my prayers! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2719 days ago
    you have a great attitude! But that contraption looks uncomfortable!! Don't think that my sister had anything like that. I'll have to ask. Hope that you are doing better.
    2719 days ago
    emoticon attitude!!!

    2719 days ago
    I am glad that you are finding ways to get through your replacement. It is a hard surgery and don't let anybody try to tell you any different. I love seeing this smile on your beautiful face. emoticon
    2719 days ago
    That does look like it would be difficult to sleep that way. Hang in there it will get better it will just be a memory.
    2719 days ago
    I didn't have that contraption, it cost too much and with no insurance it just wasn't something I wanted to spend money on. I just had to sleep with my leg elevated which was hard to do. Glad you are getting along and you will be glad you had the procedure done.
    2719 days ago
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    Music is a great way of managing pain. IF there is anything nice to say about the type of pain you have it gets better with time.
    2719 days ago
    Oh, wow....I had no idea you had to try to sleep in a contraption! One of our fellow K teachers, Karen, had knee replacement this summer too. I hope you're better soon. So glad you're off the crutches! Keep up the positive attitude!

    2719 days ago
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